The Greatest Goalkeepers of All-Time

Due to the fact that some keeping skills and factors of football has been developing until nowadays such as below items, the advantage will be sided on goalkeepers in the second part of football history.
1. Sweeper-Keeping style of play was just available in 50’s originated by Amadeo Carrizo and Gyula Grosics
2. Weight of ball in current decade is a lot lower than ball of the past
3. In middle of 90’s, The new rule specified prohibiting goalkeeper to use their hand with back passing

These are main sources about all-time goalkeeper ranking

1. IFFHS’s World Best Goalkeeper
2. UEFA club goalkeeper of the year
3. Best Ranking of Goalkeeper in Ballon d’Or ( European Goalkeeper of The Year)
4. Yashin Awards ( The Best Goalkeeper Of FIFA World Cup Tournament )
5. The Best Goalkeeper in European Championship Tournament



50. Jan Tomaszewski

Date Of Birth  :  9 January 1948
Nation   :  Poland 
Height   :  193 cm
Major Club   :  LKS Lodz
Caps    :  59 Games (21 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1974, 1978 (11 Games)
Club Honours    :  1 Time Belgium Cup  
International Honours  :  1974 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1976 Silver Medal Olympic Game
Individual Achievement  :  1974 FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper
1974 European Goalkeeper Of The Year
1999 IFFHS Poland Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill:  B, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : C+    

“Tomek” Jan Tomaszewski is the legendary goalkeeper of Poland national team, is best remembered for his performance in world cup 1974 qualifying match Poland against England. He finally ended up with man of the match and helping Poland qualified for world cup and led his country win to qualify. Moreover, He saved two penalties in world cup 1974 and made five clean sheets from 11 matches in two World Cup finals. Tomaszewski was known for his fantastic save especially important matches. In contrary, his club career was not extraordinary performed and some Polish old-timers didn't rate him as the best keeper ever in Poland. He was voted in 14th and 13th Ballon'Dor in 1973 and 1974, respectively.
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49. Heinrich Stuhlfauth


Date Of Birth  : 11 January 1896
Nation : Germany
Height  : 184 cm, 
Caps : 21 Games
Major Club   :  Nurnberg
Olympic Games Participation  :  1928
Club Honours  : 5 Times German Championship
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  : German Sports Hall of Fame

Total Skill: B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : C+


Heinrich ("Heiner") Stuhlfauth was arguably the best goalkeeper in the World in the first half 1920s. He began his great career just after the World War I and was one of the most influential factors to lead Nurnberg dominating the German Championship with five title within eight years. In games he always wore a grey sweater and a flat caps. One of his specialties was his foot; He was an early proponent of "fellow goalkeeper" and was described by contemporary journalists as the 'third defender as he was known for being one of the first"playing"goalkeepers, actively participating in the game. Although he was capped only 21 games due to limitation of international competition at that era, he was temporarily the most capped German players. In 1956, he was elected in a poll of football as the most popular German football player.
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48. Rudolphe Hiden

Date Of Birth    : 9 March 1909
Nation  :  Austria
Height  :  184 cm
Major Club   :  Wienner AC, RC Paris
Caps.    :  21 Games (6 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours  : 1 Time French League
3 Time French Cup
International Honours  :   None 
Individual Achievement : IFFHS Austria Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill: A-, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : C+

Rudolphe Hiden is an Austrian–French football goalkeeper and one of the top goalkeepers of the world during the first half 30s. He is also known as the greatest goalkeeper in history of Austrian football. Born in Austria and nicknamed Rudi, he was a successful Austrian international but never won any trophy with Wienner AC, finished twice runner-up in Austrian Cup and also 1931 Mitropa Cup runner-up. Rudi was a courageous and very strong in the run-out and in the air, is described as a robust and brutal in his character. In 1930, Herbert Chapman's Arsenal tried to sign him, but the Players Union and the Football League in England prevented him from doing so. Then, He moved to France in 1933 to play for RC Paris, most notably won French double Champion in 1936 and later gained French nationality and also also capped once for France in 1940. This result made him to mainly play for Austria just three years.
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47. Yevhen Rudakov

Date Of Birth  :  2 January 1942
Nation  :  Soviet Union
Caps  : 42 Games (22 Clean Sheets)
Height   : 190 cm, Major Club : Dinamo Kiev
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 6 Times Soviet Championship
2 Times USSR Cup, 1975 Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  : 1972 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  3 Times Soviet Goalkeeper of The Year
1971 Soviet Footballer of The Year
1971 European Goalkeeper of The Year
1972 European Championship Best XI

Total Skill:  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : C

Yevhen Rudakov is the greatest goalkeeper in history of Ukrainian football, was the best goalkeeper in Eastern Europe during the early 1970s. He spent almost the whole career with Dinamo Kiev and was the main pillar of the club to dominate the Soviet Championship, won 6 trophies during ten seasons between 1966 - 1975. Rudakov won his first caps in the middle career at his 26 years old but remains not a starter in the 1968 European Championship and missed the 1970 World Cup due to injury unfortunately. Then, Rudakov met his peak performance in the early 1970s, is famous for his incredible reflex saves even in one-to-one situation. Rudakov won his only Soviet double champion in 1974. He also  finished second place in Soviet footballer of the year in 1972, being voted in 12th Ballon'Dor in 1971.
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46. Luis Arcondada

Date Of Birth  :  26 June 1954
Nation   :   Spain
Height   :  179 cm
Major Club  :  Real Sociedad
Caps    :  68 Games (23 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1978, 1982 (5 Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Spanish La Liga
1 Time Spanish Cup
International Honours   : 1984 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 3 Times Zamora Trophy
Real Sociedad Greatest Player Ever

Total Skill:  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

"The Octopus" Luis Arconada is one of the top goalkeepers in the World during the early 1980s. He was a great leadership, bravery and consistent keeper and his acrobatic style of play. Unfortunately, he is remembered for a spectacular error in the final of the Euro 84 against France that led Spain finally lost. He had captained the national side on many occasions. Arconada was seriously injured in the league's opener, which caused him to miss the remainder of the campaign and the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He still returned strong for three more seasons, helping Real Sociedad to two consecutive Copa Del Rey finals before retiring at 35, with a total of 551 appearances for the club ; after that, he remained apart from the football world. He was rated as Don Balon Spanish La Liga Goalkeeper of the season three times.
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45Roque Maspoli

Date Of Birth   :  12 October 1917
Height  :  189 cm
Nation  :  Uruguay
Major Club  :  Penarol
Caps.  :  38 Games (8 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954 (8 Games)
Club Honours   : 6 Times Uruguayan League
International Honours   : 1950 FIFA World Cup Champions
Individual Achievement  : 1950 FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper

Total Skill:  B, Peak Performance A, Total Performance : B-,Age Bonus

Roque Maspoli is known as the greatest Latin American goalkeeper between the late 40s and early 50s, is one of the most decorated goalkeepers in South American football history. Maspoli was essentially a shot stopper - brave, flexible and immensely agile, with superb anticipation. Like so many continental and south American keepers, he was less effective at dealing with high centers from the wings. Maspoli won first caps when he already was 26 years old and not even a first starter of Penarol in 1949 season until his candidate was injury. Nevertheless, Maspoli was an important part of Penarol which was unbeaten in twice domestic seasons in 1949 and 1954. He did his outstanding performance in World Cup 1950 which Uruguay won the champion. He participated in twice South American Championship and twice World Cup tournaments, kept 5 clean sheets in total 19 games. Roque Maspoli was voted 6th south America’s best goalkeeper of the century by IFFHS poll.
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44. Hans Tilkowski

Date Of Birth  :  12 July 1935
Nation  :  West Germany
Height  :  182 cm
Major Club  :  Westfalia Herne, Borussia Dortmund
Caps   :  39 Games (13 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :   1962, 1966 (6 Games)
Club Honours   :   1 Time German Cup
1966 Time European Cup Winners Cup
International Honours   :   1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  1965 German Footballer Of The Year

Total Skill:  B, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : C+                 

Hans Tilkowski was one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world during the middle of 1960s and is the best goalkeeper in history of Borussia Dortmund club, is reputably known for his conceding winning goal to England in world cup final round 1966 which the ball was still not across line of goal. Tilkowski started his career with VfL Husen 19 and SuS Kaiserau. He was famous for his perfect positional sense. Tilkowski is the fourth best goalkeeper in history of German league since 1955 according to Kicker ranking which rate him in 3.5 world-class seasons and 7.5 seasons of international-class. According to German Footballer of the year voting, he was the best German goalkeeper of the year in four times. However, he was never nominated in Ballon'dor.
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43. Antonio Ramallets

Date Of Birth    :  4 June 1924
Nation : Spain, Caps.: 35 Games (10 Clean Sheets)
Height : 182 cm, Major Club  :  Barcelona
World Cup Participation: 1950 (4 Games)
Club Honoures  : 6 Times Spanish La Liga
4 Times Copa Del Rey, 1 Time Latin Cup
2 Times Inter Cities Fair Cup
1961 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 5 Times Zamora Trophy
(1952,1956,1957,1959,1960)

Total Skill:B+,Peak Performance A+,Total Performance:C+,Age Bonus

Antonio Ramallets is regarded as the greatest goalkeeper in history of Barcelona club. His peak career was performed during the 1950s. He was an important player to lead Spain won fourth place in World Cup 1950, is regarded by many as the best goalkeeper of the tournament. During the tournament, He earned the nickname “The Cat of Maracana”. Ramallets was a main pillar of Barcelona During his playing career with the club he made 538 appearances, including 288 in La Liga. He also played 7 games for Catalan XI. Ramallets holds the all-time record most winners in Zamora Trophies with 5. Ramallet was a swfit, agile and smart keeper. Unfortunately, his mistake own goal in 1961 European Cup Final is the worst memory of his career.
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42. Gyula Grosics


Date Of Birth  :  4 February 1926
Nation  :  Hungary 
Height  :  180 cm
Major Club  : Budapest Honved, Tatabanya
Caps  : 86 Games (26 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1954, 1962, 1966 (9 Games)
Club Honours  : 4 Times Hungarian League
International Honours : 1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1954 FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper

Total Skill: B, Peak Performance A, Total Performance : B-, Greatness Bonus

“The Black Panther” Gyula Grosics is very credited with developing sweeping-keeping style of play but this is a reason cause him to be one of the most overrated goalkeepers of all-time. He was an overshadowed player but being the unmistakable last line of defense of famous legendary “Mighty Magyars” Hungarian Golden Team. He helps Hungary had gone almost four years and played 33 games without tasting defeat. An Athletic, Imposing figure, Grosics made very important role as the last sweeper to clear the ball several times from opponent’s counter-attack game which is effect from the extremely attacking game. He was voted 12th, 13th and 10th Ballon'Dor in 1957,1959 and 1961, respectively, is rated as the best goalkeeper in history of Hungarian football. 
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41. Emerson Leao


Date Of Birth  :  11 July 1949
Nation   :  Brazil
Height   :  179 cm
Major Club   :  Palmeiras
Caps   :   80 Games (44 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  : 1970, 1974, 1978, 1986 (14 Games)
Club Honours  :  3 Times Brazil National Champion
International Honours   :  1978 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1983 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :   None

