Chelsea’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been named The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper for 2021.
Chelsea signed the Senegalese at the start of last season and his impact was immediate helping the Blues to Champions League victory under Thomas Tuchel.
Mendy held off competition from Gianluigi Donnarumma and Manuel Neuer in the final to win the prestigious award.
As per FIFA.com, the award is given to the most outstanding goalkeeper in men’s football.
The final three shortlisted candidates for the award were:
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain)
Édouard Mendy (Chelsea FC)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
The two players to miss out from the original five shortlisted were:
Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)