Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy Is Now The First African Goalkeeper To Win Champions League
Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy turned the primary African goalkeeper to win a Champions League title in its present type after Chelsea defeated Manchester Metropolis 1 – zero on Satuday night time.
The Senegalese worldwide can also be the primary African keeper to play within the last since Bruce Grobbelaar in 1985.
Based on data, Zimbabwe’s Bruce Grobbelaar received the titles throughout the European Cup period in 1984 with Liverpool.
At the moment, the previous Zimbabwe worldwide turned the primary African participant to characteristic in a European Cup last, a recreation by which the Reds defeated AS Roma on penalties in 1984. He was nearly a two-time winner, just for Liverpool to fall quick in opposition to Juventus in 1985 last.
Mendy was signed from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in a £22m ($31m) deal after the membership acquired uninterested in Kepa Arrizabalaga’s expensive errors. Since his arrival, he has confirmed to be the most effective signings, making essential saves for the Londoners who completed fourth within the 2020-21 Premier League marketing campaign.