Performance analysis of 2019 Ballon d’Or nominees for the period Jan to Oct' 19, Part 4: Goalkeepers
The 30 nominees for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award, announced by the French football magazine French Football, comprise players from 12 different clubs and 15 different nationalities.
Continuing on from the first part of the player report card for strikers, the second part which analysed the performance of the midfielders and the third part which analyses the defenders' performance for the period of January to October 2019, this fourth and concluding part attempts to analyse the performance of the goalkeepers.
The evaluation of the custodians entails the following: 4 points for a clean sheet, -1 point for every goal conceded, and 5 points for a title won. Let us now meet the three goalkeepers who have been nominated for the prestigious 2019 Ballon d'Or.
#3 Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur, France)
Widely considered one of the best custodians to have emerged from the other side of the English channel in recent times, Hugo Lloris is the captain for both his club Tottenham Hotspur and the French national team.
Lloris is renowned for his outstanding reflexes, good decision-making in one-on-one situations and total command of his box.
In 2019, Lloris has kept a clean sheet in nine out of 33 games for Tottenham en route to steering his side to a first ever Champions League final, where they came up short against fellow Premier League outfit Liverpool.
During the course of his career, Lloris has made 14 penalty saves out of 84 faced in all competitions, at a rate of 1 penalty saved for every 7 faced. In 39 games in all competitions for club and country during the first 10 months of the year, Lloris has kept 12 clean sheets.