By G9ija

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said he thinks it is “impossible” for a goalkeeper to win the best footballer award, Ballon d’Or.

The goalkeeper finished seventh in the men’s ranking and won the Yashim trophy as the best goalkeeper of the year in a ceremony organised by France Football in Paris on Monday

Despite his impressive role in Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League and La Liga triumphs last season, the 30-year-old placed seventh behind teammate Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane, Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe in the final shortlist.