Top Ten Football (Soccer) Goalkeepers

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'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

Best keeper old but is gold

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2 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.

CASILLAS IS FANTASTIC, AMAZING, MAGNIFICENT, GOALKEEPER I THINK THAT SPAIN ARE ONE OF THE LUCKIEST INTERNATIONAL TEAMS TO HAVE HIM HE COULD EVEN SAVE A SHOT FROM FERNANDO TORRES EVEN IF HE IS NOT FOCUSING, THOUGH FERNANDO TORRES IS ONE OF THE BEST STRIKES IN WORLD!

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!

There is no one who is close to his level!

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3 Edwin van der Sar Edwin 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

Greatest ever

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4 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.

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

Has the cleansheet record in the premier league

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5 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.

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.

Has anyone forgotten how good this boy is? Maybe not number one, but I thin certainly worthy of a top ten or something! - xyz5100

Revolutionizes goal keeper game. Is the eleventh field player, very often used as pass giver to change wings. Great. His moving range in the field is unmatched, he is always an option to play to. When defending high he covers literally his own half alone.

Neuer is the best goalkeeper in soccer no doubt.

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6 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 ...read more.

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

Man United Legend
I was just 2 years when he retired but still inspired by his videos!

Best goalkeeper ever, aside with Lev Yashin. His great and spectacular diving catches made him a legend. He even led the danish national team to their only European championship title. This is a real hero.

What has happened?! Schmeichel is the greatest north european goalkeeper ever.

won the 1992 with danmark against all odds, and is the best goalkeeper to ever play I Priemer league

Oh. by the way his son won the Priemer league with leicester

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7 Oliver Kahn Oliver 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

Only kids who don't know about Kahn vote for Iker Cassias. Ne was a legend kids!

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8 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.

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

Greatest goalkeeper of all time.

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9 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.

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

Joe Hart is an excellent young goalkeeper has made some fantastic saves and is one of England's best

man city

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10 Gordon 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?

The English goalie in the 1966 world cup and he led his team to victory

This guy is the 2nd best of all time behind Lev.

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The Contenders

11 Dino Zoff

The oldest man to lead Italy to glory

The oldest goalie ever to win the world cup.

Back then dino zoff was the best

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12 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.

One of my favourite goalkeepers because he is playing for United which is my favourite team and he is a good goalkeeper

He is a good flexibility and agility

Best goalie in history. Should be higher. Long live De Gea and Manchester United. - istooduptoabully

HE SJOULD BE #1

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13 Hugo Lloris Hugo Lloris

Great stopper for TOT

Hugo lloris made a ton of saves in the group stage (France:7 Switzerland:6 Ecuador:4 Honduras:0 - ifgy

He has good reflexes not scared when another player shot

One of the best Tottenham goalkeepers ever, he has made some incredible saves such as against Olsson vs West Brom

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14 Reina

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 =)

Reina is a great goalkeeper. Well he is only number 3 in the Spanish nationality team but he does hi s job very very well at LIVERPOOL and is every time there when he is needing.

I think Reina is 1 of the most amazing goalies in the world
He's made some of the best save ever LIVERPOOL!

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15 Valdes

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

Valdes rocks iker casillas can't even save a goal against barcelona! Laugh out loud

Valdes the best goalkeeper

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16 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.

Very nice Goalkeeper. He is a good Belgian goalkeeper. He is currently a goalkeeper for Chelsea. His saves are good. He deserves to be on this list.

Thibault courtois is the best look his videos on youtube

Seriously I am a Chelsea fan and personally I think Courtois is a great keeper and he should be in the top 5.

Thibaut always is the save king if Chelsea are in trouble. By far he is better than de hea I mean Chelsea won the league. If it wasn't for him we wouldn't have won the premier league. Keeper no1

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17 Julio 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

Dude please stop watching football then. A person who says Julio Cesar is better than CASILLAS, he's either lost his mind, or he's born brainless! So you are either of them!

#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

he is a great part in the team of brazil because he is the best goalkeeper

Despite a 7-1 defeat, I think Germany cheated a bit. he is the best! Aka one of the best. - ifgy

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18 Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh

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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!

