Top Ten Football (Soccer) Goalkeepers

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The Top Ten

Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas is so short compared to Van der Sar and other top goalies. Yet he still can dive and block shots better than most. That's why he is the best goalie in the world.
Casillas is the best goalkeeper the world has ever seen. He can save shots from any angle. He has been in Madrid since 1999 and he is my inspiration and that s why I love him so much and that s why he is my NUMBER ONE!
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2Gianluigi Buffon
He's the best goalkeeper ever seen... He deserve to be the number 1 on the list as he deserve to be a number 1 in the world.
Buffon well be the best and is always the best, better than casillas, casillas just happens to be in a good team, that doesn't make him good!
Simply the best. Maybe his skills are in par with that legendary Ravelli, but still I'll choose buffon over him
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3Edwin van der Sar
Van Der Sar... Is an inspiration...
Van Der Sar Living Legend...
He Is World Class Goalkeeper...
The Flying Dutchman...
The underrated flying Dutchman. His inhuman reaction speed and eye-hand/leg coordination are incredible. Not to mention his solid kick.
Nice player
He really showed how goalkeeping is done go go van der sar
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4Petr Cech
Great goal keeper. Has proved himself in coming back from a serious injury and still playing at a high level.
there is no one like cech, he is chelsea's best and best in the world
he definitely gets my vote
He is the best, he saves a lot of goals then punts then chelsea scores and they hug Cech
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5Peter Schmeichel
The Great Dane, a Man. United Legend, was the one who helped United to win the the Trebel in 1999(Premier League, FA Cuppen and Champions League)and helped the national Danish team to win the European Cup in 1992, and he made the saves look easy when took it, Best Keeper in History :).
Man United Legend
I was just 2 years when he retired but still inspired by his videos!
He is very good goalkeeper he most save in Manchester united. And is very good goalkeeper in Denmark. He is very good goalkeeper in Manchester united and Denmark I like Peter Schmeichel. He is very good goalkeeper
Ever time
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6Oliver Kahn
he kept three penalties in the champions league final 2001 against valencia
2002 world cup German side was no doubt the worst German side ever and the only reason they got to the final was because of heroics from their captain Kahn
He is best goalkeeper in germany.
He won best player and best goal keeper in world cup 2002 at korea japan
He is the first goalkeeper to earn an golden ball
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7Manuel Neuer
Has anyone forgotten how good this boy is? Maybe not number one, but I thin certainly worthy of a top ten or something!


11th we can do so much better I mean iker casillas at first. We should swap casillas and neuer
Why is he seventh, he should at least be no.3, he won the golden glove in 2014 world cup Brazil, best German player of the year and he's one of the three best contenders to get best player in Europe.
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8Lev Yashin
This guy revolutionized the keeping position. before him the keeper was just a final defender, with him, the keeper became something more which was a vital player in any team. he holds a huge record of clean sheets and is simply the the black spider as he would not let anything beyond him and into the net.
Greatest goalkeeper to ever live. So far, Lev Yashin is the only goalkeeper to have ever received the Player of the Year Award. No one else on this list has managed that feat! Also, the rest of the Soviet team at the time were only half-decent, while all these other goalkeepers play for fanatstic teams with brilliant defenders. BEST KEEPER EVER!
Hes so good they made an award named after him
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9Guillermo Ochoa
Dude get on it he is the best and he is 22 he is still young
Best goalie he is the reason stars didn't lose against the world masters because he saved so many shots from Messi and drogbra yesterday at miami. That is why he is going to lead Mexico and his team to victory again in the gold cup like 2011 when Mexico won the gold cup against usa.
he is only 22 and he is leading his tem to the world cup
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10Joe Hart
Joe is a brilliant young goalkeeper- home grown in the best tradition- started his career with Shrewsbury Town.
The best is yet to come!
He is young and great just wait and he will be king
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The Contenders

11Dino Zoff
The oldest man to lead italy to glory
Back then dino zoff was the best

