The 29-year-old custodian has made the Top of list of Ten after his heroics helped the Blues to lift the trophy last season
Chelsea‘s Edouard Mendy has won the best Uefa Champions League goalkeeper award.
According to a statement from Uefa, the Senegal international fight it out for the award with Thibaut Courtois of Belgium and Real Madrid, and Ederson of Brazil, and Manchester City.
“Uefa has today announced the winner of the players for the 2020-21 Uefa Champions League positional awards,” read part of the statement.
“The awards will honour the best Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward from the 2020-21 Uefa Champions League season, and was announced today 2021-22 Uefa Champions League.
The top ten
1 Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) – 286 points
2 Ederson (Man. City) – 154 points
3 Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) – 96 points
4 Keylor Navas (Paris) – 50 points
5 Manuel Neuer (Bayern) – 36 points
6 Jan Oblak (Atlético) – 35 points
7 Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, now at Paris) – 20 points
8 Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona) – 13 points
9 Agustín Marchesín (Porto) – 4 points
= Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – 4 points
2020/21 Champions League stats
Clean sheets: 9
Goals conceded: 3
Save percentage: 91.2%Volume 0% UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year 2020/21 – Edouard Mendy
Edouard Mendy testimonials
“His personality is pretty laid-back with a tough edge when it comes to work. He is very low maintenance. He has a smile on his face so it’s a real positive when you have a player that comes in and hits the ground running.”
Frank Lampard, former Chelsea manager
“He is an all-round goalkeeper. He is very good with his feet. He has all the range of distribution, and the way he dominates crossing situations and high balls sets him apart. He has the qualities in overcoming difficult moments, too. When you have had different pressures in your life, like he has when he was unemployed, you perhaps cope much better with pressure from football.”
Petr Čech, former Chelsea goalkeeper
“His dedication is unbelievable. Edouard has a strong personality, but in a good way. He is very strict with himself and other players. He stayed only one year in Rennes but we felt like he had been here for ten years.”
Olivier Sorin, Rennes goalkeeping coach
After Chelsea and Villarreal had tied 1-1, Mendy was pulled out for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who came on to save two penalties and help the team win the trophy.
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