Applicants for the Yashin Prize
Updated on November 7, 2022 | By Alex
The main contenders for the Lev Yashin Prize have recently been announced. Among the main contenders, there is also the Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. In addition to the Senegalese, Alisson Becker (Liverpool, Brazil), Yacine Bounou (Sevilla, Morocco), Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, Belgium), Ederson (Manchester City, Brazil), Mike Meignan (Milan, France), Manuel Neuer (Bayern, Germany), Jan Oblak (Atletico, Slovenia), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht, Germany), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham, France).
The list is quite large and each of the nominees deserves this award. Speaking separately about Mendy, the goalkeeper had a very confident last season for Chelsea, he managed to play many matches without conceding a single goal, in addition, there were many moments when Mendy openly saved the team from defeat. The chance that Edouard will receive the award is quite large, although it will not be easy to fight with other nominees.
By the way, Chelsea will play their next match against Southampton on September 3rd. Edouard Mendy is sure to be at the heart of the London team. To make watching this match even more interesting, you can bet on this match or any other in the 22Bet mobile betting app.
Among the direct competitors of the Senegalese, it is worth highlighting Alisson, Thibault Courtois, and Ederson. All these goalkeepers showed a very high-quality game last season. Ederson and Alisson have shown excellent results in the English Premier League, however, as has Mendy. Thibaut Courtois was even able to win the Champions League with Real Madrid. Most people make their prediction just for the Belgian, he had, as usual, a quality season in the Spanish championship, but he showed a much more attractive game in the Champions League. Many say that he played the most important role for the team in the tournament and it’s hard not to agree with that.
Other goalkeepers were also able to show an excellent game during last season, each of them deserves this award in their own way. Well, it is more likely that one of the above players will receive the award. Edouard Mendy can also be added to that list since the likelihood of his success is also quite high, last season he played 49 games, and in 23 of them, he did not concede a single ball.
The results will be available on October 17 at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.