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How does Édouard Mendy and Donnarumma compare in numbers?

Edouard Mendy lost to PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in the race for the Yashin award for the best goalkeeper of 2021.

Gigi Donnarumma and Édouard Mendy
Gigi Donnarumma and Édouard Mendy

Gianluigi Donnarumma beat Edouard Mendy to the 2021 Lev Yashin award for the best goalkeeper. Both had a very spectacular year winning a major trophy. Edouard Mendy won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea in his first season of arriving at Stamford Bridge. 

Italy triumphed as the winner of the Euro2020 on July 11th all thanks to former AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma who was in post for the Italian team. The 22 year old also made the Ballon d'Or shortlist after a very successful season with AC Milan keeping 14 clean sheets in 45 outings across all competitions and helping AC Milan finish second behind Inter Milan in the League.

He played all the seven games of the Euro 2020 and helped Italy beat England by saving two penalties in the final. Eduardo Mendy lost out to Donnarumma by a small margin despite having a very successful year. 

The Senegalese has 16 clean sheets in 31 Premier League games for Chelsea and was very crucial in their victory in the UEFA Champions League won in May. But the absence of a significant national football team was part of what denied Mendy the award.

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