Euro 2022 wraps this evening with a hugely compelling final between England and Germany at Wembley. The standard of goalkeeping on display at this tournament has been fantastic, and with that in mind, we asked 134-times capped Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne to give us her Euro 2022 Goalkeeper Power Rankings.
And in case you were wondering, Emma is also tipping Germany to beat England 2-1 in today's final.
#1 - Daphne van Domselaar – The Netherlands
The 22-year-old had an incredible tournament. A goalkeeper who had to come off the bench which is never easy. She's quick, agile, has good technique and commands her area.
The save against Renard was unforgettable.
Oh my word 😮 pic.twitter.com/94gaywHpLH
— Nancy Baker (@NanceBaker) July 23, 2022
— UEFA Women's EURO 2022 (@WEURO2022) July 23, 2022
#2 - Mary Earps - England
This player has proved to be of huge importance for England. She has made some really important saves at really vital times. Particularly her tip over the bar in the semi- finals against Sweden.
Sweden building some pressure from setpieces here and Mary Earps has to be alert to tip Stina Blackstenius's effort over the bar#WEURO2022 #rtesoccer
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— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) July 26, 2022
Her save against Spain was pretty phenomenal as well.
That save by Earps kept us in it 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/acCcDIDdV6
— Jade🌼 (@Worsfold98) July 21, 2022
#3 - Nicky Evrard – Belgium
The Gent keeper - who is a semi-professional footballer and has a business renting out bouncy castles - had a stand-out game v Sweden, where she was awarded Player of the Match. Belgium lost 1-0 but Evrard made numerous top saves. Evrard had a very good tournament all round and she kept some top teams at bay, including France.
— UEFA Women's EURO 2022 (@WEURO2022) July 22, 2022
Based on the quality of shots faced on target, the 'average' goalkeeper would have been expected to concede nine more goals than Nicky Evrard did for Belgium at #WEURO2022.
Her goals prevented total (8.9) is three times higher than the next best at the finals: Mary Earps (3). pic.twitter.com/gD8oIbJn67
— The Analyst (@OptaAnalyst) July 23, 2022
#4 - Merle Frohms - Germany
Great game against Spain. Wonderful reflex saves to push her team to the top of the group. I really like how she sweeps up behind her back 4 when needed. Very strong shot stopper.
— UEFA Women's EURO 2022 (@WEURO2022) July 12, 2022
#5 - Manuela Zinsberger – Austria
I thought Zinsberger had a solid tournament. The Arsenal keeper made some very good 1 v 1 saves against England in the opening game. Made a big mistake against Germany trying to play out, but in general a decent performance.
— Emma 🏴🏴🇨🇿🇸🇪🇩🇪 (@emmaandsports) July 6, 2022