Football is a game where most of the attention goes to the forwards. And also the midfielder for the hard hitting smashes and electrifying goals. Little or none of the credit is given to the most important man behind the nets. Be it glorious victories or shameful defeats this man is mostly unappreciated or forgotten about. The keeper. And hence here are some of the world’s best goalkeepers in football.
1. MANUEL NEUER (GERMANY & FC Bayern Munich):
Now this man is undoubtedly one of the best-looking goalkeepers. Well apart from that he has not only helped Bayern Munich conquer all five seasons but he has also been a backbone of Germany in the 2014 world cup. At the age of just 29, he is known to be the most consistent, persistent and versatile goalkeeper of all times. Thus earns a spot at no 1 position in the top 10 goalkeepers list.
2. DAVID DE GEA: (MAN UNITED & SPAIN):
And on the number 2 position in the list this very talented and most fit goalkeeper of Spain, De Gea. Known to be swift with the exact techniques required in today’s football this guy has been in the news for being switched through teams.
3. THIBAUT COURTOIS (BELGIUM & CHELSEA):
This is the man that is responsible for the glorious 2013-2014 season of Belgium when they were in knee-deep waters of defeat. Known to be the best goalkeepers of modern day football, this young man earns the 3rd spot.
4. PETR CECH (ARSENAL & CZECH REPUBLIC):
After being responsible for numerous wins for Chelsea this man was signed by Arsenal and what a decision it’s been for them. He has truly proven to be one of the best goalkeepers with his swift movements. And the right decision-making skills which are his forte.
5. HUGO LLORIS (TOTTENHAM & FRANCE):
while in France this man wasn’t as much recognized ,rather the world took a bit of time to pronounce him a hero. Once he was a part of Tottenham was when he showed bright like a diamond. Proved to be the caption who leads from the front Lloris with his skill has won hearts and matches.
6. GIANLUIGI BUFFON (ITALY & JUVENTUS):
Now this is a hero who started his career at the age of 18. And what a career graph this man is known to have. He has led his country to a world cup win and growing age just seems to be a number of this man. Said to retire after the next world cup. It’s debatable if we are talking about a good goalkeeper or the best of all times.
7. IKER CASILLAS (PORTO & SPAIN):
Among the very best of the goalkeeper in the world this man seems to be in a dark phase of this life. But his stability and determination to fight keep him going. With 165 caps, two euro cups and a word cup this man is not a one to forget about and hence on the 7th position in the list.
8. JOE HART (TORINO FC & ENGLAND):
England’s number 1 undisputed goalkeeper of all times is now in the hands of man city. This man is full of class and sass. The 28 yr old goalkeeper has about 100 clean sheets in the premier league and that gets him on the no8 spot.7.
9. CLAUDIO BRAVO (BARCELONA & CHILE):
This undisputed man was signed by Barcelona for 14 million dollars in 2014 and this moved to Manchester city in 2016. He has been the first chillen to win the 100th cap in the year of 2016 and is undoubtedly the man for most of their victories.
10. VINCENT ENYEAMA (LILLE & NIGERIA) :
This guy is a 33-year-old fellow who is not very well known agreed but his world cup victory for the African world cup in 2013 got him fame. He was also in the news for a near death experience he escaped in a car crash with only bruises. This man earns the last spot on the list of the best for mere gut and luck.