Top Ten Football (Soccer) Goalkeepers

The Top Ten

1 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.

By far the best goalkeeper in the world, he may not make the flashiest saves but he doesn't need to, he is always aware of his position and covers the shooting angles like nobody's business and anyone that knows football(soccer) understands that when you cover the angles well there is no need to dive

Easily the best keeper, how many times has he saved Italy by pulling of amazing saves, no other keeper is as constantly as good as Gianluigi, you can trust him in goal, however old, he never fails to meet more than what is expected of him. For this I think he is the best player in the world. Come on Buffon.

If you look up Gigi Buffon saves on YouTube you will be blown away. This guy is unbelievable. My list would be:
Gianluigi Buffon
Manuel Neuer
Iker Casillas
Joe Hart
Petr Cech
Oliver Kahn
Peter Schmeichel
Edwin Van der Sar
Victor Valdes
Hugo Lloris
Guillermo Ochoa

He is so great, he might be a little old but he is still the best goalie ever, Casillas is not really good, buffon is way more experienced and buffon is always calm under pressure which is hard to find in a goalie.

2 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 the best. Although I have only seen him play in one World Cup game (i just started watching pro soccer at that point), I have watched many La Liga and UEFA Champions league games. He has shown that he has the potential and skills to become the #1 goalie in the world. I have watched other goalies play but seeing him save every shot he can-and he does a lot of that-really gets me hyped to go out and play. He is my role model for becoming a professional goalie in the future and succeed in the sport. <3 you Casillas! (and by the way yes I am a 13 year old girl =D )

Come on casillas has won everything with spain and madrid maybe if madrid would win more trophies he would have more but seriously he is shorter then any other keeper and he stills has better saves he's been keeping for madrid since for ever who ever says any other keeper is better should watch him play don't say neuer or lopez are better I'm barca fan and he's my favorite


What. How the hell is Casillas #1. I'm not saying he doesn't deserve to be top 10. He should be at least #5. According to FIFA games, Neuer is 90 Rated and Casillas 84. I agree. Well Gianluigi in FIFA is 82 Rated, I think he deserves 84 Rated but slightly better stats then Casillas. Hey guys, did you see how Crappy and crappy Casillas was vs Chile And Netherlands, Spain Vs Netherlands. Netherlands 5-1 Spain. And they lost to Chile. LOOL.

3 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.

Fantastisc goalkeeper. He had some of the most spectacular saves, was almost always positioned right and really commanded his goal area.

He was also great in one on ones, where he often almost scared the attacker with when coming out of that goal.

One of the most wellrounded goalkeepers ever

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

How co he be in 4th place? You gotta be kidding me... He is, by far, the best GK ever. The 'XXL Shirt' had Casillas reflexes, Buffon concentration, and Neuer balance. Without taking away the merit to anyone, but Denmark only won the EURO92 because of him!

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.

4 Edwin van der Sar

All the Dutch goalkeepers are very good. It's a shame that this legend stopped with soccer. But look to other Dutch goalkeepers which are really brilliant and all in a good soccer competition: Maarten Stekelenburg, Michael Vorm and Tim Krul, and don't forgot all pretty young keepers. And the coming Dutch goalies: Sergio Padt and Erwin Mulder. Thumbs up for Edwin and the Dutch!

Van Der Sar is a legend, Buffon too but van der Sar is a soul player! He deserves the number 1! Casillas is a good keeper but not a legend, maybe soon he will be, but never like van der Sar! I am not Dutch niether a Manu fan but he still deserves it! I have never seen a better goalie then him. Never!

Edwin Van Der Sar is one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world! He retired at the end of the 2010-2011 English Premier league season with MANCHESTER UNITED as the Champions of England!

The underrated flying Dutchman. His inhuman reaction speed and eye-hand/leg coordination are incredible. Not to mention his solid kick.

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

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.

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.

What? Manuel Neuer has to be in the top 3! He won the golden glove in the World Cup, is Germany's footballer of the year, and was in the top 3 for the Ballon D'or! How is he only number 7? He's the most amazing keeper of this time!

Casillas has not played very much recently. Also casillas and Buffon are getting older. My top five are 1 neuer 2 lloris 3 casillas 4 hart 5 cech

6 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.

He had an injury to his brain because he had a weak skull because he was a triplet the funny thing was during the game the substitute goalkeeper became unconscious so john terry had to play goalkeeper. The happy thing is he survived this life ending injury and in my mind the best go lie in the world!


He is a legend of Chelsea.. He can save penalty like nobody else.. He can stop the impossible.. He is the best. He came back after an injury that could cause his life not once but twice and still came back as a Legend

He is the best goalkeeper ever. He whould be number 1... AND this is a message for the creator of this cite (put peter cech as number one) He always saves Chelsea and his country wich is check Republic he is the BESt, he hit himselve in his head and he still gives his life for their team

Petr cech has scored a goal and he is a wall of awesome he should be number one. He has proven his athleticism through huge saves and like a million clean sheets.

