Malta’s national goalkeeper, Henry Bonello, has recorded the most saves during the European 2020 Qualifiers.
According to the official UEFA European Qualifiers statistics, Bonello has made the most saves during the tournament with a grand total of 49, ahead of Liechtenstein’s Benjamin Büchel who comes in at 48.
Bonello also ranks as Malta’s top player and comes in at the 99th best player in the whole European Qualifiers campaign. He is the only Maltese player to break the top 100, with Zach Muscat being the next at 151, followed by Joseph Mbong at 209.
His 49 saves come to an impressive average of 4.9 saves per game and his performance alone is a big reason why Malta was spared further embarrassment during the qualifiers. He also showed his grit during matchups with the Faroe Islands and Norway where he saved two penalties thanks to his size and athleticism.
Despite a disappointing run at the European Qualifiers, it’s good to see a Maltese player shine amongst the greats and this accomplishment can be considered as a victory for the nation nonetheless.