12Gordon Banks
won the world cup in 66. lost an eye and still produced sick saves. Greatest ever. Watch some clips
How? Just how is he not in the top 3 with Lev Yashin?
I love his will power


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Reina is the heart of liverpool F.C.
Cassilas and reina led spain to victory
Spain has such awesome players
And reina is definitely one of them
Reina is the second best Spanish Goalkeeper and there isn't much difference between him and Casillas. If you are a Liverpool fan then only you would know the kind of saves he pulled off in some matches.
To me best keeper in the prem, when he would leave liverpool, and I know that there are many TOP goal keepers around and when I say that, I mean Very good keepers like neure and lloris but when he leaves how can I put this... One of a kind goalkeeper without doubt he deserves to be in the top ten =)
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I love him.. He's so awesome
Plus he's from Barcelona! Laugh out loud!
I love him, my father loves him, my brothers love him
My sister loves him
And my mommy loves him
And the whole world loves him!
We all love him
Victor Valdes rules he the best goalkeeper ever and plays for the best team ever BARCELONA with Valdes and Messi Barcelona undefeatable
In 20 years it'll be victor valdes young goalkeepers study to improve their game.

San iker, buffon, neuer are all fantastic and maybe even better than VV in some ways, but the amount of responsibility valdes shoulders for Barcelona is underappreciated and the hallmark of a truly revolutionary keeper
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15Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh
Behtarin darvazebane 20 sale akhir team melli
I think the best footballer of soccer is Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh. He is the could be said as the king of football he is the number 1 player in the world of football. His shots are marvelous shots in the world. There is no way to defeat him
He best goal keeper
He was one of the best goal keepers in asia, in addition his the best goal keeper in iranian football history! He was a confidence bomb in iranian national team!
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He IS a legend, he IS the best goalkeeper, he STOPPED almost all the shoots from any angle, from any shooter, he could go out and in and stop every shoot, he could stop it without the hands, HE IS THE BEST, HE IS A LEGEND
He is the most strong and super jump no goalkeeper can match his qaulity and many titles and not many goals coceeded
H Where amer Shafia King of Asia

17Amer Shafia
Amer Shafia deserves being of the top ten, even the best ever
I think he is the best goalkeeper ever
Amer Shafia is the BEST
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18Hugo Lloris
Great stopper for TOT
He has good reflexes not scared when another player shot
Such a good goalkeeper
Just imagine him in a few years time!

19Artur Boruc
Boruc has proven in several countries that he can be the number one goalkeeper in a team. He took Frey's place at Fiorentina, he made several very good saves in the Champions League with Celtic, and he made a plethora of magnificent saves this season for Southampton, many of which were against top teams like Man Utd. , Man City, Arsenal, etc.
Boruc! My personal opinion is he should be in the top 3 because he plays good. Boruc with a wonderful save! Boruc honestly should be the worlds best goalie.
Brouc will save southampton
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20Julio Cesar
Common he is way better than casillas, he is the best goal keeper ever casillas should be all the way the bottom and they should put a real goalkeeper in the top
he is a great part in the team of brazil because he is the best goalkeeper
#1 should be first no one only the best make a goal on him he better casillas he saves 10 out 10 balls shot by the best striker he's the reason Brazil never never takes a goal he stops all shots inters lucky to have him
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21Fernando Muslera
After he won 2011 the Cup with Uruguay, one of the best Keeper�'s in the world, maybe we can see him later in the Champions League with Galatasaray Istanbul, because in the turkish league I can't see much of him...
He is so Good! The best keeper and his trainer is Claudio Taffarel...
Way better than most of which are above him in this list, I think he is first or second in the world but not everybody gets to see him.
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22Victor Valdes
Victor valdes is a proper goalkeeper for Spain and Barcelona

23David de Gea
Youngest gk ever but big career for him in united
Long live de gea
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24Jose Luis Chilavert
This was the most special goal keeper in the world best leader and made so many goals.