Total Skill:  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

Emerson Leao is one of the most underrated goalkeepers ever, is the longest range caps players for Brazil between 1970 and 1986 (17 years). He was famous for his superb reflexes save. His talent was performed since early career when he was selected as a reserved goalkeeper in the 1970 World Cup. Afterwards, he was almost one of the most world cup tournaments to play with five but he didn’t have a good relationship with Tele Santana by the time world cup 1982 was going to compete. But still, His great performance in world cup 1974 and 1978 was good enough for a documentary video produced by FIFA “FIFA Fever” rated him as the third-most impressive defensive player of all-time. Leao kept 5 clean sheets in 12 Copa America Games and 8 clean sheets in 14 games of 2 World Cup final tournaments. 
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40. Hans Van Breukelen


Date Of Birth   :  4 October 1956
Height   :  179 cm
Nation   :  Netherlands
Major Club    :  PSV Eindhoven
Caps.  :  73 Games (34 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation: 1990 (4 Games)
Club Honours  :  6 Times Dutch Champions
3 Times Dutch Cup, 1988 European Cup
International Honours  : 1988 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Dutch Goalkeeper Of The Year
1988 European Championship Best Goalkeeper
1988 Second Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year
1992 Third Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year
1999 IFFHS Netherlands Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill : B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

Hans Van Breukelen is one of the best Dutch goalkeepers ever, is rated by Dutch FA as one of the most effective penalty savers ever. He was bought by English team Nottingham Forest as a replacement for Peter Shilton. Keeping a clean sheet in his debut, things went well for Van Breukelen, until he sustained an injury which sidelined him for almost four months. Having recovered from the injury towards the end of March 1983, he once again played regularly and helped Forest to an unbeaten spell of nine league matches and helped the club finished semi-finalist in the 1984 UEFA Cup. Van Breukelen's career highlight is the 1988 European Treble with PSV. He finished best place in Dutch footballer of the year at third in 1980 and was never nominated in Ballon'Dor. 
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39. Jan Van Beveren 


Date Of Birth  :  5 March 1948
Nation : Holland, Caps   :  32 Games
Height  : 188 cm
Major Club  :  PSV Eindhoven
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours    :   3 Times Dutch Champion
2 Times Dutch Cup
1978 UEFA Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None

Total Skill: A-, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

Jan Van Beveren is regarded by many Dutch old-timers as the most skillful Dutch goalkeeper ever but lack of consistent opportunity in international country matches due to the discontent with Johan Cruyff. His disappearances in the 1974 World Cup is considered as a factor Holland failed to get the throne of champion. Van Beveren seldom left the goal area as he relied on his wonderful agile reflexes saves. A gracious, elegant and stoic keeper, he was also equally efficient in both hands and also kick with both feet. V. Beveren was a great young players, he made debut for only at 19 years old when he had participated in only 17 domestic games. He is also regarded as the greatest keepers ever in history of Erdivisie.
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38. Andreas Kopke

Date Of Birth : 12 March 1962
Nation  : Germany, Caps  : 59 Games (28 Clean Sheets)
Height  : 182 cm, Major Club : Nurnberg
World Cup Participation  :  1990, 1994, 1998 (5 Games)
Club Honours  :  None
International Honours : 1996 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement : 1993 German Footballer Of The Year
1996 European Championship Best Goalkeeper 
1996 UEFA Club Goalkeeper Of The Year
1996 European Goalkeeper Of The Year
1996 IFFHS World Best Goalkeeper Of The Year

Total Skill: B,Peak Performance A+,Total Performance : B-,Age Bonus   
Andreas Kopke was the greatest goalkeeper in the World in 1996 which he won almost every big individual awards from his superlative performance in EURO 96. Kopke mostly stayed for Nuremberg during his career although he should play for the bigger club. He was rated by kicker magazine in 3 world-class seasons and 8 International-class seasons which is the fifth best rating for goalkeeper since 1955 to present. He was one of goalkeepers more like to box the ball than keep it to assure it would not be spilled to give opportunity to opponents. He was overshadowed by Bodo Illgner in world cup 1990 -1994 despite he was rated as the better keeper in Bundesliga game. According to German Footballer of the year voting, he was the best German goalkeeper of the year seven times. He was also voted in 13th Ballon'Dor in 1996.
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37. Neville Southall 

Date Of Birth     :  16 September 1958
Nation  :  Wales, Height    :  185 cm
Major Club:  Everton
Caps.  : 92 Games (32 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation: None
Club Honours     :  2 Times English Top Division            
2 Times FA Cup1985 UEFA Cup Winners Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 1985 FWA Footballer Of The Year
1995 BBC Wales Sports Personality of The Year
1999 IFFHS Wales Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill : B+, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B-

Nevile Southall was one of the best goalkeepers in the World during the second half 1980s, being regarded as the greatest goalkeeper Wales has ever produced. Southall joined Everton in 1981 and went on to make a club record 578 appearances in the Football League and 750 in all competitions, was an indispensable player for Everton in their golden era, most notable in 1985 when he much impacted on his club to win English top division title, Cup Winners' Cup and lost in FA Cup final match. Unfortunately, the suspension of English club in European competitions was happened in his prime year. The Times media ranked him as the third greatest player ever of Everton club. In international level, He was very closed to help Wales to qualify the first time in history of World Cup but Wales was narrowly disqualified. Southall was selected in PFA team of the year four times. He finished in top five IFFHS world best goalkeeper twice.
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36. Thomas Ravelli

Date Of Birth   : 13 August 1959
Nation  : Sweden, Height  :  188 cm
Major Club   :  Oster, IFK Göteborg
International Caps. : 143 Games (54 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation: 1990, 1994 (10 Games)
Club Honours  : 9 Times Swedish League
1 Time Swedish Cup
International Honours : 1994 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1981 Swedish Footballer Of The Year
1994 Second Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year
1995 Third Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The year
1999 IFFHS Sweden Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill:  B, Peak Performance A, Total Performance : B-

Thomas Ravelli has created his worldwide reputation in the World Cup 1994. He is especially well known for saving two goals during the penalty shootout that ended the quarterfinal match between Sweden and Romania in the 1994 World Cup and is arguably deserved to win Yashin Award. Ravelli is one of the longest span international footballers with 17 years of appearances and most caps for Sweden. Under Ravelli's period, Sweden failed to qualify for every major international tournaments in the 1980s. He is known as a reliable keeper with great positioning and claim under pressure  Ravelli was also very successful with IFK Gothenburg club, won 6 league titles within seven years and reached European Cup quarter-final twice times. He is regarded as the third best goalkeeper in history of Scandinavian football. 
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35. Ivo Viktor

Date Of Birth  :  21 May 1942
Nation  :  Czechoslovakia
Height   :  182 cm, Major Club : Dukla Prague
International Caps.  :  63 Games (28 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation: 1970 (2 Games)
Club Honours : 7 Times Czechoslovakia League
4 Times Czechslovakian Cup
International Honours : 1976 European Championship Winners
Individual Achievement : 5 Times Czechoslovak Footballer Of The Year
2 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year (1969,1976)
1976 European Championship Best Goalkeeper
1976 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year

Total Skill:B+,Peak Performance AA-,Total Performance:B-,Age Bonus

Ivo Viktor is the great Czechoslovakian goalkeeper who was the brightest star to lead team surprisingly beat Germany in European championship final round. Especially, His only saving from Uli Hoeness’s shooting in penalty shootout led team to win that victory match. During his career, He start playing in Brno for two seasons before settle down with Dukla Prague where was the first-rate team in his country at that time for 13 seasons. Because of his outstanding performance, He won many player of the year in the league although he was a goalkeeper. Viktor played as a central role of Czechoslovakia achieving unbeaten consecutive 17 matches between late 1974 and 1976. He also holds the record most winners in Czechoslovakian footabller of the year with four. Aside from Lev Yashin, Viktor is the only goalkeeper from Eastern Europe could be voted in top three European footballer of the year.
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34. Ronnie Hellstrom

Date Of Birth    :  21 February 1949
Height   :  192 cm
Nation     :  Sweden
Major Club  :  Hammarby, Kaiserslauterm
Caps.   :  77 Games (26 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation: 1970, 1974, 1978 (10 Games)
Club Honours :  None
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement :  
2 Times Swedish Footballer Of The Year (1971, 1978)
4 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year (1974, 1977, 1978, 1979)

Total Skill  : A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B-

Ronnie Hellstorm is considered as the greatest Swedish goalkeeper of all-time. He is one of the most underrated keepers ever because of playing for Hammarby and Kaiserslautern which incredibly could not win any trophy, closest in twice times DFB-Pokal runner-up. Nevertheless, He was rated in world-class a half of season and 6.5 seasons of international-class from total 10 seasons played in the Bundesliga game. His style of play was not exciting but full of effectiveness and reliability. Hellstrom kept only 9 clean sheets in 31 UEFA Euro and World Cup qualifying round. In 1974 World Cup, he kept clean sheets in all three first round games and total won five clean sheets in 10 world cup games. 1978 was his best year, was voted 6th in Ballon d’Or. All in all, He is rated as one of the top goalkeepers in Europe during the 1970s. 
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33. Gianluca Pagliuca

Date Of Birth : 18 December 1966
Nation : Italy, Height : 190 cm
Caps.: 39 Games (16 Clean Sheets)
Major Club : Sampdoria, Bologna, Inter Milan
World Cup Participation : 1990, 1994, 1998 (10 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time Italian Series A
3 Times Copa Italia1990 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
1992 European Cup Runner-Up1998 UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1994 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Guerin Series A Footballer of The Year (1997, 2005)

Total Skill: B+,Peak Performance A+,Total Performance: B,Age Bonus

Gianluca Pagliuca is one of the top goalkeepers in history of Italian Series A, was the most outstanding goalkeeper of Italy during the Mid 90’s. He was starter in two world cup 1994 and 1998. Especially, He returned to have impressive performance after showing mistakes in world cup 1994 first round in Match against Ireland and also being sent-off in match against Norway, finally helped Italy reaching final round. However, His appearances for Italy were not consistency due to the very high competitive between the world-class Italian goalkeepers during his era. Pagliuca was rated by Italian Media above 6.5 in average ratio in 3 Series A seasons.  He holds the record 2nd all-time most appearances in Italian Series A with 592 only to Paolo Maldini. Additionally, Pagluica was voted by www.channel4.com as the 4th all-time greatest goalkeeper in Italian Series A even above the great goalkeeper like Walter Zenga. 
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32. Peter Cech

Date Of Birth   : 20 May 1982 
Nation : Czech Republic, Height : 198 cm
Caps : 107 Games (53 Clean Sheets), Major Club :Chelsea
World Cup Participation :  2006 (3 Games)
Club Honours  : 3 Times English Premier League
5 Times FA Cup, 2 Time League Cup
2012 UEFA Champion League Winner, 2008 Runner-Up
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement  : 2004 French League Best Goalkeeper
2 Times European Goalkeeper of The Year (2005, 2007)
3 Times UEFA Club Goalkeeper of The Year (2005, 2007, 2008)             3 Times Barclay Golden Gloves (2005, 2010, 2014)
IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper : 
1st (2005), 2nd Place (2004, 2007), 3rd Place (2006, 2012, 2013)
5 Times Czech Footballer of The Year (2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)

