The goalkeeper may be the most thankless position of football, since often it is awarded responsibility for the defeats and ignore it in wins. However, a goalkeeper with quick reflexes, nerves of steel to cutting centers, good distribution of the ball, or even ability to score goals in the opposite arch, can be as dominating for his team as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
The position has evolved over the years. If the middle of the last century still hard to find archers to leave the area, today many libero play almost even dare to go to a header from a corner the opponent’s area.
Here’s a highly subjective ranking of the 10 best goalkeepers in history, which in turn serves to show how they have progressed the number one.
10. José Luis Chilavert
The Paraguayan leader followed in the footsteps of René Higuita to become one of the top scorers of the arc. Possessing a powerful and accurate left foot, Chila scored 62 official goals, including one against River Plate in 1996 through a free kick from beyond half court. The temperamental Chilavert shored up a strong defense that led Paraguay twice to the second round of a World Cup (1998 and 2002), in addition to devote champion of the Intercontinental Cup with Velez Sarsfield (1994).
9. Iker Casillas
30 years old, the ideal age for a goalkeeper, but at international level it has already won everything: a World Cup (2010), a European Championship (2008) and the Champions League (2000 and 2002). Selecting both the Spain and Real Madrid, this agile goalkeeper coexists with galactic launched the attack, that requires few but momentous interventions. Had it not been for its great plugged into a dogfight with Arjen Robben, Spain had only been moral champion in South Africa. (And if it were not for the criminal who interrupted the Paraguayan Cardozo, the Furia Roja have not reached the final). Today, the best goalkeeper in the world.
8. Ubaldo Fillol Matildo
Duck was very quick reflexes and powerful legs that allowed him to cover up goals almost made flying under the posts. He participated with Argentina in three World Cups, and was instrumental in achieving the World 1978, the Polish atajándole criminal Deyna in the second round and a missile into Dutch Republic in the final which established the Albiceleste. It was Bow River Plate owner between 1973 and 1983. He played his last game in 1990, at age 40, precisely against River, and that day prevented his former club won another championship by stopping a penalty and saved many risk situations Velez Sarsfield arc.
7. Dino Zoff
Zoff played 112 games with the Italian national team, including three World Cups, and kept his shutout by 1.142 minutes. But the most memorable image of the captain of the Azzurri is shown that lifting the World Cup 1982 with 40 years. His leadership and saved, especially in the win over Brazil, were decisive for Italy to win his third cup. He was also Juventus team that won six local championships, two Italian Cups and one UEFA Cup figure. He retired in 1983 to devote himself to art direction.
6. Peter Schmeichel
The son of a pianist, the Great Dane had a personality too large for the arc. Although he did not shine in a World Cup was key in Euro 1992 obtained by Denmark, atajándole criminal Marco Van Basten. Considered the best goalkeeper in the history of Manchester United, put into play his entire body in order to save his fence, and he could even desnivelar in the attacking half. A raid his the opponent’s area allowed the Red Devils match in extra time the final of the Champions League against Bayern Munich 1999 later to win it. Before retiring in 2003, Schmeichel bought the Danish club Hvidovre, the first team where he played.
5. Amadeo Carrizo
The extraordinary goalkeeper River Plate and the Argentine national team in the 50s and 60s influenced several generations of Latin American goalkeepers. Considered the pioneer of gloves, also he revolutionized tactics and technique goleros: was the first to leave the area to stop a rival attack, play with feet and use them out to start counterattacks. He had a very bad World (Sweden 1958), but redeemed himself with the Albiceleste keeping his shutout in the Nations Cup 1964 in Brazil. In the final against local, nor Pele and Gerson-Amadeo he deflected a penalty-they could with him.
4. Ricardo Zamora
The first superstar under the posts, the Divine patented a stuffy, the Zamorana, which was to deflect the shots with his forearm or elbow. He made his debut in the 1920 Olympics against Denmark, Spain party won by the minimum difference. From that encounter the phrase “1-0 and goalkeeper Zamora” came to mean that the game was won. With the Divine in the bow, the Furia Roja reached the quarterfinals of the World 1934. media and controversial figure, as he played with Barcelona and Real Madrid. In fact, in its official party últimmo -before the Civil War in Spain shorten his career helped meringues beat arch-rivals in the final of the Copa del Rey. His legacy continues today firm in Spain, where every year is awarded to the best goalkeeper in La Liga with Zamora Trophy.
3. Gordon Banks
Author of the most famous of history covered, the English goalkeeper of workers still working at age 18. A decade later defended the arc selected English World champion 1966, where arch remained unbeaten 422 minutes. Porter Leicester and Stoke City became legendary four years later, against the best team of all time, the Brazilian National Banks of Mexico 1970. Jairzinho saw overflowed to the line and sent a cross to the far post, where he was neither more nor less than Pele. O Rei made a powerful header sobrepique, and to 67,000 thousand people who stood up to shout the goal at Estadio Jalisco, Banks flew back with the fingers of his outstretched right hand and on the same line sent the ball over the crossbar .
2. Gianluigi Buffon
With 1.90m (6’2 “) tall, great reflexes and excellent sense of place, Gigi went to Juventus in 2001 in exchange for $ 40 million, an unprecedented figure for a goalkeeper. Two years later he was named best goalkeeper the world by the International Federation of Football and Statistics. by then he had already participated in world Cups 1998 and 2002, but was in Germany in 2006 where he established himself as one of the best of all times, keeping your fence to zero by 470 minutes with great performances against the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Germany. in the end it took a great header by Zidane and was voted the best goalkeeper of the tournament. in 2011 he reached Dino Zoff as the doorman who more times defended the Italian arch.
1. Lev Yashin
You may discuss who was the best player in golf history, but that controversy does not exist in the bow. Experts almost unanimously agree that the Black Spider was the number one among the number one. always dressed in black (hence his nickname), the goalkeeper of the Soviet Union was voted the best goalkeeper of the twentieth century by FIFA. He started as a goalkeeper ice hockey and football after the factory team used it during World War II. Agile, with great reflexes and an incredible leap, he pioneered when ordering the defense as well as in clearing with his fists. With the Soviet Union won the 1956 Melbourne Games and Euro 1960. It is said that 150 criminal covered during his career.
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