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Is Iker Casillas the best goalkeeper in history?

Is Iker Casillas the best goalkeeper in history?

Iker Casillas is not having a last two seasons easy. Real Madrid goal accumulates substitution after substitution in the league and has hardly Cup matches, Champions and selection to pick up pace. But nevertheless, not so their performance seems collapse. Last week ended a long unbeaten run that kept him 952 without conceding a goal. An impressive record that leads us to consider the question. Is Iker Casillas the best goalkeeper in history? What if it is not, Who would exceed?

Data held, few goalkeepers in the history accumulate much merit. Iker has won a World Cup, 2 Eurocopas, 2 Champions, 5 League and Cup among many other titles, as well as an Zamora. It has been awarded the prize for best goalkeeper in the world according to IFFHS from 2008 al 2012 uninterruptedly. Numbers on the table, no other goalkeeper can accumulate such statistical contributions.

Casillas always seems to meet.
Casillas always seems to meet.

Quick reflexes, excellent in the hand to hand and a specialist in stopping penalty kicks, Few goalkeepers can argue the honorary title of best goalkeeper in football history. maybe, if they could do the Black Spider, Peter Schemeichel o Guianluigi Buffon. The Russian goal is for conditions the best ever. Only goalkeeper Golden Ball (1963) He was lithe, with a great sense of anticipation, safe, Quick, It went well above and transmitting security that says the 326 matches in 270 the goal just to 0, partly, because it was an excellent goalkeeper stopping penalties. Won Euro 1960 and the Olympic Games 1956, his resume is certainly impressive but without Casillas, While feet high and was slightly higher than in Mostoles.

Schemeichel also treasures a European Championship (1988) and nothing more and nothing less than five Premier. Strong, charismatic, very quick reflexes, Danish barely had weaknesses (He came up to mark), except for the fact of having failed to have never done much in World Cup.

Schmeichel was capable of flying squads.
Schmeichel was capable of flying squads.

And it did so in a big way, Buffon who won the World 2006 and it has played two late Euro. A genius of the goal voted best goalkeeper of the past 25 years by the IFFHS like all these monsters just have weaknesses, perhaps beyond not being very effective in the release from the spot.

Gordon Banks, Amadeo Carrizo, Edwin Van der Saar, José Luis Chilavert, Dino Zoff or German Sepp Maier and Oliver Khan could also be contenders for the throne of best goalkeeper in history. But nevertheless, one last argument looks out on screen: none was as decisive in decisive matches, at important moments. Stops ninth in Glasgow after leaving alternate, penalties to Italy at Euro 2008 or to Portugal 2012 and above all, one on one saved Robben served to give titles. maybe, none was so questioned, but maybe, none was as key as it must be.

Which is worth a stop World.
Which is worth a stop World.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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