l Liga: Diogo Costa elected the best goalkeeper of the 2021/22 edition

The player Diogo Costa, national champion with FC Porto, was elected the best goalkeeper of the 2021/22 edition of the Portuguese I League, announced today the organization of the competition, in a statement.

“Diogo Costa was distinguished as the Best Goalkeeper of the Year 2021-22 of Liga Portugal. The keeper, who helped the ‘dragons’ to win the 30th national champion trophy, was a starter in 33 of the 34 games of the season, having missed only the last match of the championship, with the title already secured”, reads the note. note published by the organization.

The League explained that Costa, 22, was the most voted goalkeeper by the head coaches of the 18 teams that competed in the first tier, as well as their captains, although he did not disclose the final results.

In his first season as a starter for FC Porto, Diogo Costa did not concede a goal in 15 of the matches played in the I Liga and made a total of 52 saves, according to competition data.

The good performances in Sérgio Conceição’s team also resulted in a call-up to the national team, with Costa challenging Rui Patrício’s ‘reign’ in the Portugal team, having so far added five caps and reached the title in both games of the ‘play-off’ ‘ qualification for the 2022 World Cup, which resulted in the qualification of the ‘quinas’ team.

In the II Liga, the prize for the best goalkeeper went to Ricardo Batista, from Casa Pia, the emblem that ensured the promotion to the first tier.

At the age of 35, the Angolan goalkeeper, who in the past spent two seasons away from the pitch due to a positive case of doping, will return to the I Liga after having represented Sporting, Olhanense, Nacional da Madeira and Vitória de Setúbal.

Source: Futebol 365 – Notícias by www.futebol365.pt.

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