The ten best goalkeepers in the world ever

The ten best goalkeepers in the world ever

They are often the forgotten. The saving games and just take headlines. No score goals, They do not make impossible turns but few good teams have won major titles without a good goalkeeper under the posts. Precisely, find out who the top ten goalkeepers in history is the topic to be discussed in the next post. Of different nationalities, with different characteristics and different times, launched here which we believe are the ten best goalkeepers in football history, always with due respect for those who are not listed as Higuita, Schemeichel, Jean-Marie Pfaff and many others:

1- Lev Yahsin: Black Spider tops the list this peculiar. He does it because he was a pioneer, a big star and the only goalkeeper to have been able to Golden Ball. High Security, agile by low, with great leadership qualities this Russian myth that going for ice hockey goalie is recognized almost unanimously as the best ever. He played 326 parties which left the door to 0 in 270. He stopped over 150 penalties. Always dressed in black, They say it was the first to wear gloves routinely, which however, It is not quite correct.

The best goalkeeper in history, Black Spider.
The best goalkeeper in history, Black Spider.

2- Gordon Banks: the author of the “Stop century” to Pele. English is a goalkeeper is rare and even more to be one of the best ever. But Gordon Banks can tutear any the sticks. And all this, despite playing in Leicester, his great handicap in his long career. Banks was quick and very safe with reflections, as both banks of England.

3- Gianluigi Buffon: world champion 2006, Gigi is a life insurance that has been designated up to four times best goalkeeper in the world. Alto, sober, friend and foe effectiveness of showmanship, there are many who consider that with Zoff is the best Italian goalkeeper in history. Only, no weaknesses, which is your worst stopping the penalty.

4- Michel Preud'homme: big words for this Belgian goalkeeper of the decade of the 80 Y 90. Agile, fast very fast and that blocaba not cleared. Possibly, a more technical archer who has given the world of football with compatriot Jean-Marie Pfaff, one of the men who should be on this list. A porter who gave itself tournaments like this Recopa of 88 with Mechelen. They called him Saint, It was something.

The great Belgian star of the year 80.
The great Belgian star of the year 80 alongside fellow Plaff.

5- Iker Casillas: another saint or “santo”, European champions Spain twice and two with Real Madrid. Winning World, always starring role. His hands have done miracles when they needed their equipment. A goalkeeper with great reflexes, almost unbeatable in one-to one that conveys the feeling of making impossible stops.

6- Ladislao Mazurkiewicz: Black Spider in his farewell match put his gloves on a transfer of power. It was not be for lowerly. Ladislao Mazurkiewicz was lithe, fast with very good reflexes and architect of so many titles won by Peñarol, among them, Copa Libertadores. Voted best goalkeeper of the World Cup 70, It is considered the best goalkeeper in South America.

South America has also given great goalkeepers.
South America has also given great goalkeepers.

7- Amadeo Raul Carrizo: the best Argentine goalkeeper in history was one of the pioneers in innovative techniques and strategies in office Goalkeeper, such as leaving their area to participate in the defense; launched at the foot of the opponent to snatch the ball in attack and use kick goal to start a counter.

8- Ricardo Zamora: the best goalkeeper of early twentieth century and the first media footballing happened from Barcelona to Real Madrid. 2 Suspenders, 5 Glasses and a quarterfinal World Cup 34 make the best of his record. But nevertheless, but his record, The remarkable thing was his work. Costumes to the last of the day, impossible stops (He was the inventor of the zamorana), pioneer in using gloves…There were two doormen: San Pedro Zamora in heaven and on earth. With that, is all that.

9- Oliver Khan: German School has made great goalkeepers throughout history. Andreas Kopke, Bodo Illgner, Sepp Maier or are considered all authentic figures of the German goal. But nevertheless, above them, There was a German blonde with contorted gesture that terrorized the front. It was strong, spectacular and effective. So to win the prize of best player in the World 2002 and to give a Champions Bayern after stopping a decisive penalty.

10- José Luis Chilavert: Besides being an outstanding goalkeeper, It has a curious record. It is the goalkeeper's goalscorer with 62 goals in 737 matches. Specialist kicks and penalties thanks to his hard shot with his right leg, the sticks was sober, excellent in the air balls and really excellent at stopping shots midway.

Chilavert played in the World 1998 in which the star of his country. This image corresponds to the World 2002.

Best goalkeepers in the Twentieth Century by the IFFHS:

1. Lev Yashin Soviet Union 1002
2. Gordon Banks England 717
3. Dino Zoff Italy 661
4. Josef Maier Germany 456
5. Ricardo Zamora Spain 443
6. José Luis Chilavert Paraguay 373
7. Peter Schmeichel Denmark 291
8. Peter Shilton England 196
9. Frantisek Planicka Czecho-Slovakia 194
10. Amadeo Raul Carrizo Argentina 192
11. Gilmar dos Santos Neves Brazil 160
12. Ladislao Mazurkiewicz Uruguay 144
13. Patrick Jennings Northern Ireland 132
14. Ubaldo Fillol Matildo Argentina 121
15. Antonio Carbajal Mexico 105
16. Jean-Marie Pfaff Belgium 95
17. Rinat Dasaev Soviet Union 89
18. Gyula Grosics Hungary 87
19. Thomas Ravelli Sweden 66
20. Walter Zenga Italy 62
21. Vladimir Beara Yugoslavia 59
22. Michel Preud'homme Belgium 57
23. Harald Schumacher Germany 51
24. Rudolf Hiden Austria 50
25. Ivo Viktor Czecho-Slovakia 44
26. Frank Victor Swift England 43
27. Hugo Orlando Gatti Argentina 40
28. Jorge Campos Mexico 37
29. Edwin van der Sar The Netherlands 36
Roque Gaston Máspoli Uruguay 36
Thomas N'Kono Cameroon 36
32. José René Higuita Colombia 33
Joseph Antonio Bell Cameroon 33
34. Andoni Zubizarreta Spain 32
35. Emerson Lion Brazil 29
Jan Tomaszewski Poland 29
37. Johannes Franciscus van Breukelen The Netherlands 27
Walter Zeman Austria 27
39. Mohammed Al-Deayea Saudi Arabia 25
40. Giampiero Combi Italy 23
41. Naser Hejazi Iran 21
42. Neville Southall Wales 20
43. Badou Zaki Morocco 19
44. Andreas Köpke Germany 17
Ronnie Hellström Sweden 17
46. Jürgen Croy DDR 15
Sadok Attouga Tunisia 15


