Who are the FIFA top 10 goalkeepers of all time? Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United are some of the big clubs to have the top 10 goalkeepers of all time. Mendy is also ranked as one of the best African goalkeepers of all time, above the great Richard Kingson. Casillas has also been the best goalkeeper to ever play for Real Madrid. Who else is there?
These shot-stoppers have been listed in order of merits, starting with number 10 going down. We left it up to you to decide from the research who is the best soccer goalkeeper of all time. Many goalies have shown great skills between the posts, shining for a season or two before vanishing.
However, there has been a slew of the best who have consistently performed admirably season in season out. Below are the best goalkeepers in football history.
Edwin van der Sar was an exceptional athlete who, arguably, shone brightest during his days at Old Trafford. The Netherlands international was a force while between the two posts, helping the Red Devils to clinch four Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League during his tenure.
Banks is the only English goalkeeper to have won a World Cup. He is arguably one of the best English goalkeepers of all time. It is revealed that he made 73 appearances for his country and was named the IFFHS’ second-best goalkeeper of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, his career was cut short when a car accident caused him to lose sight of his right eye. He attempted to get back, but his skills were already buried down by the incident.
He is one of the iconic who forwards dreaded. He gave much confidence to his teammates whenever he was in the lineup because of his brilliant saves. It is hard to even imagine Man Utd dominating English football in the 1990s without Schmeichel.
How much can you rate a goalkeeper with eight Bundesliga titles, six German Cups, six League Cups, a UEFA Cup, and a Champions League? The legendary achieved all this with Bayern Munich. Seemingly, he received awards and honours wherever he went. Among his 86 caps, he was a member of the Euro ’96 winning team.
His great skills and determination made him become the German Footballer of the Year twice, the IFFHS Best Goalkeeper three times, and the Best Bundesliga Goalkeeper seven times. Kahn is one of Germany’s most distinguished footballers.
With Chelsea, Petr Cech was probably the best goalkeeper in Premier League history. He achieved almost all he wanted at Chelsea; league titles, UEFA Champions League and Europa League. He was an essential part of their back-to-back Premier League title successes in 2004 and 2006 when they conceded only 15 and 22 goals, respectively. The maestro left for Arsenal and later came back to assume the role of Chelsea’s technical director.
Sources reveal that Zoff is the oldest player to win a World Cup at 40 while still captaining the Italian squad. In addition, he once went 1142 minutes without conceding in international events, a record that he still holds.
Manuel Neuer is one of the few goalkeepers who are excellent with the ball at their feet. The legend was once persuaded by the fans to play in midfield because he was brilliant with the ball. You will eventually see the master assume his roles of a goalkeeper and a defender, or free-kick taker any time Bayern is trailing and mostly on important games. He has transformed everyone’s expectations and opinions of goalkeepers by excelling in the ‘sweeper keeper’ role.
Should we talk about the goalkeepers with the most ECCC/UCL titles? Casillas is among the 7 keepers who have won the UCL 3 times. Casillas played 725 times for Real Madrid during his 16-year senior career before joining FC Porto in 2015.
The Old Lady’s legend was once the best goalkeeper in the world. This is in the 2000s, and football pundits consider him to be the greatest Italian shot-stopper of all time, even surpassing Dino Zoff. Between 1997 and 2018, the Juventus great played 178 times for Italy, winning the World Cup in 2006.
Lev Yashin was a much more passionate goalkeeper with great reflexes and jaw-dropping athleticism. He was nicknamed the “Black Spider” because his great skills made him act like an eight-armed athlete who saved everything.