Edouard Mendy: Best African goalkeeper in Europe

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Edourd Mendy is no doubt the best African goalkeeper in Europe currently as he has gone to win the Champions League, AFCON, Super Cup and the World club Cup.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is no doubt the best African goalkeeper in Europe right now with his incredible success with club and country.

The Senegalese had an incredible start to life with the Blues with an 6 consecutive clean sheets in his first 6 games when he joined the Premier League side.

Mendy started his career at Cherbourg in the Championnat National, the third tier of French football, and was with the Normandy-based club until 2014.

The Senegalese  spent few spell with Marseille B without making a single appearance before the goalkeeper he moved 2016 by joining Reims and quickly established himself as the first choice between the sticks.

His impressive and consistent display for Les Rouges et Blancs made him lift the first silverware of his career, when Reims captured the Ligue 2 title in 2018 and conceded just 24 goals that term, the lowest in the league.

After three years at Reims, Mendy moved on and joined Rennes ahead of the 2019/20 season. In his first campaign at Roazhon Park, Senegalese kept 13 clean sheets and conceded just 31 goals in 33 games before the season was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He helped Rennes qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 2020, with the French club finishing third in Ligue 1.

Mendy had European club competition experience under his belt already, having featured in four Europa League games in 2019/20.

The AFCON winner joined Chelsea in 2020 and penned down a 5 years deal with the Stamford Bridge side.

Like a good luck charm for the Blues, they went on to win the Champions League shortly after Frank Lampard left and Thomas Tuchel taking over with Mendy showing class in the tournament.

Aside winning the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea, he has won the Super Cup, AFCON and the Club world cup.

Talking about the African Cup of nations, Sportscliffs understands that Mendy was incredible with his African team in the tournament making crucial saves that would have take them down in the competition.

Mendy lifted the trophy with Senegal and was awarded with the best goal keeper in the tournament.

Lets not forget this Mendy was also the UEFA Champions League goal keeper of the season when he lifted the trophy with Chelsea.

Mendy was incredible in the tournament and also kept a clean sheet against Manchester City in the final of the game.

That an incredible performance from a goal keeper that started his career at lower division League in France.

Aside from being the best goal Keeper in the Champions League last season he was also crowned with the best Men’s goal Keeper award.

Mendy joined his club just few weeks of winning the AFCON in the Club world club as he lifted the just concluded competition.

Without doubt Mendy is the best African goal keeper in Europe right now.


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