Saves Made from Outside Box
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Emiliano Martínez joined Aston Villa in September 2020, making the move to the Midlands after spending 10 years at Arsenal. The Argentinian became an instant hit with the fans, saving a penalty on his Premier League debut and keeping a clean sheet as Villa beat Sheffield United.
Martínez went on to play every minute of the league campaign, equalling Brad Friedel's club-record of 15 shut-outs in a top-flight season. His form won him the Supporters' Player of the Season award to cap his debut campaign at the club.
The goalkeeper has gone on to rack up over 100 appearances in a Villa shirt, captaining the side when called upon.
Martínez's appearance on the international stage coincided with his move to Villa, and his star has continued to rise since the ‘keeper made his international debut in June 2021 against Chile in World Cup qualifying.
He went on to enjoy a memorable Copa América that summer, clinching the trophy with Argentina, ending their 28-year wait, and also scooping the Golden Glove Award. He won Finalissima with La Albiceleste at Wembley in June 2022 before celebrating the biggest night of his football career as he lifted the World Cup with Argentina in December.
The Aston Villa No.1 got his hands on the most cherished prize in world football following an enthralling final victory over France and, with it, picked up the Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper of the tournament.