The job of a Goalkeeper is a difficult and important one in football. A good goalkeeper uplifts the complete defense of the team and allows attackers to attack with even more efficiency. The top ten greatest goal keepers of the football are given below.
- Lev Yashin: Lev Yashin is the no.1 among the Top 10 Greatest Goalkeepers and is also termed as the Black Spider for his ability to save ball as though he had eight hands! He has an amazing record of penalty slaves of 150 in number and in 812 games he had 500 clean sheets. In 1963, he also won the European player of the year award.
- Gordon Banks: Gordon Banks was instrumental in England’s world cup win in 1966. He was named as the 2nd best goalkeeper of the century in a poll by ISHSS.
- Dino Zoff: Dino Zoff holds records like that of the oldest player who won world cup at 40 years of age in 1982. He also holds record for conceding a single goal in 1142 m in the International football tournaments.
- Sepp Maier: Sepp Maier helped Bayern Munich to win three consecutive European Cups. Maier played 422 consecutive games between 1966 and 1977 and also helped Germany in winning the World Cup 1974.
- Peter Schmeichel: He was voted as best goalkeeper in the world during 1992 and 1993. Schmeichel won the European Championship with Denmark in 1992.
- Ricardo Zamora: Ricardo Zamora was voted the fifth best goal keeper of century by a poll by IFHSS.
- Gianluigi Buffon: He helped Italy in winning 2006 World Cup with his penalty saves.
- Oliver Kahn: He is the one and only one goalkeeper to win Golden Ball in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He has UEFA Champions league trophy (2011) and won title UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the year for four consecutive years (1999-2002).
- Peter Shilton: He has a record of 1362 official matches and also holds record of having most clean sheets in FIFA World cup. He was voted by IHSS as the 8th best goal keeper of century.
- Iker Casillas: He is a five time winner of IFHSS, two times Euro winner and also the part of World Cup Winning team.
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