Joao Felix's star turn in Atletico Madrid's victory over Lokomotiv Moscow gained recognition from head coach Diego Simeone.
Atletico Madrid beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in Wednesday's Champions League Group D clash to make certain of a place in the knockout stage.
Antoine Griezmann finished third in the Ballon d'Or standings 12 months ago but the Barcelona ace has slipped down to 18th this time around.
Joao Felix has been voted the winner of the 2019 Golden Boy award by a panel of 40 journalists ahead of Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has told his players to focus on Juventus as a whole, not just Cristiano Ronaldo.
Diego Simeone was frustrated not to beat Granada on Saturday given Atletico Madrid produced what he considered a strong performance.
Diego Costa is set for around three months on the sidelines but Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone can call upon Joao Felix once more.
Juventus could pursue the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Paul Pogba at the end of the season, according to reports.
Joao Felix was forced off late on in Atletico Madrid's draw with Valencia and the club have confirmed the extent of his injury.
Joao Felix hobbled out of Atletico Madrid's draw with Valencia with what Diego Simeone said could be a serious injury.