Total Skill : B+, Peak Performance A+,Total Performance : B               

Peter Cech was one of the best goalkeepers in the world in the middle of the 2000s. He currently holds one record: a Czech professional league record of not conceding a goal in 855 competitive minutes. He also has a club record at his former team Sparta Praha, having gone 928 minutes unbeaten in all competitions in 2001–2002. During the 2004–05 season of premier league, Čech held the record for the most clean sheets accomplished in a season with 25 matches and he went 1,025 minutes without conceding a goal - a former Premier League record until Edwin Van Der Sar broke later. His great performance partly helped Chelsea reached other semi-finalists in UEFA Champion League 3 Times. He holds the record all-time most clean sheet in history of Permier League with 180 as well as all-time best clean-sheet ratio with 48 %. Cech was named as Chelsea player of the year in 2011 He was selected in PFA team of the year only twice time and won Premier League player of the month once n 2007. 
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31. Jose Angel Iribar

Date Of Birth    :  1 March 1943
Height     :  181 cm
Nation     :  Spain
Major Club    :  Athletic Bilbao
Caps.  :  49 Games (17 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation: 1966 (3 Games)
Club Honours   :  2 Times Copa Del Rey
International Honours  :  1964 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Zamora Trophy (1970)
1964 European Championship Best Goalkeeper

Total Skill: B+, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B

Jose Angel Iribar is regarded as one of the finest Spanish goalkeepers of all-time. He still has the record for keeping a clean sheet at ten successive home games, or 1,018 minutes, during the 1970-71 season. He never won La Liga trophy in the dominant era of Real Madrid but the closest was the runner-up in the 1969 -1970 season, was also in team reached the UEFA Cup final in 1977. He made a Atheletic Bilbao record 466 appearances in La Liga. Although he was just a regular starter in his club career at 1963, he was immediately selected as a regular choice goalkeeper of Spain national team and made outstanding performance to help Spain won EURO 64. Unfortunately, he was one of Spanish team which disqualified in both two World Cup during the 1970s and 1976 UEFA Euro. Iribar was a very consistency and longevity goalkeeper, sustain high level of performance until his late career.
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30. Andoni Zubizarreta

Date Of Birth    :  23 October 1961
Height   :  193 cm
Nation   :  Spain
Major Club   :  Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona
Caps.  : 126 Games (53 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation :  1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 (16 Games)
Club Honours   :   6 Times Spanish La Liga
3 Times Copa Del Rey
1989 European Cup Winners Cup
1992 European Cup Winner, 1994  Runner-Up    
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1987 Zamora Trophy
1987 Spanish Footballer of The Year   
1992 Second Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year
La Liga All-Time Most Clean Sheets

Total Skill: B, Peak Performance A, Total Performance : B

“Zubi” Andoni Zubizarreta was an important goalkeeper of Spain national team for more than a decade. He was not superb wonderful saver but very consistent in his high level of reading the game ability for the long period time through his career. Zubizarreta played around 800 matches during his professional career for 17 seasons. In league competition, He conceded goal in average one goal a game. He was signed to play for Valencia in his late career. Aside from World Cup, He played in Euro 88 and 96 but Spain was disappointed in every major tournament he participated. Zubi is rated as Don Balon Spanish La Liga Goalkeeper of season three times. According to El Mundo rating, He was the La Liga Best player in 1990 - 1991 season.      ___________________________________

29. Ray Clemence 

Date Of Birth    :  5 August 1948
Nation   :  England, Height   :  183 cm
Caps.  :  61 Games (32 Clean Sheets)
Major Club  :  Liverpool, Tottenham
World Cup Participation: 1982 (No Game)
Club Honours   : 5 Times English Top Division
2 Times FA Cup, 1 Time League Cup
3 Times European Cup Winners (1977, 1978, 1981)
3 Times UEFA Cup Winners (1973, 1976, 1983)
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : English League All-Time Most Clean Sheets
World All-Time Most Clean Sheet Goalkeeper

Total Skill: B+,Peak Performance A+,Total Performance: B,Age Bonus

Ray Clemence is Liverpool's greatest goalkeeper ever who is the most decorated goalkeeper in history of English football. He still held in very high regard by the Anfield faithful and was voted in at No.11 on the Official Liverpool Football Club web site He was also chosen as goalkeeper in the BBC's Merseyside team of the 20th century. Unfortunately for Clemence, there was the presence of another great goalkeeper Peter Shilton and unfortunately England disqualified in both world cup and UEFA Euro during the 1970s. Accordingly, He only played in one major international tournaments in the EURO 1980. Clemence was selected in PFA team of the year only 1976 - 1977 season. In 1978 - 1979, he made incredible 17 clean sheet in total 21 home games and conceded only four goals in English top division. Clemence totally played 995 games during his professional career in club level and is believed to hold the world record most career clean sheets with 460 approximately. 
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28. Jose Luis Chilavert

Date Of Birth  :  27 July 1965
Nation : Paraguay, Caps : 74 Games (30 Clean Sheets)
Height   :  189 cm, Major Club  :  Velez Sarsfield
World Cup Participation  :  1998, 2002 (7 Games)           
Club Honours  : 3 Times Argentina Champion
1 Time Uruguay Champion, 1 Time Paraguay Champion
1994 Copa Libertadores Cup, 1994 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours   :   None
Individual Achievement: 1996 Argentina League Player Of The Year
3 Times IFFHS World Best Goalkeeper (1995, 1997, 1998)
2 Times Third Place (1996, 1999)
1996 South American Footballer Of The Year
2 Times Bronze Ball  (1997, 1998)
6 Times El Pais South American Goalkeeper of the Year
Velez Sarsfield Greatest Player Ever

Total Skill : B+, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B, Age Bonus                

Jose Luis Chilavert is well-known as the best goalkeeper-scorer in history of the game because of his free-kick specialist and  often took penalties and this became his pioneer. He totally scored 62 goals in his club professional career and 8 goals for Paraguay national team. Not only excellent as scorer, But also brilliant in keeping skills. He made his important role for Paraguay especially helping them qualified to second round of both 1998 and 2002 world cup and prominently is rated by kicker as the best goalkeeper in the 1998 tournament although playing only four games. Chilavert is the only goalkeeper to win South American footballer of the year awards. All in all, He was rated by many sources among the best GK ever just because of his goal-scorer but he could be appeared in just top 30 in this all-time ranking which consider only his keeping skills. 
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27. Giampiero Combi

Date Of Birth  :  20 November 1902
Nation   :  Italy
Height   :  174 cm
Major Club   :   Juventus
Caps   :   47 Games (12 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :   1934 (5 Games)
Club Honours    :   5 Times Italian Series A
International Honours   :   1934 FIFA World Cup Champion
2 Times Central European International Cup
Individual Achievement  :   None

Total Skill: B+, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B

Gianpiero Combi is regarded as one of the best goalkeeper in the world during 1930s. Combi is one of the mail pillar of the great Juventus team which is known as “The Golden Quinquennium” won five Italian Series A and finished four Mitropa Cup semi-finalist in row during the first half 1930s. He kept a clean sheet for 934 consecutive minutes in 1925-1926 season which is the best record in Italian series A beat Sebastino Rossi from AC Milan just 5 minutes. This record is more creditable than any record in recent decade because it is supposed that there are a lot higher ratio goal per game in the 30’s. He had an undesirable international debut, conceding 7 goals to Hungary. Combi is rated from many journalists in [url]www.channel4.com[/url] as the third best goalkeeper ever to play for Italian series A. 
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26. Amadeo Carrizo 

Date Of Birth : 12 June 1926
Nation  :  Argentina     
Height  : 188 cm, Major Club : River Plate
Caps  :  20 Games (9 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation : 1958 (3 Games)
Club Honours  : 5 Times Argentina Champions
1 Time Copa Libertadores Cup Runner-Up
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  :
1999 IFFHS Argentina Goalkeeper of The Century
1999 IFFHS South American Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill: A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B, Greatness Bonus

“The Tarzan” Amadeo Carrizo is the most iconic South American goalkeeper of all-time and was the best goalkeeper in South America in the mid-1950s, was pioneer helping to innovate techniques and strategies for goalkeepers. He was the first goalkeeper to wear gloves, the first one to leave the penalty area to defend his goal and the first one to use goal kicks as a strategy to start counter attack. His style of playing has been imitated by many famous South American keepers, most notably Hugo Gatti, René Higuita, and José Luis Chilavert. He established the best record consecutive matches without conceding any goal with 8. His prime was showed during the second half 1950s and his longevity of career reached more than two decade and retired at his 42 years old. Unfortunately, he won a few caps due to inactivity of Argentina and was also overlooked in all five Copa America tournaments in his active international years. However, Carrizo was voted as 10th All-Time best goalkeeper in the World from IFFHS Poll.
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25. Michael Preud'Homme

Date Of Birth : 24 January 1959, Height  : 183 cm
Nation : Belgium, Caps : 58 Games (26 Clean Sheets)
Major Club : Standard Liege, Mechelen, Benfica
World Cup Participation : 1990, 1994 (8 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Belgian League, 1 Time Belgian Cup
1 Time Portuguese Cup, 1 Time UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Belgian Golden Shoe (1987,1989)
1989 Belgian Lifetime achievement award In Sports
1994 FIFA World Cup Yashin Award      
4 Times Belgian Goalkeeper Of The Year
1994 UEFA Club Goalkeeper Of The Year
1994 IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper
2 Times Second Place (1989, 1990)

Total Skill: A-, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : B, Age Bonus

Preud’Homme was one of the best goalkeepers in the world during the late 80's and the early 1990s and is the greatest goalkeeper in history of Belgian league, is the successor of Jean-Marie Pfaff in Belgium national team. He was very reliable and tough goalkeeper and rarely made the mistake in his prime. Note that he missed the majority of twice Belgian league seasons during the mid-1980s. He retired as a player in 1999, aged 40. Despite Belgium was eliminated just second round in world cup 1994, He still won the Lev Yashin award beat a high performing keeper likes Thomas Ravelli. He almost kept every clean sheet in world cup 1994 first round but he reputably conceded one of the best goals in world cup history from Saeed Owairan. He was the first winner of the Yashin Awards in that tournament. Preud'Homme was voted in 10th and 11th Ballon'Dor in 1989 and 1994, respectively.
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24. Enrico Albertosi

Date Of Birth  :  2 November 1939
Nation    : Italy
Height    :  182 cm
Major Club  :  Fiorentina, Cagliari, AC Milan
Caps     :  34 Games (15 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974 (9 Games)
Club Honours    :   2 Times Italian Series A
3 Times Copa Italia
1961 European Cup Winners' Cup
International Honours    :  1970 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  None

Total Skill : A-,Peak Performance AA,Total Performance: B,Age Bonus

Enrico Albertosi was one of the top goalkeepers in the World during the second half 1960s, is regarded as one of the best domestic goalkeepers ever. His long period of reliable performance left the famous goalkeepers such as Giuliano Sarti and even Dino Zoff out of starting eleven during the 1960s. However, He was a part of Italy squad that lost North Korea in the 1966 World Cup. lost his position to Dino Zoff in 1968 European Championship that Italy win the trophy and he backed to get the first choice again in 1970 FIFA World Cup. Albertosi was involved in the so-called "Game of the Century", when Italy played Germany. Despite conceding three goals in this match Albertosi won praise for a string of acrobatic saves. Albertosi had a very long career, played for AC Milan until his 40 years old. He is regarded as the greatest goalkeeper in history of Cagliari club where he reached his prime. 
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23. Vladimir Beara

