Official Champions League final PlayStation® Player of the Match: Thibaut Courtois
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Thibaut Courtois has been named PlayStation® Player of the Match for the 2022 UEFA Champions League final.
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Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been named named PlayStation® Player of the Match for the 2022 UEFA Champions League final.
Courtois made a number of stunning saves to deny Liverpool in Paris, most notably turning a Sadio Mané shot on to a post in the opening period and instinctively parrying Mohamed Salah's fierce shot in the second half.
UEFA's Technical Observer panel: "He made crucial saves at critical moments during the first half when Liverpool were on top. He also made an extraordinary save to deny Salah late on."
Courtois added: "I said in the press conference before the game we were going to win. We have once again shown that Madrid are kings of Europe. To be honest I can't really believe the save I made from Salah. The most important save was the Mané one, I think. It was difficult, I really used every centimetre of the two metres I have, and then turned fast to get the rebound."
Previous final Player of the Matches
2021: N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
2020: Kingsley Coman (Bayern)
2019: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
2018: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
2017: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2016: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
2015: Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
2014: Ángel Di María (Real Madrid)
2013: Arjen Robben (Bayern München)
2012: Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
2011: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2010: Diego Milito (Inter Milan)
2009: Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
2008: Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United)
2007: Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan)
2006: Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona)
2005: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
2004: Deco (Porto)
2003: Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
2002: Zinédine Zidane (Real Madrid)
2001: Oliver Kahn (Bayern München)