Donnarumma, Mendy among FIFA awards’ goalkeepers shortlist

Mendy named on final three-man shortlist for 2021 FIFA Best Men's Goalkeeper... and Chelsea stopper will go head-to-head with last year's winner Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Donnarumma in a bid to lift the title

Euro 2020 champion Gianluigi Donnarumma of Italy and UEFA Champions League winner Edouard Mendy of Chelsea are among the three-player shortlist for the FIFA Best Men’s Goalkeeper award.

FIFA said on Wednesday that Donnarumma of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Senegal’s Mendy are joined by Germany and Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer who won the award in 2020.

There is also a German on the women’s goalkeeper list in the form of Ann-Katrin Berger from UEFA Women’s Champions League winners Chelsea.

Chile’s Christiane Endler from Olympique Lyon as well as Canada and PSG goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe are the other candidates.

The coaches’ shortlists are to be announced on Thursday and the best men’s and women’s players shortlists on Friday.

The awards ceremony is set for Jan. 17 as part of a TV show in Zurich.(DPA)

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