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David Raya presented with EFL Golden Glove prize

Brentford goalkeeper shares award

27 July 2020

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya has shared the Sky Bet Championship Golden Glove award for the 2019/20 season with his Millwall counterpart Bartosz Białkowski. David finished the season with 16 clean sheets, like Białkowski, as Brentford ended the campaign third in the Sky Bet Championship. That left the pair one ahead of both Leeds United’s Kiko Casilla and Wigan Athletic’s David Marshall.

The awards, which take into account all league games, and do not include Play-Off fixtures, were presented to both of the winners after the final day of the season last week. Raya came close to winning the Sky Bet League One award two seasons ago when he was at Blackburn Rovers. He went one better this season as a vital member of the second-meanest defence in the Championship.

Białkowski picked up this award in his first season at The Den, where he played in every one of their 46 league games, after replacing the injured Frank Fielding in the 43rd minute of the opening day fixture against Preston North End. 

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David said: "Clean sheets are for the team; they start with the striker and go all the way through to me. Everyone has shown a great desire to defend and put their bodies on the line to keep clean sheets this season. That has paid off with this award and our really good defensive record this year."

Białkowski said: “It’s an honour to win this award and I’d like to thank all of my team-mates for working so hard each and every week to make it possible. Without them doing what they do, as well as they do, my job in goal would be impossible but thanks to them we were able to secure many clean sheets over the course of the season.”

The Sky Bet Championship Golden Boot was won by Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored 26 goals. He finished one ahead of Brentford's Ollie Watkins. Ollie's 25 goals helped Brentford finish the season as the division's top scorers.


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