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The Argentine champion of America nominated for the best goalkeeper of the year

Emiliano Martínez is the goalkeeper of the moment. Chosen the best one in the Premier League last season, today he seeks to revalidate his own votes, receiving the award for the best goalkeeper in the world.

Emiliano Martínez with Lionel Messi
Emiliano Martínez with Lionel Messi

The goalkeeper of the Argentine National Team and Aston Villa, Emiliano Martínez, is on the list of ten candidates to win the Yashin trophy, which designates the best goalkeeper of the year, according to the list released by the magazine France Football, organizer of the famous prize.

Emiliano Martínez, of 29 years, shone in the Premier League, where he was one of the least beaten goalkeepers of the tournament and was a figure for Argentina in winning the Copa América in Brazil. During the continental tournament, the player from Mar del Plata excelled in the penalty shootout in the semifinal against Colombia, in which he contained three shots.

In the list released by the organizers of the award, Martínez shares the list with the Costa Rican Keylor Navas, from PSG, and the Brazilian Ederson, from Manchester City. Also featured are Real Madrid's Belgian Thibaut Courtois and AtléticoMadrid's Slovenian Jan Oblak.

His Inter Milan compatriot Samir Handanovic, Bayern Munich's German Manuel Nauer, PSG's Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma, Leicester's Dane Kasper Schmeichel and Chelsea's Senegalese Edouard Mendy complete the list of candidates.

The award, which in its last edition in 2019 was presented to the Brazilian Alisson Becker -in 2020 it was not given due to the pandemic-, will be announced on November 29, at a gala in which the winner of the Ballon d'Or will also be known. to the best footballer of the year.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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