The 10 best goalkeepers in the World Cup of all time

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The goalkeeper is perhaps the most important 'job' on a football team. It depends on the actions of this athlete whether the club will become a champion. A few conceded goals – and the team is sent to the number of outsiders.

We have compiled a ranking of the 10 best goalkeepers in the world of football of all time who have a very low number of goals.

Ranking of the best goalkeepers in the world of football of all time

Nomination a place Goalkeeper rating
Ranking of the best goalkeepers in the world of football of all time 10 Hugo Lloris, Tottenham 4.1
9 Samir Handanovic, 'Inter' (Milan) 4.2
8 Keylor Navas, 'Real' (Madrid) 4.3
7 Ederson (Ederson Santana di Moraes), 'Manchester City' 4.4
6 Alisson Becker, Liverpool 4.5
5 David De Gea, 'Manchester United' 4.6
4 Jan Oblak, 'Atlético' (Madrid) 4.7
3 Iker Casillas Fernandez, 'Porto' 4.8
2 Fabien Alain Barthez 4.9
1 Lev Yashin 5.0

10th place: Hugo Lloris, Tottenham

Rating: 4.1

Hugo Lloris, Tottenham

French athlete Hugo Lloris, who currently plays for British club Tottenham, is one of the best football goalkeepers in the English Premier League. Of course, in some cases he concedes goals, as he did at the 2018 World Cup against the Croatian side, but some really impressive saves and a great 'efficiency' indicator make him a reliable goalkeeper.

One of the most impressive saves was hitting the ball in the 2017-2018 season. It was produced in a match against Real Madrid. Hugo Lloris was able to really acrobatically hit the ball after hitting Cristiano Ronaldo himself!

The successful performance of the French national team at the 2018 World Cup, held in Russia, brought the team 'gold', the champion title of Hugo Lloris and an honorable place in our ranking. By the way, in this competition the goalkeeper was not only the goalkeeper, but also the team captain.

9th place: Samir Handanovich, 'Inter' (Milan)

Rating: 4.2

Samir Handanovic, 'Inter' (Milan)

Slovenian goalkeeper Samir Handanovic started with relatively average performance. So, his indicator of 'efficiency' was 70% – that is, he conceded every third ball. But when Milan football club Inter took over the management of new coach Spalletti, the goalkeeper's statistics improved significantly.

So, now Handanovich has about 26 passes per game with a save accuracy of about 80%. However, this goalkeeper has long since retired from an international career. Now he continues to play for the Milan football club, but this is primarily due to the contract. According to the contractual obligations, Handanovich will be a member of Inter until 2021.

Nevertheless, Samir Handanovich is dearly loved by the fans who recognize him as a really good goalkeeper. This is largely due to the Slovene's playing style. Spalletti calls him a 'modern goalkeeper' who uses his legs extensively.

8th place: Keylor Navas, 'Real' (Madrid)

Rating: 4.3

Keylor Navas, 'Real' (Madrid)

Keylor Navas began playing for Real Madrid in 2014 – and just a few months after the transition, he became the team's first goalkeeper. And since the same 2014, Real Madrid have won absolutely most of the major tournaments, including the UEFA Super Cup. Three times.

However, even such indicators did not help him to gain a foothold in the main team of 'Real' for a long time. In 2018, this football club was acquired by Thibaut Courtois, who was immediately put in the place of the first goalkeeper. As a result, by the end of the year, Keylor Navas appeared on the field only five times.

Now Keylor Navas also practically does not appear in large-scale matches. However, he also cannot leave Real Madrid – the contract was signed until 2021. The new coach of football club Santiago Solari puts Keylor Navas in the first place in the cup matches. This goalkeeper appeared in the championship only once during 2019 – during the fight against Betis.

7th place: Ederson (Ederson Santana di Moraes), 'Manchester City'

Rating: 4.4

Ederson (Ederson Santana di Moraes), 'Manchester City'

In 2017, Manchester City acquired Anderson for 40 million euros, making him the second most expensive goalkeeper in history. Such an impressive amount is due to the no less spectacular performance of the goalkeeper – in the 2016-2017 season he played 17 games without conceding a single goal!

And Anderson showed he was worth the money. In the 2017-2018 season, he helped Manchester City win the English Premier League. And in 17 matches of this championship, the club won 'dry'! What's especially impressive is that for Anderson himself, this season was, in fact, his debut. Previously, he played in the Lisbon club Benfica, which is currently going through far from the best times.

