Man City goalkeeper Ederson, Chelsea shot-stopper Edouard Mendy, Emi Martinez of Aston Villa and Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel named among 10 nominees for Yashin Trophy
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.
The Premier League is also represented by Emi Martinez of Aston Villa and Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel.
Ederson helped Manchester City to Premier League glory after claiming the Golden Glove for the second successive year by recording 19 clean sheets.
Ederson helped Manchester City win the Premier League and Carabao Cup last season
Edouard Mendy has been recognised for his part in Chelsea’s Champions League success
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, PSG)
Ederson (Manchester City)
Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan)
Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)
Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
Keylor Navas (PSG)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester)
He also helped City lift the Carabao Cup for the fourth successive season and reach the Champions League final.
At international level, Ederson was part of the Brazil team which reached the Copa America final, where they were beaten by arch-rivals Argentina.
Mendy has been recognised for his part in Chelsea’s Champions League success, while Martinez was part of Argentina’s Copa America triumph and Schmeichel helped Leicester win the FA Cup.
The other nominees are Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan, PSG) and Keylor Navas (PSG)
Liverpool’s Alisson was the first player to win the Yashin Trophy in 2019 after he played a key role in Liverpool’s Champions League win, making eight saves during their 2-0 win against Tottenham in the final.
He also claimed the Golden Glove that year after registering 21 clean sheets In the Premier League.
The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.