Definition of Yashin Trophy

What is the meaning of the term 'Yashin Trophy' when it comes to the game of football?

The 'Yashin Trophy' is an award, established in 2019, given to the best goalkeeper of the year by the magazine France Football, the same organization that is behind the Ballon d'Or award. The winner of both trophies is decided by votes from journalists, coaches and captains of national teams.

Lev Ivanovich Yashin is considered to be the best goalkeeper that ever played the game.The best goalkeeper award is named after a famous Russian goalie Lev Yashin, who is considered to be the greatest goalkeeper to ever grace the field. Yashin was famous for his athleticism, presence in front of the net and quick reflexes. Lev Yashin passed away in the year 1990, but his legend will live forever.

The first winner of the 'Yashin Trophy' was the Brazilian goalie Alisson, who helped his team, Liverpool FC, win the UEFA Champions League title and his national team the Copa America 2019. The runners up for the award were the Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Manchester City number 1 Ederson.