Anderson's career was celebrated in the spring of 2018. Then this footballer wrote down his name in the Guinness Book of Records – he was able to take the ball out of his hand for an impressive 75 meters! To establish the world championship in the length of the strike, it took him only 3 attempts.

6th place: Alisson Becker, Liverpool

Rating: 4.5

Alisson Becker, Liverpool

Alisson Becker has a tense relationship with the previous goalkeeper in the rankings. In the 2017-2018 season, it was he who removed Ederson from the position of the first goalkeeper in the Brazilian national team. And then Liverpool decided to buy Alisson Becker – and paid an impressive 62.5 million euros for him. This amount made this goalkeeper the most expensive goalkeeper on the planet.

And, apparently, Liverpool paid that kind of money for a reason. In 17 games out of 29 English Premier League competitions, Becker helped his club win a dry run. Alisson has excellently replaced Liverpool's previous goalkeepers, showing a stable and accurate defense while controlling the ball through passes.

In addition, Becker received several impressive titles of his own in 2018-2019. He became the best goalkeeper in the America's Cup, UEFA Champions League and Golden Glove of the English Premier League.

5th place: David De Gea, Manchester United

Rating: 4.6

David De Gea, 'Manchester United'

David De Gea is regularly honored with the title of the best goalkeeper in the world (however, it is so 'challenging' that many other goalkeepers are called so). However, among modern athletes, few can compare with him in the number of impressive saves. So, during the match of Manchester United against Arsenal in the 2017-2018 season, he was able to really pull the game thanks to 14 saves.

In addition, the goalkeeper's name will also be recorded in the Football Hall of Fame for Manchester United v Tottenham in 2019. David De Gea demonstrated impressive modern football tactics, kicking 4 out of 11 goals.

This technique is largely due to the player's past. Until the age of 14, David De Gea played futsal – and therefore also uses futsal techniques on the field.

Since 2013, David De Gea has won Manchester United Player of the Season five times and the Save of the Season award six times.

4th place: Jan Oblak, Atletico Madrid (Madrid)

Rating: 4.7

Jan Oblak, 'Atlético' (Madrid)

Of the 178 matches in which Jan Oblak acted as a goalkeeper, the team for which he played has won 100 times. This makes him one of the best goalkeepers of our time.

At the same time, Jan Oblak is a fairly young athlete who recently began his professional career. Until 2009, he played for youth clubs, and only after that he moved to the Slovenian Olympia. But even there he did not last too long. Thanks to his impressive talent, the goalkeeper was spotted at Atletico Madrid – and bought in 2014. Now Jan Oblak plays for this club and the Slovenian national team.

The transition to the 'Atlético' brought worldwide success to Jan. In the 2017-2018 season, he won the Europa League. Then – 'Atletico' became the owner of the UEFA Super Cup. And in the Slovenian national team, he replaced Samir Handanovic as the main goalkeeper.

To date, Jan Oblak has played 247 official matches. He played almost half of them dry – 119.

3rd place: Iker Casillas Fernandez, 'Porto'

Rating: 4.8

Iker Casillas Fernandez, 'Porto'

Iker Casillas holds the world record for the number of dry-won matches played for the national team. His team won 102 competitions with a crushing score! In addition, he has won the Champions League, European Championship and World Championship. According to statistics, he conceded fewer goals than played matches – and thanks to this, he is in the top three of our rating.

However, now his career is gradually ending. During the 2018-2019 season of the Primeira League, he took part in only 32 matches, and in 2017-2018 – in 31 games. Of course, he continues to show impressive results, his football club Porto very often wins dry.

The termination of a career is associated with both the venerable age of the football player and his state of health. So, in May 2019, he was hospitalized with a heart attack. In addition, back in 2017, Casillas violated the rules of presence in the team's location, as a result of which he was transferred to the reserve.

But Casillas' main victories were during his time for Real Madrid – from 1999 to 2015.

2nd place: Fabien Alain Barthez

Rating: 4.9

Fabien Alain Barthez

French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez has collected almost all the possible awards that a footballer standing at the goal can receive. He holds the titles 'Best Goalkeeper in Europe' by UEFA, 'Best Goalkeeper in the World' by IFFIIS, 'Golden Gloves' at the World Cup. In 1998 he received the Yashin Prize. Then he became a Knight of the Legion of Honor.

