The best the goalkeeper, the best the team is expected to be. A goalie is responsible for saving the goals and thus the whole team’s confidence depends on him. A goalkeeper normally does his best for the better part of the team. His keenness and good work determines how successful a team is going to me in the short run and long run. This article has the ranking of the top 10 best football goalkeepers in the world in 2018 in descending order.
10. Vincent Enyeama
This is one of the best known goalkeepers born in 29th Aug 1982. He is a professional footballer who plays for club Lille as a goalkeeper. His quality of football professionalism started showing off when he moved to club Lillie. Before that he was majoring his football career in Nigeria and Israel. The 34 years old captained Nigeria in 2013 and led then to winning the Africa cup of National and a knockout place in the year 2014 world cup. Vincent Enyeama survived a severe accident once in his life despite the people being involved dying and others suffering critically. This accident happened after a car somersaulted twice.
9. Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas the Spanish professional football player was born in 20th May 1981. He plays for club Porto and the Spain national team as a goalkeeper. He started his career in Real Madrid in the year 1990. The 35 year old spent 16 seasons in Madrid and won five big matches and later won the world’s best goalkeeper awards for 5 consecutive times.
8. Claudio Bravo
Claudio Andrés Bravo Muñoz is a Chilean professional football player who plays for the goal keeper position in Manchester City and the Chile national team. The 33 year old started playing on Colo-Colo and moved Real Sociedad in the year 2006. Barcelona signed him in 2014 where he captured the Zamora trophy during his first season. He later joined Manchester City.
7. Joe Hart
Charles Joseph John Hart is his full name. He is an English professional player born in 19th April 1987. He plays as a goal keeper for Serie A Club Torino given out on loan by club Manchester city and the England national team. He has won Four Premier league Golden Glove awards. He has continually shown that his quality can ever be doubted throughout his football career.
6. Gianluigi Buffon
They call him “Gigi” an Italian professional goalkeeper who plays for Serie A Juventus and the Italian National team. Gianluigi Buffon also plays the role of a captain in both teams. He has made great achievements throughout his career although he has never won the champions league. The 38 year old is known for his great skills as a goalkeeper making him the most expensive goalkeeper in history. He led his country to a world cup win in 2006.
5. Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris is a goalkeeper and a captain for both Tottenham and French national team. He won a goalkeeper of the year award three times. Hugo Lloris has represented his nation at under 18, under 19 (won the 2005 European Under-19 Football championship) and under 21 level. He is at 30 years of age now but many promises lie within him.
4. Petr Cech
He was born in 20th May 1982 who plays as a goalkeeper in at club Arsenal. He was the former captain of the Czech Republic National team. At his age, his fitness is still unquestionable. He previously played for Chmel Blšany, Sparta, Rennes and Chelsea. He signed for Arsenal in the year 2015 on a four year contract for a fee of around £10 million. He is one of the best goalkeepers in 2018.
3. Thibaut Courtois
He is a Belgian born in 11th May 1992 who plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team. The 24 year old is one of the youngest top goalkeepers. He was loaned to Atletico Madrid where he won many titles during his stay there. In 2014, he returned to Chelsea for the upcoming season and signed a new 5-year contract that will keep him with Chelsea up to 2019. Thibaut Courtois is one of the greatest goalkeepers today and more is expected from him.
2. David De Gea
He is a professional footballer who plays the role of a goalkeeper for Manchester united and the Spain team. He was born in 7th November 1990. He began his career at a tender age of 13 years old with Atletico Madrid where he was made the first choice goalkeeper. He performed so well and attracted Manchester United and later joined them in 2011. His quality cannot be questioned and that makes him one of the leading best goalkeepers.
1. Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer is from German and was born on 27th March 1986.. He plays for Bayern Munich and the German team. He won the award for IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper for three consecutive years and was regarded as the greatest goalkeeper of all time. He has won other awards with Germany such as 2014 FIFA world cup and the Golden Glove. He is an undoubted goalkeeper with his unquestionable skills and known to be the best goalkeeper ever since.
Football is a game of passion and dedication from the players. The more dedicated the player is and their goalie, the good the team will be. The above ranked goalkeepers have led their teams to victory and to winning major titles and cups in the world of football.