Thibaut Courtois is by the International Federation for football history and statistics (IFFHS) in Zurich named best goalkeeper of 2018.
Courtois was chosen by a jury consisting of voetbalexperts from 90 countries. The Limburger was this summer with the Red Devils third in the world CHAMPIONSHIP and was later crowned as the best goalkeeper. His good performances earned him a transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid.
Courtois is the third Belgian goalkeeper is on the honorary list of the IFFHS Awards. Jean-Marie Pfaff (1986) and Michel Preud’homme (1994) went to him for.
In the election got Courtois 181 points and he took it from the French world champion Hugo Lloris (109 pts) and the Italian Gianluigi Buffon (59 pts).
Earlier this week it was the Croat Luka Modric by the IFFHS as the best playmaker of 2018. The runner up at the worlds and the pivot of Real Madrid was left with 272 points, the Argentinian Lionel Messi (144 pts), winner of the award in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Then follow the Red Devils, Eden Hazard (114 pts) and Kevin De Bruyne (36 pts). The Brazilian Neymar (18 pts) makes the top five vol.