Bernardo Silva has been backed to become the world's best player once Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo start to decline.
Pep Guardiola has tied the core of his Manchester City first-team down to long-term contracts, with Kyle Walker the latest to pen a deal.
He was not part of Portugal's victorious Euro 2016 squad and Bernardo Silva was thrilled to lift the Nations League in Porto on Sunday.
Portugal did not need Cristiano Ronaldo to go toe-to-toe with Virgil van Dijk as Bernardo Silva propelled them towards Nations League glory.
Bernardo Silva's rise to footballing stardom is a source of huge pride at the exclusive Lisbon school where he was educated.
Joao Felix looks set to be Portuguese football's next superstar but Fernando Santos is keen to point out his country is never shy of talent.
Eden Hazard has claimed another award - this time, the PFA Fans' Player of the Year prize - in what could be his last season at Chelsea.
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva has no intention of taking down his Christmas tree after it has brought him good luck in 2019.
Manchester City only failed to win one trophy - the Champions League - this season and Bernardo Silva hopes to put that right next term.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury against Tottenham that left him "mentally done" but he still bounced back.