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.

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.

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.

Maybe not today but back when Italy won the world cup he was the reason why. Even on FIFA buffon has the the highest FIFA rating any goalie has ever had 97! And casillas 94. Buffon is the best

He should be #1, he's the best goalkeeper in this decade. He catches most of the shots easily... He deserves to be the best goal keeper. Buffon.. One word... Legend. See his videos you'll be amazed.

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 )

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.

Actually, Iker Casillas is the number goal keeper in the world. Despite Madrid not crown as the leader of their league, he stay proved himself even at the world cup by guarding Spain to be the winner of the 2010 world cup. He is the last bus stop in the defense of Real Madrid and Spain and always number for the Spain national team. He is the best for now.
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Casillas won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, making two crucial saves in the final in one-on-one situations against Arjen Robben. He also won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012. He has won the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper award four times. That's why he is the best Goalie as he never let his short height as his disadvantage over other goalies.

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 ...read 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
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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.

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 :).

4 Edwin van der Sar

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!

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!

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 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!

NUMBER 1 GOALKEEPER IN THE WORLD NO QUESTION

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.

6 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

7 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!

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.

He was like a LION... I start supporting Germany only because of him. still I can't find some one like him. for me is the no. 1 goal keeper in legendary list. he is a unique GK.

8 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!

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.

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.

The one goalkeeper that revolutionized the position. He even won a Ballon D'Or, he is the only goalkeeper to have achieved that award, and will probably be the only one to ever have.

9 Gordon Banks

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

I would say the best english goalkeeper of all time

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

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

10 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

The Contenders

11 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.

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

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

Surprised to see him THIS low. To me, he is by far the best goalkeeper

Man Utd Gks are the best in the world come on Man U we gotta show the world what we are made of!

12 Guillermo Ochoa

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 the first goalkeeper in Mexico to play in a European team. He has amazing reflexes!

What a legend, currently the best goalkeeper in the world. Fact!

Forget iker casillas he cannot stop a shot from Messi and he is not in the stars like ocha

13 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!

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

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

14 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

15 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". ...read more.

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

Such a good goalkeeper
Just imagine him in a few years time!

He has good reflexes not scared when another player shot

Lloris would never let in more than 5

16 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 good. But he is still young he has lots of years for improvement. He may be at the number one spot by the years to come.

17 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?

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

I vote for dida because I support Milan

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

22 Julio Cesar

He makes great saves and has helped QPR gain momentum. Inter Milan is not doing well without him.

Why is he 25th? Wow he's way better than Casillas and Valdes

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

A Great Keeper, for both Inter and now Brazil

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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