Date Of Birth  :  2 November 1928
Nation   :  Yugoslavia               
Height   :  184 cm
Major Club  :  Hajduk Split, Red Star Belgrade
Caps   :  59 Games (10 Clean Sheets)    
World Cup Participation  :  1950, 1954, 1958 ( 6 Games) 
Club Honours    :   7 Times Yugoslavian League
2 Times Yugoslavian Cup
International Honours   :   1952 Silver Medal Olympic Game
Individual Achievement : IFFHS Yugoslavia Keeper of The Century

Total Skill: A, Peak Performance AA+, Total Performance : B

“Big Vlad” Vladimir Beara is the best Yugoslavian goalkeeper ever and is well-known as the greatest goalkeeper in Europe during early 1950s. Beara had a natural predisposition in the sport, was famous for his phenomenon reflex saves, his great elasticity and agility, his ability to control situation in penalty box and great understanding with defenders. He is also one of the most successful goalkeepers in history of Yugoslav league with seven times championship, most notably the 1950 unbeaten season with Hajduk Split. In 1953, He was selected as starter in FIFA all-star XI. Beara was seen to closely compare with Lev Yashin. Immediately after being selected to play for the Yugoslav national team he became famous mostly due to his fabulous defenses in the match against England at the Highbury Arsenal Stadium. He was voted in 12th all-time greatest goalkeeper in the Europe by IFFHS. Additionally, He is rated as one of the greatest Croatian footballers of all-time. 
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22. Jurgen Croy

Date of Birth   :  19 October 1946
Nation   :  East Germany
Height   :  186 cm
Major Club    :  Sachsenring Zwickau
Caps    :  86 Games (36 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1974 (6 Games)        
Club Honours  :  2 Times East German Cup
International Honours   :  1976 Gold Medal Olympic Game
Individual Achievement  :   
3 Times East German Footballer Of The Year (1972, 1976, 1978)
1999 IFFHS East Germany Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill: A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B

Jurgen Croy is one of the most underrated goalkeepers in history of the game and he is generally regarded as the greatest Eastern German footballers of all-time. Croy was an outstanding shot-stopper capable of amazing reflexes on his line and athletic build. Combined with an excellent command of his penalty area, first-rate ball-handling skills, and above-average consistency, this quality made Croy as one of the best goalkeepers in the 1970s and arguably one of the best ever. East and West German media alike often placed him on an equal footing with his contemporaries Sepp Maier and Dino Zoff, two of the game's all-time legends. Croy played for Zwickau which often finished at the middle place in the league table. In 1989, he was awarded as the best player of GDR in the last 40 years.
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21. Jean Marie-Pfaff 

Date Of Birth  :  4 December 1953
Nation    :  Belgium       
Height    :  180  cm
Major Club   :  Beveren, Bayern Munich
Caps    :  64 Games (19 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1982, 1986 (10 Games)
Club Honours  : 3 Times Bundesliga, 2 Times DFB Pokal
1 Time Belgium Cup, 1987 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours  :1986 FIFA World Cup Fourth Place
1980 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1978 Belgium Golden Shoe
2 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year (1983, 1987)
1987 IFFHS World ‘s Best Goalkeeper
1999 IFFHS Belgium Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill: B+, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B, Age Bonus

Marie-Pfaff was among the best goalkeepers in the World during the 80’s. He played in Belgian league until 29 years old before moving to West Germany. Kicker rated him in world-class 1.5 seasons and 4.5 seasons of International-class from total 7 years in Bundesliga. His impressive performance led Belgium to the most successful in their history both European championship and FIFA World Cup, was voted 4th place best player of the 1986 FIFA World Cup tournament. He was noted for his undeniable talent, outlandish behavior and extravagant keeping style. He also finished second place in the 1977 Belgian Golden Shoe. He finished 6th and 11th Ballon'Dor in 1983 and 1986, respectively including being voted in top ten in the 1986 World Soccer Player of the Year. Marie Pfaff was voted by IFFHS’s poll 16th World’s best goalkeeper of the century. 
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20. Frantisek Planicka

Date Of Birth  :  2 June 1904
Nation  :  Czechoslovakia    
Caps  : 73 Games (11 Clean Sheets)    
Height  :  172 cm, Major Club  :  Slavia Praque
World Cup Participation  :  1934, 1938 (8 Games)
Club Honours  : 8 Times Czechoslovakian League      
3 Times Bohemia Cup, 1938 Mitropa Cup
International Honours   : 1934 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  1938 FIFA World Best Goalkeeper 
1999 IFFHS Czechoslovakia Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill: A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance: B+

“The Cat of Praque” Planicka is one of the most honorable players in history of Czechoslovakian football. His characteristic was sportsmanship as he never once being cautioned or sent off in his career. Although he was of much below-average height for a goalkeeper, he was an effective shot stopper, and his acrobatic style was fulfilled by his superb agility. Planicka incredibly appeared in 969 matches for his club although there are no many games in that era like nowadays. However, he suffered conceding 22 goals in only 4 consecutive international matches in the late 1937. In 1985, UNESCO gave him the international fair play award. In 1999, the IFFHS elected him the best Czech goalkeeper – and ninth best overall – of the twentieth century. In 2003, he was catalogued as the greatest goalkeeper of his era. 
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19. Walter Zenga

Date Of Birth  :  28 April 1960
Nation :  Italy, Caps :  58 Games (38 Clean Sheets)
Height :  188 cmMajor Club  :  Inter Milan
World Cup Participation : 1986, 1990 (7 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A2 Times UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1987 Guerin Series A Footballer Of The Year
1990 UEFA Club Goalkeeper Of The Year
1990 European Goalkeeper Of The Year
3 Times IFFHS World Best Goalkeeper (1989, 1990, 1991)
2 Times Third Place IFFHS World Best Goalkeeper (1987, 1988)

Total Skill: A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B+

“The Spider Man” Walter Zenga was one of the best goalkeepers in the World between late 1980s and early 1990s, set an all-time record longest streak without conceding a goal in consecutive 5 World Cup games and 518 minutes as a part of 990 minutes in total including pre-world cup games but most credit was attributed to world-class defender. As well as his clean sheets with 38 for Italy, possesses the best ratio clean sheet in history of modern era football with 0.65 and concede only 24 goals. Zenga made his international debut when he was already 26.5 years old. He was rated by Guerin around 6.5 points for 7 seasons but he was capped for Italy just 7 years. He was a great goalkeeper for his agility and keeping skills. He was rated by many journalists as the best goalkeeper ever to play for Inter Milan and the fifth best goalkeeper of all-time for Italian series A. In 1990, Zenga finished 10th Ballon'Dor.
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18. Harald Schumaccher

Date Of Birth  :  6 March 1954
Nation  :  West Germany          
Height  : 186 cm, Major Club  :  FC Koln
Caps   : 76 Games (24 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1982, 1986 (14 Games)
Club Honors  : 1 Time Bundesliga, 3 Times German Cups
International Honours : 1980 European Championship
2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1982, 1986)
Individual Achievement  : 
2 Times German Footballer Of The Year (1984, 1986)
1986 FIFA World Cup Silver Ball and Best Goalkeeper
1984 European Goalkeeper of The Year

Total Skill: B+, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B+                                               
Harald Anton Schumaccher is one of the greatest goalkeepers in the World during the mid-80s. Kicker magazine rate him in 4.5 world-class seasons plus 4.5 seasons of international-class. However, His violent behavior with Patick Battiston in World Cup 1982 took him not as popular as he should have been. He was the very influence player helping Germany reach two World Cup final matches. On the field, Schumacher was an effective goalkeeper, and was one of the first keepers to master a one-armed throw that could propel the ball well into the opponents' half. He was noted for his excellent positioning, reading games and pressured opponents. Schumaccher holds the record of the most appearances for FC Koln. According to German Footballer of the year voting, he was the best German goalkeeper of the year for seven times. 
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17. Gilmar

Date Of Birth  :  22 August 1930
Nation  :  Brazil, Height  :  181 cm
Major Club   :  Corinthians, Santos
Caps  :  94 Games (35 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1958, 1962, 1966 (14 Games)
Club Honours  :   5 Times Brazil National Championship
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup
2 Times Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 2 Times FIFA World Cup (1958, 1962)
2 Times Copa America Runner-Up (1957, 1959)
Individual Achievement  : 1999 IFFHS Brazil Keeper of The Century
Brazil Football Museum Hall Of Fame
      
Total Skill: B+,Peak Performance AA-,Total Performance: B+     
                          
Gilmar is widely considered as the greatest Brazilian goalkeeper of all-time and is one of the most team decorated goalkeepers of all-time, is the only goalkeeper in history to win world cup twice times in the starting position. Gilmar always showed many impressive saves to help Brazil survive for conceding goals due to their non-condensation in defensive system. He made seven clean sheets from fourteen games in world cup three tournaments. Incredibly, He has never been selected in the World Cup All-Star team in any tournament. Gilmar is remembered for his sober style and peaceful personality. He was selected as the first choice goalkeeper in Corinthians’ team of century. Gilmar was voted by IFFHS’s poll 11th World’s greatest goalkeeper of the century.
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16. Edwin Van Der Sar

Date Of Birth : 29 October 1970, Height : 197 cm        
Nation: Holland, Caps :130 Games, (71 Clean Sheets)
Major Club   :  Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester United
World Cup Participation : 1994, 1998, 2006 (11 Games)
Club Honors : 3 Times Dutch Champions, 3 Times KNVB Cup
4 Time Premier League, 2 Times League Cup
1 Time  UEFA Cup, 2 Times UEFA Champion League (1995, 2008)
3 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (1996, 2009, 2011)
1 Time FIFA Club World Cup, 1 Time Intercontinental Cup
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  :  1998 Dutch Golden Shoe
4 Times Dutch Goalkeeper Of The Year
2 Times UEFA Club Goalkeeper Of The Year (1995, 2009)
2 Times Third Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper
of The Year (1998, 2008), 2009 Barclays Golden Gloves

Total Skill: B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B+, Age Bonus

Edwin Van Der Sar is widely regarded by many as the greatest Dutch goalkeeper ever. He started well-known when he showed high performance helping Ajax Amsterdam won UEFA Champion League. On the other hand, His career began tending down after he was transferred from Juventus to Fulham where he stayed for 4 years. He could return his great with Manchester United. Aside from reaching 2 UEFA Champion League Final, He set the World all-time record for 13 games and 1,311 minutes consecutive clean sheets in league games in the 2008 - 2009 season. Van Der Sar is also an all-time Holland’s most capped player with 1930 and total concede only 89 goals. He holds the record with other five players most EURO tournaments play with 4. He is also one of the greatest-oldest goalkeepers of all-time. He was selected in PFA team of the year three times and also finished between 4th and 5th place IFFHS world best goalkeeper four times. In 1995, he was also named by UEFA Magazine as the best goalkeeper in Europe.
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15. Patt Jennings

Date Of Birth  :  12 June 1945
Nation  : Northern Ireland      
Caps  :  119 Games (43 Clean Sheets)
Height  : 183 cm, Major Club : Tottenham, Arsenal
World Cup Participation  :  1982, 1986 (7 Games)
Club Honours :  2 Times FA Cup
2 Times League Cup1972 Time UEFA Cup
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  :  1973 FWA Footballer Of The Year
1976 PFA Players’ Player Of The Year
1999 IFFHS Northern Ireland Goalkeeper of The Century
All-Time Consecutive Years of International Appearances (23)

