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webDev_nd_mma

What's the point of these awards when the result is this type of bullshit


Lmao1903

I think the correct answer would be “There is no point.”


Compromisedthrowaway

He didn't even make 50% of the matches...participation award.


FodderZosima

Well if it were for participation, there are at least a dozen keepers who have participated more than Gigio...


FloatMyBoat64

Pure absurdity! Proves the best players often don't win the awards... Donnarumma was 7th in Ligue 1 in save percentage at 73.3% Navas was #1 and Benitez #2 at 78.7 and 78.4% respectively. Donnarumma was 5th in Ligue 1 in goals allowed per game at exactly one per game. Navas was #1 and Benitez #2 at 0.91 and 0.92 respectively. Donnarumma was 12th in Ligue 1 in clean sheet percentage at 29.4% Jardim was #1 and Dreyer was #2 at 50% and 46.7% respectively.


AMR42

That's crazy


bard91R

Keylor getting sidelined by a bigger name keeper, what else is new.


Blackheart_75

Why isn't HE a big name keeper tho?! Justice for Navas! 😭


pencilpeenis

If Keylor was from europe, he’d probably be recognized as one of the greatest keepers of the decade but he’s instead crazy underrated


Deluxe07

And they say there’s no discrimination in football.


Lmao1903

Who says that? Whoever says that must be on something


Fungi89

who the fuck says that?


ChefBoyardee66

No if he was from a strong team that would be true but if he was albanian or irish it would not really help


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Wait for Bazunu or Kelleher before you decide that.


jugol

Europe, Argentina or Brazil


fedemasa

No one and their mother talks about Benítez despite being Argentinian though


jugol

Fair point. To be honest, some Argentines are mentioned a lot while others go under the radar. I guess it has to do with getting NT caps - talking about GKs people talk much more about Emi Martínez, Romero, Caballero than the likes of Benítez and Rulli


bestest_looking_wig

I don’t understand this line of thinking. Many of the biggest players in the world are not from Europe


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AmericaDreamDisorder

Because Mendy does lol


pante710

Senegal just won AFCON


DaddyMeUp

Probably meaning that it's not a country like France or Spain (any of the "big name" countries in Europe).


goonerboo

this is such bullshit lmao. it's like you just discovered football want to hate on europeans for some reason, and aren't aware south america exists...


hirehone21

It's kinda weird. He has played for a couple of huge clubs and put in alot of solid and some absolutely world class performances yet he has always flown a bit under peoples radar. He just doesn't really ever get talked about. Don't really know why.


aure__entuluva

I've always been terrified of Navas in the CL.


Losgringosfromlow

That '18 game was brutal on Bayern fans


aure__entuluva

Yes it was. I've seen him stand on his head against other clubs as well, and also in a PSG shirt. Something different about him in the CL, or maybe I've just happened to catch his best matches.


Confident_Male

RM do not win that game without Navas. I remember it very well


Losgringosfromlow

No, for sure, he got that weird CL mojo that was passed to him with the 3 straight champions at Real Madrid But I meant more like *that one game* was brutal on Bayern fans; the most dominant performance by a single individual and Madrid hadn't survived the absolute storm that went down on them in the second half of that game without him


PhilBabbsBalls

It is a pretty long name innit


yeezy805

Sorry you have a hard time reading it


PhilBabbsBalls

I never said that my mum says I'm a good reader I can read lots of words


yeezy805

Xenophobia. Europeans don’t support Central Americans like that


ire_47

How is it xenophobia. Real have been proven right with Courtois now that he’s better and much younger and PSG are presumably banking on Donnaruma becoming much better and he’s a lot younger too so we’ll have to wait and see how it turns out.


FloatMyBoat64

Proven right?? This season, Navas has saved 78.7% of his shots on goal, #3 in the world. Courtois has only saved 76.3% and is #10 in the world.


ire_47

You know that’s not the only stat that matters yeah?? Courtois has him beaten in a load of other areas statistically just check both of them on fbref and compare if you care about stats.


lakers_ftw24

Some crazy revisionism, Navas is good but he has had plenty of shockers, it is clear Courtois is better and Navas was pretty mediocre for PSG last year so its not like the Donnarumma purchase was unjustified.


Editmypicplease

now THAT'S revisionism


goonerboo

what exactly did he says thats wrong? to my knowledge it checks out.


