André Onana: the doorman back at the Indomitable Lions (official)

Ballon d’Or 2023: the nominees for the Yachine trophy with Yassine Bounou and André Onana

The goalkeeper of Morocco and the Saudi club Al Hilal, Yassine Bounou, and his Cameroonian counterpart from Manchester United, André Onana, are named among the 10 players in the running for the Yachine trophy for best goalkeeper of the year.

Who to succeed Thibaut Courtois? Winner of the Yachine trophy for best goalkeeper of the year 2022, the Belgian international is a candidate for his own succession. Vice-champion of Spain with Real Madrid, the Red Devil has no shortage of arguments to claim to retain its crown. But to keep his throne, he will have to rule out the 9 other candidates in the running, the list of which was published this Wednesday.

In this group, we find two Africans: André Onana and Yassine Bounou. The Manchester United goalkeeper broke the screen last season in the colors of Inter Milan. Imperial in his cages, the Indomitable Lion was a big part of the exemplary run of the Nerazzurri in the Champions League, beaten by Manchester City in the final.

For his part, Yassine Bounou particularly shone, both for club and national team, by reaching the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup and winning the Europa League with Sevilla FC. This is the second year in a row that he has been among the nominees for the Yachine Trophy. Note that Mike Maignan, Emerson, Brice Samba, Emiliano Martinez, Aaron Ramsdale, Dominik Livakovic and Marc-André Ter Stegen are the other players in the running for this trophy.

The list of nominees: