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The best football goalkeepers ever

The goalkeeper is the only player in football who can use his hands. They are responsible for keeping the ball out of their goal. So who are the greatest goalkeepers ever?


Lev Yashin

Lev Yashin Lev Yashin is widely considered as the greatest goalkeeper ever. The Soviet player saved 150 penalties in his entire career and is the only goalkeeper who received the European footballer of the year award. He kept almost 500 clean sheets in 812 games, an amazing number.


Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks Banks won the World Cup with England in 1966, but he is most famous for his save on a header of Pelé at the 1970 World Cup, which is widely seen as one of the greatest saves ever. Pelé was already shouting "Goal!" when Banks saved the ball out of the right corner of the goal.


Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas Casillas won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, making two crucial saves in the final in one-on-one situations against Arjen Robben. He also won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012. He has won the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper award four times.


Dino Zoff

Dino Zoff Dino Zoff is the oldest player ever to win the World Cup, he did this at age 40 with Italy in 1982. Zoff is also holding the record for longest playing time without conceding goals in international tournaments (1142 minutes).


Peter Schmeichel

Peter Schmeichel Peter Schmeichel was one of the key players of the successful Manchester United of the 90's. He helped Denmark win the 1992 European Championship with several great saves and was elected World's Best Goalkeeper the same year.


Sepp Maier

Sepp Maier Sepp Maier played his whole career for Bayern Munich, where he played along with Beckenbauer. He won three consecutive European Cups with Bayern and won the 1974 World Cup with Germany.


Peter Shilton

Peter Shilton Shilton played over 30 years as a goalkeeper, he played 125 matches for England. He was
England´s goalkeeper when Maradona scored his "hand of god" goal against them.


Oliver Kahn

Oliver Kahn Oliver Kahn won the European Cup with Germany in 1996 and earned the Golden Ball for his performance at the 2002 World Cup in which Germany lost in the final against Brazil. He also became three times IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper.


Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon Seven times Serie A goalkeeper of the year and four times IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper, Buffon proved to be a great goalkeeper. He won the World Cup in 2006 with Italy and was awarded goalkeeper of the tournament.


Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar Van der Sar won the Champions League with Ajax in 1995 and did the same 13 years later with Manchester United in 2008. Despite that he is one of the greatest goalkeepers never to win any World Cup or European Cup.

