Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been nominated for the 2023 Yacine Trophy, handed to the best stopper at the Ballon d’Or awards.
It’s absolutely no surprise to see Ter Stegen’s name on the list as he enjoyed a stunning season last time out, keeping 26 clean sheets in La Liga, and playing a key role in Barca’s title triumph.
Also in contention to pick up the trophy are Mike Maignan, Yassine Bouno, Andre Onana, Ederson, Brice Samba, Emi Martinez, Thibaut Courtois, Aaron Ramsdale and Dominik Livakovic.
Meanwhile, Barcelona youngsters Alejandro Balde, Gavi and Pedri have all been nominated for the Kopa Trophy. Pedri and Gavi have already picked up the award in the past, meaning it will be a hat-trick of Barca wins if Balde takes top spot this time around.
... last part of the 2023 Kopa Trophy nominees!— Ballon d'Or #ballondor (@ballondor) September 6, 2023
Xavi Simons - RB Leipzig
Alejandro Balde - FC Barcelona
Antonio Silva - Benfica
Rasmus Højlund - Manchester United
Elye Wahi - RC Lens #trophéekopa #ballondor pic.twitter.com/8IOvMsEVwS
The trio are up for the award along with Jude Bellingham, Jamal Musiala, Eduardo Camavinga, Xavi Simons, Antonio Silva, Rasmus Hojlund and Elye Wahi.
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