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Yachine Trophy 2022 nominees announced: Courtois, Alisson and Mendy lead goalkeeper shortlist

18:06 BST 12/08/2022
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Real Madrid's No.1 has been tipped to take the gong after a stellar season with the Spanish giants that saw him become a Champions League winner

The nominees for the best goalkeeper of the past season have been confirmed with the 2022 Yachine Trophy set to be awarded during the Ballon d'Or ceremony later this year.

Paris Saint-Germain shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma scooped the 2021 prize on the back of Italy's European Championship triumph, with Chelsea's Edouard Mendy finishing second in the final vote.

However, Thibaut Courtois is the man to beat this time around. The Real Madrid net-minder finally added the Champions League trophy to his glittering CV as the Blancos stormed to a 14th European title - and he even earned the Man of the Match award after their final victory over Liverpool.

There are plenty of other top keepers that have made the final vote, which will be conducted by France Football, so read on for the full list of nominees:

  • Yassine Bounou - Sevilla 2021-22

    Yassine Bounou - Sevilla

    Far from a household name outside of Spain, Bounou enjoyed an excellent season as Sevilla yet again secured Champions League qualification.

  • Alisson Becker Liverpool 2021-22

    Alisson - Liverpool

    The inaugural winner of the Yachine Trophy in 2019, Alisson was back to his best in 2021-22 after some shaky moments in the previous campaign.


    Thibaut Courtois - Real Madrid

    The overwhelming favourite to take the trophy, Courtois' Man-of-the-Match winning display in the Champions League final was one of the best by a goalkeeper in the history of the European Cup.


    Ederson - Manchester City

    Ederson claimed yet another Premier League winners' medal to add to his collection, with the way he is able to distribute the ball out from the back remaining mind-blowing at times.

  • Maignan Milan Sampdoria

    Mike Maignan - AC Milan

    The only goalkeeper aside from Courtois to be nominated for the 2022 Ballon d'Or, Maignan replaced Gianluigi Donnarumma at Milan and played a critical role in them winning their first Serie A title since 20211

  • Chelsea's Edouard Mendy 2021-22

    Edouard Mendy - Chelsea

    Mendy was the shootout hero for Senegal as they won the Africa Cup of Nations in January while his form for Chelsea remains consistently strong.

  • Manuel Neuer

    Manuel Neuer - Bayern Munich

    Still one of the best in the world at the age of 36, Neuer now has 10 Bundesliga title winners' medals to his name after another successful season at Bayern.

  • Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid 2021-22

    Jan Oblak - Atletico Madrid

    Though he didn't quite hit the heights of his La Liga Player-of-the-Season-winning season in 2020-21, Oblak remains one of the best shot-stoppers in Europe, and was rewarded with a new deal by Atletico.

  • Kevin Trapp

    Kevin Trapp - Eintracht Frankfurt

    Former Paris Saint-Germain shot-stopper Trapp seems to have found himself a home at Eintracht Frankfurt, and he was a star for the German side as they won the Europa League.

  • Hugo Lloris Tottenham 2021-22

    Hugo Lloris - Tottenham

    Lloris' demise has been greatly exaggerated, and the Tottenham skipper remains one of the leading goalkeepers in the world as he prepares to captain France in their World Cup defence later this year.