The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Monday 24 September 2018, London

The Best FIFA Goalkeeper

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Thibaut Courtois

When it comes to mere presence between the sticks, there are few goalkeepers who can match Thibaut Courtois’ imposing frame. But there is more to the 1.99m Belgian shot stopper than his physical attributes. His ability to command a penalty area is perhaps taken for granted given his height, but the now Real Madrid man’s penchant for gravity-defying saves – particularly in positions that are not easy to reach for a man of his height – is something that is most impressive.

The Red Devil was rewarded for his superb performances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by taking home the adidas Golden Glove. Combined with his highly impressive record for Chelsea during the 2017/18 season – only two goalkeepers kept more than his 15 clean sheets in the English Premier League – the now Real Madrid man can now add the title of The Best FIFA Goalkeeper to his impressive and rapidly expanding CV.

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The Finalists
FRA
Hugo LLORIS
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Hugo LLORIS

Captained France to World Cup glory in Russia

Kept clean sheets in four games on the way to the final

Was also unbeaten in 15 Premier League matches with Spurs

Hugo LLORIS
DEN
Kasper SCHMEICHEL
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Kasper  SCHMEICHEL

Saved 91% of shots faced at Russia 2018, more than anyone who played more than once

Saved three penalties in the Round of 16 match against Croatia

Set a new record unbeaten streak for Denmark, not conceding for 572 minutes

Kasper  SCHMEICHEL