Total Skill: A-,Peak Performance AA-,Total Performance: B+,Age Bonus

Pat Jennings was one of the best goalkeepers in the World in the first half 1970s. He is one of the most consistent and longevity keeper of all-time with around 1,030 career top level games played across 2 decades in both club and national level, particularly holds the world record all-time most consecutive years of international caps. Jennings had amazing handling ability and his high jumping helping him to reach saving high-corner ball. He is rated as the greatest Goalkeeper in history of both Arsenal and Tottenham Hot Spurs club. However, his career met the fallen time when Tottenham relegated to second division as the worst place, conceding 72 goals in 1977 and decide to move for Arsenal. He also reached the 1974 UEFA Cup Finalist and 1980 Cup Winners Cup finalist. He holds the record most participation in qualification round of major international tournaments with incredible 11 timesJennings was voted 13th World’s best goalkeeper of the century by IFFHS’s poll.
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14. Ladislao Mazurkiewicz

Date Of Birth  :  14 February 1945
Nation  :  Uruguay, Height  :  179 cm
Major Club    :  Penarol, Atletico Mineiro
Caps  :  36 Games (15 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1966, 1970, 1974 ( 12 Games)           
Club Honours  :   5 Times Uruguay Championship
1966 Copa Libertadores, Intercontinental Cup
2 Times Copa Libertaodres Cup Runner-Up (1965, 1970)
International Honours   :  1967 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement :  1970 FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper
1971 South American Goalkeeper of the year
1999 IFFHS Uruguay Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill: A, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : B+

Ladislao Mazukiewicz is one of the best goalkeepers ever to come from the Americas. HLev Yashin regarded him as his successor. His early career with Penarol saw an impressive victory with two consecutive unbeaten seasons in 1967 and 1968. Marzurkiewicz helped the Uruguay national team to qualify to the semifinals of the 1970 World Cup. Mazurkiewicz is perhaps most famous for being the goalkeeper that fell for Pelé's sensational trick at the 1970 World Cup Finals when he let the ball run one way past Mazurkiewicz and he ran the other, before almost scoring with a shot while he was turning back towards the goal. He totally kept five clean sheets in World Cup final tournament. He notably won six international games in row without concede goal between 1969 and 1970. Mazurkiewicz was voted by IFFHS’s poll 5th South American’s greatest goalkeeper of all-time and 12th World’s greatest goalkeeper of the century.
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13. Rinat Dasaev

Date Of Birth  :  15 June 1957
Nation   :  Soviet Union 
Height   :  189 cm
Major Club  :  Spartak Moscow
Caps   : 91 Games (44 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1982, 1986, 1990 (9 Games)
Club Honours :  2 Times Soviet Top Leagues
International Honours  : 1988 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  1982 Soviet Union Footballer Of The Year  
6 Times Soviet Union Goalkeeper Of The Year
4 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year (82, 83, 85, 88)
1987 2nd Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year
1988 IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year
1989 Third Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year

Total Skill: A-, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : B+

“The Iron Curtain Of The Soviet Union” Rinat Dasaev is considered by many as the greatest goalkeeper of the world during the 1980s beats many world-class goalkeepers in that era. He was the main pillar of Soviet Union team through a decade. Dasaev was known for his coolness under pressure and fantastic reaction saves. He has a knack of always being in the right place at the right time and being one of the most consistency Goalkeepers in the world. In exception of winning 1982 Soviet Union footballer of the year, He also won second place two times in spite of being keeper. In the Euro 88 , the Soviet Union lost the final and Dasayev was powerless to stop Marco van Basten's legendary volley. He was voted in 6th Ballon'Dor in 1982 and 1983 and 9th in 1985. All in all, He is supposed to be the best goalkeeper ever to come from Eastern Europe after Lev Yashin’s era. 
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12. Iker Casillas

Date Of Birth :  20 May 1981
Nation :  Spain, Caps  : 165 Games (77 Clean Sheets)
Height  :  182 cm, Major Club  : Real Madrid
World Cup Participation : 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 (17 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
3 Times UEFA Champion League (2000, 2002, 2014)
2002 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours  : 2 Times European Championship Winner
(2008, 2012), 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 2000 Bravo Award, 2008 Zamora Trophy
2009 La Liga Best Goalkeeper, 2008, 2012 UEFA Euro Best Keeper
2008 UEFA Club Goalkeeper Of The Year
5 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year (2008 - 2012)
5 Times IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper (2008 - 2012)
2nd Place  (2002, 2003), 3rd Place (2007)
                                                     2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Glove
                                                     UEFA Champion League All-Time Most Clean Sheets

Total Skill: B+, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B+

'The Saint" Iker Casillas is  is the most decorated goalkeeper of all-time, was the greatest goalkeeper in the World during the second half 2000s, his best year is 2008. He holds the record most winners in IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper with five, was awarded in row between 2008 -2011 and holds the World record most international clean sheets and also European record of all-time most caps. Casillas is famous for his reliability to read the game. He debut for Spain national team at 19 years old and having become a regular starter since the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Casillas holds the record most Clean Sheets for Spain. Casillas holds the record the most caps for Spain national team. He was voted as fourth place in European footballer of the year in 2008 and regarded as Real Madrid’s greatest goalkeeper of all-time. However, his 32 years old saw a flaw in his career as being bench to Diego Lopez at Real Madrid in whole of 2013 - 2014 season. Casillas was named in UEFA Team of the year six times and FIFPro World XI five times. Casillas finished 5th, 9th, 7th and 6th Ballon'Dor in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively.
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11. Ubaldo Fillol

Date Of Birth  :  21 July 1950
Nation  :  Argentina     
Height  : 183 cm, Major Club  :  River Plate
Caps : 58 Games (20 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  :  1974, 1978, 1982 (13 Games)
Club Honours   :  3 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours    :  1978 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  :  1977 Argentina League Player Of The Year 
1978 FIFA World Cup’s Best Goalkeeper
6 Times South American Goalkeeper of the year
3 Times Silver Medal South American Footballer Of The Year
South American XI All-Time Dream Team

Total Skill:B+,Peak Performance AA-,Total Performance:B+,Age Bonus

“The Duck” Ubaldo Fillol is the greatest South American goalkeeper of all-time. He was totally voted in top five South American footballer of the year in 8 times. His best highlight is the performance in world cup 1978 which he made many brilliant saves especially final match until Argentina won their victory first world cup. Fillol was a keeper with some of the fastest reflexes to ever play the game plus his excellent shot-blocking and positional play. His world-class performance was during lately 70’s to early 80’s. In 1972, He made the best record most penalties shot saves in a season of Argentinean league with six and holds the record all-time most penalty saves in Argentine football with 26 along with Hugo Gatti. He kept 4 clean sheets in 10 World Cup games. El Grafico and El Pais rate Fillol in six times world-class seasons and eight times best goalkeeper of season in Argentina. He also won argentinian league player of the year by El Grafico in 1975 sports journalist association in 1977. He also finished 4th South American footballer of the year twice times and 5th once time. 
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10. Manuel Neuer

Date Of Birth  :  27 March 1986 
Nation : Germany, Caps : 74 Games (27 Clean Sheets)
Height  : 193 cm, Major Club : Schalke, Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation: 2010, 2014 (14 Games/7 Clean sheets)
Club Honours : 5 Times Bundesliga, 4 Times DFB=Pokal
2013 UEFA Champion League, 2012 Runner-Up
2013 FIFA Club World Cup
International Honours  : 2010 FIFA World Cup Third Place
2014 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  : 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Gloves
2 Times German Footballer of The Year (2011, 2014)
3 Times FIFA Ballon Dor Goalkeeper of the Year (2013,2014,2015)
4 Times IFFHS World Best Goalkeeper (2013, 2014,2015,2016)
2013 -2014 Silver Ball UEFA Best Player in Europe 
2014 Bronze Ball FIFA Ballon'Dor
2014 AOPS European Athletes of the Year

Total Skill:  A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B-

Manuel Neuer is one of the greatest and most decorated goalkeepers in the World and and is the best German footballer in the first half 2010s. With his standstill manner likes stagnant, He has been described as a "sweeper-keeper" because of his unique playing style and is known for his quick reflexes, excellent shot-stopping abilities, command of his area and accurate distribution of the ball. Nauer has been rated by kicker in 2.5 world-class and 5 international-class seasons. Neuer's first part career with Schalke was ended luxuriously when his performance helped the club to achieve its best result ever in UEFA Champion League as semi-finalist. Neuer then met his peak career with Bayern Munich with the 2013 European Treble as a main highlight. He is one of the most successful goalkeepers in international football and both club and country particularly his performance in the 2014 World Cup is regarded as one of the best keeper performances ever in history of the tournament.
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9. Peter Shilton

Date Of Birth  :  18 September 1949
Nation   :  England, Height  : 185 cm 
Caps : 125 Games (66 Clean Sheets)
Major Club :  Leicester City, Nottingham Forest, Derby County
World Cup Participation : 1982, 1986, 1990 (17 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time English Top Division
1 Time League Cup
2 Times European Cup (1979, 1980)
International Honours   :  None
Individual Achievement  : 1978 PFA Players ‘s Player Of The Year
1989 European Goalkeeper Of The Year                

Total Skill:A-,Peak Performance AA-,Total Performance:B+,Age Bonus

Peter Shilton is one of the most consistency goalkeepers of all-time. His name appeared in PFA team of the year 10 times. Shilton holds the all-time record most appearances in history of the game with 1362 official matches and 1180 first level games and is the most caps player for England national team. He has the rare distinction of having played over 100 league games for 5 different clubs. Shilton did not make his World Cup finals debut until the age of 32 and also holds the record for most clean sheets in world cup tournament with 10. He was known for his bossing defense and his reliability. Nonetheless, His career was played in second division for full 4 seasons. He conceded only 83 goals in his international appearance. IFFHS’s poll shows his 8th rank of the greatest goalkeeper of the century. Shilton was voted in 10th and 5th Ballon'Dor in 1978 and 1989, respectively.    
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8. Oliver Kahn


Date Of Birth  :  15 June 1969
Nation : Germany, Caps : 86 Games (29 Clean Sheets)           
Height  : 188 cm, Major Club:  Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation  :  1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 ( 7 Games )
Club Honours :  8 Times Bundesliga, 6 Times German Cup
6 Times DFB-Pokal, 1 Time UEFA Cup
2001 UEFA Champion League Winner, 1999 Runner-Up
International Honours  : 2002 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 7 Times Bundesliga Goalkeeper of the Year
2 Times German Footballer Of The Year (2000, 2001)
3 Times IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper (1999, 2001, 2002)
Second Place (2000), Third Place (2003)
4 Times UEFA Club Goalkeeper of The Year (1999,2000,2001,2002)
2 Times Bronze Ball European Footballer Of The Year (2001, 2002)
                                                    2002 Yashin Award, 2002 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
                                                    Bundesliga All-Time Most Clean Sheets

Total Skill: A- , Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : A-, Age Bonus

