Greatest European Football (Soccer) Goalkeepers of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Gianluigi Buffon Gianluigi Buffon Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon is an Italian professional goalkeeper who plays for and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team.

He is bad on psg

He came on top in few days. - zxm

Best of all time no doubt

The best European goalkeepers but let Hanson is the best keeper of all time.And by the way leg yashin is russian and did not play for European team and he's the first to win ballamdor!

2 Lev Yashin Lev Yashin Lev Ivanovich Yashin, nicknamed the "Black Spider" or the "Black Panther", was a Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper, considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game.

Lev Ivanovich Yashinwas a Soviet professional goalkeeper, known for his athleticism, positioning, stature, imposing presence in goal, and acrobatic reflex saves.
Yashin earned status for revolutionising the goalkeeping position by imposing his authority on the entire defense.
Yashin appeared in four World Cups from 1958 to 1970, and in 2002 was chosen on the FIFA Dream Team of the history of World Cups. In 1994, he was chosen for the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team, and in 1998 was chosen as a member of the World Team of the 20th Century. According to FIFA, Yashin saved over 150 penalty kicks in professional football - more than any other goalkeeper. He also kept over 270 clean sheets in his career, winning a gold medal at the 1956 Olympic football tournament, and the 1960 European Championships. In 1963, Yashin received the Ballon d'Or, the only goalkeeper ever to receive the award. He was voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th century by the IFFHS.


3 Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks is a former England international football goalkeeper. He made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the Football League, and won 73 caps for his country. Regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, the IFFHS named Banks the second-best goalkeeper of the 20th century after Lev Yashin.
He played every game of the victorious 1966 World Cup and he made one of the game's great saves to prevent a Pelé goal in the 1970 World Cup, but was absent due to illness as England were beaten by West Germany at the quarter-final stage. Pelé, and numerous journalists and pundits, would later describe the save as the greatest in the history of the game. This was one of the greatest moments in World Cup history.

4 Dino Zoff

Dino Zoff is an Italian former professional football goalkeeper and is the oldest ever winner of the World Cup, which he earned as captain of the Italian national team in the 1982 tournament in Spain, at the age of 40 years, 4 months and 13 days, also winning the award for best goalkeeper of the tournament. Zoff also achieved great club success with Juventus, winning 6 Serie A titles, 2 Coppa Italia titles, and an UEFA Cup. He was elected the 3nd goalkeeper of 20th century by the IFFHS behind Lev Yashin and Gordon Banks.
He was capped 112 times with the Azzuri. He also placed 2nd in the 1973 Ballon d'Or.
Italy has two of the greatest goalkeepers of all times.

5 Iker Casillas Iker Casillas Iker Casillas Fernández is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Porto and the Spain national team as a goalkeeper.

The best goalkeeper in the game is here. - Crazy_boy

He's The Best Goalkeeper of the centuary.

6 Oliver Kahn Oliver Kahn Oliver Rolf Kahn is a German former football goalkeeper. He started his career in the Karlsruher SC Junior team in 1975. Twelve years later, Kahn made his debut match in the professional squad.
7 Petr Cech Petr Cech Petr Čech is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Arsenal and captains the Czech Republic national team.

the wall

8 Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer Manuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

Not only a good goalkeeper but also a good penalty scorer. - zxm

9 Edwin van der Sar Edwin van der Sar
10 Peter Schmeichel Peter Schmeichel Peter Bolesław Schmeichel is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993. He is best remembered for his most successful years at English club Manchester United, whom he captained to the 1999 UEFA Champions League more.

The Contenders

11 David De Gea David De Gea David de Gea Quintana is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and the Spain national team.

What is he doing' here?

12 Ricardo Zamora

For those who know football history, I confirm that Lev Yashin is the absolute number 1 and the number 2 is between Gordon Banks and Ricardo Zamora.The biggest percentage of football fans know nothing about Zamora.Too far in the past...

He was a legend and best Spanish player before World War II.

13 Thibaut Courtois Thibaut Courtois Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Belgium national team as a goalkeeper.
14 Fabien Barthez Fabien Barthez Fabien Alain Barthez is a French former footballer who played as a goalkeeper with Toulouse, Marseille, AS Monaco, Manchester United, Nantes and the France national team, with whom he won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000, and reached the final of the 2006 World Cup.
15 Marc-André ter Stegen
16 Joe Hart Joe Hart Charles Joseph John "Joe" Hart is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team.

He should not be on this list

17 Peter Shilton

The English goalkeeper is the world recordholder with 1390 official matches in his 31 year-old career and also world recordholder (for a few years) as he played 125 international cups with his National team.Also elected by IFFHS as one the ten best goalkeepers of 20th century.I'm not so sure that he's most known for these achievements or for the two legendary goals of Maradona in 1986s World Cup match between Argentina and England.

18 Ray Clemence

He doesn't have 0% metal anthrax.
Deleted votes. He has 3 legal votes (as far as I know).
Who is the responsible for it?

Raymond Neal "Ray" Clemence, is a former England international football goalkeeper and was part of the Liverpool team of the 1970s. He is one of only 25 players to have made over 1,000 career official
appearances, coming 5th with 1,118.
Among them 62 appearences was for National team of his country.

I said 3

19 Keylor Navas Keylor Navas Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa, known as Keylor Navas, is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Costa Rica national team as a goalkeeper.
20 Pat Jennings Pat Jennings
21 Sepp Maier

German goalkeeper of 60s-70s, played with Bayern M., capped 95 times with the W. Germany National team.
He was elected 4th goalkeeper of 20th century after Yashin, Banks, Zoff (5th was Zamora - IFFHS century elections).
Very underrated in this list.

22 Gyula Grosics

The great keeper of the legendary Hungarian team of the 50s.

23 Chris Woods
24 Jean-Marie Pfaff
25 Frantisek Planicka

One of the greatest goalkeepers of the first half of 20th century.

26 Jan Tomaszewski

Best Polish goalkeeper ever, ranked 18th European goalkeeper of the 20th century in IFFHS elections.

27 Thomas Ravelli

Greatest Swedish goalkeeper, played for his National team 143 times between 1981-1997 (a World record by that time).
France Football voted him as the second best goalkeeper of Europe in 1994.

28 Vladimir Beara

Yugoslavian great of the 50s.

29 David Seaman David Seaman
30 Simon Mignolet Simon Mignolet Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool and the Belgium national team.
31 Ron Springett
32 Vitor Baia
33 Wojciech Szczesny Wojciech Szczesny Wojciech Tomasz Szczęsny is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Roma on loan from Arsenal, and for the Poland national team.
34 Paul Robinson
35 Nigel Martyn
36 Rinat Dasayev
37 Walter Zenga
38 Jan Oblak Jan Oblak Jan Oblak is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Slovenia national team as a goalkeeper.
39 Gianpiero Combi
40 Andoni Zubizarreta
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