Despite losing the final, Dani Ceballos was named as the outstanding player of the Euro under 21 Championships in Poland. The Real Betis player picked up the award four years after Thiago picked the award up for Spain during his effort in 2013 in Israel.
The midfielder started in three games and made his way into the starting XI in place of Denis Suarez after the first game. He was excellent against Portugal and was rested against Russia. His display in the semi-final was somewhat overshadowed by Saul's hat-trick but it was a glimpse into the quality Ceballos has and the control on a game he can exert when he is at his best.
German midfielder Mitchel Weiser, who was a late replacement for Selke, won the man of the match in the final after his header in the first half won it for the Germans.