“King Kahn” or “The Titan” is his nickname due to his formidable presence and influence. He is the only goalkeeper in history of World Cup to win golden ball award. Kicker magazine ranked him in 4 world-class seasons and 11 seasons of international-class as the greatest goalkeeper in history of Bundesliga game. He is an all-time clean sheet leader in history of the Bundesliga with 204 from overall 557 matches or 37 percent, also holds the Bundesliga record most clean sheets in a single season with 19. However, He was the starter of Germany in only one world cup tournament in 2002 because there are many Germany’s great keeping candidates in his era. Kahn is also known for his aggressive style and his Leadership characteristic. He was the best goalkeeper of the world during lately 90’s to early 00’s. He totally played 781 career matches and also holds the record most Bundesliga champions with 8. According to German Footballer of the year voting, he tied with Sepp Maier to hold the record as the most German goalkeeper of the year with nine.
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7. Ricardo Zamora

Date Of Birth  :  21 January 1901
Nation : Spain, Caps : 46 Games (20  Clean Sheets)            
Height : 194 cm, Major Club:  Espanyol, Ral Madrid
World Cup Participation :  1934 (3 Games)        
Club Honours : 4 Times Catalan Champions
2 Times Spanish Champions, 5 Times Copa Del Rey
International Honours  : 1920 Olympic Games Silver Medal
Individual Achievement  : 1934 Order Of Republic Medal
The Great Cross Of The Order Of Cisneros
1934 FIFA World Cup’s Best Goalkeeper
1999 IFFHS Spain Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill : A, Peak Performance AA+, Total Performance : B

“El Divino” Ricardo Zamora is an all-time greatest goalkeeper before World War II era, was happened and being among the best footballer ever of his country, becoming the most iconic player of Spain in his era. Zamora, was noted for wearing a cloth cap and a white polo-neck jumper on the field, a look later copied by several of his contemporaries. He claimed it was to protect him from both the sun and his opponents. He was also noted for his bravery and incredibly made clean sheets in all five international friendly games in 1925. Zamora was also the subject of controversy throughout his career. He allegedly enjoyed drinking Cognac and smoking up to three packs of cigarettes a day, was arrested for his violent behavior in Olympic Game 1926. The award for goalkeeper who have gotten the fewest conceding goal in La Liga, The Ricardo Zamora trophy, is named in his honour. Additionally, He played for Catalan XI and helped them winning the Copa Princep De Asturies 3 times. IFFHS’s poll result shows him as World’s fifth greatest goalkeeper of the century.
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6. Sepp Maier

Date Of Birth  :  28 February 1944
Nation  :  West Germany         
Caps  : 95 Games (38 Clean Sheets) 
Height   :  183 cm, Major Club:  Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation  :  1966, 1970, 1974, 1978 (18 Games ) 
Club Honours : 4 Times Bundesliga, 3 Times German Cup
3 Times European Cup (1974, 1975, 1976)
1 Time UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup
International Honours  : 1974 FIFA World Cup Winner
1972 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement  : 1975 European Goalkeeper Of The Year
3 Times German Footballer Of The Year (1975, 1977, 1978)
1999 IFFHS Germany Goalkeeper of The Century


Skills : Position A-, Reflex A, Reading A-, Jumping B+, Handling A-, Agility B
Performance : Domestic Club B+, International Club A-, National Team A
Total Skill: A-, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : A-

“The Cat from Anzing” is his nickname due to incredible reflexes, is regarded as the greatest goalkeeper in history of European Cup. Maier is one of the most team decorated goalkeepers of all-time as he won every major trophies both club and international level. Kicker magazine ranked Maier in 3 seasons of world-class and 11 seasons of international-class. As well as his goalkeeping exploits, Maier was famous for his overlong shorts and outsize gloves, and, despite his undoubted talent, was seen in some circles as somewhat of a clown. He is rated as one of the very best goalkeeper in the 1974 World Cup if not the best. Maier is chosen starting first 11 in Bayern Munich’s team of century and considered by many as the greatest goalkeeper in history of Germany national team. According to German Footballer of the year voting, he holds the record as the most German goalkeeper of the year with nine, also finished third place German Footballer of the Year three times and is ranked as the third best in history of the awards. Maier reached his best place in Ballon'Dor at 5th in 1975. He was voted 4th World’s best goalkeeper of the century by IFFHS’spoll.
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5. Peter Schmeichel

Date Of Birth  :  18 November 1963, Height  : 193 cm
Nation  : Denmark, Caps : 129 Games (56  Clean Sheets)
Major Club : Manchester United
World Cup Participation  : 1998 (5 Games )
Club Honours  :  5 Times English Premier League
3 Times FA Cup, 1 Time League Cup
1999 UEFA Champion League Winner
International Honours  :  1992 European Championship Winners
Individual Achievement  :  Danish Football Hall Of Fame
3 Times Danish Footballer of The Year (1990, 1993, 1999)
3 Times UEFA Goalkeeper of The Year (1992, 1993, 1998)
4 Times European Goalkeeper of The Year (1992,1993,1997,1999)
2 Times IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper (1992, 1993)     
2 Times 2nd Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper (1995, 1999)
1997 Third Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper
1992 UEFA Euro Best GoalkeeperSecond Non-British inductee into English Football Hall Of Fame
2002 UEFA Champion League Team of the DecadePremier League Best Goalkeeper Ever
1999 IFFHS Scandinavia Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill : A, Peak Performance AA+, Total Performance : A-, Age Bonus                                  
                        
“The Great Dens” is among the all-time greatest footballers in history of Scandinavian football. He is known for his trademark shouts at defense to command them. Schmeichel was first rate shot-stopper, Large but agile and quick on his line becoming one of the best reflex savers the world has ever produced. He was just a famous world-class goalkeeper in his 29 year olds of age from his performance in EURO 92, was one of the most influenced players for both Denmark and Manchester United and helping them to surprisingly win that top European trophies. In 2001, Reuter’s poll indicates that he was chosen as the best keeper ever of the world. He holds the record with other five players most EURO tournaments play with four. He was voted in top five FIFA World Player of the Year twice times, was voted 7th World’s best goalkeeper of the century by IFFHS’s poll.
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4. Gordon Banks


Date Of Birth  :  30 December 1937
Nation   :  England, Height   :  185 cm
Major Club   :  Leicester City, Stoke City
Caps  :  73 Games (32 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  : 1962, 1966, 1970 (9 Games )
Club Honours   :  1 Time League Cup
International Honours    :  1966 FIFA World Cup Winners
Individual Achievement  :  1966 FIFA World Cup’s Best Goalkeeper
1970 Order Of British Empire
1972 FWA Footballer Of The Year
2 Times European Footballer Of The Year (1970, 1972)
2 Times Daily Mail Sportsmen of The Year (1971,1972)
1999 IFFHS Silver World - English Goalkeeper of The Century
Officer of The Order British Empire

Total Skill : A+, Peak Performance AA+, Total Performance : B+, Age Bonus

Gordon Banks is widely regarded as the greatest goalkeeper in British football history, was the greatest goalkeeper in the World during the second half 1960s to early 1970s, is the the most successful international country goalkeepers ever. His consistent performances in goal led to the re-wording of a common English idiom used in everyday speech to "Safe as the Banks of England. His best performance for memories of football fan around the world was happened in world cup 1970 which he did the incredibly wonderful reflex save against the powerful and directive heading of Pele. That save is known as “The save of the century”. Banks is average-sized but quick and agile and his strongest asset is his football knowledge and positional play. An unshakable to build a team around, He was instrumental in helping England win their only world cup. He debut international match at his 25 years old and totally conceded only 57 goals for England national team. However, he participated in only five European games due to staying at the small clubs which mostly finished the place in the middle to bottom of the table and finished twice runner-up of FA Cup and twice League Cup with Leicester. Banks finished 8th and 7th Ballon'Dor in 1970 and 1972, respectively.
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3. Dino Zoff

Date Of Birth  :  28 February 1942
Nation    :  Italy  , Caps  : 112 Games (55 Clean Sheets)
Height:  183 cm, Major Club   :  Juventus
World Cup Participation  : 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982 ( 17 Games )
Club Honours   : 6 Times Italian Series A, 2 Times Coppa Italia
1977 UEFA Cup, 2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1973, 1983)
International Honours  :  1968 European Championship Winners
1982 FIFA World Cup Winners
Individual Achievement : 1982 FIFA World Cup’s Best Goalkeeper
1973 Silver Ball European Football Of The Year
Italian Series A All-Time Most Clean Sheets
2000 FIFA World Goalkeeper Of Century
UEFA Jubilee Award (Golden Player Of Italy)
2 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year (1980, 1981)
2 Times European Championship Best Goalkeeper (1968, 1980)
                                                     1999 IFFHS Bronze World - Italian Goalkeeper of The Century

Total Skill: A+, Peak Performance AA+, Total Performance : A, Age Bonus

Dino Zoff is one of the best goalkeepers the world has ever seen. He has set lots of records in Italian and world football. He debuted his international game in the 1968 UEFA Euro at his 26 years old and is the oldest player to win the World Cup. In 1982 at the age of 40 he could collect the trophy as captain of Italy's team. And he is also the goalkeeper to have kept a clean sheet the longest time, from September 1972 to June 1974 (consecutive 1142 minutes or 12 Matches) was unbeaten and also own the Juventus record longest streak without conceding a goal in the intersected period with 903 minutes. According to being main pillar of Italy national team over decade, He became the most iconic player of his nation. Zoff was medium in stature but quick on his feet and excellent positioning and shot-stopping skills. He was a level-headed goalkeeper, capable of staying calm during the toughest and the most exhilarating moments. He always held back both out of modesty and respect for his opponents. Zoff made 360 clean sheets from 720 first-level club games or 50 %. He was voted in 11th, 6th and 8th Ballon'Dor in 1980, 1981 and 1982. Zoff was finished 5th in UEFA Jubilee Poll as the best European footballer in the last 50 years. 
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2. GianIuigi Buffon

Date Of Birth  :  28 January 1978
Nation : Italy, Caps : 168 Games (65 Clean Sheets)
Height  :  191 cm, Major Club  : Juventus
World Cup Participation  : 2002, 2006, 2010 (11 Games)
Club Honours  :  10 Times Italian Series A
1999 UEFA Cup, 4 Times Coppa Italia
International Honours   : 2006 FIFA World Cup Winners
Individual Achievement :  1999 Bravo Award
2003 UEFA Club Goalkeeper Of The Year
2003 UEFA Champion League Most Valuable Player
9 Times Series A Goalkeeper Of The Year, 2006 Yashin Award
3 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year ( 2003, 2004, 2007)
4 Times IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007)
3 Times 2nd Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper (2005,2008,2012)
Series A Goalkeeper of The Decade2006 Silver Ball Ballon'Dor

Total Skill : A, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : A-, Age Bonus

Gigi Buffon is the greatest goalkeeper in the World in the 2000s and is considered by many journalists in www.channel4.com as the greatest goalkeeper ever in history of Italian series A even above the great legend like Dino Zoff. He is also the only goalkeeper to win UEFA club footballer of the Year. Buffon has gotten very good shape for being goalkeeper, very agile, perfectly reading the game and becoming one of the most consistency keepers ever. He unbelievably became the long-period first choice GK of Parma at 1996 which he was just 17 year olds. He still holds the most expensive goalkeeper record for moving to Juventus. He had to play in Italian Series B one season because of  punishment to Juventus for match fix scandal. In world cup 2006, He kept consecutive five matches clean sheets in addition to 453 minute scoreless. Buffon has made 18 consecutive years of international appearances and holds the record all-time most caps for Italy. He is named in UEFA team of the year only three times. He has made around 350 clean sheets in first-level matches of all competitions or 42 % approximately. Buffon is also all-time most caps player for Italy.

