• Thursday Apr 27, 2017

    Pachuca’s Blanco grasps SCCL Golden Glove

    Alfonso Blanco receives the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Golden Glove award after helping Pachuca to the SCCL title on April 26, 2017, in Pachuca, Mexico. (Photo: Straffon Tmages)

    PACHUCA, Mexico – Alfonso Blanco was named winner of the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League’s Golden Glove award after helping Pachuca to its fifth CONCACAF title on Wednesday, prevailing over Tigres 2-1 on aggregate.

    The 29-year-old played in every minute of the Tuzos’ 10 games, allowing eight goals and posting six shutouts.

    He is the fourth Mexican to take home the prize in the five times it has been presented.

    Golden Glove winners

    2008/09 - 2011/12: not awarded
    2012/13: Oswaldo Sanchez, Santos
    2013/14: Alfredo Talavera, Toluca
    2014/15: Evan Bush, Impact de Montreal
    2015/16: Hugo Gonzalez, Club America
    2016/17: Alfonso Blanco, Pachuca

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