Thibaut Courtois Wins Yashin Trophy Award For Best Goalkeeper

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has secured the Yashin Trophy for being the world’s best male goalkeeper.

The 30-year-old made 52 appearances across all competitions for Los Blancos last season, conceded 46 goals and kept 22 clean sheets.

It is the first of its kind for the Belgium international, with Liverpool’s Alisson and

Gianluigi Donnarumma of Paris Saint-Germain previous winners in 2019 and 2021, respectively.


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Courtois, who also helped the Spanish champions to win LaLiga and the Champions League last season, has not featured for Real in

recent weeks due to a sciatica problem, with Andriy Lunin deputising during his absence.

He beat Alisson, Ederson and Edouard Mendy of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea respectively to the prize.

Elsewhere, Robert Lewandowski won the Gerd Muller trophy for best striker,

while Manchester City won the prize for best club for having the most nominations across the categories, beating Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Barcelona starlet Gavi won the Kopa Trophy for the best player under the age of 21, beating Eduardo Camavinga and Jamal Musiala to the prize.

Man City Can 'Definitely' Win Treble Ederson Insists.

Manchester City keeper Ederson has insisted that his side can ‘definitely’ complete a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble this season.

Pep Guardiola’s side are once again competing on multiple fronts and look well-

placed to succeed in the three competitions they remain involved in.

Already Premier League champions in three of the last four seasons,

they currently sit top of the table by six points – although second-placed Liverpool have a game in hand.

City’s progression to the Champions League quarter-finals is all but assured too, courtesy of a 5-0 win against Sporting CP in the first leg of the pair’s last-16 tie.

Meanwhile, they were recently drawn away to Southampton in the last eight of the FA Cup.

Speaking before Sporting’s visit to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night,

Ederson revealed that confidence is high in the City camp when asked it the Cityzens could win a treble of all three major trophies.


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Ederson said:

“We’re fully capable of achieving that objective. Definitely.”

“We know how difficult it is. The season in England is so intense.

It’s very demanding on the entire group. We have the quality to do it.

We’ve shown it previously and showing it at the moment.

“We look to win every competition but have to take things step by step to progress.

There are challenges in every competition, but take it step by step and try to achieve great things in the future.”

Manchester City are set to try to tie down a number of first-team players to new contracts after agreeing an extended deal for John Stones.

After his impressive form last season, the England defender signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Premier League champions until 2026.

Now City are set to offer new deals for a number of players in the first-team squad including midfielder Phil Foden, goalkeeper Ederson and forward Raheem Sterling.

Foden, who came through the club’s academy, signed a six-year deal in 2018 that keeps him at the club until 2024.

Since then, the 21-year-old has established himself in Pep Guardiola’s squad and has broken into the England team, winning nine caps.

A new deal would be reward for his outstanding progress and reflect his status as a key player for the club’s future alongside British transfer record signing Jack Grealish.

Brazil international Ederson signed a massive seven-year contract in 2025 but Guardiola views him as his perfect number one and, at 27, he still has a big future ahead.

City are also set to hold fresh talks with Sterling with the England star heading into the final two years of his current deal.

The 26-year-old, who returned to training on Monday after starring at Euro 2020, is understood to have put together a team to handle negotiations.

Sterling found himself out of the side towards the end of last season, but was recalled for the Champions League final against Chelsea and was the standout performer in England’s run to the European Championship final.

The club are keen to avoid a situation where players’ contract run too late after having to accept a reduced fee from Bayern Munich for winger Leroy Sane as he entered the final 12 months of his contract.

Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan also have just two years remaining on their current deals. City are also keen to reward promising academy stars with improved deals, with highly-rated midfielder Cole Palmer signing a five-year contract in June 2021.