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 is best

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19 Dida

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

I vote for dida because I support Milan

He is the most strong and super jump no goalkeeper can match his qaulity and many titles and not many goals coceeded

best

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20 Victor Valdes

Victor valdes is a proper goalkeeper for Spain and Barcelona

21 Fernando Muslera

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.

He is the best keeper of the world and his trainer is Claudio Tafferel, he was the best keeper of galatasaray and Brazil

He is so Good! The best keeper and his trainer is Claudio Taffarel...

I think Fernardo Muslera is a top class goalkeeper much better than old callisas Buffon and Neuer he good looking he is from Uruguay and he stopped Ghana and Italy

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22 Tim 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?

Awesome. Seriously, he deserves to be on this list. If I was a news writer during the World Cup 2014, I would be mentioning his unbelievable 16 saves for USA against Belgium.

Yeah he is amazing should be in the top ten. I mean playing with tourettes that's a pretty big deal.

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23 Artur 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.

If you are a christian you must vote for artur because he is the holy goalie - tooly91

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24 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.

Very underrated. He is one of the main reasons why Atletico Madrid is one of the best Spanish clubs in Europe.

25 David Seaman David 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.

I love arsenal so I love him

26 Higuita (Colombia)

He can make goals from one goal to an other.

That keeper dribbles from one side of the pitch and scores free kicks! He should be #1!

Higuita is an excelent goalkeeper everyone shoulf see the scorpion kick save

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27 Samir Handanovič

He should be in 10th place

28 Neville Southall
29 Pat Jennings

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

30 Felix Mieli Venerando
31 Michel Preudhomme

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

32 Andreas Köpke
33 Sanchez

This guy right here is one of the best goalkeepers in the world he would always be the best for us his fans

Oswaldo played on the best team ever, Las Chivas plus he is cute.

Fact: he's the best than ochoa and other golies Oswaldo Sanchez should be number one

34 Jose Luis Chilavert

This was the most special goal keeper in the world best leader and made so many goals.

35 Claudio Bravo Claudio Bravo Claudio Andrés Bravo Muñoz is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester City and the Chile national team.

Best goal keeper of all time and also the king of penalty shootout

Best soccer player of all time in goalie

Barcelona!

36 Peter Shilton

All 5 goals have been scored in him in 1 world cup he should be the first

He was Englands goalie when Maradona scored the hand of god, and he is a great goalie.

37 Thomas Ravelli

I do not know this dude - ifgy

Who is this dude?

38 Bernd Leno
39 Mark Schwarzer

Best Aussie Keeper, Best Penalty Saver Ever, Well Maybe Reina, BUT SCHWARZER IS STILL A GUN!

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40 Cláudio Taffarel

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

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41 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. V 2 Comments
42 Nasser Hejazi

The king of Iran naser khan

He is best asian golekeaper in his time, he is iranian, he is dead in 2011

Naser khan hejazi tak ostoure football iran

The Man Who Played For Manchester United!
The Only Muslem & The Only Iranian Football Player That Played For Manchester

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43 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.

Keylor Navas is surely one of the best goalkeepers it should be in a much higher rank than it is right now, he surely was the one that helped a lot to the team of Costa Rica to do so well in the 2014 world cup. And I amsure that he will be a great impact in the team of Real Madrid even he could beat Casillas, believe it or not

Really? He's calm, patient and a great guy, he deserves more, don't be racist just because he's from Costa Rica, a small nation in Central America

He doesn't deserves this spot, he should be rank higher. He was a king in World Cup 2014 for me he deserved the golden globe

The Real Madrid's most greatest defender to win la liga

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44 Craig Gordon
45 Bert Trautmann
46 Francesco Toldo

Ask the dutch national team.

47 Salvatore Sirigu

He is a fantastic goalkeeper. He became the next Buffon

48 Sergio Romero Sergio Romero Sergio Germán Romero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and the Argentina national team.

He is a great argentine goalkeeper

He should be in the top tens. he made plenty of saves in the final. Germany cheated again! Well... I think so. - ifgy

He is supposed to be on top 5 in FIFA world cup 2014 semi final penalty shootout with Netherlands he save 4 shoots all together and because of him Argentina won maneul neur should not have got the golden glove he did nothing romero should have got it

He great I hate this website

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49 Sebastian 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.

50 Kurnia 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

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