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6 Awards That Have Been Won By Goalkeepers Only Once

The best goalkeepers in European football possess a level of agility and focus unmatched by any outfield player. Their task is to do anything they can to keep the ball out of a 7.32 by a 2.44-meter goal. 

Prior to being called into action, a goalkeeper must maintain alertness for several minutes. Their split-second choices frequently determine the result of an entire game.

In this article, we’ll look at 6 awards that have been won by goalkeepers only once.

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Oliver Kahn is the only goalkeeper in history to win the FIFA World Cup golden ball award. He achieved the feat with Germany in 2002.

  • Premier League Player Of The Season Award

goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel won this award in the 1995-96 season and he is the only goalkeeper to ever achieve the feat.

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  • AFCON Player Of The Tournament

Zaire’s Kazadi Mwamba was named AFCON player of the tournament in 1968. He is the only goalkeeper to receive the award.

In 1963, Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin won the ballon d’Or. Till date, no other goalkeeper has been able to replicate the feat.

  • European Championship Best Player Award
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Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma won the Best Player award at Euro 2020, becoming the first goalkeeper to achieve the feat.

  • Serie A Footballer Of The Year Award

Gianluigi Buffon is the only goalkeeper to win this award and he achieved the feat with Juventus in 2017.

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