FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper award (1930 – Present): The Golden Glove winner race
The Golden Glove award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The award was introduced with the name Lev Yashin Award in 1994, in honor of the late Soviet goalkeeper. It was rechristened Golden Glove in 2010. The FIFA Technical Study Group recognizes the top goalkeeper of the tournament based on the player’s performance throughout the final competition. Although goalkeepers have this specific award for their position, they are still eligible for the Golden Ball as well, as when Oliver Kahn was awarded in 2002. In the event of a tie, the Golden Glove Award goes to the goalkeeper who progressed furthest in the competition. The next tiebreakers are saves made, then minutes played. You may also check about FIFA World Cup 2022 top goal-scorers: Kylian Mbappe leads the Golden Boot race.
Take a look at some of the contenders for the Adidas Golden Glove award at Qatar 2022, an accolade previously won by legends Oliver Kahn, Gianluigi Buffon, and Iker Casillas.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Best Goalkeeper Golden Glover Award Goes to Which Player?
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be the eighth time the tournament honors the best goalkeeper with the Adidas Golden Glove, which was known as the Lev Yashin Award until 2006 in honor of the legendary Russian keeper. Find the FIFA World Cup 2022 Finals schedule here!
While Thibaut Courtois would love to retain the title he won four years ago, Manuel Neuer is also looking to earn a second award. And with numerous other top goalkeepers competing at the finals, taking the honor will not be easy.
Lev Yashin Award
Lev Yashin Award
1994 United States
2002 South Korea/Japan
2010 South Africa
There was no official best goalkeeper award for the FIFA World Cup before 1994 but some blog-level websites list Golden Glove winners starting from 1930. The list seems to match the All-Star team goalkeepers from different blog-level websites and other unofficial All-Star teams. Other more official sources support some of these picks too.