Oblak on target for his own manita

LaLiga Nobody has won five consecutive Zamora’s before


Jan Oblak is trying to write in Spanish football’s history books. A shy character who always tries to evade attention, his performances on the pitch since joining Atletico Madrid have made him impossible to overlook.

The security he brings, the miraculous saves he makes and his presence on the pitch all make him one of, if not the, most influential players at the club.

Winner of the last four Zamora trophies, Oblak has conceded just four goals in eight LaLiga Santander games this season. Only two teams, Eibar and Real Sociedad, have been able to beat him, and he’s on track to be Spain’s top goalkeeper again.

Oblak would become the first goalkeeper in LaLiga‘s history to win five Zamoras in a row, with not even Barcelona or Real Madrid‘s respective ‘keepers managing to do so in all their years of dominance.

The Slovenian is a monster. He’s kept a clean sheet in almost 60 percent of his games and only Lionel Messi‘s Barcelona can boast a record of beating him regularly.

“I have things to improve,” Oblak told MARCA this past summer in Orlando, revealing the secret behind his success.

Never happy to settle and always looking to better himself, Oblak is already arguably the best goalkeeper around.

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