Even with the flood of goals that we’ve seen at the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup there were still a string of standout performances from those at the back for their respective nations.

Unlike many other positions where youth came to the fore, the list of nominations for our leading goalkeeper is dominated by more experienced players who kept things tight and under control when faced with strong pressure.

Make sure to vote below for who you think should be awarded the honour of being named the Best Goalkeeper of the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup.


Nadeo Argawinata (Indonesia)

It’s been a dramatic rise for the 24-year-old keeper who only made his international debut earlier this year and who started the tournament as the third choice option.

With Syahrul Fadil starting the first match for the Garuda and then Ernando Ari the preferred option for the second it appeared that Argawinata would have to be content with a role as a backup.

Dramatically he was then thrust into the starting role when Ernando was injured in the warm-ups for the following match and he hasn’t looked back, turning in a string of fine performances that’s seen him make 16 saves from the 25 shots he’s faced whilst being dominant in the air and strong on the ground.

Chatchai Budprom (Thailand)


Having won a tight battle for the starting role, the 34-year-old was a steady presence for the War Elephants before he suffered a tournament-ending injury in the second leg of the semi-finals after racing off his line to expertly clear to safety and nullify the Vietnamese attack. 

Of the five matches he started, remarkably, he only conceded one goal, saved all but one shot that came his way and was steady with the ball at his feet. Chatchai's tears as he left the pitch on a stretcher, indicated that he knew his campaign was over. 

Kevin Hansen (Philippines)


With big shoes to fill due to the absence of Neil Etheridge, the 27-year-old showed that he was more than just a handy back-up and he’ll surely push to retain the starting role going forward.

Having started every match for the Azkals, Hansen impressed in his work both in the air and on the ground, making 18 saves from the 24 shots that came his way with that tally putting him second to only Hassan Sunny.

Hassan Sunny (Singapore)


One of only two players on our list to have started every match for their nation, the veteran was a dominant presence throughout the tournament.

His efforts in the wild semi-final loss to Indonesia will go down in folklore as he made save after save. Indeed, of the 20 saves he made in total (easily leading that category), half of them came in that one memorable match. 

Tran Nguyen Manh (Vietnam)


Playing behind a dominant defence, the 30-year-old didn’t have as much to do as most of the other 'keepers at the tournament but he was still a solid presence when called upon, making eight saves and collecting clean sheets in five of the six matches he played.

Indeed, Thai superstar Chanathip Songkrasin – who he denied from the penalty spot – was the only player to score past the Golden Star Warriors’ custodian in the tournament.