What is the Golden Glove award at the FIFA Women’s World Cup?
At the conclusion of each Women’s FIFA World Cup, in addition to the championship trophy, several individual awards are presented. Since the 2003 edition of the World Cup, an award has been given to honor the goalkeeper considered to be the best in the tournament. In 2003 and 2007, the award was simply known as the Best Goalkeeper Award. In 2011, it was renamed the Golden Glove Award, which is the name it is known by today. While no awards were presented in 1999, two goalkeepers were named to the first All-Star team following the tournament. There was no All-Star team after the first two Women’s World Cups in 1991 or 1995.
While Gao Hung of China and Briana Scurry of the United States were named to the aforementioned All-Star team in 1999, the first official winner of the Best Goalkeeper/Golden Glove award was Silke Rotenberg of Germany at the 2003 tournament in the United States. Germany’s Nadine Enger won back-to-back best goalkeeper awards for Germany at the 2007 tournament in China, before Hope Solo of the United States won the first Golden Glove award in 2011 in Germany. Solo became the first and still only two-time winner of the award when she won her second straight Golden Glove in 2015 in Canada. The most recent Golden Glove Award winner is Sari van Veenendaal, who became the first Dutch goalkeeper to win the award in 2019 in France.
FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Glove Award Champion
|Golden Glove Award
|Sari van Veenendaal
Frequently Asked Questions
Who won the last FIFA Womens World Cup Golden Glove Award(2023)?
The most recent World Cup, hosted by Australia and New Zealand in 2023, was won by the Spain and Mary Earps won Golden Glove Awards with 3 clean sheets.
Who won the most FIFA Womens World Cup Golden Glove Award?
Hop Solo became the first and still only two-time winner of the award when she won her second straight Golden Glove in 2015 in Canada.
Who won the last FIFA Womens World Cup Golden Glove Award(2019)?
The most recent World Cup, hosted by France in 2019, was won by the United States and Sari van Vennendaal won Golden Glove Awards with 3 clean sheets.