In general, it is possible to list the personal and team awards of Fabien Barthez for a very long time.

Barthez's sports career began in 1991. Then he played for the first time for Olympique Marseille – and for a very long time remained committed to this club. Even when in 1993 almost all the leading players began to leave the team due to a major sports scandal, he remained until the last.

In 1995, he moved to Monaco – and the team twice became the champion of France. Until 2000, Barthez also became the world and European champion.

In 2000 he moved to Manchester United – and in 2003 the club became the champion of England. However, Barthez soon suffered a back injury, as a result of which his level of play declined. The goalkeeper had to return to the Olympic Monaco, where he spent his last years. In 2007, Barthez left his sports career.

Bartez holds one of the world records. He was able to play 10 matches dry in the world championships.

1st place: Lev Yashin

Rating: 5.0

Lev Yashin

Lev Ivanovich Yashin is a legend of world football. He was called the best goalkeeper of the XX century by all the major sports associations – IFFIIS, FIFA, France Football, Placar, World Soccer. Lev Yashin is the only goalkeeper to receive the Golden Ball.

Lev Yashin's sports career began in 1944 – from the 'position' of the goalkeeper in the Tushin national team. And in 1950 he moved to the Dynamo club, for which he played until completion. But, however, he entered the main team only three years after the transition.

Then, until the very end of his sports career, Lev Ivanovich began to receive awards – both personal and individual. This is due to the unique play style. Yashin became one of the first goalkeepers who mastered the game at the exits. True, for this he was actively criticized in the USSR Sports Committee.

But thanks to the impressive achievements of the USSR national team, for which Lev Yashin played, as well as his home football club Dynamo, the new goalkeeper game technique at the exits began to spread throughout the world. However, foreign goalkeepers could not follow some of the manners. Lev Yashin possessed the skills of not only a goalkeeper, but also a defender, thanks to which he could simultaneously control the ball and choose a player for a pass.

According to analysts, Yashin's main advantage was the ability to 'read' the game. He knew where the ball would fly – and therefore intercepted it.

Lev Yashin completed his sports career in 1967. And since then he is considered the best goalkeeper in the world in all history.

The goalkeeper is perhaps the most important 'job' on a football team. It depends on the actions of this athlete whether the club will become a champion. A few conceded goals – and the team is sent to the number of outsiders.

We have compiled a ranking of the 10 best goalkeepers in the world of football of all time who have a very low number of goals.

Ranking of the best goalkeepers in the world of football of all time

Nomination a place Goalkeeper rating
Ranking of the best goalkeepers in the world of football of all time 10 Hugo Lloris, Tottenham 4.1
9 Samir Handanovic, 'Inter' (Milan) 4.2
8 Keylor Navas, 'Real' (Madrid) 4.3
7 Ederson (Ederson Santana di Moraes), 'Manchester City' 4.4
6 Alisson Becker, Liverpool 4.5
5 David De Gea, 'Manchester United' 4.6
4 Jan Oblak, 'Atlético' (Madrid) 4.7
3 Iker Casillas Fernandez, 'Porto' 4.8
2 Fabien Alain Barthez 4.9
1 Lev Yashin 5.0

10th place: Hugo Lloris, Tottenham

Rating: 4.1

Hugo Lloris, Tottenham

French athlete Hugo Lloris, who currently plays for British club Tottenham, is one of the best football goalkeepers in the English Premier League. Of course, in some cases he concedes goals, as he did at the 2018 World Cup against the Croatian side, but some really impressive saves and a great 'efficiency' indicator make him a reliable goalkeeper.

One of the most impressive saves was hitting the ball in the 2017-2018 season. It was produced in a match against Real Madrid. Hugo Lloris was able to really acrobatically hit the ball after hitting Cristiano Ronaldo himself!

The successful performance of the French national team at the 2018 World Cup, held in Russia, brought the team 'gold', the champion title of Hugo Lloris and an honorable place in our ranking. By the way, in this competition the goalkeeper was not only the goalkeeper, but also the team captain.

9th place: Samir Handanovich, 'Inter' (Milan)

Rating: 4.2

Samir Handanovic, 'Inter' (Milan)

Slovenian goalkeeper Samir Handanovic started with relatively average performance. So, his indicator of 'efficiency' was 70% – that is, he conceded every third ball. But when Milan football club Inter took over the management of new coach Spalletti, the goalkeeper's statistics improved significantly.

