Donnarumma named Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament after heroics

Gianluigi Donnarumma is named the Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament following his penalty-saving heroics… after his opposite number Jordan Pickford won the Golden Glove having kept five clean sheets

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma saved efforts from Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka
  • The 22-year-old moves to Paris Saint-Germain with a Euro 2020 winners’ medal
  • Donnarumma also kept out two spot kicks in the semi-finals against Spain
  • The Italian follows Peter Schmeichel as goalkeepers to have won the award
  • The former AC Milan stopper now has the task of dislodging Keylor Navas
  • Jordan Pickford’s impressive efforts have been rewarded with the Golden Glove 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

Gianluigi Donnarumma has been named Euro 2020’s Player of the Tournament after his penalty-saving heroics helped Italy beat England in the shootout at Wembley. 

The 6’5” goalkeeper kept out Jadon Sancho’s effort and made the winning save from Bukayo Saka to take the Henri Delaunay Trophy back to Rome. 

The soon-to-be Paris Saint-Germain stopper also came up trumps against Spain in the semi-finals by repelling Dani Olmo and Alvaro Morata’s spot kicks. 

Gianluigi Donnarumma has been the Player of the Tournament after his two penalty saves

The 22-year-old is one of the world’s best goalkeepers and is moving to Paris Saint-Germain

Donnarumma kept out the decisive spot kick from Bukayo Saka to seal victory for Italy

He has become just the second goalkeeper to win the award after Peter Schmeichel’s instrumental role in guiding Denmark to glory in 1992.

This latest personal accolade follows Donnarumma being named Serie A’s Best Goalkeeper as the 22-year-old helped AC Milan back into the Champions League after an eight-season hiatus.

However, Donnarumma’s contract with his boyhood club expired last month and after making his debut for the Rossoneri at 16 and playing 251 games for them since, he is now swapping home comforts for the French capital as he fights to become PSG’s first choice with Keylor Navas. 

The former AC Milan stopper now has to prise the PSG shirt off the back of Keylor Navas

Jordan Pickford will be gutted – but he still walks away from Euro 2020 with the Golden Glove

Donnarumma’s opposite number Jordan Pickford will be devastated after a shootout in which the Everton man’s save from Andrea Belotti put Gareth Southgate’s briefly before the disappointments for Marcus Rashford, Sancho and Saka.

However, the 27-year-old’s impressive efforts this summer have earned him the Golden Glove after he kept five clean sheets, against Croatia, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Ukraine. 

By contrast, Donnarumma enjoyed three shutouts – all in the group stage – against Turkey, Wales and Switzerland. 

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