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1. Lev Yashin

Date Of Birth  :  22 October 1929
Nation :  Soviet Union   
Position : Goalkeeper
Height   :  189 cm
Major Club   : Dynamo Moscow
Caps  : 78 Games (24 Clean Sheets)
World Cup Participation  : 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 ( 12 Games )
Club Honours  : 5 Times Soviet Championship
3 Times Soviet Cup
International Honours  : 1956 Olympic Games Gold Medal
1960 European Nation’s Cup Winner
1964 European Nation’s Cup Runner-Up



                                                             Individual Achievement

1963 European Footballer Of The Year
2000 FIFA World Goalkeeper Of Century
IFFHS World’s Goalkeeper of Century
UEFA Jubilee Award (Golden Player Of Russia)
1967 Order Of Lenin
1956 Olympic Gold Medal Football
8 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year
2 Times European Championship Best Goalkeeper (1960, 1964)
1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team
1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
1999 IFFHS Soviet Union Goalkeeper of The Century
2002 FIFA Dream Team
Soviet Top League Greatest Player Ever

Total Skill: A+, Peak Performance AAA-, Total Performance: A,  Age Bonus

“Black Octopus” Lev Yashin is the greatest goalkeeper in history of the game and regarded as Soviet Union‘s greatest footballer ever. He is the only goalkeeper to win European footballer of the year award. Yashin is known for his superior athleticism, imposing stature, routine amazing reflex saves and inventing the idea of goalkeeper sweeping. During his career, He had stopped around 150 penalty kick which is the best record of all-time. Moreover, Yashin made incredible 270 clean sheets from approximately 420 career games played or almost 65 percent. He is a five times Soviet goalkeeper of the year based on analysis and the 1960s award. He was also voted as 5th in Ballon d’Or in 1956, 1960 and 1961. In 1994, FIFA established the Lev Yashin Award for the best goalkeeper in world cup final tournament. Yashin was finished 8th in UEFA Jubilee Poll as the best European footballer in the last 50 years. For his outstanding service to the people and to his country, Yashin was awarded the Order of Lenin in 1967, the highest award of the USSR. After retiring from playing Yashin spent almost 20 years in various administrative positions at Dynamo Moscow. A Bronze statue of Lev Yashin was erected at the Dynamo Stadium in Moscow.
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Honourable Mention

Bert Trautmann

Date Of Birth  :  22 October 1923
Nation  :  West Germany
Height  :  185 cm
Major Club  : Manchester City
Caps  :  None
World Cup Participation : None          
Club Honours  : 1 Time FA Cup Winner
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   Manchester City ‘s Greatest Player Ever  
1956 FWA Footballer Of The Year
English Football Hall Of Fame         
German Sports Hall of Fame       

Total Skill: A,  Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : N/A

Bert Trautmann is one of the great legendary goalkeepers and had a rich-story in history of football. He started his football career in German amateur football and his outstanding keeping skill led him to be a professional player. He was arrested as prisoner in world war II from British. Trautmann start playing in England in second division and first participated in top tier league in his nearly 28 years old. Although he was discriminated in his career in England for being former German soldier, He eventually proved himself as the best goalkeeper in Great Britain or even one of the best goalkeeper in the world in the mid-1950s according to Yashin ‘s mention that Truatmann was the only world-class keeper in that era apart from him. He was a specialist as penalty stopper, Saving 60 % of those he faced over in his career. He was also known for his excellent anticipation. However, He had never been called to play for his nation because of playing outside country.
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Statistics

By Nations

Germany  : 9
Spain      : 7
Italy : 6
England  : 3
Czechoslovakia : 3
Soviet Union : 3
Holland : 3
Belgium : 2
Argentina : 2
Uruguay : 2
Brazil : 2
Sweden : 2
Austria : 1
Yugoslavia : 1
Denmark : 1
Paraguay : 1
Poland : 1
Hungary : 1
Northern Ireland : 1
Wales : 1

By Decade

1910s  : -
1920s  : 1.5
1930s  : 4
1940s  : -
1950s  : 6.5
1960s  : 5.5
1970s  : 13.5
1980s  : 8.5
1990s  : 6
2000s  : 4
2010s :  1.5
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CLASSIFICATION


Class : Crown

None

Class : King

Gold

None

Silver

Lev Yashin

Bronze

Dino Zoff, Gianluigi Buffon


Class : Queen

Gold

Peter Schmeichel, Gordon Banks
Ricardo Zamora, Sepp Maier, 
Oliverr Kahn,  Iker Casillas
Rinat Dasaev, Peter Shilton,
Pat Jennings, Ubaldo Fillol,
Edwin Van Der Sar,
Ladislao Mazurkiewicz,


Silver

Vladimir Beara, Toni Schumaccher, 
Frantisek Planicka,Ronnie Hellstrom
Jean Marie Pfaff, Manuel Neuer 
Michael Preud'homme, Jurgen Croy,
  Giampiero Combi, Amadao Carrizo,
 Walter Zenga, Jose Luis Chilavert, 
Jose Angel Iribar, Neville Southall 
Ivo Viktor, Peter Cech, 
Thomas Ravelli, Gilmar,
Ray Clemence, Andreas Kopke
Enrico Albertosi,Andoni Zubizarreta
Gianluca Pagliuca


Bronze

Antonio Ramallets,Gyula Grosics
Roque Maspoli, Hans Tilkowski
Emerson Leao, Luis Arconada
Rudolph Hiden, Bert Trautmann
Jan Van Beveren
Jan Tomaszewski, Evhen Rudakov
Hans Van Breukelen, 
Heinrich Stuhfaulth


Substitution Group : First Class

Sergio Livingstone : Chile/40s to early 50s
Villiam Schrojf     :  Czechoslovakia/ 50's to Early 60's
Giuliano Sarti    : Italy/50's to Early 60's
Walter Zeman  :  Austria/50's
Franjo Glaser   : Yugoslavia/30's - 40's
Americo Tesoriere :  Argentina/ 20's
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The Highest Goalkeeper's Peaks of All-Time

1. Lev Yashin
2. Gordon Banks
3. Dino Zoff
4. Peter Schmeichel
5. Gianluigi Buffon
6. Ricardo Zamora 
7. Ladislao Mazurkiewicz
8. Vladimir Beara
9. Oliver Kahn
10. Manuel Neuer
                    

55 comments:

  1. Why you put Buffon in fourth place and Banks in third place here? In "The 100 Greatest Goalkeepers of All-Time" Buffon is third and Banks fourth. Also you put Buffon in the king silver class and Banks in the king bronze class.

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  2. Sorry that had not been updated linked from the main list.
    Now I have made a linkage between lists to ensure each update will cover its involvements

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  3. Now it's a high time to name Manuel Neuer in top 50. He is rated by kicker in 2 world-class seasons with 5 international-class seasons. Neuer was very successful in UEFA Champion eague in consecutive four seasons and is the best keeper in 2014 World Cup. I've named him at 47th at the first consideration.

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  4. where are guys like kasey keller,thoman n kono?

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    1. N'Kono is named in top 100 which is available in the 10 x 100 positional ranking list in minor hall of honor. Kasey Keller is not even one of the best keepers in the world in his generation.

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  5. Gordon Banks should be 2nd, he is Ranked 2nd in IFFHS Ranking(you said it's your main source)
    Gordon Banks also Ranked 2nd in this site http://www.bestfootballplayersever.com/top-10-best-football-goalkeepers-ever.php
    Gordon Banks Won the Yashin Award in 1966 beating Yashin himself(who had a great World cup)
    Roberto Rivellino has said that Banks is the greatest Goalkeeper of all time because of his save of the century from Pele's header

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    1. I never said IFFHS is my main source. I establish an article of IFFHS because it is considered as the largest and least unofficial football history organization. As I look for the provided link, I’d not hesitate not to rely on them because it is tend to overrate players in the modern era (includes other positions). Casillas is one of the most decorated goalkeepers ever but his pure ability is definitely not among the best ever. Gordon Banks is very disadvantageous to Dino Zoff because he played in small club and lack of opportunity in European club competition. The book "Best of Charles Buchan's Football Monthley shows Gordon Banks was voted in top ten best English Top Division players twice in 1965 – 1966 and 1968 – 1969 http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/english-league-team-of-the-season-selections-1969-2012.1985741/ He was also named as the best keeper of English top division between 1969 – 1970 from these sources http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/1969-70-british-team-of-the-season.1794502/, http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/team-of-the-season-1970-1980-england-division-one.1820483/
      In domestic summary, He is at least five times best keeper of the English top division.
      Internationally, Banks start to caps for England rather late at 25 years old and made 10 consecutive years of caps. Thus, his longevity is much shorter than Dino Zoff who was capped for 16 consucutive years although he is clearly better than Zoff in World Cup tournaments but Zoff also has a better performance in European Championship.

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  6. Casillas has 71 Clean Sheets (more than any Goalkeeper ranked ahead of him) and he has a great longevity,and he plays for a major club so I think that he should be ranked higher.

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    1. Casillas has a better clean sheet record than Buffon and Gordon Banks but has a lower ability than them as the best example. Because Spain always won high percent of ball possession, he has a less opportunity to save the ball and I think his decline as a second choice keeper is a big flaw. At his 33 - 34 years old, it should been a great years of experienced goalkeeper.

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  7. Now Casillas is holding the record goalkeeper with most clean sheets, most victories in Champions League, that will be a bonus for him?

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    1. Thanks for updating important record, I'll add in his profile.

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  8. What? i´m just really surprised that Vitor Baia is not on this list, its just outrageous, did somebody check on his achievements?

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    1. He is arguably the best Portuguese keeper ever. Anyway, Baia has never been one of the top keepers in the World in any year not likes all keepers in top 50. His best rank in IFFHS is at 5th in 1996.

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  9. Vitor Baía is one of the most titled players in the world! He has won 32 titles (i think only Giggs have more), and in 2003/2004 FC Porto won the Champions League and Baía won the UEFA Best Goalkeeper award.
    You should take all this in consideration because he surely deserves a spot between your top 50, not to say top 25.

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  10. This list is a euro circle jerk. Ignoring so much talent from all over the world. More so it looks like an old melancholic english man did it.

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    1. This list is not ranked based on talent but the performance in term of both effectiveness and difficult style of play. I’m not sure if you means the South American magician likes Gatti, Campos and Hugita. If yes, this kind of talent did not much contribute to their teams, it is just an aesthetic value.

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  11. I think that Franjo Glaser has to be in the Substitution Group.

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  12. Where is this channel4 you so often talk about?

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    1. The site has been closed fort a long time. At the time of existence, it shows all-time XI of famous Series A clubs, being voted by journalists. There was an all-time greatest goalkeepers list in history of Series A also.

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  13. Hi Dearman,

    After I cross-checked your database, I found something inconsistent in this section. In section "World's All-Time Greatest Footballers", Kahn placed 86th, Zamora placed 98th; however, in this section, Kahn placed 8th, Zamora placed 7th.

