Lloris, Pickford & Alisson: Alternative winners of the World Cup Golden Glove
Which goalkeepers could have made a claim for the Golden Glove award ahead of eventual winner Thibaut Courtois?
It is not an exaggeration to say that, without Thibaut Courtois, Belgium might not have reached the semi-final of the World Cup. The Chelsea goalkeeper was particularly impressive in the knockout stages, making a string of excellent saves against Japan in the last-16 and Brazil in the quarter-final.
Courtois started all seven of Belgium’s games and kept three clean sheets, an infallible presence behind Vincent Kompany and co. He was deemed the worthy winner of the Golden Glove award, which recognises the best goalkeeper at the World Cup.
But he was not the only goalkeeper who impressed in Russia. Here are four others who might have taken home the Golden Glove: