Three Goalkeepers Who Should Have Been Nominated For The Ballon D’Or Award This Year
The Ballon d’Or award has been dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for more than ten years now. However, it is believed that another player could win the prestigious award later this year. Many football fans were surprised that only one goalkeeper was nominated for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award. The name of this goalkeeper is Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Italian star saved a few penalties during the final of the European Championship. Let us take a look at three other goalkeepers who should have been nominated for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award.
1. Ederson Moraes
The Brazilian international played a crucial role for Manchester City last season. He won the English Premier League title with Manchester City last season. Ederson also won the Golden Glove award in the English Premier League.
He kept a few clean sheets in the UEFA Champions League last season. However, Man City lost the final to Chelsea in May, 2021.
2. Jordan Pickford
Pickford was one of the best goalkeepers in the European Championship this year. He kept many clean sheets during the tournament. The Everton star also saved two penalties for England during the final of the European Championship. Jordan Pickford should have been nominated for the Ballon d’Or award because of his performance during the European Championship.￼
3. Edouard Mendy
Frank Lampard was responsible for the signing of Edouard Mendy last season. The Senegalese international became the first African goalkeeper to win the UEFA Champions League title. He kept many clean sheets in the English Premier League. Edouard Mendy should have been nominated for the Ballon d’Or award this year.