The Best award for the best goalkeeper in the world given by FIFA this Monday to the Chilean Christiane Endler is “a pride for the country,” said José Letelier, his coach in the women’s Red.
“It is very relevant, not only for women’s football, for the national team, for the country. We are not used to our athletes being awarded and at the highest level. It is a source of pride for the country and for women’s football,” Letelier said. in a video released by the Chilean federation.
Endler, 30, is the goalkeeper for Olympique de Lyon of the French women’s first division and the Chilean national team. In his career he won the French league with PSG -his previous club- in 2021 and the Copa Libertadores with Colo Colo in 2012.
Letelier highlighted “the mettle and strength” that the footballer has had to maintain herself at the high competitive level that European football demands.
“In the complex moments of his career, he has been strong to sustain himself in a plane as competitive as playing abroad,” he asserted.
Endler “is going to be an example for many goalkeepers and for many Chilean soccer players,” said Pablo Milad, president of the Chilean federation.