Sari van Veenendaal wins IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper 2019.

Netherland’s Sari Van Veenendaal, best Goalkeeper at the FIFA World Cup 2019 in France, has won the IFFHS Award of The World’s Best Woman Goalkeeper of the Year.

Sari van Veenendaal wins with a great margin before the French three times consecutive winner Sarah Bouhaddi (2016,2017,2018), ranking at second place and US Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, World Champion.

Football experts and journalists of 90 countries from all continents voted Van Veenendaal for her major role in her country’s success to reach the World Cup Final. Her contribution resulted in winning the silver medal and the Golden Glove for the best Goalkeeper of the tournament. She became also became champion with FC Arsenal in the English Women’s Super League before signing a new contract in Spain with Atlético de Madrid for a new challenge. Chile’s Goalkeeper Christiane Endler took a great fifth place, being a candidate to win in the next years.


1 – Sari VAN VEENENDAAL (Netherlands) FC Arsenal/Atlético Madrid 185 points

2 – Sarah BOUHADDI (France) Olympique Lyonnais 92 points

3 – Alyssa NAEHER (USA) Chicago Red Stars 82 points

4 – Hedvig LINDAHL (Sweden) FC Chelsea/VFL Wolfsburg 52 points

5 – Christiane ENDLER (Chile) Paris SG 42 points

6 – Sandra PANOS (Spain) FC Barcelona 23 points

7 – Almuth SCHULT (Germany) VFL Wolfsburg 22 points

8 – BARBARA (Brazil) Kindermann 21 points

9 – Laura GIULIANI (Italy) FC Juventus 20 points

10 – Karen BARDSLEY (England) FC Manchester City 18 points

11 – Ashlyn HARRIS (USA) Orlando Pride 14 points

12 – Ann-Katrin BERGER (Germany) FC Chelsea 11 points

13 – Ayaka YAMASHITA (Japan) NTV Beleza 7 points

14 – Vanina CORREA (Argentina) Rosario Central/CA San Lorenzo 5 points

15 – Lydia WILLIAMS (Australia) Seattle Reign FC 4 points

16 – Andile DLAMINI (South Africa) Mamelodi Sundowns 1 point

16 – Ingrid HJELMSTETH (Norway) Stabaek 1 point

16 – Stephanie LABBE (Canada) North Caroline Courage 1 point

16 – Chiamake NNADOZIE (Nigeria) VFL Wolfsburg 1 point


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