So, now Handanovich has about 26 passes per game with a save accuracy of about 80%. However, this goalkeeper has long since retired from an international career. Now he continues to play for the Milan football club, but this is primarily due to the contract. According to the contractual obligations, Handanovich will be a member of Inter until 2021.

Nevertheless, Samir Handanovich is dearly loved by the fans who recognize him as a really good goalkeeper. This is largely due to the Slovene's playing style. Spalletti calls him a 'modern goalkeeper' who uses his legs extensively.

8th place: Keylor Navas, 'Real' (Madrid)

Rating: 4.3

Keylor Navas, 'Real' (Madrid)

Keylor Navas began playing for Real Madrid in 2014 – and just a few months after the transition, he became the team's first goalkeeper. And since the same 2014, Real Madrid have won absolutely most of the major tournaments, including the UEFA Super Cup. Three times.

However, even such indicators did not help him to gain a foothold in the main team of 'Real' for a long time. In 2018, this football club was acquired by Thibaut Courtois, who was immediately put in the place of the first goalkeeper. As a result, by the end of the year, Keylor Navas appeared on the field only five times.

Now Keylor Navas also practically does not appear in large-scale matches. However, he also cannot leave Real Madrid – the contract was signed until 2021. The new coach of football club Santiago Solari puts Keylor Navas in the first place in the cup matches. This goalkeeper appeared in the championship only once during 2019 – during the fight against Betis.

7th place: Ederson (Ederson Santana di Moraes), 'Manchester City'

Rating: 4.4

Ederson (Ederson Santana di Moraes), 'Manchester City'

In 2017, Manchester City acquired Anderson for 40 million euros, making him the second most expensive goalkeeper in history. Such an impressive amount is due to the no less spectacular performance of the goalkeeper – in the 2016-2017 season he played 17 games without conceding a single goal!

And Anderson showed he was worth the money. In the 2017-2018 season, he helped Manchester City win the English Premier League. And in 17 matches of this championship, the club won 'dry'! What's especially impressive is that for Anderson himself, this season was, in fact, his debut. Previously, he played in the Lisbon club Benfica, which is currently going through far from the best times.

Anderson's career was celebrated in the spring of 2018. Then this footballer wrote down his name in the Guinness Book of Records – he was able to take the ball out of his hand for an impressive 75 meters! To establish the world championship in the length of the strike, it took him only 3 attempts.

6th place: Alisson Becker, Liverpool

Rating: 4.5

Alisson Becker, Liverpool

Alisson Becker has a tense relationship with the previous goalkeeper in the rankings. In the 2017-2018 season, it was he who removed Ederson from the position of the first goalkeeper in the Brazilian national team. And then Liverpool decided to buy Alisson Becker – and paid an impressive 62.5 million euros for him. This amount made this goalkeeper the most expensive goalkeeper on the planet.

And, apparently, Liverpool paid that kind of money for a reason. In 17 games out of 29 English Premier League competitions, Becker helped his club win a dry run. Alisson has excellently replaced Liverpool's previous goalkeepers, showing a stable and accurate defense while controlling the ball through passes.

In addition, Becker received several impressive titles of his own in 2018-2019. He became the best goalkeeper in the America's Cup, UEFA Champions League and Golden Glove of the English Premier League.

5th place: David De Gea, Manchester United

Rating: 4.6

David De Gea, 'Manchester United'

David De Gea is regularly honored with the title of the best goalkeeper in the world (however, it is so 'challenging' that many other goalkeepers are called so). However, among modern athletes, few can compare with him in the number of impressive saves. So, during the match of Manchester United against Arsenal in the 2017-2018 season, he was able to really pull the game thanks to 14 saves.

In addition, the goalkeeper's name will also be recorded in the Football Hall of Fame for Manchester United v Tottenham in 2019. David De Gea demonstrated impressive modern football tactics, kicking 4 out of 11 goals.

This technique is largely due to the player's past. Until the age of 14, David De Gea played futsal – and therefore also uses futsal techniques on the field.

Since 2013, David De Gea has won Manchester United Player of the Season five times and the Save of the Season award six times.

