Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy among Nominees for 2021 Yashin Trophy Award

Manchester City’s No 1 Ederson and Chelsea shot-stopper Edouard Mendy have been nominated for the 2021 Ballon d’Or Yashin Trophy, France Football’s award for the best goalkeeper on the planet.

Lev Yashin Award to the best goalkeeper in world football last season. Ten nominees make the final shortlist, with four of them playing in the Premier League, two in Ligue 1, one in Serie A, one in the Bundesliga and two in LaLiga Santander.

The Premier League is also represented by Emi Martinez of Aston Villa and Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel.

Paris Saint-Germain are the only team to boast two finalists within their club, although Gianluigi Donnarumma’s inclusion is mainly due to his performances for AC Milan and the Italian national team last term.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is a surprise exclusion from the list, although that perhaps is an indication at the loss of form he has suffered from over the past 18 months. And there is no place for Alisson Becker of Liverpool.

Manuel Neuer is an ever-present on these lists and has been for the best part of a decade, and his form has steadily improved after overcoming a toe ailment which plagued him from 2016 to 2018, he is playing his best football once again, although he gets seldom tested due to the excellence of Bayern Munich’s defensive line.

See the list of the Nominees below…

1. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan/ Paris Saint-Germain)
2. Ederson (Man City)
3. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
3. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
4. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
5. Keylor Navas (PSG)
6. Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)
7. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
8. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
9. Samir Handanovic (Inter)

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