Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, the first choice goalkeeper for FC Barcelona, has been named the 2022–23 season’s La Liga MVP.
As a result of his heroics, which included keeping 26 clean sheets and only allowing 18 goals in 38 games, he was awarded the best player of the season.
Ter Stegen was able to win the prize despite stiff opposition from players like Antoine Griezmann and Robert Lewandowski.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen becomes the first goalkeeper since Jan Oblak to have won this award.
According to a statement from FC Barcelona:
“Marc is non-negotiable.” Xavi Hernandez has made this clear time and again in his press conferences. The Barcelona style of play has always been based on a goalkeeper who can get the ball into play with his feet, and there are few, if any, people who can that quite as well as Marc-Andre ter Stegen. He made a staggering 1,225 passes in La Liga 2022/23. That ranks him eighth in the whole team! Ahead of some of the regular outfield players. For a goalkeeper, that is quite extraordinary.
“There is simply no question about it. Ter Stegen is the perfect goalkeeper for Barcelona. In a season with so many tight, low-scoring games, he has been the most decisive player in the whole squad. Even more so than any forwards. In fact, we could go as far to say that he was the MVP of the whole league season. Marc, thank you for everything!”