UEFA Euro 2020

Gianluigi Donnarumma wins Euro 2020 player of the tournament

Jack Gallagher
Donnarumma was Italy's hero
Donnarumma was Italy's hero / LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/Getty Images

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has won Euro 2020 player of the tournament after Gli Azzurri were crowned European champions for the first time since 1968.

In doing so, the 22-year-old (yes, he is actually still only 22) becomes the first goalkeeper to ever win the award - having fended off competition from the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jorginho for the prize.

Donnarumma has enjoyed a remarkable few years as Italy's number one - since taking over from Gianluigi Buffon - going over 1,000 minutes without conceding at international level until Austria scored in his nation's 2-1 round of 16 win.

His incredible international form culminated in final heroics, commanding his 18-yard box well throughout the 120 minutes of normal and extra time, before saving two penalties in a shootout to crown Italy European champions.

The young goalkeeper is one of the hottest commodities in the summer transfer market too. Having refused to sign a new deal at AC Milan, Donnarumma is set to leave San Siro to join Paris Saint-Germain within the next few weeks.

The Italy number one is one of the many big name players set to join PSG following their disappointing 2020/21 season - a season in which they failed to win Ligue 1 (yes, really). Donnarumma is set to join Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi in coming through the entrance at the French giants.