Chelsea’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made history with his club yesterday night, when he became the first African goalkeeper to lift the Champions League trophy.
The feat is accomplished under the current form of the UEFA tournament with the nomenclature UEFA Champions League.
The 29-year-old Senegalese also equaled the record of most clean sheets in a Champions League season. He kept clean sheets to level up with Santiago Canizares in 2000/01 and Keylor Navas in 2015/16.
Prior to winning the champions league with Chelsea records have it that, Zimbabwe’s goalkeeper Grobbelaar became the first African player to feature in a European Cup final, with the Liverpool.
The former Zimbabwe helped Liverpool beat Roma in the 1984 final.