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Winners of the Golden Gloves Award in the World Cup

The Golden Gloves Award is presented to the best goalkeeper in a World Cup tournament.They therefore strive to make saves and keep clean sheets to help their teams go further in the tournament.

The award was known as the Lev Yashin Award and was introduced in the 1994 World Cup.It was later phased out in the 2006 World Cup and was renamed as the Golden Gloves Award.

Some winners of the Golden Gloves Award include;

*Thibaut Courtois-he is a professional footballer who plays for Belgium and Spanish side Real Madrid as a goalkeeper.

He won the Golden Gloves Award in the 2018 World Cup held in Russia.He made 27 saves in that tournament.


*Manuel Neuer-he is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeperor Bayern Munchen and Germany national team.

He won the Golden Gloves Award in the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil and made 24 saves in that tournament.


*Iker Casillas-he is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Porto.

He won the Golden Gloves Award in the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa.He kept five clean sheets in that tournament.


*Gianluigi Buffon-he is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A side Parma.

He won the Golden Gloves Award in the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.He kept five clean sheets in that tournament.


*Oliver Kahn-he is a retired former professional goalkeeper.

He won the Golden Gloves Award in the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea and Japan where he became the first and the only goalkeeper to win the Golden ball.


*Fabien Barthez-he is a retired player who featured for France.He won the Golden Gloves Award in the 1998 World Cup held in France where he conceded only two goals and that won him the best goal keeper award.


* Michel Preud'Homme-he is a retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Belgium.

He won the Golden gloves award in the 1994 World Cup held in the USA.He was the first goalkeeper to win the Yashin Award for best goalkeeper at the World Cup.Photos courtesy of Google.

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