Newcastle Player Wins Top Award

22 year-old Newcastle United goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been awarded the League 1 Macron Golden Glove Award for last season.

Fraser Forster – top award for young Newcastle keeper

Fraser won the Coca-Cola League 1 title by keeping more clean sheets for Norwich City than any other goalkeeper in the league, and that was 22 clean sheets for the Hexham-born goalkeeper.

Of course Norwich City won promotion to the Championship along with Leeds United and Millwall, who beat Swindon for the single play-off promotion place.

It turns out that Fraser kept four more clean sheets than Millwall’s David Forde and it could be that Fraser will be back at Norwich on loan next season too.

In the CC Championship, the award was won by Swansea City goalkeeper Dorus De Fries, who had 25 shut outs – five more than Newcastle’s Steve Harper.

The League 2 award went to Notts County’s former goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, with 24 clean-sheets in 48 appearances, and the promising young goalkeeper has already been signed by Leeds United.

Greg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League, said:

“The Golden Glove Award gives the League the chance to recognise the vital contribution that goalkeepers make every single week.”

“Their efforts influence the overall success of the team and each of these winners has had an outstanding season and fully deserves this recognition.”

Good words from Greg and congratulations go out to Fraser Forster for both the award and his excellent season at Norwich City.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • ksmit

    Jun 4, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Well done! Good news for him and for us! Gutted to see that Rio is probably out of the world cup though. Not sure how I feel about Drogba being out. It’s good news if we have to play against the Ivory Coast but it makes some of the games less interesting to watch

  • DanNUFC

    Jun 4, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #2

    i agree ksmit, hes going to be missed, lets just hope King can handle it, as i dont have faith in Upson, and Dawson isnt experienced enough in international football. suppose Carragher can play there, but if Johnson gets injured we’ll be in trouble

  • gorskino10

    Jun 4, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #3

    he looked dodgy at the start, letting in some poor goals but improved massively atleast we have 2 great Young keepers (Krul/Forster)!!

  • baro

    Jun 4, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Rumour of course. But it says Newcastle willing to purchase Alexander Hleb from Barca who spent last season on loan to Stuttgart. And is former Arsenal man. He would be cheap because Barca have no place for him. But is 29 year old and is rubbish reports.


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