A fifth best LaLiga keeper title for Oblak
The race for the Zamora trophy was the closest of the three, with Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois, Sevilla’s Bono and Real Sociedad’s Alex Remiro all appearing in with a chance at different stages of the season.
However, Atletico de Madrid’s Jan Oblak was always a forerunner for the trophy awarded to the keeper with the lowest “goals-to-games” ratio over the season. Conceding just twice over the first nine LaLiga games was an excellent start, and the Slovenian continued to show outstanding reflexes and reading of the game as he kept 18 clean sheets while conceding just 25 goals over the 38 games. Saving three of the four penalties faced over the season was also crucial in Atletico’s title victory.
Two-time Zamora winner Courtois made the biggest challenge, with 28 goals conceded in 37 games. But in the end the decision was clear – and Oblak has won his fifth Zamora, joining former Barcelona keepers Antoni Ramallets and Victor Valdes as those who have won the prized trophy on the most occasions in history. Given he is just 28 years of age, few would back against him adding more to that tally over the coming seasons.