Zamora award for Valdes again
The Zamora Trophy is awarded every season to the Spanish League goalkeeper with the best goals conceded record. This year, Victor Valdes has won the award for the fourth time in his career with the second best record in the league’s history.
Valdés, who was rested for the Malaga game, has conceded just 16 goals in 32 games to record an
average of 0.5 goals a game over the season and take his fourth Zamora trophy and his third on the
Third on the run
Valdes has now won the award for the last three seasons with an average of 0,89 in
08/09 and 0,63 in 09/10 to add to his 04/05 win when he averaged 0.71 goals a game conceded.
Only bettered by Liaño
This year’s record of 0.50 goals a game has only ever been bettered by the
Deportivo keeper Liaño in the 1993/4 season, when he averaged 0.47 a game. Valdes has now equalled
the record of Juan Acuña and Santiago Cañizares who won the award on four occasions and is just one
behind the legendary Andoni Ramallets.
Before he goes to match that record though, Victor Valdes has the small matter of the
Champions League final at Wembley next week, where he will, as ever, offer Guardiola’s team a
very safe pair of hands between the sticks.