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Qatar's Saad Al Sheeb crowned Best Goalkeeper


Friday, February 1, 2019
Qatar's Saad Al Sheeb with the Best Goalkeeper award.

Abu Dhabi: As Qatar celebrated their maiden Continental title on Friday, Saad Al Sheeb won the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Best Goalkeeper Award as the competition's outstanding shot-stopper.


The 28-year-old Al Saad custodian played a key role in Al Annabi's unprecedented march to the title, conceding only once in his side's seven matches.



Al Sheeb was almost unbeatable throughout Qatar's historic campaign, as his side became the first to reach the final with six successive clean sheets to their name.

Indeed, it took 609 minutes for his perfect record to finally be broken, with a goal from Japan's Takumi Minamino in Qatar's 3-1 win in the tournament's final the only blemish on his impressive record.



The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Best Goalkeeper Award is the crowning individual achievement of Al Sheeb's decade-long international career, with the Doha-born veteran having made his international debut in 2009.