    Hope this help you to review & adjust. Best regards,

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  14. I would debate that Kasey Keller was in the top 20 of this class. When the list includes several goalies who were playing in very weak leagues and won nothing to speak of, Keller won Cup titles in England, Germany and the USA. he also, played part in 2 World Cups and the Gold Cup winner in Concacaf.

    To be fair, some on that list were lucky to be called professional. Spain won nothing in the 1970's for club or country.

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    1. Keller was very reliable keeper and regarded by many as the best USA greatest keeper ever. He was rated by Kicker in twice international class seasons during his career at Bundesliga but he is rated very low by English media in premier league, best at only 6.31 in average point per season. The trophy is not a main issue to rate player. There are very many lower class players ever won premier league. There were a ton of keepers better than Keller during 90s to 2000s. Some keepers are semi-professional or even amateur status in the beginning era of football in the developing phase of many competitions in Europe and South America. Hence, those statuses of competition were very normal for that era with some high level of standard. They made the truly remarkable in their own era is an important figure of historical value saving.

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  15. GIGI BUFFON SHOULD BE SECOND OR FIRST

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  16. Petr Cech - Goalkeeper with record Premier League all time most clean sheets!

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  17. What about Vitor Baia??!?!

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  18. What about Anton "Toni" Turek? World Cup Winner with Germany in 1954!

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    1. The majority of his career was interrupted by World War II and the longevity is much below than average.

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  19. Gianluigi Needs His Name Updated, It Is Spelt "Gianuigi Buffon"

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  20. This is nitpicking, but do you realise you haven't even mentioned Neuer's World Cup victory in his description? Given that it was one of the most memorable goalkeeping performances of all time (for his sweeper keeping role, which has never before been performed to such success in a major tournament) I think it deserves a mention.

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    1. Sorry for late replying. You have issued the important point. I'll review the articles again when I have time. Thanks.

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  21. Neuer above Casillas , and Casillas only at 12??? Casillas is rated by many as the greatest goalkeeper in football history
    http://www.football-bible.com/soccer-info/top-10-goalkeepers-of-all-time.html
    http://www.totalsportek.com/list/greatest-goalkeepers-of-all-times/
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1516455-25-greatest-goalkeepers-in-football-history/page/26
    These are the first 3 websites when you google "greatest goalkeeper of all time".
    It is absolutely imposible for him to be outside top 5 ever given how he performed throughout his career , and if someone feels like underrating him because of the drop in form of recent years , he must consider that he is the ultimate GK prodigy so he already stacked up an incredible amount of great seasons.
    What are Schmeichel and Khan doing above Casillas?
    Casillas ranking in top GK of the year:5th-2000 , 9th-2001 , 2nd-2002 , 2nd-2003 , 4th-2004 , 6th-2005 , 4th-2006 , 3rd-2007 , 1th-2008 , 1th-2009 , 1th-2010 , 1th-2011 , 1th-2012 , 6th-2013 , 9th-2016

    Khan:9th-1997 , 10-1998 , 1th-1999 , 2nd-2000 , 1th-2001 , 1th-2002 , 3rd-2003 , 6th-2004 , 5th-2005 , 11/12th-2006

    Schmeichel:1th-1992 , 1th-1993 , 4th-1994 , 2nd-1995 , 4th-1996 , 3rd-1997 , 4th-1998 , 2nd-1999 , 10/11th-2000 , 11/12th-2001

    So basically if you compare head to head , Casillas is by far better than both of them with none of the 2 being able to claim any victory in any season by aranging from best to worst.
    No matter what other criterias involved or even if in various seasons the performance of those were still better than the number in the rankings , Casillas is just to visibly superior to them to be ranked bellow.
    I suggest you rank him at least 3rd bellow Yashin and Buffon.

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    1. I see Casillas prolifically won IFFHS world best keeper as a beneficial subsequent from Spain’s consecutive 3 tournaments winners and he played well although not in the level of superb when he got a fewer chances to show his ability when Spain always dominated the ball possession.
      At his peak, he was seen to be inferior to Kahn and Neuer. He was a reliable reader to the opponent offensive direction but his agile shot-stopping is performed well in only radius closed to him. I saw too many conceding goals that he could not reach the ball disappointingly despite not very powerful and accurate shot.
      Look at his club career, He was never chosen as a UEFA club best keeper in the 2000s (Awards was available until 2010) despite Real Madrid got into deep rounds. Then, 2011 should be missed when Van Der Sar is clearly better. 2012 should be given to Petr Cech. Since then he was highly declined. So it could be said he never reached the best keeper of UCL despite having the most often opportunities among any other.
      Domestically, LFP Awards was started in 2009 and Casillas won Best keeper of the La Liga just twice times and he won Zamora Trophy in 2008. Before than that, it was not period of his prime.
      The competitiveness of GK candidates between era is just different so I don’t think the IFFHS ranking could be compared between the years directly. I means the years Shcmeichel, Kahn and Neuer won the awards all had a better performance than Casillas in example.

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  22. Casillas' awards aren't advantaged due to competition compared to the others(especially Neuer) , he even was 6 times best keeper according to UEFA and he faced at least as tough competition as the others with keepers like Buffon , Neuer , Khan , Vander Sar , Cech etc. For example if not for one of the greatest performances ever of a keeper , he would have been no.1 in 2002.
    And Casillas' flaw was more evident in last years but not so much in his prime , but even so the others are no better. Schmeichel was known for being very weak against chips and was lobed countless times in his career.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AasRVb_7TVA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYtWOJI8NEs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deXicnyXt3g
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY1IF3zImlY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eegvYa4TAI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKYixwYeEG0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWxuASpyDao
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fTAgGbty9Y
    (min 1:15)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVkOlqNgR6k
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucEeCJDkRJ8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8v08SP0Lnc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX80Kbx82g4

    And these are only a few that I can remember but he was a shameless keepr when it came to these situations. So I don't see how Schmeichel could possibly be better when comparaed with Casillas.
    Or Neuer who also wasn't chalenged as a keeper. Neuer is the keepr who made the least amount of saves per game this Budesliga season and outside of the top 20 in this EURO ALONE , haha!
    Drawing the line , Casillas should be alongside Buffon and Yashin for his impecable career. No one was ever perfect , they all had their flaws.

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    1. I’d not decide the entire performance from a random clip since I watched Schmeichel and Casillas played more than the random set of video clips. Casillas didn’t dominate the defensive line as Schmeichel did. I never saw Casillas save the high ball direct to the top corner and his conceding goal to South Africa at the 2009 Confederation Cup is proved that he is not good enough.

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    2. That wasn't just a ranom clip tough. If you really seen him regularly than you know he had a huge flaw getting lobbed... So I don't know why Casillas having a flaw makes him an inferior keeper when he pretty much has a more outstanding career otherwise.

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    3. I’m not sure if you understand the word “Random”. Casillas played several hundred games in his entire career and you refer to Videos that collected only sampling of his great scenes. I’d not make a further discussion as long as you still just based on Videos sampling.

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    4. Those videos are of Schmeichel getting lobed , not great scenes of Casillas.

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    5. Actually Schmeichel’s mistake has been well-known and not need to access to Videos but I think Casillas also made many mistakes.

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  23. No further toughts on this?

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    1. Sorry, recently quite busy, I'll reply you tomorrow.

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  24. Neuer has to be Queen Gold Class.

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  25. Emerson Leão from Brazil played 4 World Cups and his position is 41?
    Michel Preud Homme his position 25 ?
    Ubaldo Fillol 11?
    Do you know about Rodolfo Rodriguez from Uruguai and Santos F.C?
    And Zetti goalkeeper fron Brazil and twice World Champion by São Paulo F.C?
    Do you know about Raul Plassmann Goalkeeper from Flamengo World Champion in 1981?
    Please correct your list, is too wrong.

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  26. Do you think that Buffon will surpass Zoff if he plays until the 2018 World Cup?

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    1. It is depend on his performance. If any more international-class season would be achievable, he will surpass by then.

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  27. Great ranking but i think you got it wrong with buffon, im sure you seen him at his prime and his peak was higher than any other goalkeeper ever.

    Im absolutely sure you are one of the few in the World who thinks zoff was better

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  28. Birthdate for Heinrich Stuhlfauth is wrong. Should be 1896, not 1986.

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  29. Buffon is two times in the list. Please fix that.

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  30. The Highest Goalkeeper's Peaks of All-Time list is flawed I think.

    Why is Trautman above Khan when the later was ranked 3rd and 2nd at the Ballon d'Or in 2 consecutive years and is the noly keeper in history to be World Cup MVP.

    Why is Zamora above Buffon? What more should have Buffon done to be considered the best since Yashin? Many experts describe him as the perfect goalkeeper.

    Most importantly, what is Beara doing in the ranking. I assume it is mostly because Yashin praised him(same with Trautman probably), but Beara's peak is genereally agreed to be 1952 when he reached the Olympic Games Final in Finland. In that tournament, Romanian goalkeeper Ion Voinescu was praised by the Finish press as "The World's best goalkeeper", and he isn't even ranked in your top 100 if I remember corectly. I think you should include him btw.

    Instead of Beara, Iker Casillas should be named in since he is the most consecutive times named best in the world in the position and was one of the highest players of his generation at the ballon d'or rankings despite being a goalkeeper.

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    1. OK the list of highest peak has not been developed well so the debate is highly opened.
      I agree Trautmann is overrated since he has never played in international football and I have replaced him by Neuer.
      Beara was not in his peak during 1952 but his peak is known as an phenomenon save. I'll keep Voinescu for further study.

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  31. Buffon should be first in this list, it´s obvious you are and expert of football so you know he deserved ballon d,or in 2006.
    Hes the most complete and consistent goalkeeper ever & in his prime he was a monster, the greatest footballers to ever play vs him, rank him as the best they have faced(roberto carlos, zidane, ibrahimovic, ronaldinho, ronaldo nazario, etc) and they are not italians.

    Dino Zoff is considered the 2nd best goalkeeper of the pat century, buffon is universally seen as better than zoff, so i dont really see how lev yashin was better in any way.

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  32. Yashin is also consistent through his domestic career although his longevity is shorter. Yashin is slightly inferior to Buffon in reading the game but the shot-saving is not even comparable, possessing a higher jump and handling ability and well-known for his usual phenomenon saves. Buffon has a problem to save a high ball direct to the top corner where he never reached if not just close to his position because of his limited jumping ability.

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  33. I totally respect your opinion and your list because for what i seen here, you totally know what you're talking about but i'll give you some points.

    1-Buffon played at a way better league than Yashin, URSS was a great national team in the mids of the last century but the league has been always average.

    2-Actually buffon was able to save a ball right to the corner when he was young, specially in his parma days, if you doubt it, check this out.

    https://youtu.be/1S1iZSdDEM8

    3-Buffon keeps getting individual awards as the best in the world even in his 40's(in fact you need to add them to his profile by the way)

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    1. In this case, I think USSR league standard during Yashin era is not the case of Yashin performance. Lower league standard still allow goalkeeper to have a difficult task.

      The video clip is really enjoyable. Let me questionable why he was declined in this characteristic performance later. In this scene, his jump is still not as high as Yashin.

      I'm not understand the relation between the 1940s and Buffon ?

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