The 100 best goalkeepers from 1987 a 2012 according to IFFH own:

Goalie nationality points
1. Gianluigi Buffon Italy 226
2. Iker Casillas Spain 213
3. Edwin van der Sar The Netherlands 201
4. Peter Schmeichel Denmark 179
5. Oliver Kahn Germany 162
6. Petr Cech Czech Republic 154
7. José Luis Chilavert Felix Paraguay 146
8. Walter Zenga Italy 132
Andoni Zubizarreta Spain 132
10. Claudio André Mergen Taffarel Brazil 130
11. Michel Preud'homme Belgium 124
12. Fabien Barthez France 115
13. David Seaman England 114
14. Nélson de Jesus Silva and "Dida" Brazil 109
15. Vitor Manuel Martins Bay Portugal 94
16. Gianluca Pagliuca Italy 90
17. Francesco Toldo Italy 82
Victor Valdes Spain 82
19. Jens Lehmann Germany 81
20. Julio Cesar Soares Espíndola Brazil 76
21. Bodo Illgner Germany 71
Johannes Franciscus van Breukelen The Netherlands 71
23. Roberto Carlos Abbondanzieri Argentina 68
24. Sergio Javier Goycochea Argentina 66
25. Andreas Köpke Germany 64
26. Jorge Campos Mexico 62
Peter Shilton England 62
28. Thomas Ravelli Sweden 61
29. Rinat Dasaev Russia 57
30. Angelo Peruzzi Italy 56
Neville Southall Wales 56
32. José Manuel Reina Spain 54
33. Rogerio price Brazil 53
34. Jose Santiago Canizares Spain 51
35. Jean-Marie Pfaff Belgium 49
36. Jerzy Dudek Poland 48
37. Igor Akinfeev Russia 47
38. Oscar Eduardo Cordoba Colombia 38
Bernard Lama France 38
40. Patrick Bonner Ireland 36
Timothy Matthew Howard USA 36
Manuel Neuer Germany 36
43. Justo Wilmar Villar Paraguay 34
44. Dmitry Kharin Russia 33
45. Sebastiano Rossi Italy 32
46. Nestor Muslera Fernando Uruguay 29
47. Gregory Coupet France 28
Harald Schumacher Germany 28
49. Rüstü Recber Turkey 27
50. Cone, Luis Gabrias Costa Rica 26
Maarten Stekelenburg The Netherlands 26
Armelino Donizetti Quagliato "Zetti" Brazil 26
53. José Francisco Cevallos Ecuador 25
Hugo Lloris France 25
55. Christian Abbiati Italy 24
Andonios Nikopolidis Hellas 24
Erik Thorstvedt Norway 24
58. René Adler Germany 23
59. Bradlay Howard Friedel USA 21
60. Carlos Roa Argentina 19
Patricio Armando Toledo Chile 19
62. Séamus John James Given Ireland 17
Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis Brazil 17
Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Mexico 17
Andrés Palop Spain 17
66. Ricardo Alexandre Martins Soares Pereira Portugal 16
67. Heurelho da Silva Gomes Brazil 15
Timo Hildebrand Germany 15
Eike Immel Germany 15
Stefan Klos Germany 15
Boris Mihaylov Bulgaria 15
René Müller DDR 15
73. Héctor Fabián Carini Uruguay 14
Andrew Goram Scotland 14
Charles Joseph John Hart England 14
Drazan Ladić Croatia 14
77. Juan Carlos Henao Colombia 13
Petr Kouba Czech Republic 13
Woon-Jae Lee Republic of Korea 13
Jan Stejskal Czech Republic 13
Badou Zaki Morocco 13
82. Roberto Oscar Bonano Argentina 12
Roberto Fernández Paraguay 12
Joseph Młynarczyk Poland 12
Oswaldo Sánchez Mexico 12
Mark Schwarzer Australia 12
Stevan Stojanovic Yugoslavia 12
88. Mohamed Abullaziz Al-Deayea Saudi Arabia 11
stanislav Cherchesov Russia 11
Alain Gouaméné Ivory Coast 11
Magnus Hedman Sweden 11
Gabor Kiraly Hungary 11
Luca Marchegiani Italy 11
ruslan Nigmatullin Russia 11
95. Fernando Harry Álvez Uruguay 10
Carlo Cudicini Italy 10
Doni "Doni" Brazil 10
Vincent Enyeama Nigeria 10
Samir Handanovič Slovenia 10
Andreas Isaksson Sweden 10
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Julio Muñoz

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