Wednesday, November 11, 2015


In any football match, the goalkeeper’s role determines the fortune of the game. There are many goal-keepers across the globe who have made wonderful performances. Such individuals have played a great role towards the winning of their teams. The above are the best goalkeepers that have shown outstanding abilities.


10. Victor Valdés Arribas:

                                  
Victor is a Spanish footballer who is currently the goalkeeper of Manchester United; an English football club, where he joined in January 2015. He played for F.C. Barcelona in La Liga for quite some time. He is considered to be one of the best in the history of the club, having appeared in over 500 official games for the club and won about 21 major titles, including 3 UEFA Champions League championships and 6 La Liga titles. He has also won the highly coveted Zamora Trophy 5 times.

9. David De Gea Quintana:

                                                         
 
This is another Spanish professional footballer, currently the goalkeeper for Manchester United and the Spanish national team. He started his career with Atlatico Madrid where he rose through the club’s academy system before his senior debut which was in 2009. He was made the first-choice Atletico’s goalkeeper and helped the team to win both the UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA League in 2010. His performance is what caught the attention of his current club, Manchester United, where he joined in June 2011. In 2013, he won one Premier League medal and made over 100 appearances.

8. Diego López Rodriguez:
                                   
He is a Spanish footballer who is currently the goalkeeper for A.C. Milan; an Italian club. He played for Real Madrid for 7 years under contract, which added to his professional football portfolio in La Liga. During this time, he appeared in 230 official games for 5 consecutive seasons.


7. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen:
                          

Stegen is a 21 years old German footballer who has created history in the game. He is the goalkeeper for the Spanish club; FC Barcelona where he joined in 2014. After 4 seasons in the Bundesliga, he made 108 league appearances. In his first season (in Spain) he won the treble while playing for Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League and COPA del Rey.

6. Morgan De Sanctis:
                                                       
            
He is an Italian football player who is currently the goalkeeper for A.S Roma; an Italian football club. He played 6 matches for the Italian national team and was later included in squads for the EURO 2012, EURO 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World-Cup.

5. Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois:
                                        
He is a Belgian who plays for the Belgium national team and Chelsea club as a goalkeeper. He is a young, attractive and stout player ranking among the top 10 best football players. He won the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Ricardo Zamora Trophies. In 2011, Thibaut made his senior international debut. During the 2014 World-Cup, he played for Belgium. Courtois has so far earned more than 30 caps.

4. Petr Čech:

                               
             
He is a Czech professional footballer playing as a goalkeeper for the Czech-Republic National team and Chelsea football club. In the history of his country’s national team, Čech is the second most crowned player with 114 caps. He also represented his country at the FIFA World Cup in 2006 as well as the 2012, 2008 and 2004 European Championships. He received the best goalkeeper individual award in 2007-2008, 2006-2007 and 2004 -2005 UEFA Champions League seasons. He has given a consistent and continuous performance in the FA cup and Premier League.

3. Hugo Lloris:
                                  
This French professional footballer is the goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur club and is currently the France national team’s captain. He is a 3-time winner of the UNFP and ligue-1 “goalkeeper of the year” award. He is a great player who has shown exemplary performance especially in the world-cup games. He is known for good decision-making and speed.

2. Manuel Peter Neuer:
                                    
This is a German professional footballer playing as a goalkeeper for the German national team and Bayern Munich club. He is mainly known for his excellent shot-stopping abilities and quick reflexes. He has a great record of saving his club from defeats with his outstanding defense. He played for German in the 2014 world cup where his team won. He has also won the Golden Glove award.


1. Best Goalkeepers in the World – Gianluigi Buffon:
                                         
                                                  
He is an Italian goalkeeper playing for the Italy national team and is currently the captain of Juventus club. He is the most crowned player in the Italian national team’s history with 148 caps. He is considered the best goalkeeper in the world. He is known for his extra ordinary shot-stopping capabilities. He is also a vocal defense organizer. He is very sharp and eminent with his caliber. Buffon has been named the goalkeeper of the year in Serie for 9 times. He has also received the Yashin award, the UEFA-club “footballer of the year” award among others.

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