Imhere4lulz

What shockers? I can show plenty from Dollarruma this month alone. Or how about how he's the reason why PSG got kicked out of the CL? Navas has been the better keeper this year at PSG


FloatMyBoat64

Why do you want to LIE?? Navas was #2 in the world last season in save percentage, being one of three with over 80% along with Courtois and Oblak. He was also #2 in the world in goals allowed at just 0.64 per game, second to Maignam with 0.61. So for you, being #2 in the world is MEDIOCRE??? But I do understand, people have to LIE and BELITTLE to make Navas look bad...


lakers_ftw24

Save percentage and goals per game don't really give you a full picture of a keepers performance. And I obviously don't mean mediocre by general standards, I mean for the level he's at and people he's being compared to.


FloatMyBoat64

Sorry, but you LIED and now want to try and justify it. What a major FAIL...


lakers_ftw24

How is that a LIE, he almost SINGLE handedly cost PSG the tie AGAINST City just like Dollarumma did this YEAR.


FloatMyBoat64

Just can't stop LYING can you? Sad you get off on maligning someone so much with LIES.


lakers_ftw24

The way you talk is kind of embarrassing bro


Brilliant-Win4152

Or its because Navas is old.


vacacow1

I love Keylor, but i’d still take Courtois over him


ChrisEvansFan

Man you came with receipts! Thank you for this!


Job_man

Yeah, there's no way he deserved that.


siriBackInWakanda

It's true for every league though. I am still infruitated by the fact that Griezmann won over Suarez in 2015-16 even though he is not even top 5 players in the league.


jdbolick

The advanced stats paint a much different picture, though. Donnarumma finished 3rd in PSxG+/-, which controls for the type of shots they faced by using historical data. He was behind Benitez and Nubel, both of whom were more deserving, but he was well ahead of Navas, who was around the league average.


FloatMyBoat64

I'm sure that makes the PSG and Italy players feel so much better as they sit at home watching competitions they should still be playing in if not for an incompetent goalkeeper.


thalapathy-rover

not even the best goalkeeper in the club, let alone the league. Lafont, Benitez robbed


Pfaithfully

It’s a popularity contest FML.


EpiDeMic522

Same as ballon d'or. Still don't understand why the people take it so seriously, especially when the voting has often been very political rather than based on absolute merit.


Fuzzikopf

It's crazy how much weight the Ballon D'or has, especially considering the fact that it's not even an official FIFA award.


Lack_of_Plethora

It's probably just because of how old it is.


Waste-Pirate-4450

Tbh I just think it has a cool name


Blackheart_75

It's a ball, and it's made of GOLD! It doesn't get more prestigious than that! s/


Lack_of_Plethora

Wait till you hear about the Diamond Ball


Waste-Pirate-4450

I like your thinking brother let’s give it to Messi


Muur1234

it was for a few years


jugol

You know what, for all of his faults and shortcomings the Ballon d'Or rarely falls in hands of someone outside the very top players. You may argue someone else deserved it more - I recall Modric was a quite controversial one, because his bonuses were inflated due to Croatia's World Cup run. But at the end of the day he was, and still is, a very very class player who sits in the same table as the ones who probably deserved it more that year. Awarding a goalkeeper who missed half of the season, and had a relatively meh clean sheet registry accounting for number of matches, is a whole different level of wrong.


Vic-Ier

It was controversial because Ronaldo and Messi both had really good season and the award should have gone to either of them.


jugol

I agree. My point is that the award still went to a big player who made important stuff during the year and not some random guy who started just 20 matches. Even if others deserved it more the BdO never takes it that far. (At least the men's award, I still remember when Megan Rapinoe won it after starting six league games)


Slander_Name

Now I’m mad Messi didn’t win Ligue 1 player of the season just for the banter


Felixomania

Also Nübel


L-Freeze

I swear to god Benitez must’ve had an orgy with every single husband or wife of the people who give out the GK of the season award in Ligue 1 bc otherwise it’s hard to explain how he’s not won it either this season or that other one he had


Alive-Ad-4164

🤣


JokerDanny

It's to make the baby stop crying.


VeryBadflower

He'll never stop crying


oscarpaterson

Scam


Goofy_030

All of these awards mean less and less now


ParisLake2

Absolute joke


gianni_

Bahahahaha


fasobelli

All it's missing is Champions League Goalkeeper of the year award.


Compromisedthrowaway

Add a ballon d'or for good measure


Ineedthatshitudrive

You might be joking, but I wouldn't be shocked if Messi gets it for winning the League 1. I mean Lewa only scored 35 goals in 34 Bundesliga games this season vs Messi's 6 in 25. As we all now know, you have to score at least 70+ goals a year if you are striker that is not named Messi or CR7 to win it.


HerakIinos

Benzema seems pretty ahead this year though, despite not scoring 70 this year.


