Spanish La Liga NewsSpanish Newspapers voted Courtois as the best GK of the year
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The best goalkeeper in the world is called Thibaut Courtois . Their portentous saves say it, which were essential for Real Madrid to lift four collective titles in 2022, the Champions League, the 35th League, the Spanish Super Cup and the European Super Cup, and so do their individual awards, crowned by the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper on the planet. At 30 years old, Tibu is in his sweetest moment. For history remains the penalty that stopped Messi in Paris that laid the first stone of the Fourteenth…that he would raise months later in the French capital. His first Orejona, dreamed of for so long in his bedroom in Bree from which a Real Madrid flag hung. Now, the Belgian is one of the banners of the white club, who sleeps with the peace of mind of knowing that he has the number one under the sticks.


The big year for the goalkeeper

The Belgian goalkeeper was unable to go to the Westin Palace Hotel due to illness but received applause from the rest of the guests when his award was announced, the second of the night, which Carlo Ancelotti, also an award-winner, collected on behalf of his pupil.

Tibu has had a fantastic season, like the whole team. Soccer is not that complicated. When you have a goalkeeper who saves and a striker who scores, you are close to winning. And last year we had it”, explained Ancelotti , who apologized for the absence of his goalkeeper. “He has a fever.” “If everything goes well at Christmas, we will be able to compete on the 30th against Valladolid”, concluded the Real Madrid coach.


Ancelotti as the best coach

Thibaut together with Ancelotti and Rudy Fernández formed the Real Madrid hat-trick that lit up the gala, a spark from the white goalkeeper who stopped Real Madrid from ‘igniting’ last season. He was the MVP of the Paris final with a record: he made nine saves, more than any other goalkeeper in a final of the highest continental competition. Courtois made Salah and Mane desperate and allowed Madrid to leave Saint-Denis as king of Europe. Exceptional performance that was also seen in the League, which began with happiness due to its renewal until 2026 and ended in Cibeles, singing the alirn, with only 0.8 goals conceded per game and having left a clean sheet in 14 league games 

Courtois is the deserved winner of the Award for the best goalkeeper of the year. He receives it about to return to action with Real Madrid, on Friday the 30th in Valladolid, on New Year’s Eve. It will be the last game of a 2022 that ends with Courtois taking the grapes from the top.