Barrowjohn   May 28, 2016 at 11:20 am
Neville Southall should be on that list. At the top.
kr   April 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm
neuer re defined the GK position. his physical and technical abilities are ahead of the others, to date. you can watch buffon,casillas, zoff, maier and all the rest and see the same level. they are good but not special.
jani   March 18, 2016 at 10:34 pm
hamid   March 18, 2016 at 10:32 pm
bradley gerber   February 29, 2016 at 11:44 am
i believe de gea is the best ever
Captain SA   February 29, 2016 at 10:58 am
I believe that Manuel Nouer is the greatest keeper ever
year of the dog   February 13, 2016 at 12:55 pm
Pumpido of Argentina may not have been amongst the best but in my opion his low trajectory kicks revolutionised ball distribution for GK's.
year of the dog   February 13, 2016 at 12:25 pm
Lev Yashins record speaks for itself and is simply phenomanal. He never played with a club that is considered amongst the elite in world football yet he managed to keep close to 500 clean sheets in 812 career matches. Add to that 150 penalty saves and a Euro title with the USSR, then one can only conclude that Lev was truly the greatest GK ever!! He played before my time and i've had the pleasure of watching many great GK'since but none better and more consistant than Gigi Buffon. Buffon has the skill,technique and temperament which stands him above the rest in my 35+ years watching football.
ims   January 12, 2016 at 4:15 am
to me : 1-yashin 2-dino zoff 3-Gordon banks 4-casillas 5-buffon 6-Peter Schmeichel 7-kahn 8-Sepp Maier 9-Manuel Neuer 10-peter shilton
victor oladokun   January 2, 2016 at 1:18 pm
peter Czech
MIPE   December 21, 2015 at 5:00 am
Gyula Grocics - Hungarian Golden Team of the 1950's - Inventor of the sweeper-keeper. How did a man that developed a style of play that is very prevalent today and a great shot stopper not get into the top ten? Was he forgotten? Easily amongst the world's best and worthy of a spot.
Franis   November 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm
Yashin,Beara,Casillas,Bufon,Schmeichel,Tomasevski,Felix,Clemence, Mazurkievich,Dasajev
Jure   November 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm
Vladimir Beara
leo messi   November 8, 2015 at 9:12 am
manual neuter is the best
Roman   November 7, 2015 at 7:13 pm
must be an english list. Banks as Number 2, very funny. And Shilton top ten is a joke. I am no friend of italian football, but I am watching world football since 50 years and for me it is clear that Buffon is No 1. He was incredible. Neuer is missing on this list. And Mayer was certainly better than Banks or Shilton. Casillas is overrated.
miki   October 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm
my god buffon is ninth it's ridicoulous
Jahan   October 11, 2015 at 3:05 pm
Manuel Neuer and Toni Schumacher
leão da ilha   October 8, 2015 at 12:58 pm
Oliver Kahn   September 30, 2015 at 10:02 pm
1. Oliver Kahn 2. Buffon 3. Yashin 4. Schmeichel 5. Luis Conejo (Costa Rica WC 90) 6. Van der Saar 7. Cech 8. Higuita 9. Benaglio 10. Leno
Slbenfica   September 6, 2015 at 1:54 am
Anthon   August 24, 2015 at 3:48 am
Where is joe hart
fairguy   July 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm
Re. Van der Sar's profile, the European Cup IS the Champion's League!!
Lorcan   July 19, 2015 at 2:08 pm
Wheres Neuer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????? if no neuer than thats no where near best top ten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Jeez!!!
BANTER   July 3, 2015 at 8:56 pm
are U fukking kidding me ?!?! obviusly the best keeper and best player of all time is betdner
TrueFootball   June 30, 2015 at 11:17 pm
Everyone says Neuer, Cech and De Gea. No one can outclass these goalkeepers. Inker Casillas should be lower but Lev Yashin should always be number one no matter what. Do your research before commenting.
Honoré   June 29, 2015 at 11:36 pm
Anokrul   June 6, 2015 at 2:36 am
Krul is really good as well
Manchester United   June 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm
Perfect but missing Manuel nuer
Martin (chico time) young   May 22, 2015 at 12:20 pm
When am fill a yeyo am the best better than goram RANGERS !! Lennoxtown young team ya bass
Mick Fawkes c-milk provos   May 22, 2015 at 12:11 pm
Danny Mcgowan is a good Goalie he plays for Frankie n Bennys in Hamilton FC the guys hands are MASSIVE! But he was born in dusseldorf Germany at the time of a chemical spilage!! So that might explain why parts of him is abnormal
callan   May 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm
JOE HART!!!!!!!!!!!
colochela   May 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Rene Higuita
Sarang Bombatkar   May 17, 2015 at 8:14 am
Buffon should be on top..followed by Iker Casillas...then de Gea...then all others
Stryper   May 2, 2015 at 4:07 pm
in my opinion they are my top 10: 1-Lev Yashin 2-Iker Casillas 3-Luigi Bufon 4-Sepp Maier 5-Ubaldo Fillol 6-Jean Marie Pfaff 7-Peter Schmeichel 8-Toni Harald Schumacher 9-Dino Zoff 10-Oliver Khan
Stryper   May 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm
in my opinion these are my top 10: 1-Lev Yashin 2-Iker Casillas 3-Luigi Bufon 4-Sepp Maier 5-Ubaldo Fillol 6-Jean Marie Pfaff 7-Peter Schmeichel 8-Toni Harald Schumacher 9-Dino Zoff 10-Oliver Khan
Me   April 30, 2015 at 12:16 pm
loxy   April 15, 2015 at 11:07 am
why no nelson dida
Jack   April 12, 2015 at 12:34 pm
Is this list a joke?
seb   April 8, 2015 at 9:21 pm
Where on earth is Mannuel Neuer. Where on earth is David De Gea. that's not top 10 that's the top 10 losers.
DrocVerse   April 5, 2015 at 5:00 am
I prefer Oliver Kahn and Thibaut Courtois

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