Next 6th of June, Gianluigi Buffon will attempt to win the Champions League to leave a deeper mark in the history of soccer which gives us an opportunity to revisit the best goalkeepers in the history of soccer. Here are the top 10!
Last rampart of the 1950 to 1970 Dynamo Moscow, Yashin remains the only goalkeeper to have won the Golden Ball (1963). The Russian (former Soviet) marked the spirits so much that the trophy for the best goalkeeper of the World Cup, established in 1994, bears his name.
- Dino Zoff
Turned down by Inter Milan and Juventus at the age of 14 years because of his small size, Dino Zoff still managed to achieve an absolutely stunning career. Italian goalkeeper eventually passed a big part of his career in ... Juventus, where he won many trophies. With him, Zino Zoff managed to win the 82 World Cup as captain. He was then at the age of 40, making him the oldest winner of a World Cup!
- Gianluigi Buffon
Will Gianluigi Buffon overcome his Champions League curse? In the final against Barcelona, ??the Italian had a huge opportunity to write a new page in his history. Very talented since the beginning of his career, Buffon also has the merit of staying at Juventus despite the fall of the club to the B series in 2006. A legend inside and outside the field; in Turin and throughout all Italy.
- Iker Casillas
A true Legend on the side of the White House and the Spanish selection, Iker Casillas has no longer the odor of sanctity, both with the Real and Roja, contrarily to Gianluigi Buffon. Yet the Spaniard goalkeeper deserves all the respect in the world given his achievements and his outstanding performance throughout his career. A winning machine.
- Manuel Neuer
Currently, Manuel Neuer is undoubtedly the best goalkeeper in the world. And at this rate, he might win some serious seats in the rankings over the upcoming years. Winner of the Champions League in 2012 with Bayern, Neuer also won the 2014 World Cup with Germany. He can definitely die in peace. Moreover, Neuer seems to have revolutionized the goalie position by playing in the middle of the field serving as an eleventh player.
- Oliver Kahn
Bayern’s Goalkeeper from 1994 to 2008, Oliver Kahn has irritated countless attackers with his extraordinary talent. Winner of the Champions League, the Bavarian did not however manage to win the 2002 World Cup final against Brazil, although he was voted best player of the competition.
- Edwin Van der Sar
From 2005 to 2011, Manchester United fans could serenely watch the games of their team without worrying. Edwin Van Der Sar has made countless achievements with the jersey of the Red Devils, especially during penalty shoot sessions like the 2008 Champions League final won by MU against Chelsea. In 2008-2009, the Dutch goalkeeper remained unbeaten 1311 minutes in the Premier League, a record in the UK. "Van der Save"!
- Fabien Barthez
Fabien Barthez is probably the best goalkeeper that has ever evolved in the championship of France. From Marseille to Monaco, the international Frenchie has shined internationally. But it will be during his Mancunian time that Barthez will become one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He won the 98 World Cup with the Blues with a beautiful performance during the competition.
- Peter Schmeichel
And there goes the third one for United! After Van der Sar and Barthez, Peter Schmeichel made it into our top 10 best goalkeepers in soccer history. The Dane spent 8 years in Manchester where he won everything. He was chosen goalkeeper of the year both in 1992 and 1993.
- Walter Zenga
Designated goalkeeper of the year three times in a row from 1989, Walter Zenga has brought joy to Inter Milan from 1982 to 1994 where he won the UEFA Cup twice. Apparently, Thomas Price has on his gloves the letter "Z" for Zenga in Olive and Tom. Its official, he’s a legend!
Hats off to Thomas N'kono also, best African goalkeeper in history, Rogerio Ceni and Jose Louis Chilavert, great goalkeepers and goal scorers, Rene Higuita whose scorpion kick will forever remain in the memories, and David ‘’Calamity’’ James, who has the merit of making us laugh at least.