Jakarta: In addition to announcing the 2023 Ballon d'Or nominees, the famous French magazine France Football has announced the list of the world's best goalkeepers competing for the Yashin Cup.

The Yashin Trophy is the highest award given to the best goalkeepers in the world. The name Yashin was chosen to honor Soviet Union goalkeeper Lev Yashin, the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d'Or.

The Yashin Cup was awarded for the first time in 2019. So far, three goalkeepers have won the award. First, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Baker (2019). Second, Gianluigi Donnarumma from Paris Saint-Germain (2021). Finally, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (2022).
As additional information, the Yashin Trophy will not be held in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is the list of 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2023.

10. Aaron Ramsdale - Arsenal & England

Aaron Ramsdale, who came from relegated Sheffield United, has been impressive for Arsenal. He is immediately believed to fill the main goalkeeper position from the 2021/2022 season. Last season, Ramsdale was irreplaceable, appearing in 38 Premier League matches for Arsenal.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper has managed to win the hearts of coaches and fans with many amazing and incredible saves. He was one of the reasons behind Arsenal's success in finishing second in the English Premier League last season.

If Ramsdale is to maintain his place between the sticks this season, he will need to put in an impressive performance. The reason is that David Raya, who came on loan from Brentford, has a strong competitor.

9. Brice Samba - Lens & France

Brice Samba He is one of the actors who made Nottingham Forest's successful promotion to the Premier League in 2022. However, he decided to return to France and play in Lens.

The decision was found to be correct. Samba succeeded in helping Lens emerge as a contender for the 2022/2023 Ligue 1 season. He led Lens to a fourth-place finish and will make his Champions League debut this season. It helps Samba Lens compete against Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven and last season's Europa League champions Sevilla in the division.

8. Dominik Livakovic - Fenerbahce & Croatia

Dominik Livakovic is one of the few goalkeepers to have saved three penalties in one World Cup. He performed this heroic feat when Croatia beat Japan in the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup.

Livakovic brilliantly saved free kicks from Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma and Maya Yoshida. In the quarter-finals, Livakovic saved Rodrigo's penalty and Croatia beat Brazil again in the penalty shootout.

In the year Thanks to his impressive performance in the 2022 World Cup, this newly recruited Fenerbahce goalkeeper has the right to compete for the 2023 Yashin Trophy.

7. Yassine Bunu (Bono) - Al Hilal and Morocco

In addition to Dominic Livakovic, Morocco's national team goalkeeper Yassine Bounu has shown outstanding performance in the 2022 World Cup. Morocco's historic journey to the semi-finals of the World Cup has won consecutive player of the year awards.

Bono's most impressive moment came when Morocco faced Spain in the quarter-finals. During that time, Bono successfully thwarted the kills of Carlos Soler and Pablo Sarabia to help his country become the first African team to reach the last four.

Bono also enjoyed success at club level as Sevilla won the Europa League - again in the final against AS Roma. - before joining Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal in the transfer market this summer.

6. Andre Onana - Manchester United and Cameroon

Andrea Onana's career will be a roller coaster in 2022. At the national team level, he had to leave the 2022 World Cup early because he was kicked out of the team after clashing with the Cameroon coach.

But at club level, Onana has done a fantastic job. He managed to lead his new club Inter Milan to the final of the Champions League, where they eventually lost to Manchester City.

Following his success with Inter, Onana decided to seek a new challenge at the start of this season. The 27-year-old goalkeeper joined Manchester United and immediately replaced David De Gea as the main goalkeeper.

5. Thibaut Courtois - Real Madrid and Belgium

Thibaut Courtois deserves this award in 2022 after leading Real Madrid to the Champions League title in the 2021/2022 season.

However, Courtois' chances of retaining the Yashin trophy are arguably very slim. The reason is that in the 2022/2023 season, he failed to show impressive performance in La Liga, Champions League and the Belgian national team.

This year's season (2023/2024) did not go smoothly for Courtois either, as a serious injury forced him to stay away from the field for a long time. Apart from that, his career with Belgium national team is not going well because of the difference of opinion on the appointment of captain.

4. Mike Maignan - AC Milan & France

Despite missing months of the 2022/2023 season due to injury, Mike Magnan is the only goalkeeper nominated for the Yashin Award from the Italian league.

Because the French player, in addition to injuries, helped AC Milan to the semi-finals of the Champions League and played 21 games in Italy's top team, scoring 8 clean sheets.

Following the retirement of Hugo Lloris from international duty in the French national team, Maignan has been retained as the main goalkeeper. Maignan predicts that his ability to distribute the ball will be a great thing in the future.

3. Marc-Andre Stegen - Barcelona and Germany

Marc-Andre ter Stegen lost his motivation at club and international level several years ago. However, he regained his best performance in the 2022/2023 season, especially after Xavi Hernandez returned to Barcelona as coach.

Last season, Ter Stegen helped Barcelona win the La Liga title by conceding just 20 goals in the season. Thanks to his outstanding performance, he was also awarded the Zamora Cup, the best goalkeeper award in La Liga.

Ter Stegen's chances in the German national team are also bright following the absence of Germany's main goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. This year's Euro 2024 in Bavaria could be a great opportunity for him to confirm his status as Germany's top goalkeeper.

2. Ederson - Manchester City and Brazil

How much do you rate the team's goalkeeper who controls all the balls and rarely saves? Well, we still put Ederson from Manchester City in second place.

why? He is a treble winner and was instrumental in the Champions League final of the season with a heroic late save against Inter.

With his good performance, Ederson got the chance to displace Alisson Becker, who was not appointed this year, to become the main goalkeeper of the Brazilian national team.

1. Emiliano Martinez - Aston Villa & Argentina

In addition to Lionel Messi, we all seem to agree that Emiliano Martinez has a central role in Argentina's national team winning the World Cup in 2022.

As Argentina met the Netherlands and France in the quarter-finals, the penalty moment was a true testament to the role of center Martinez in France's victory. During that time, he missed two penalty kicks by the Netherlands and France.

In the final minutes of the game, Randall Kolo Muani's pass was another heroic save by Martinez. France could have won the 2023 World Cup if the 31-year-old goalkeeper had not saved it.

Who will be the winner of the 2023 Yashin Trophy or the best goalkeeper in the world in 2023 from the above 10 candidates? The answer is Find out in the 2023 Ballon d'Or winner announcement (90 minutes) on 30 October 2023.

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