The 33-year old finished in sixth place behind illustrious goalkeepers like Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich, Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus, Kevin Trapp of PSG and Claudio Bravo of Barcelona. Coming behind Enyeama on the list are Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, Alphonse Areola of Villareal, Keylor Navas of Real Madrid and Pepe Reina of Napoli in the list of 10.
The ranking was done taking into account the number of goals conceded per match, number of minutes per goal, number of passes per match, number of saves per match, number of saves per goal conceded and the percentage of saves.
The goalkeeper has also emerged winner of the Ligue 1 team of the year award in France. He took to Instagram to share the good news.
“From the depth of my heart,I want to say a very big thank you to God pour cette saison. My wife, kids, brothers/sister (family). Un grands merci a tout mes co equipiers, coaches, staff medical and derigents de mon equipe. Le president, directors, co-ordinators, everyone that worked round the clock to making me become a better player and have a successful season, the amazing supporters/fans. Special mention is my goalie coach (Jean Pierre aka Mommote) Steeve Elana, Mike Maignan, Jean Butez. All the players from other clubs that nominated and voted me for this award. All the journalists and critics that set me on the right path, thank you so much. hopefully on the day, your votes will be enough for me to get the real trophy and not just the nomination trophy. Thank you, I appreciate.”
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Enyeama announced his retirement last year after a publicized fall out with former Nigeria coach, Sunday Oliseh. He earned a record 101 caps with the Super Eagles and won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title.