Top Ten Football (Soccer) Goalkeepers

The Top Ten
1 Gianluigi Buffon Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon (born 28 January 1978) is an Italian professional goalkeeper who plays for Serie B club Parma. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and by some as the greatest ever.

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.

Buffon is amazing. He should be number 1 on the list. Vote Buffon up. Buffon is much better than all the other goalies. Make sure you vote Buffon up so he can be higher than the number 1 guy at the time of making this comment. Buffon is amazing!

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.

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 retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Popularly dubbed "San Iker" for his ability to produce spectacular saves, Casillas is widely regarded to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.

With his debut for madrid iat the age of 16 in the UCL, and is still the goalie with most clean sheets and most wins in the copetitions history he is for me the best ever. He also captained spain to their first ever world cup and won three major international trophies in a row, conceding 0 goals int the knockoutstags these years. HAs also won the ucl 3 times. and being one of the worlds best goalies since he was 18. won everything except the ballon d'or and is the worlds most successfull and decorated goalie. surely deserves the number one spot

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.

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 )

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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3 Peter Schmeichel Peter Bolesław Schmeichel (18 November 1963) 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 ...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

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!

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.

4 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!

Manuel Neuer's grade would be Excellent. Oh my god, he's damned good man. He saved many shots. He is a German and he's from FC Bayern Munich. He won the Best GK award during the FIFA World Cup 2014

5 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.

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 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.

In my opinion... The Only reason Casillas is number 1 is because he has a Pro team Guarding the Goal. It will all Change if he is with a weaker club than Real...

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 blocks almost everything. should be number 1. He help Germany get to final! Only problem was... Ronaldo (the Brazilian one) scored an amazing goal.

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 know what's legendary? Legendary is innovating so many new goalkeeping tactics that over half of them are still used today by world class goalkeepers. Lev Yashin not only achieved this, he managed to do this in a period of time in history when balls were packed with hard ass leather and attacking was much more aggresive. If Casillas was the Poseidon of goalkeeping, this guy would be Zeus.

Without this guy literally none of the goalkeepers above him would exist (as goalkeepers). I mean the only goalkeepers that can even come close to yashin are Gordon banks, Peter Schmeichel and Oliver kahn. This list is full of overrated goali's who wouldn't know the first thing about being a goalkeeper without this guy.

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.

9 Gordon Banks

Undoubtedly the greatest keeper the world has ever seen. The only keeper that I can't remember ever making a mistake. Also known for his legendary saves.

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

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

He should be top 33, definitely.

10 Dino Zoff

The oldest goalie ever to win the world cup.

He should be higher

The Contenders
11 Joe Hart Charles Joseph John "Joe" Hart is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur 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!

Quality keeper but he's at Burnley now so maybe not quite better than De Gea, Lloris, Courtois, Gordon Banks, etc.

He's great player in my opinion
He should be 2nd or 1st I
Would have him in Barcelona
He's a awesome player.

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

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!

Not only is he in the top best goalkeepers...but he was on the cover of FIFA 08,already a champion on his team,an inspiration or a hero to some people,and he he is extremely young...

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

13 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

A young gun who will grow and be the best goalkeeper in the world. From JC88 of brentwood.

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

Eagle of Asia. We never forget you

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.

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

Good not best but good

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 Valdes

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

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

Valdes has more saves that casilas.. And more goals have been scored against casilas than valdes.. Valdes has also won many trophies with barcelona such as UEFA CHampions League, La Liga and the list doesn't stop

He's so nice keeper of Barcelona and Spain too. He saves so nicely so he is best keeper ever and always will be.

19 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.

20 Neville Southall

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

21 Victor Valdes

Victor valdes is a proper goalkeeper for Spain and Barcelona

22 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

23 Pat Jennings

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

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

24 Amer Shafia

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

Career[edit]

After playing for a couple of years in Al-Yarmouk, he was chosen to be the goalkeeper on the Jordanian national team. After his outstanding and incredible performances in both the 2004 and 2011 AFC Asian Cup tournaments, he was offered to take proficiency in Europe, but the JFA did not allow him to.

25 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.

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.

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 =)

In my opinion, Reina is one of the best goalkeeper. he has a really good reflect and he can lead defender coordination with very good. GO REINA!

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