Candidates under the microscope

Nov 30, 2021

  • Five candidates in the running: who will be The Best – FIFA Goalkeeper?

  • Christiane Endler is nominated for the third time

  • The winners of the 2019 and 2020 editions are not on the list

Who do you think was the best goalie of the year? The question concerns you directly because, by your votes, you will help to designate the one who will be rewarded on January 17, 2022. In order to help you make your choice, we have reviewed the CV of the contenders for the title The Best – Guardian of FIFA.

Ann-Katrin Berger

« She shines above all by her presence and her influence. Her teammates do not hesitate to rely on her because they know that they have in their goal a woman who knows what she wants and who knows what she is about. is capable. » As we can see, German coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is full of praise when it comes to describing Chelsea’s last bastion. It must be said that Berger has become essential among Blues. Not content with having led her team to the final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, she took part in the conquest of the title in the Women’s Super League.

Did you know ?
Berger honored her first cap for Germany on December 1, 2020, in a UEFA EURO Women’s qualifying match against the Republic of Ireland. His rise is remarkable in more than one way. In 2017, doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer. In January 2018, she was back in the field, after a successful operation.

Christiane Endler

Will the third time be the right one? Christiane Endler hopes so, she who is once again among the nominees for the title The Best – FIFA Goalkeeper. Whatever the outcome of the election, the Chilean international will have had an exceptional year. Voted best goalkeeper in Women’s Division 1 with PSG, she won the French championship and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League with the club from the capital. In 22 league days, she has conceded only four goals in all and for everything.

Did you know ?
Endler also took part in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, Tokyo 2020 with Chile. Failing to leave with a medal, the South Americans have consolidated their status on the international scene. Barely beaten by Great Britain and Canada, two candidates for the gold medal, they were defeated on the smallest of the margins against the Japanese hostesses.

Stephanie Labbé

In 2012 and 2016, Canada won the bronze medal in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. In Rio, Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé was in the goal. In 2021, Big red has taken another step forward. Signing remarkable performances during the shootout sessions in the quarter-finals (against Brazil) and then in the final (against Sweden), she offered her team the first international coronation in its history. At the same time, she took second place in the Damallsvenskan with Rosengård.

Did you know ?
Younger, Labbé played ice hockey at the Spruce Grove club. However, she gave up the discipline at the age of eleven.

Hedvig Lindahl

Hedvig Lindahl is one of the pillars of the Swedish team, an unfortunate finalist of the last Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. She also won the Spanish Super Cup in her first season under the colors of Atlético de Madrid. She stood out in the penalty shoot-out against FC Barcelona in the semi-finals, before keeping her clean sheet in the final, against Levante.

Did you know ?
Lindahl has played in the UEFA Women’s EURO, the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ and the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament with her country. Ten times tenured, she also stayed three times on the bench. These statistics make her one of the most experienced Swedes of all time in international competitions.

Alyssa naeher

Alyssa Naeher is the only American to be among the nominees for the three Grand Prix The Best Women in 2021. Holder since 2016 in the American goal, the native of Bridgeport (Connecticut) won the bronze medal of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, Tokyo 2020 with Stars and stripes.

Did you know ?
Naher participated in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2008 with the United States. Her inspired performances on Chilean lawns earned her the adidas Golden Glove, which rewards the best goalkeeper of the tournament. Collectively, the United States has put their name on the race charts for the second time, six years after winning the inaugural edition in Canada.

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