NovacElement

Messi will get nominated in namesake alone but will be nowhere near the podium. The Balon D’or is always about who has the best media backing that year. It’ll easily be Salah and Benzema as the front runners


Timely_Airline_7168

Salah will be nowhere near as he has been off-form since AFCON. Mane and Benzema have the narrative though.


Shadowbanned24601

If he scores a goal against Real Madrid nobody will remember his poor form. Especially as Ballon d'Or is now switched to consider seasons instead of calendar years, so you should consider his stupidly good first half of season form as well


JL1ngz

Regardless of the cl final its gotta be benz. Anybody else would be shambles


Vic-Ier

Messi had a 65 G+A season in 17/18 and placed 5th ffs. 18 year old Mbappe was ahead of him because of the WC ....


LeoR1N

what a shit take


Muur1234

didnt know he played for wigan


elnegro1974

At this rate Leonardo would have been announced as the player of the year if Mbappe had not been a PSG player.


Nico777

lol, bought and paid for to keep him happy.


TeaAndCrumpetGhoul

Corrupt.


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How does this bloke keep winning best gk awards when so many have performed better than him in league/tournaments?


shadoowkight

Legit the Nantes goalie got robbed


revenge_of_hamatachi

Walter Benitez had the most clean sheets, most goals prevented and had the 2nd highest save percentage.


PickledCumSock

literally why?? what did he even do??? overrated as hell he isnt even a consistent starter


Allthingsconsidered-

Why did he win this? Who gets to decide?


Boucot

Other goalkeepers voted for him


anachronox08

Reminds me of the office episode where everyone votes for Oscar because no one thinks he will ever win and he does.


Allthingsconsidered-

That's so weird lol


dontToyawithme

Fake league, fake team, fake everything. How can French people be ok with this is beyond me


nooop_

We don't


myvirginityisstrong

aren't*


nooop_

Excuse my french


deenn

Pardon my French?


Shadodeon

Pardon, I'm French?


nooop_

Both


SubparCurmudgeon

Nah we’re not ok But we just ignore them really


konkelchan

French are complete moronic idiots. Source - I'm French


tnarref

The players vote for this, this is the players' union award, blame them.


thespaniard1988

Kawashima got robbed, 100% clean sheets and wins wtf


CameraEmotional2788

Wait wuttt


letsnevertalk

I'm sorry but this must be a joke


mister_dupont

What.


Dellato88

what a joke


mtown4ever

What a joke of a league.


Strokechode

ligue 1 is a joke


jeunejadakiss

This doesn't make any sense. At all. Give it back to Alban Lafont.


Dumbass1171

Wtf


mattijn13

That's laughable


buckfeffjezos

Undeserved, but I guess the man needs something to distract him from the constant Benzema nightmares he must live with.


Nuri__Sahin

Seems a tad rigged


PiIICIinton

Awwww cute, PSG bought him a participation trophy


Kushakusha

Poor Benitez


GR-MWF

People are saying he won it because it's a popularity contest, but how the hell is Donnarumma winning a popularity contest?


flagitiumhomines

This man was once touted as the most promising GK in the world. [What going to PSG does for a player](https://cdn.resfu.com/media/img_news/montaje-donnarumma-besando-billetes--twitter-gazzetadelmilan.jpg?size=1000x&lossy=1)


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Ihattaren

It's the players of Ligue 1 who vote but as it's always because of PSG... 🤡


trugbee1203

Ahh didn't realize it was a voting thing. makes sense


Verethragna97

lol


nachojacko

How has Dollar's play slipped this much? Any PSG supporters understand?


DepletedMitochondria

Wut


Luol-Dengue

Absolutely laughable. Benitez had a much, much more impressive season.


lord_jamonington

Farmers league stuff


fifadex

Benitez robbed, that's fucking disgraceful.


Cowdude179

Mendy robbed


m_--_m

This is a choice, for sure


abandonyourmemes

Joke of a league


WestSiding

What the actual fuck…


resident_hater

Wow, look how much good PSG has done for French football.


TimBurtonSucks

Shambles lol


fe11gila

I think it’s just a confidence trick for him, otherwise no way he deserves it.


Alozy11

I am surprised they didn’t choose Ramos as the best defender lol. Ligue 1 administration is killing the competition while trying make up UCL frustration of Qatari president of PSG


laffman

What a joke, i would be upset if i got that trophy after playing 17 games hahaa


Weary-Reference-6200

I get the feeling the next few years are gonna be donnarumma getting loads of stuff whether it’s fair or not I feel like they wanna turn him into the messsi/ronaldo of keepers


Lord_Sauron

Zlatan unapologises for calling France a shit country