Vincent Enyeama nominated for Ligue 1's best goalkeeper award


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Vincent Enyeama nominated for Ligue 1's best goalkeeper award
Posted on: April 26, 2016, 10:25:28 PM
Vincent Enyeama has been nominated by the Professional Union of French Players (UNFP) for the best goalkeeper award in the French Ligue 1.

The former Nigeria goalkeeper made the list of nominees for the most outstanding players in France this season after keeping 14 clean sheets in 21 out of 35 matches for sixth placed Lille.

“Second nomination in three years, I’m very proud to be a Lille player,” Enyeama wrote on Instagram.

He was named among the top 10 goalkeepers in Europe for the 2015/16 season by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory.

The ranking was done taking into account the number of goals conceded per match, number of minutes per goal, number of passes per match, number of saves per match, number of saves per goal conceded and the percentage of saves.

The 33-year-old finished in sixth place behind illustrious goalkeepers like Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich, Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus, Kevin Trapp of PSG and Claudio Bravo of Barcelona.

The Nigerian missed out on winning silverware with Lille this season as they lost 2-1 to PSG in Saturday’s French Cup final.