The International Institute of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has announced Belgian Thibaut Courtois, a member of Real Madrid, as the best goalkeeper in 2022. Courtois collected 125 points, 15 more than world champion Emiliano Martinez of Argentina.
The third and fourth places were occupied by Moroccans Yassin Bouno (Sevilla) and Croatian Dominik Livaković (Dinamo Zagreb), Slovenian ace Jan Oblakthe goalkeeper of Atletico Madrid, is ten points behind the Brazilian Alisson Becker shares seventh place.
Courtois received the award for the second time after 2018, the Dane Peter Schmeichel was also the goalkeeper of the year twice, and more than twice the Italian Gianluigi Buffon, the Spaniard Iker Casillas, German Manuel Neuer (all five times), Italian Walter Zengothe Chilean Jose Luisa Chilavert and the German Oliver Kahn (all three times).
In other categories, Slovenian players are not among the best, the best player is convincingly the Argentinian Lionel Messi, who won the award for the 12th time. in career, the best young player is the Englishman Jude Bellingham, the best scorer is the Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, and Messi is also the best scorer in international matches.