- Ballon d’Or 2019 award gala night held on Monday, December 2, in Paris
- Liverpool goalie Alisson Becker won Yashin award for best goalkeeper
- The Selecao star clinched the individual honour ahead of Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and Man City's Ederson Morães
Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, has been crowned winner of Yashin award for best goalkeeper at the Ballon d'Or award gala night on Monday, December 2, in Paris.
The Brazilian star clinched the individual honour ahead of Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer, Man City's Ederson Morães, Atletico Jan Oblak and Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Becker, who joined Liverpool in 2018 from Roma for a world record fee, was instrumental to Liverpool's Champions League breakthrough in 2018/2019 season.
With a stellar show of promise and confidence between the sticks, the shoot-stopper helped Liverpool secure a dramatic comeback over Barcelona at Anfied before helping them coast to European glory in Spain.
The 26-year-old won the 2019 Copa America with Brazil as the South American team thrashed their Peru counterparts to glory in a thrilling encounter.
The Selecao star ended up becoming the first goalkeeper to win three Golden Gloves in a single year after blistering performance that saw him receive Premier League award.
The Liverpool goalie won the UEFA Golden Gloves and clinched FIFA The Best award for best goalkeeper in football calendar year.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi, appeared to likely win this year's edition of Ballon d'Or award for the record of sixth time if the report from Spain is something to reckon with.
The Argentine was current favourite with the bookmakers to win the coveted prize ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk.
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