Italy young goalkeeper makes history after EURO 2020 tournament
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has been crowned the Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament.
The 22-year-old kept four clean sheets in his seven appearances and conceded just three goals on the Azzurri’s run to glory.
In the semi-final, he made a key penalty shootout save from Álvaro Morata against Spain and repeated his heroics in the final, denying first Jadon Sancho and then Bukayo Saka to deliver the trophy to Rome.
With his award, Donnarumma technically becomes the first goalkeeper to get his safe hands on it, with Peter Schmeichel being awarded the honour retrospectively for his performances in 1992.
But since the award’s official inception in 1996, the Italian is the first one to win it at the tournament.
He’s also the first man ever to win it as a free agent too, with his contract at Milan expiring last month and a move to PSG beckoning.