Victor Valdés conquered his fifth Zamora trophy, awarded to the goalkeeper with the lowest “goals-to-games” ratio in La Liga. Simultaneously, Valdes achieved the Golden Zamora, awarded to the goalkeeper who has won the title five times. In process, Valdés equalled the record set by the legendary FC Barcelona goalie, Antoni Ramallets, 52 years ago. ”I’m excited about winning this fifth Zamora trophy and equalling Ramallets [record],” said Valdes, who won his fourth successive Zamora trophy. “He’s a reference point for me in goal.” This latest trophy consolidates Barça’s position at the top of the Zamora ranking with 19 trophies, ahead of Real Madrid’s 16.
Valdés conceded only 28 goals in 35 matches, giving him an average of 0.8 goals per match. He managed to keep 17 clean sheets and established a record of 896 minutes (between 21st September and 6th November) without conceding a goal in competitive matches.
Valdes met the Barca legend Ramallets and posed for a few pictures.
Source: fcbarcelona.cat, Picture credit: JAVIER SORIANO – AFP; Arxiu FCB