The 2022 FIFA football world cup is approaching. Qatar is going to host this event. During the final match of the world cup, the world cup trophy and runners-up trophy remain the center of attention. The best players also receive several other awards. These awards are including Golden Ball, Golden Boot, and Golden Glove.
FIFA World Cup Golden Glove Winners List
Goalkeepers are the only ones eligible for the Golden Glove award. It was introduced as Lev Yashin Award in 1994 and later the name changed to Golden Glove in 2010. FIFA awards this trophy to the best goalkeeper throughout the tournament evaluating their performance. Here is the list of Golden Glove award winners.
- Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) 2018 FIFA World Cup
Thibaut Courtois is one of the most popular Belgian footballers who first played club football and later represented his country. Due to his outstanding performance of 3 clean sheets, FIFA awarded him with Golden Gloves in the 2018 world cup.
- Manuel Neuer (Germany) 2014 FIFA World Cup
Manuel Neuer is one of the talented footballers of Germany who first played club cricket and then joined the national team. Due to his speed and style, he is known as a “sweeper-keeper” and due to his 4 clean sheets; FIFA awarded him with Golden Glove in the 2014 world cup.
- Iker Casillas (Spain) 2010 FIFA World Cup
Iker Casillas is a Spanish football player who was popular as “Saint Iker” among his fans and showcased some spectacular games. His outstanding performance of 6 clean sheets out of 7 matches made him eligible to grab the prestigious Golden Glove award.
- Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) 2006 FIFA World Cup
Gianluigi Buffon is one of the most popular footballers in Italy and due to his outstanding performance of 5 clean sheets out of 7 matches; he got the prestigious Golden Glove award in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
- Oliver Kahn (Germany) 2002 FIFA World Cup
Oliver Kahn is one of the most successful and most popular German footballers of all time. Due to his outstanding performance, Oliver Kahn becomes the most favorite player and his stellar performance of 5 clean sheets out of 7 matches made him the most eligible to get the Golden Glove award.
- Fabian Barthez (France) 1998 FIFA World Cup
Fabien Barthez was not only a footballer but a racing driver as well. He was part of the winning team of France that clinched the 1998 FIFA world cup and in this entire tournament, he had 5 clean sheets out of 7 matches that made him eligible to grab the prestigious Golden Glove award.
- Michel Preudhomme (Belgium) 1994 FIFA World Cup
Michel Preudhomme was one of the most popular goalkeepers in Belgium. Also, he received the first FIFA Golden Glove award, formerly known as the Lev Yashin award. Due to his stellar performance of 2 clean sheets out of 4 matches, he got the Golden Glove award in the 1994 FIFA world cup.
The Golden Glove award is the best recognition of the skill and performance of the goalkeepers who play a crucial role to win their national team.