The World Cup in football in 2022 is approaching. Qatar will host this event. During the final match of the World Cup, the World Cup trophy and second place remain the center of attention. The top players also receive several other awards. These awards include the 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 was 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 golden gloves in the 2018 World Cup.
- Manuel Neuer (Germany) 2014 FIFA World Cup
Manuel Neuer is one of the talented footballers in Germany who first played club cricket and then joined the national team. Because of his speed and style he is known as a “sweeper-keeper” and because of his 4 clean sheets; FIFA awarded him the Golden Glove in the 2014 World Cup.
- Iker Casillas (Spain) 2010 FIFA World Cup
Iker Casillas is a Spanish footballer who was popularly known as “Saint Iker” among his fans and displayed some spectacular games. His outstanding performance of 6 clean sheets out of 7 matches made him eligible to win 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 received 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 soccer players of all time. Due to his outstanding performance, Oliver Kahn becomes the most favorite player and his amazing performance of 5 clean sheets out of 7 matches made him the most eligible to receive the Golden Glove award.
- Fabian Barthez (France) 1998 FIFA World Cup
Fabien Barthez was not only a footballer, but also a racing driver. He was part of the victorious France team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and throughout this tournament he kept 5 clean sheets out of 7 matches which made him eligible to win the prestigious Golden Glove award.
- Michel Preudhomme (Belgium) 1994 FIFA World Cup
Michel Preudhomme was one of the most popular goalkeepers in Belgium. He also received the first FIFA Golden Glove Award, formerly known as the Lev Yashin Award. Due to his amazing performance with 2 clean sheets out of 4 matches, he got the Golden Glove award in 1994 FIFA World Cup.
The Golden Glove award is the best recognition of the skill and performance of the goalkeepers who play a decisive role in winning their national team.