Which African goalkeeper has won the UEFA Champions League? Yes, the first African goalkeeper to win the UCL was Bruce Grobbelaar. The Zimbabwean goalkeeper won the Champions League with Liverpool in May 1984 in Rome, Italy.
Meet the 26 African Players That Have Won the UEFA Champions League. Also, here are the Ghanaian players that have won UEFA Champions League so far.
Meanwhile, only two of them have won the competition so far. NaijNaira discusses both of them below:
Bruce Grobbelaar – Zimbabwe (Liverpool FC, 1983-84)
Grobbelaar was the first-ever African goalkeeper as well as the first-ever African to win the Champions League when Liverpool won the trophy in the 1983-84 season.
He produced a fine performance in the final against Roma which his side won 4-2 on penalties with him saving the opponent’s decisive penalty.
The Zimbabwean also possesses a Champions League runner-up medal in the 1984-85 season after his side were defeated by Juventus1-0 in the final.
Édouard Mendy – Senegal (Chelsea, 2020-21)
Mendy became the second African goalkeeper to win the UEFA Champions League when he won it with Chelsea in 2021 after defeating rivals Manchester City 1-0 in the final.
Following an impressive performance in the tournament, the Senegal international won the 2020-21 UCL goalkeeper of the season and the 2021 Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper award.
He also went on to win the UEFA Super Cup and FFA Club World Cup that year.
This article was updated 1 month ago