7 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.

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!

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.

Most of these people don't know ANYTHING about football! Casillas is good, but that's cause he always has great defenders, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao... Or in Spain... Puyol, Pique... But THIS guy, HE'S a legend.

You may not know him but he is a Russian USSR goalie and is absolutely amazing and he is number 1 in a lot of lists so a legend and this is not my opinion, this is according to other websites as well.

8 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.

He is the best German goalkeeper ever born no one in the history could match him and Peter Schmeichel, Van Der Sar, Petr Cech, Casillas and Neuer and no Goalkeeper can do such goalkeeping like Oliver Kahn did. He is the best goalkeeper ever who took birth from his mother

The only goalkeeper ever to win the Golden Ball in a World Cup. He really was the best of them all. The only competition is G. Buffon, D. Zoff, L. Yashin and I. Casillas. Everyone else is no contest. But potential goalkeepers will be G. Ochoa and H. Lloris!

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

Everything one could hope for in a goalie: Agressive, powerful, emotional and brilliant. One of a kind and certainly a titan, the likes of which we are privileged to see. What a man.

9 Gordon Banks

won the world cup in 66. lost an eye and still produced sick saves. Greatest ever. Watch some clips

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

How? Just how is he not in the top 3 with Lev Yashin?

I would say the best english goalkeeper of all time

10 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.


The best player of the team, great saves against Juventus, unbelievable that they wanted to sold him to Real Madrid in exchange for a low-class navas

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

Awesome Man you goalkeeper. He has done many incredible saves for Man U. I guess he's a substitute goalkeeper for Spain.

The Contenders

11 Dino Zoff

The oldest goalie ever to win the world cup.

The oldest man to lead Italy to glory

Back then dino zoff was the best

He should be higher

12 Guillermo Ochoa

BEST GOALKEEPER IN THE WORLD! He's better than Manuel Neuer. He is so under rated.
MEMO OCHOA is my favourite football player in the world! His reactions are the best in the world and he deserves to play in one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Ochoa should move to Barcelona.

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 was voted the #1 goalkeeper in 2007 in Latin America, he has been in the cover of fifa multiple times, already a champion, he is very young and leading his team to the world cup in 2010

He's the best goalkeeper in Mexico and the 3rd best in the world but he's only 22 years old and by next year he will be the best in the world

13 Hugo Lloris Hugo Lloris is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper and is the captain of both English club Tottenham Hotspur and the French national team. Lloris is described as a goalkeeper who "boasts lightning reflexes and good decision-making" and is "a formidable opponent in one-on-one situations". more.

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

Hugo Lloris is the best keeper in the BPL. Great at diving and absolutely AMAZING! Deserves top 10!

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

He has good reflexes not scared when another player shot

14 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.

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

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.

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

He's considered the best young goalie in the WORLD. How can he not be in the top ten?

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

Joe is a brilliant young goalkeeper- home grown in the best tradition- started his career with Shrewsbury Town.
The best is yet to come!

Hart is really brilliant at what he do's in games. But sometimes makes mistakes of what he do's.

Joe hart is a brilliant goalkeeper. I think he will be manchester city best goalkeeper

16 Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh

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!

He is one of iranian goalers. He is the most famous and professional goaler in Iran and specialy Asia. Years ago he played for fc-Perspolis and had a golden time there. All the perspolis fans like me love him very much

The best goalkeepers in the world

17 Fernando 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...

Top 5 keeper in Europe in 2012/2013, did a great job at Champions League this year, and maybe going to Barcelona, but I don't hope so, he should stay at Galatasaray! UltrAslan!

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

18 Higuita (Colombia)

Best. Goalkeeper. Ever. Heres a video to show how. Go to Youtube, and search Rene Higuita and click on the first option. Watch and you'll be amazed.

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

He can make goals from one goal to an other.

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

19 Neville Southall

Better than half the top ten, is this voted by kids?!

20 Victor Valdes

Victor valdes is a proper goalkeeper for Spain and Barcelona

21 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

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

I vote for dida because I support Milan


22 Julio Cesar

#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

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!

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

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

23 Pat Jennings

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

Pat Jennings, the fact that he is adored by spurs and arsenal fans tells you everyth8ng you need to know. Northern Ireland’s last line of defense on umpteen times. There are none better

24 Amer Shafia

Great versatile goalkeeper known mostly to AFC and after his resilience in the qualifiers. Definitely best goalkeeper in Asia.

Amer Shafia deserves being of the top ten, even the best ever

I think he is the best goalkeeper ever

Amer shafia was 1st and now he is 23 what just happend people?!

25 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.

Oblak is an amazing player and he is very underrated.

Slovenian legend

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