African player of the year: will Edouard Mendy succeed Sadio Mané?

Will Edouard Mendy succeed his compatriot Sadio Mané, winner of the last edition of the “African Player of the Year” in 2019?

In any case, the debate has been heated on social networks since yesterday, Saturday evening, following Chelsea’s victory in the Club World Cup final against Palmeiras (2-1). Thus, it is the fourth collective title of the porter of Edu, in addition to his individual awards.

Goalkeeper Édouard Mendy
Goalkeeper Édouard Mendy

If the Algerian Riyad Mahrez, the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah or the Senegalese Sadio Mané, are serious contenders for the title of “African player of the year”, Chelsea goalkeeper Édouard Mendy, who has enjoyed a breathtaking season, both at the club and national level, would be in pole position to win this prestigious trophy this year. To get the latest stories, install our app here.

If he succeeds, perhaps for the first time since the launch of the trophy in 1992, a goalkeeper will inscribe his name in the pantheon.

Edouard Mendy has won almost everything this year. A week after lifting the African Cup of Nations with Senegal, winner of Egypt (0-0, tab 4-2), he has just won a new coronation with Chelsea in front of the Brazilians of Palmeiras (2-1), after extra time, in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). This is his fourth collective trophy in just a year and a half.

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Edouard Mendy won the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup with Chelsea, as well as the AFCON with Senegal.

Édouard Mendy
Édouard Mendy

That’s not all, since Mendy has also been awarded several individual titles between 2021 and 2022: best goalkeeper FIFA, The best goalkeeper of the season in the Champions League, and best goalkeeper of the Africa Cup of Nations 2022. So many titles and individual distinctions which should logically earn the crown of “African Player of the Year” for the Senegalese international goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy.

If the Algerian Riyad Mahrez, the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah or the Senegalese Sadio Mané, are serious contenders for the title of “African player of the year”, Chelsea goalkeeper Édouard Mendy, who has enjoyed a breathtaking season, both at the club and national level, would be in pole position to win this prestigious trophy this year. To get the latest stories, install our app here

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