25Fabien Barthez
Second what he said!
Barthez >>>> Casillas > Buffon
Barthez: He's the best goalkeeper ever seen... He deserve to be the number 1 on the list as he deserve to be a number 1 in the world.

26David Seaman
INCREDIBLE! When it comes to a safe pair of hands nobody can complete. Underrated due to a lack of pointless over exaggerated dramatic saves. Has tenacity, strength and is a great organiser of the defense. Look up his save against Sheffield Utd in the FA Cup semi final 2003 and I'm sure you'll agree he's the best keeper ever.

This guy right here is one of the best goalkeepers in the world he would always be the best for us his fans
Fact: he's the best than ochoa and other golies Oswaldo Sanchez should be number one
Oswaldo played on the best team ever, Las Chivas plus he is cute.

28Cláudio Taffarel
3 world cup and 2 win and 1 final. and UEFA cup 2000 and super cup win galatasaray Brazil. Taffarel is the best

29Higuita (Colombia)
He can make goals from one goal to an other.
Higuita is an excelent goalkeeper everyone shoulf see the scorpion kick save

30Thomas Ravelli

31Pat Jennings
Best goal keeper by far. European footballer of the year 1973. Examplary on and off the field

32Thibault Courtois
Thibault courtois is the best look his videos on youtube
I think thibault courtois is soppost to be in the top tens. He is a super keeper
I think almost everyone who voted for courtois is from belguim gues I'm from Spain courtois should be first I mean Cassilias sucks

33Sergio Romero
He is a great argentine goalkeeper
He is a great keeper

34Neville Southall

35Jehn Lehmann
Can Anyone locate the likes of Manuel "assholo" Almunia?


37Felix Mieli Venerando

38Francesco Toldo
Ask the dutch national team.

39Tim Howard
This is bull he should be in the top ten! He is way better than most of these other guys! Who ever made it is not soccer smart!
Wait a minute Tim Howard is number 39?! Am I loosing my marbles or something?
He is a million times better than Ochoa and he deserves to at least be in the top 20.
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40Kurnia Meiga Hermansyah
Yes, think that he is not a good goalkeeper for our Indonesia country. we loose to arsenal 7-0 and chelsea 7-1. and the goalkeeper is kurnia meiga who I see the worst Indonesia goalkeeper
He is the best goalkeeper in Indonesia and he's the most succesful in Indonesia. On 7 June 2013 when Indonesia vs Netherlands he ever hold the ball when Robin Van Persie shooted the ball.
Best goalkeeper in Indonesia I really like when he clears the area

41Gilmar (Gylmar dos Santos Neves)

42Mehdi Rahmati
He is eagle of asia
He is best goalkeepers in asia.
He is the best goalkeeper in the world and esteghlal.
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43I Made Wirawan
One best goal-keeper of INDONESIAN NATIONAL TEAM
Good keeper in indonesia

44José de Jesús Corona
My favorite goalkepper, he's a very good goalkeeper in my opinion and I really do like your list.

45Khairul Fahmi Che Mat
Really great keeper... He has done many heroic saves against big teams... One of the best goalkeeper Malaysia has ever had!
Can't judge him by his size.. He always consistant and many of Malaysia fan believe and put a hope on him..
He is the best goalkeeper in Malaysia. He save penalty few times... Awesome
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46Peter Shilton
All 5 goals have been scored in him in 1 world cup he should be the first

47Sven Ulreich
Great Keeper from VfB Stuttgart, good reactions, he made 3 unbelievable saves against Hamburger SV to secure the 2:1-Win in the Round of 16.
Incredibly underrated, I can't believe he's not in the first team of the German national eleven.


48Jerzy Dudek
If he only had a decent line of defenders in front of him he would've been top five when played for LFC. Far better than reina in my opinion.
Best dancing I'v ever seen! Champions Ligue final in Istanbul.

