Five Favorite Goalkeepers to win the Golden Glove at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Top scorers in the World Cup who win the Golden Boot award help their teams do significantly well in any FIFA World Cup, but argument has to be made that the person who wins the Golden Glove award deserves the same amount of recognition. Goalkeepers are as important as the forwards especially when it comes to do-or-die situations that often come up in the knockout stages of the tournament. More often than not, the person who wins the Golden Glove award is often on the winning side. 

Out of the five winners of the Golden Glove in the past, three of them have won the World Cup trophy. Oliver Khan from Germany is the only player in history to have won the Golden Glove and the Golden Ball (best player in the World Cup) in the same year. A feat that has not been topped since the last 20 years when he kept five clean sheets in 2002. 

  1. Alisson Becker (Brazil)

    Alisson Becker

    With a stacked squad for Brazil, they are the favourites to win the trophy again for the sixth time, ending their 20 year drought without a trophy. Because of Brazil being the favourites, Alisson Becker has automatically become the favourite to win the prestigious Golden Glove award as he is their first-choice goalkeeper. Since 1994, only European goalkeepers have won the award, but Alisson is going to be looking to break that streak.

  2.  Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)

    Thibaut Courtois

    Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove award in 2018 FIFA World Cup which took place in Russia. He kept three clean sheets in the entire World Cup. He is placed second in the list this time because Belgium is not at their best at present and Brazil is looking to be the favourites again for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

  3. Manuel Neuer (Germany)

    Manuel Neuer

    Manuel Neur is the best keeper Germany and Bayern Munich has to offer. He has been the first-choice keeper of Germany for more than a decade. He has already been a recipient of the Golden Glove award in 2014 when Germany won the World Cup in 2014. His team under the tactical genius of Hansi Flick is one of the favourites to make a deep run in the competition and ultimately win the world cup trophy at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Manuel Neur is now 36 years old and will possibly make his last appearance in the FIFA World Cup 2022. What better way to make your last appearance by winning the Golden Glove and the World Cup trophy twice?

  4. Emiliano Martinez (Argentina)

    Emiliano Martinez

    Anybody who plays with Lionel Messi will have tremendous pressure on their shoulders as people hold every player to the same standards as they hold Messi. Martinez has recently become Argentina’s first-choice keeper but with a highly talented squad that is expected to reach the world cup final 2022 as he is one of the goalkeepers to win the Golden Glove award at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

  5.  Hugo Lloris (France)

    Hugo Lloris

    France has always been the favourites to make the deep run in this edition of the World Cup. As the reigning champions who will be defending their title, it gives Hugo Lloris a chance to become a true asset for his national team to stop the important goals and make his team progress in the 2022 World Cup. He is one of the best shotkeepers in the game and the likelihood of keeping a clean sheet goes higher when he is in-front of the goal. 

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