FIFA nominated the 3 finalists for The Best award for best goalkeeper 2021

This Wednesday, FIFA confirmed via social networks who are the three goalkeepers who are still in the race to receive the award The best for the best in their category in 2021. Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), Édouard Mendy (Chelsea) and Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) were selected from a previous list that also included Alisson (Liverpool) and Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City).

The Italian goalkeeper arrived at the Parisian squad in July from AC Milan shortly after he was proclaimed champion of the European Championship with the Azzurra. Although he has rarely alternated with his new club, the great performance he showed with the national team in the continental competition earned him to be considered for the award.

The Senegalese, for his part, established himself as a starter in his first year at Chelsea with which he won the Champions League and the European Super Cup. Due to the relevance it has acquired in European football, much is expected from its participation in the African Cup of Nations, a tournament that will begin in the coming days.

Finally, the German, current winner of this recognition, was among the finalists thanks to his good campaign in the Bavarian team, with which he won the Bundesliga and the German Super Cup. With his national team, he qualified for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Last Tuesday, FIFA also announced the applicants to be distinguished with the Puskás Award for the best goal of the year. Mehdi Taremi, for his ‘chalaca’ goal with Porto against Chelsea in the Champions League; Patrick Schick, for his scoring from midfield to Scotland in the Euro and Érik Lamela, for turning Arsenal into a ‘rabona’ in the Premier League.