Lloris, Schmeichel & Courtois to battle for Best FIFA Goalkeeper award

The Tottenham, Leicester and Real Madrid stoppers are all up for the gong, all three having impressed at both club and international level

Hugo Lloris, Kasper Schmeichel and Thibaut Courtois have all been nominated for the FIFA Best Goalkeeper award.

The trio, of Tottenham, Leicester City and Real Madrid respectively, all impressed at club level last season, though they truly thrived internationally, all performing heroics at the World Cup.

Lloris captained France to victory, despite an error in the final that allowed Mario Mandzukic to score. Indeed, he conceded twice in that game, with France ultimately triumphing 4-2.

Schmeichel, meanwhile, played a key role as Denmark reached the Round of 16 in Russia, where they lost to finalists Croatia on penalties.

The Foxes keeper saved two penalties in the shootout, after denying Luka Modric from the spot in regulation time. He also kept a clean sheet against Les Bleus and Peru in the group stages.

Belgium’s Courtois helped his side to third-place in the tournament, twice keeping clean sheets against England, and also inspiring the Red Devils to a 2-1 win over Brazil in the quarter-finals.

Of the three, only Courtois won silverware at club level in 2017-18, lifting the FA Cup with Chelsea before joining Real in August, with Spurs finishing third in the Premier League and Leicester finishing ninth.

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah will vie for the The Best award , the Croatian fresh from beating Ronaldo to the UEFA Best Player award.

The likes of Ronaldo, Salah, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale have all been nominated for the Puskas award, given to the scorer of the best goal of the 2017-18 season.

The prizes will be handed out at a ceremony in London on September 24.

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