Goalkeepers are undisputedly the heart of the team, they are the team’s last resort when the defenders have fallen short in the beautiful game.
Football has seen it’s legendary goalkeepers in the past, the likes of Oliver Kahn, Edwin Van der Saar among others and it’s still producing even greater ones in recent times.
Goalkeepers play a very indispensable role in football and still remains an integral part of the team because, without them, there will be no one to ‘keep the goals,’ and when that happens, the net will only keep shaking helplessly.
OK. With all that said, Let’s take a view at the top 10 best goalkeeper’s in the world in 2017:
10. Keylor Navas (Costa Rica and Real Madrid)
Opening the list is the 30-year old Costa Rican who plays for Real Madrid as a goalkeeper. Keylor made his entry in Real Madrid after his Star-studded World Cup 2014 Performance with Costa- Rica entering the Quarterfinals of the World Cup Stages. Keylor Navas World Cup 2014 performance proved the World that there are many under-rated Goalkeepers alive on this Planet.
09. Mattia Perin ( Italy and Genoa)
The 24-year old promising goalkeeper is spotted at number 9 in this list. Mattia Perin is by far the replacement for Gianluigi Buffon in the Italian international Squad. Although Perin is in Demand to every Giant European Club after his Consistency in Serie A club Genoa. However, his Agent suggests that the 23-year-old has no intention to play the Champions League now.
Playing for Chelsea since 2004, the 33-Year-Old Czech Republic International has 325 appearances for the Blues. However, after a shocking move to the Rival Arsenal, Chelsea Fans were disappointed with the Peter Cech move to Arsenal. Presently, Peter Cech represents the Gunners.
07. Igor Akinfeev (Russia and CSKA Moscow)
We are talking About the Russian Wall, Igor Akinfeev. Born and brought up in Russia, Akinfeev played for CSKA Moscow since his childhood days. Meanwhile, Akinfeev Holds the International Russian Record of 707 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal. The Russian international Captain, as well as CSKA Moscow Captain, is blessed with Natural Reflexes abilities and Great Goalkeeping talent. He made it to the number 7 spot on the list.
06. Thibaut Courtois ( Belgium and Chelsea)
The young talented goalkeeper made it to Stamford Bridge through Mourinho after ensuring his La Liga performance with Atletico Madrid. 24-year old Thibaut Courtois represents the Belgium International team and at a very young age has been capped by the Belgium National team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well as the 2016 Euro Cup in France.
05. Hugo Lloris (France and Tottenhamhotspur)
The 30-year old Frenchman has some mesmerizing performance from the Premier League. Being the 2nd Best Premier League goalkeeper after David De Gea, Lloris is a heroic man and at times a Savior for Tottenhamhotspur. Lloris is the First option for France when it comes to International football. Representing France in the 2010 and 2014 World Cup Lloris was definitely a reliable man with his exceptional receptive presence of mind abilities and the Eagerness to save the Goal.
04. Claudio Bravo (Chile and Manchester City)
Claudio Bravo, the 33-year old Manchester City goalkeeper Stands 4th in Top 10 Best goalkeepers in the world. He also keeps for the Chile national team.
03. Gianluigi Buffon (Italy and Juventus)
The 39-year old goalkeeper who captains both the Serie A club Juventus and Italian national team is still young as ever despite his age. He can be likened to the Royal Scotch which gets better when it turns Older. The Italian Internation made his debut for Italy in 1997 and thereafter he was in every Italian squad for the International tournament and world cup and was also an in team goalkeeper for Italy for 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 world cups.
02. David De Gea (Spain and Manchester United)
At a very young age, 25 specifically, the Spanish international has impressively won many hearts. Moreover, De Gea serves the Premier League Giants Manchester United with his best Reflexes and Screaming saves. The Red Devils signed him in 2011 from Spanish Side Atletico Madrid for a British transfer record for £ 17.8 million for a goalkeeper. After making his International debut with Spain, David De Gea has displayed some outstanding performances with the gloves since then and his being in the 2nd position on this list is well-deserving.
01. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich and Germany)
After replacing Adler from the 2010 World Cup, Manuel Nuer only introduced himself to the world and his sheer talents in the beautiful game spoke volumes. Thereafter, in 2011 Bayern Munich signed Neuer from Schalke after his heroic performance in Bundesliga. The Germany 2014 World Cup winner is the most acrobatic athlete ever. Neuer completely redefines goalkeeping by staying at the half line of the pitch bravely during the counter-attacking moments. With exceptional reflexes and world class saves Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the world currently.