4th place: Jan Oblak, Atletico Madrid (Madrid)

Rating: 4.7

Jan Oblak, 'Atlético' (Madrid)

Of the 178 matches in which Jan Oblak acted as a goalkeeper, the team for which he played has won 100 times. This makes him one of the best goalkeepers of our time.

At the same time, Jan Oblak is a fairly young athlete who recently began his professional career. Until 2009, he played for youth clubs, and only after that he moved to the Slovenian Olympia. But even there he did not last too long. Thanks to his impressive talent, the goalkeeper was spotted at Atletico Madrid – and bought in 2014. Now Jan Oblak plays for this club and the Slovenian national team.

The transition to the 'Atlético' brought worldwide success to Jan. In the 2017-2018 season, he won the Europa League. Then – 'Atletico' became the owner of the UEFA Super Cup. And in the Slovenian national team, he replaced Samir Handanovic as the main goalkeeper.

To date, Jan Oblak has played 247 official matches. He played almost half of them dry – 119.

3rd place: Iker Casillas Fernandez, 'Porto'

Rating: 4.8

Iker Casillas Fernandez, 'Porto'

Iker Casillas holds the world record for the number of dry-won matches played for the national team. His team won 102 competitions with a crushing score! In addition, he has won the Champions League, European Championship and World Championship. According to statistics, he conceded fewer goals than played matches – and thanks to this, he is in the top three of our rating.

However, now his career is gradually ending. During the 2018-2019 season of the Primeira League, he took part in only 32 matches, and in 2017-2018 – in 31 games. Of course, he continues to show impressive results, his football club Porto very often wins dry.

The termination of a career is associated with both the venerable age of the football player and his state of health. So, in May 2019, he was hospitalized with a heart attack. In addition, back in 2017, Casillas violated the rules of presence in the team's location, as a result of which he was transferred to the reserve.

But Casillas' main victories were during his time for Real Madrid – from 1999 to 2015.

2nd place: Fabien Alain Barthez

Rating: 4.9

Fabien Alain Barthez

French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez has collected almost all the possible awards that a footballer standing at the goal can receive. He holds the titles 'Best Goalkeeper in Europe' by UEFA, 'Best Goalkeeper in the World' by IFFIIS, 'Golden Gloves' at the World Cup. In 1998 he received the Yashin Prize. Then he became a Knight of the Legion of Honor.

In general, it is possible to list the personal and team awards of Fabien Barthez for a very long time.

Barthez's sports career began in 1991. Then he played for the first time for Olympique Marseille – and for a very long time remained committed to this club. Even when in 1993 almost all the leading players began to leave the team due to a major sports scandal, he remained until the last.

In 1995, he moved to Monaco – and the team twice became the champion of France. Until 2000, Barthez also became the world and European champion.

In 2000 he moved to Manchester United – and in 2003 the club became the champion of England. However, Barthez soon suffered a back injury, as a result of which his level of play declined. The goalkeeper had to return to the Olympic Monaco, where he spent his last years. In 2007, Barthez left his sports career.

Bartez holds one of the world records. He was able to play 10 matches dry in the world championships.

1st place: Lev Yashin

Rating: 5.0

Lev Yashin

Lev Ivanovich Yashin is a legend of world football. He was called the best goalkeeper of the XX century by all the major sports associations – IFFIIS, FIFA, France Football, Placar, World Soccer. Lev Yashin is the only goalkeeper to receive the Golden Ball.

Lev Yashin's sports career began in 1944 – from the 'position' of the goalkeeper in the Tushin national team. And in 1950 he moved to the Dynamo club, for which he played until completion. But, however, he entered the main team only three years after the transition.

Then, until the very end of his sports career, Lev Ivanovich began to receive awards – both personal and individual. This is due to the unique play style. Yashin became one of the first goalkeepers who mastered the game at the exits. True, for this he was actively criticized in the USSR Sports Committee.

But thanks to the impressive achievements of the USSR national team, for which Lev Yashin played, as well as his home football club Dynamo, the new goalkeeper game technique at the exits began to spread throughout the world. However, foreign goalkeepers could not follow some of the manners. Lev Yashin possessed the skills of not only a goalkeeper, but also a defender, thanks to which he could simultaneously control the ball and choose a player for a pass.

According to analysts, Yashin's main advantage was the ability to 'read' the game. He knew where the ball would fly – and therefore intercepted it.

Lev Yashin completed his sports career in 1967. And since then he is considered the best goalkeeper in the world in all history.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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