Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez has become the first Argentine goalkeeper to win the Copa America Golden Glove award [BenchWarmers].
Enjoying a spectacular 2020/21 season, the former Arsenal stopper managed to keep 15 clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Villans [Transfermarkt].
Now taking his career to new heights at international level, the 28-year-old played a major role in the Argentina international team winning the Copa America for the first time since 1993 [The Sun].
Did Martinez deserve to win the Golden Glove?
Winning in style, Martinez has also come in for personal adulation upon achieving the prestigious award, conceding just two goals in six fixtures [Transfermarkt].
In light of this award, many Villa supporters took to Twitter to express their delight upon discovering that he doubled up Argentina’s overall triumph with this individual award.
Aston Villa fans react:
Replying to Aston Villa’s official Twitter channel, here is how some supporters responded to the “phenomenal” Martinez getting the Golden Glove:
“Congratulations to Emi Martinez. He’s been phenomenal since moving to Villa. One hidden gem in the league who’s shone thus far.”
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