Sometimes they have been decisive for the victory of their team. Others have been responsible for the most resounding failures. But as the saying goes football is like that, and the goalkeepers are very necessary for the essence of the game. In this case, it can be said that they are field players in charge of saving the goal.
But well, what we do. This time we want to review the Top Ten of goalkeepers that had the history of king sport, which has not been easy because they have been very, very good. Also, since they have all carried the number 1, we didn’t know how to number them! So we have decided to make a list only with the names.
1 Oliver Kahn
The second goalkeeper of the German league with more minutes without receiving a consecutive goal, captain of the team and responsible for Germany reaching the final of Korea and Japan in 2002, where he was chosen the best player of the entire championship. He only received 3 goals in the entire competition. He was considered as the winner of the golden ball, an award that only one goalkeeper has won in the whole story.
2 Jose Luis Chilavert
Despite being a goalkeeper, Chilavert is remembered for his love of scoring goals in the opposite field. With a much more powerful left-handed than some strikers, he scored more than 60 goals throughout his career, one of them in the year 96 to River Plate where the ball entered the goal from beyond midfield.
3 Dino zoff
More than 100 matches with the Italian national team, more than 1000 consecutive minutes without receiving a goal and winner of the World Cup with 40 years. Zoff was always a leader who guided his team despite being under sticks in the field.
4 Amadeo Carrizo
Mythical goalkeeper of River Plate and the selection of Argentina in the 50s and 60s. He marked a before and after in the figure of the goalkeeper, wearing gloves, ceasing to be under the arch to block an attack and use the goal kick to start a counterattack Not even another mythical like Pele could with him in the 64 Nations Cup.
5 Ricardo Zamora
The first goalkeeper who acquired the star category. They called him the Divine because he seemed from another world at that time. With him, the Spanish team began to stand out in the world of football. In addition, he was one of the first players who played in the ranks of Barça and Real Madrid during his career. He is still reminded to such an extent that the prize for the best goalkeeper in Spain that is awarded each year bears his name.
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6 Gianluigi Buffon
Another great Italian goalkeeper, with a ninety meter tall. In the 2006 World Cup in Germany, he established himself as one of the best in the world by being 470 minutes without receiving a goal. In that same World Cup, he was chosen the best in his position of the whole World Cup.
7 Gordon Banks
Possibly the best goalkeeper the British have inventors of modern football. In fact, it is part of the selection that was made with the World Cup in 66, being the undisputed holder and receiving only 3 goals in the entire competition.
It is curious that in the World Cup in Mexico the team lost in the quarterfinals against Germany. In the only game in which Banks did not play for stomach upset.
8 Peter Schmeichel
He is the Danish player with the most international matches with his team. In the year 94, Schmeichel’s average was 1 goal received every 11 games approximately, about a thousand minutes between one goal and another. Some experts place it without hesitation in the first position of best goalkeepers in history.
9 Iker Casillas
The heir of Zamora, with which the Spanish team has lived its moments of greatest glory by winning 3 consecutive international competitions (Eurocopa 2008, World Cup 2010 and Eurocopa 2012), the only selection in history that has achieved it. He has been named the best player on several occasions and is undoubtedly the best Spanish goalkeeper of all time.
10 Lev Yashin
Few doubt that the best goalkeeper in history is the Black Spider. Elected best goalkeeper of the twentieth century, he began as an ice hockey goalie. He was the first to decide how the defense worked, and it is said that he managed to block 150 penalties during his sports life. He retired with more than 40 years. After defending the goal of Dynamo Kyiv, in a tribute to his career that faced the Russian national team with a combined team of stars from around the world. He has been the only goalkeeper to win a Golden Ball.
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