FIFA The Best: Liverpool star Alisson Becker wins best goalkeeper award

FIFA The Best: Liverpool star Alisson Becker wins best goalkeeper award

FIFA The Best award has seen Alisson Becker, Liverpool's shot-stopper, win the prestigious award for the best goalkeeper in men's category.

At the event held on Monday, September 23, at Teatro all Scalal Opera house in Milan, the Liverpool goalie pipped Man City's Ederson and Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen's to the prize.

It would be recalled that Becker was instrumental to Liverpool winning their sixth Champions League trophy after dramatic comeback over Barcelona at Anfied in the 2018/2019 campaign.

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He showed class between the sticks as Reds defeated their Premier League rivals Tottenham at Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid

The 26-year-old was also an integral part of the Brazil team that won the 2019 Copa America as the South American team thrashed their Peru counterparts to glory.

Becker ended up becoming the first goalkeeper to win three Golden Gloves in a single year after blistering performance that saw him receive Premier League and UEFA Golden Gloves.

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Meanwhile, in the women category Sari van Veenendaal of Netherlands has been crowned FIFA best female goalkeeper in the world.

She cruised to glory having pipped Sweden's Hedvig Lindahl and Chilea's Christiane Endler to the award.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Alisson Becker was crowned UEFA best goalkeeper of the year after helping his club win their sixth Champions League title last season.

The Brazilian shot stopper kept six clean sheets in 13 appearances to beat Barcelona's Marc-André ter Stegen and Spurs Hugo Lloris to the prestigious award.

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