49Rustu Recber
Brung Turkey in semi's of the Euro world cup in 2008 against Spain, Germany and Russia.
World Cup 2002 best of goalkeeper. All Time Turkey is the best Rüstü Rençber.

50Volkan Demirel
An epic goalkeeper like schumaer in Fenerbahçe, you can see him inUEFA
Rustu 1
Volkan 2.
Turkısh goal keeper.

51Sebastian Frey
He's ok for his class on FIFA for the last 5 years so from 14 to 09 he's been rated 80 and above.

52Wojciech Szczęsny
Still young, and he will become greatest goalkeeper in the world, for arsenal
Great reflexes needs to get better at diving shows great potential he can become the next Manuel Nuer he can Bring Poland to at least the semi Finals
He is sick arsenal star

53Victor Baía
Player in the world with more titles
He sucks and is very gay.

54Rogerio Ceni

55Craig Gordon

56Bert Trautmann

57Bogdan Lobont

58Rodrigo Galatto
The best goalkeeper in the Bulgarian Championship.

59Jendry Pitoy



62Kasper Schmeichel
a promising young goalie
Plays for Leicester his dad is peter schmeichel and he is as legendary as him. Great leicester keeper and saves chelsea
Great keeper with some amazing abilities. He plays for leicester city and has made some important saves for them.
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63Ricardo Zamora

64Itumeleng Khune
My one and only keeper, you should now work on being on top 50
At least he should be in the list
Kune is the best goalkeeper in the calender year, his distribution, shot stoper,1 on 1, penalty saver, crosses he's great. kune is complete

65Jussi Jaaskelainen
Legendary keeper. Never fails to perform. Despite his age and recent injuries he keeps Bolton alive and a valuable team to the Premier League.
surprised he has stayed at bolton all these years, would get into any side in the world because he makes great saves and can command any defence. best goalie ever


66René Higuita

67Sergio Goycochea

68Agus Rohman

69Michel Preudhomme
He was the World's Best Goalkeeper of the Year in 1994 and also the best ever!

70Maarten Stekelenburg

71Cecep Supriatna

72Ali Al-Habsi

73Igor Akinfeev

74Samir Handanovič
He should be in 10th place

75Helmuth Duckadam
Undefeated for 104 matches thanks to him.

hes prety good beter than all you haterz out their

77Mark Paston
Hes the best he is a legend and should be number 1

78Neil Etheridge

79Jean-Marie Pfaff

80Ziad Al Samad
Best keeper in the world Walla :)
Walla anak wa7sh
Za3em alz3maa

81Bruce Grobbelaar
The Liverpool and Zimbabwean great. Had a presence in goal.
A Liverpool legend, 1986 FA cup save! European cup final wobbly knees. A little bit mad, but still the all time best. YNWA

82Vahid Talebloo

83Yoo Jae-Hoon
The Best Goalkeeper of Persipura Jayapura from south korea...
I love Yoo Jae hoon

84Marcus Hahnemann

85Andy Goram

86Luis Arconada
He is a top ten keeper
He is the best ever

87Harald Schumacher

88Diego Benaglio

89Mart Poom

90Mohammad Mohammadi
He is quite strong

91Gregory Coupet
Why in the name of god is he not even in the top 100? Amazing goalkeeper.

92Asmir Begovic

93C. Roby Hermawan
He is a goalkeeper Tasikmalaya, Indonesia. Is the best goalkeeper in the candidates have Tasikmalaya, especially in its own region.

94Caleb Garcia
Brilliant Keeper, Soon to be professional footballer!

95Joseph Didulica

96Peter Bonetti
Personally I think the only one stopping Peter Bonetti from being England's Number 1 keeper was banks. The guy is 70 years old and still plays in goal for the chelsea old boys.


97Rene Adler
Rene and Kiessling are the hart of Bayern Levekousen

98Wayne Hennesey

99I Komang Putra

100Roman Berezovski

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