Alisson, Ederson, Hugo Lloris and Edouard Mendy among 10-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or Yashin Trophy… as Premier League goalkeepers account for almost HALF of those nominated for the award
- Four Premier League goalkeepers have made the list of nominations for the prize
- Thibaut Courtois has also been shortlisted and is perhaps the favourite
- The Real Madrid star won the Champions League and La Liga last season
- There are three nominees from Spain, two from Germany and one from Italy
Alisson Becker, Ederson, Hugo Lloris and Edouard Mendy have been nominated for the 2022 Ballon d’Or Yashin Trophy, football’s award for the best goalkeeper on the planet.
The four Premier League stoppers make up a 10-man shortlist for the prize that also includes Atletico Madrid‘s Jan Oblak and Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer.
Yassine Bounou of Sevilla, Real Madrid ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois, AC Milan‘s Mike Maignan and Kevin Trapp of Eintracht Frankfurt complete the nominees.
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is one of four Premier League stoppers on the list
Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy was second in the running for the world’s best ‘keeper last year
Chelsea’s Mendy will hope to go one better than last year, where he was beaten to the prestigious award by AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, while Oblak was third.
Alisson, who enjoyed another superb 12 month for Liverpool, is the only other previous winner of the award after receiving the inaugural prize in 2019, when Manchester City’s Ederson was third.
The Liverpool ‘keeper and Ederson have been nominated again after sharing last season’s Golden Glove having both kept 20 clean sheets in the Premier League.
Alisson Becker of Liverpool will be aiming to win the award for the second time after his 2019 triumph
Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
Ederson (Man City)
Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
Yassine Bounou (Sevilla)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Kevin Trapp (Frankfurt)
Mike Maignan (AC Milan)
Ederson was a vital part of the City squad that won the title, while Alisson lifted the FA Cup and Carabao Cup with Liverpool.
Courtois makes the list after a standout campaign for Real that culminated in victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final, which came after his side had clinched the LaLiga crown.
The Belgian is the favourite to win the Yashin Trophy following his and his team’s success last season.
Tottenham and France captain Lloris completes the nominees from the Premier League. There is no place for Manchester United’s David de Gea, who was arguably his team’s best performer in a dismal campaign for the Old Trafford club.
Three of those shortlisted – Courtois, Bounou and Oblak – ply their trade in LaLiga, while there are two from the Bundesliga in Neuer and Trapp, the latter a Europa League winner with Frankfurt.
Maignan is the sole representative from Serie ‘A’ on the list, revealed by organisers on Friday.
The event in 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois is the favourite following a standout season for him and his team