Jan Oblak beat Messi and Suarez to win La Liga player of the season
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, Jan Oblak has been adjudged the best player in the 2020/2021 Spanish La Liga season for his role in the Madrid based club’s success.
He beats competition from team mate Luiz Suarez and Barcelona icon Lionel Messi who were both tipped by many pundits for the award.
The Slovenian international has been a vital cog for Atletico Madrid in the 20-21 campaign making crucial saves, helping Diego Simeone’s men edge out league rivals and neighbours Rael Madrid to win the coveted LaLiga title.
Atletico Madrid managed to hold on to their nerve on the final day of the LaLiga campaign as the Wanda Metropolitano outfit came from behind to edge out a 2-1 win against Valladolid on the final matchday and walk away with the LaLiga trophy. They went on to break FC Barcelona and Real Madrid’s dominance by winning their first Spanish league title since 2014.
Oblak stats reveal that the goalkeeper made 103 saves for Atletico Madrid boasting an 80% save percentage for the season. The 28-year-old goalkeeper kept the highest number of clean sheets during the 20-21 season with Atletico not conceding a goal in 18 of their 38 league matches. They have also conceded the least number of goals, letting past only 25 goals in the last season