Donnarumma named EURO 2020 Player of the Tournament

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has been named UEFA EURO 2020 Player of the Tournament.

UEFA’s team of Technical Observers at UEFA EURO 2020 have named Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as their Player of the Tournament.

Donnarumma, 22 but with 33 caps to his name already, crowned his tournament in style on Sunday, helping the Azzurri to their second title with two penalty saves in the shoot-out triumph over England.

He was a mainstay between the posts for Italy throughout their campaign, missing only the closing exchanges of the Matchday 3 defeat of Wales when Roberto Mancini opted to give Salvatore Sirigu a run-out. Donnarumma played 719 minutes at the tournament, more than any other player.

Donnarumma – and Italy – did not concede in the group stage, letting in a goal for the first time in the round of 16 against Austria. That was the first goal they had shipped in more than 1,000 minutes.

Donnarumma also made a crucial save in the penalty shoot-out victory against Spain in the semi-finals.