These are some of the greatest goalkeepers of all time
Goalkeepers are the wall for their team. They defend goals until their last stretch of the body. They are the most flexible of all their teammates.
We have seen many great goalkeepers in our generation. Now it’s time to see some of the greatest goalkeepers which we didn’t saw playing.
Top 10 greatest goalkeepers of all time:
1. Lev Yashin – Nicknamed “Black Spider”, Yashin saved 150 penalty kicks during his career. It’s more than any other goalkeeper in history. He won the Ballon d’Or in 1963, the only goalkeeper to have won the award.
2. Dino Zoff – The Italy international is a legend for Juventus, amassing 330 league appearances for the Old Lady. A fine shot-stopper who did his job perfectly, Zoff exuded confidence and calmness from the goal.
3. Manuel Neuer – Nicknamed “Sweeper-keeper”, the Germany international’s ability to rush out of his goal to clear the ball has been highly appreciated. He finished third in the FIFA Ballon d’Or for his performances for both Germany and Bayern Munich in 2014.
4. Iker Casillas – The Spain international made his debut for Real Madrid in 1999. He went on to amass 725 appearances in all competitions before his departure from the club in 2015.
5. Gianluigi Buffon – The 42-year-old, at his prime, was well-known for his composure and command. Buffon’s performances and personality have made him a role model for many goalkeepers in succeeding years.
6. Peter Schmeichel – The Denmark international won every possible trophy during his time with Man Utd. He completed the treble in the 1998-99 season. His son, Kasper Schmeichel is currently the goalkeeper of Leicester City.
7. Edwin Van Der Sar – Edwin was excellent on the ball. Edwin was appreciated by many because of his calmness and composure. Van Der Sar is currently the chief executive officer at Ajax.
8. Sepp Maier – He was nicknamed “Die Katze von Anzing” (the cat from Anzing) due to his incredible reflexes. He was a light-hearted personality on the field.
9. Gordon Banks – A strong, athletic goalkeeper renowned for his awareness and intelligence, Banks often made acrobatic saves. Sadly, he passed away in 2019.
10. Oliver Kahn – Kahn was known for his aggressive and commanding style of goalkeeping. He is the only goalkeeper in the tournament’s history to win the Golden Ball.