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Meet The First African Footballer To Ever Win The Champions League Cup With Outstanding Record

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African is truly blessed with lots of individuals who are talented and skilled in their own specific ways. Some of these talented and skillful individuals are footballers as they give their all to secure victory for their respective clubs.

With respect to this, even though there has been lots of African footballers who have made the continent proud, one of the most successful African footballers who have achieved the unachievable in the Champions league football is Edouard Mendy.

Eduard Mendy was recently signed by Chelsea football Club alongside other prolific footballers like Timo Werner, Kai Harvetz and just to mention but a few for the 2020/2021 season with which he unexpectedly overthrew Chelsea’s first choice Goalkeeper to become the number one choice for the club.

Even though all these players contributed in securing the 2020/2021 champions league cup for Chelsea, one of the most successful player of them all was Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy after unexpectedly helping his team win their 2nd UCL cup.

In addition, Edouard Mendy who is known to originate from Senegal has become the only and first African Goalkeeper to win the champions league cup with which he unexpectedly achieved that feet within one season at Chelsea.

Aside being the first African Goalkeeper to ever win the champions league cup, Edouard Mendy has also become the first goalkeeper in champions league history to ever keep 9 clean sheets in the UCL tournament.

Surprisingly, Edouard Mendy was unemployed at the age of 23 as a footballer which later led him to find other jobs aside football. He then landed his first pro contract at the age of 24. Edouard Mendy then worked hard to avoid relegation when he joined Reims in Ligue 1when he got his team promoted. He was then spotted by Peter Cech when he moved to Rennes at the age of 27. Edouard Mendy recently won his first major European cup in his first season with Chelsea at the age of 29.

Below is a look at some photos of Edouard Mendy, the first African goalkeeper to ever win the champions league cup and break a long year 8 clean sheet record.

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