Aston Villa and Argentine international Number 1, Emi Martinez, has this week been named on the shortlist for the prestigious Yashin Trophy.
The impressive goalkeeper has become well known for his ‘gamesmanship’ during penalties in recent times but France Football have recognised his overall performances between the sticks for club and country to rightly shortlist him for the 2021 award.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) October 8, 2021
Martinez finds himself up against Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan/PSG), Ederson (Manchester City), Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea), Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Keylor Navas (PSG), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), and Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan).
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The award is named after Soviet Union goalkeeper Lev Yashin and was first held back in 2019 where former Ballon d’Or winners selected Liverpool and Brazil international Alisson as the winner.
I’m no font of knowledge on football abroad but looking at that shortlist with Emi’s achievements over the last year, he has to be in with a great shout in my eyes.
The winner will be announced on November 29.
100% Deserves It
Not This Year
The best goalkeeper in the world in my books 📕
— Villa Real 🦁 (@AvfcEnthusiast) October 8, 2021
— #LM7 (@JalajRathourFCB) October 9, 2021
The best goalkeeper in the world. No question. @emimartinezz1
— Patrick (@PatGB13) October 8, 2021
Lol!!! El Dibu Martínez catch phrase ''Te voy a comer hermano'' and the Penandes miss were instrumental for his nomination. 😂😂😂
— Cracker Jaker (@Cracker_Jaker) October 8, 2021
He deserves it 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩Or Mendy maybe..Otherwise it's rigged
— Drunken Sailor (@1stNightSailor) October 8, 2021
The GOAT Emi Martinez is winning the Award!!!
— Gabriel #LM7 (@lapulgastan) October 8, 2021
this man is a legend
— Claret Villans (@ClaretVillans) October 8, 2021
I wouldn’t swap Martinez for any goalkeeper in world football, nobody is better.
— WWE Today In History 🌐 (@WWE__History) October 8, 2021
And Arsenal sold him for 16m 😳🤣
— John Gallett (@JohnGallett) October 8, 2021
Our Keeper 🤩🤩
— Jay Snipes 49🐲 Lukaku fc not Chelsea fc (@jaybvtches) October 8, 2021
And he will win it
— Ben Davis (@VillaVisionBen) October 8, 2021
The best 🐐🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/PpS1iKIrTh
— عبدالرحمن🐐LM7 (@Moriati_) October 8, 2021