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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.

nicole   September 23, 2012 at 11:53 pm
i would defiantely think they would have put manuel neuer on this list because he is an amazing goalie better then oliver kahn because he always yelled at everything and... it just doesnt fit.
obed   September 23, 2012 at 12:31 am
what about F.Barthez
safh   September 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Lev Yashin is clearly the best goalkeeper in history. Iker Casillas is the actual best goalkeeper of the world, he's exceptional skilled and he is breaking every record, he should be placed second best in history just after Yashin. If he keeps playing like this and improving (especially his exits) he might even surpass Yashin in a near future. Gianluigi Buffon and Van Der Sarr shouldn't be there in top 10, as they are/were many better than them, just to name a few (in no particular order); Fabio Cudicini, Albertosi, Jan Tomaszewski, Petr Cech (before the head injury) etc.
lev yashin   September 20, 2012 at 1:53 am
you dont know lev yashin. He was the best goalkeeper. he was the best.
nil_dubz19   September 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm
who the heck is lev yashin Banks deserves the win
joe   September 13, 2012 at 9:58 am
joe hart best forever
Lina   September 4, 2012 at 11:50 pm
Turkey Rüştü Rençber , Brazil Claudio Taffarel ,İtaly Dino zoff
Dark Ocean   September 3, 2012 at 1:25 am
:) and Rinat Dasaev
Kunal   August 31, 2012 at 10:33 am
Hugo Llories is also one of the best and as well as Neuer
brownie12   August 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm
pepe reina is the best in england but i support newcastle so it has to be harper lol
brownie12   August 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm
iam a keeper and i know casillas is not the best its buffon hes more experianced and has more agility.,aka ayeniowa   August 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm
Van der sar is d best & de gea in england
konic adam   August 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm
your right about that roflcopter
konic adam   August 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm
lala   August 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm
Rüştü Rençber Turkey
Ali kahlown   August 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm
yashin is the best goalkeeper in the history and we all know that......
hussain karamat   August 14, 2012 at 10:03 am
hey casillas u r the greatest goalkeeper....................
Jerry   August 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm
Iker Casillas ur the BEST GOALKEEPER...
Roflcopter   August 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm
And Valdes sucks, anyone who mentions modern goalkeepers besides Casillas, Buffon, and Neuer are fucking stupid. No goalkeepers today are that good, the defenders are what make the keepers.
Roflcopter   August 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm
Everyone is spelling petr cech wrong. I hate chelsea but even I can spell petr fucking cech
daniel   August 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm
ruud van neisteorly and geoff hurst should be we know each others name.
James   July 30, 2012 at 4:49 am
Hans van Breukelen!!! Class!!
James   July 30, 2012 at 4:32 am
What about dino zoff
James   July 30, 2012 at 4:29 am
What about René Higuita!!
:)   July 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm
Where's Seaman
Chelsea    July 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm
Petr Cech is the best !!!!!!!!!
John   July 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm
Petr Cech is the best
jad   July 26, 2012 at 7:29 am
van der sar,buffon and cassilas should be out!
jad   July 26, 2012 at 7:27 am
where the hell is claudio tafarel? and thomas ravelli?as well as michel preud'homme?
swoops   July 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm
casilas too is one of the best goalkeeper in the world
Mr X   July 20, 2012 at 1:33 am
name   July 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm
victor valdes should defernetly be in the top ten and were is julio cesar and casillas should be 7th best
Casi   July 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm
Where is The Undertaker?
King razzy   July 8, 2012 at 8:02 am
what about my peter czech
Jesse   July 8, 2012 at 12:25 am
peter where r u
Sam   July 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm
Sam   July 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm
dude! r u blind? cassilass is the best
bojan   July 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm
where is bert trautmann ??
petar pan   July 6, 2012 at 11:59 am
who ranked buffon 9th???? he should be in the first three
jules   July 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm
top 10 goalkeepers ever must include the phenomenon Jean-Marie Pfaff from Belgium!

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