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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.

M. Neuer   November 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm
I should at least be 6th!!!
L.Messi   November 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm
No this is wrong rating. No1 Goal keeper is ROnaldo CR7
madrid 4 ever    November 1, 2014 at 7:31 am
Casillas has won many things 4 his team.Also 4 his club. Only some match can't change the history. Show some respect to our SAN IKER!!!!
Masoud   October 31, 2014 at 3:28 pm
All you are blind! Casillas is the best forever not others he should be no. 1'!!!!!!!!!!'"!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
benberkovic   October 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm
WHERE IS ROGERIO CENI???? he is the best!
saskata   October 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm
Ники "Малката перука" Михайлов Niki "Wig Jr." Mihaylov
918/6   October 15, 2014 at 1:03 am
COSMIN1705   October 14, 2014 at 8:57 pm
COSMIN1705   October 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm
Lucas    October 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm
Oh my God Gigi Buffon has created such a golden history in world football.Everyone's lips speaks Gigi Buffon as legendary history maker goalkeeper......
suraz    October 10, 2014 at 8:56 am
Yea Buffon is so much famous in Asia....Everyone is talking about Buffon all the time......
sim chez   October 10, 2014 at 8:50 am
I am also goalkeeper in Turkish team in my point of view ,Buffon is the best goalkeeper of 21 1st century ,that I have ever seen such an excellent goalkeeper......
Anshul   October 6, 2014 at 9:08 pm
You guys dont know anything about the olden times. Youre just saying about the present time. Lev Yashin is clearly the best
Bob de blobvis   October 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm
Van der sar is forever the best
Jojo   October 1, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Van der sar is the best
Johan Berg   September 29, 2014 at 8:36 pm
Thomas Ravelli !!
TSK9   September 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Iker Casillas is a good goalkeeper, we know that he was the best for 5 years, but Mohamed this is not a reason to consider that he is the best GK Ever, and no, he didn't rule goalkeeping since 1999, don't forget other great GK's like Van Der Sar, Buffon, Oliver Kahn(he deserves to be 2nd in this list)... But for Lev Yashin, yes he deserves to be the best GoalKeeper ever, cause he has teh best ratio of cleen sheets (Casillas is 2nd) and also he is the only GoalKeeper in history to gain Ballon D'Or (in 1963) Furthermore, he was named by FIFA the best GK in the XX century
Mohammed Yaseen   September 16, 2014 at 10:21 pm
yo dudes, you are criticising Casillas for having one bad tournament !! you forgot , it was he, who ruled the goalkeepers since 1999... you probably only hate him because he never let your favourite team score against him :P
Yaseen   September 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Dont care what u'll say but definitely its San Iker Casillas B|
sdd   September 14, 2014 at 9:32 pm
This list is right except of Casillas who doesnt deserve such high place. Yes top 10 maybe but 3rd? I dont think so. Yashin will always be the best no doubt.
Lucas   September 1, 2014 at 6:50 am
Manuel neuer is the worlds best goalkeeper
Neuer   August 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm
Neuer should be NO'3 :D
rahul   August 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm
van der sar should have been the best
Trip   August 1, 2014 at 5:26 pm
Or Tim Howard. Great game against Belgium. He is hands down one of the greats also one of my idols.
Trip   August 1, 2014 at 5:23 pm
Joe Hart should be up there for England or Manchester City. Watch his film great goalie and my idol right now.
Jordan Ibrahim   July 29, 2014 at 12:02 am
Manuel Neuer is one of the best goalie's in our times now, but Yashin is best of Soccer history
Dan   July 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm
Yashin is the best
ellyochieng   July 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm
oliver kahn is definitely the best
Starkey   July 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm
Kahn HAS TO BE number 1! There really shouldn't be any doubts here
SOCCERFAN   July 24, 2014 at 1:26 am
Casillas, what a joke...
azzurri   July 21, 2014 at 3:25 am
Casillas shouldnt be in this list..wc 2014 already told who is he exactly..thats all..
Lol Matthew   July 20, 2014 at 7:10 pm
Matt you probably never watched football until that US game. Tim Howard is a great keeper I admit for Everton for a LONG time. But these guys; Kahn, Casillas, Van Der Sar, Yashin, Buffon are far greater. Jens Lehmann, etc
Junior   July 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Best goalkeeper has got to be Manuel Neuer
Abigail   July 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm
no other goalkeeper is better than neuer
Allen Naorem   July 14, 2014 at 12:22 am
Oliver Kahn!!!!! Then Neuer :)
Rob   July 13, 2014 at 9:23 pm
Jan van Beveren!!!!
Abigail   July 13, 2014 at 4:51 am
Manuel Neuer will be the best goalkeeper until he retires dudes don't care what ya'll say but Neuer is the best keeper of all time.
Paul Stephano   July 13, 2014 at 12:33 am
Hey you are all Blind ???? THE BEST GOALKEEPER ALL TIMES IS MANUEL NEUER !!!!!!!!!!!
armen   July 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm
you need to see yashin game to understand how fantastic was he.nobody even stands close to him.
ekay101   July 9, 2014 at 3:05 am
ROGERIO CENI - scored more goals than any other goalkeeper in the world... RESPECT

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