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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 PelÚ at the 1970 World Cup, which is widely seen as one of the greatest saves ever. PelÚ 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.

eric chee   June 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm
why don't have David Seaman in the list?
Dan    June 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm
Walter zenga
Kennedy   June 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm
Is casilas who is d best goal keeper the world have ever known
alexander    June 26, 2012 at 11:32 am
what about jose luis chilavert
oisin   June 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm
what about joe hart
Hannmyhr   June 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm
Ronnie Hellstr÷m
Toby    June 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm
i think cze is the world best goalkeeper ?
kanchu   June 23, 2012 at 4:22 am
gigi buffon
Jol   June 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm
Jack   June 14, 2012 at 12:08 am
cwicjiuwdn   June 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm
iker casillas forever.
Kaka   June 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm
Where on Earth is Jan Tomaszewski? He's definitely a Top 10 goalkeeper!
dave   June 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm
No Neville Southall??? I'd have in that list.
amit   June 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm
wat about peter chezh
sanket   June 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm
petr cezh,manuel nueur are also very good goal keepers
Mike Bailey   May 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm
Banks was only marginally better than Shilton and Clemence was only marginally below Shilton, not to mention Pat Jennings.
Eddie   April 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm
Surely Michel Preud'homme should be top 10?
Igor   April 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm
Do you know who is Vladimir Beara

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