IFFHS MEN’S ALL TIME WORLD BEST GOALKEEPER
The determination of the IFFHS All Time Ranking of The World's Best Goalkeeper carried out analogous as those of The World's Best Goalkeeper of the Decade or the Century, so there is a uniform system for the future. From the annual world ranking of the Goalkeepers (as a result of the world vote) the IFFHS will take into consideration the "Top 20" for each year and allocate points to each place. So the first-placed receives 20 points, the second-placed 19 points, the third-placed 18 points... and a point for twentieth place. If the annual world ranking comprises more than 20 goalkeepers, then the goalkeepers from 21st place onwards receive no points. If the annual world ranking comprises fewer than 20 goalkeepers (based on the fixed rules), no points will be awarded for the unoccupied places. Adding the points from the individual years provides an IFFHS All Time World Ranking since the beginning of the Goalkeeper Award in 1987 to end 2022.
Since already 36 years, the IFFHS crowned each year THE WORLD’S BEST GOALKEEPER (List of winners in the Column GALA AWARDS).
BUFFON NUMBER 1
Gianluigi Buffon, the Italian Legend Goalkeeper, winner of 5 individual annual IFFHS Trophies (Record with Spain’s Iker Casillas and Germany’s Manuel Neuer) , leads the IFFHS All Time Ranking with 357 points, 97 more than the second Iker Casillas and 138 more than the third Manuel Neuer ! Buffon was ranked 18 years in the annual World's Top 5, Casillas 12 years ,Manuel Neuer is already also 11 years and Petr Cech 10 years
The Top 10 is composed of 9 European and 1 South American Goalkeepers. Italy (Buffon, Zenga), Spain (Casillas, Zubizaretta) and Germany (Neuer, Kahn) have each two goalkeepers in the Top 10.
The Top 50 is composed of 37 UEFA Goalkeepers, 10 CONMEBOL and 3 CONCACAF. Spain and Germany (each 6), Italy and Brazil (each 5) dominate the Goalkeepers ranking.
The IFFHS All Time Ranking from 1987 to 2022 :
Best UEFA Goalkeeper : Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
Best CONMEBOL Goalkeeper : Jose Luis Chilavert (Paraguay)
Best AFC Goalkeeper : Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea (Saudi Arabia)
Best CAF Goalkeeper : Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
Best CONCACAF Goalkeeper : Keylor Navas (Costa Rica)
Best Oceania Goalkeeper : Mark Bosnich (Australia)
Manuel Neuer (ranking at the 3rd place), Thibaut Courtois (8th), Hugo Lloris (13th) and Jan Oblak (15th) are the only active Goalkeepers in the Top 20.
THE IFFHS RANKING 1987-2022
|4||Petr CECH||Czech Republic||218|
|5||Edwin VAN DER SAR||Netherlands||201|
|9||Jose Luis Felix CHILAVERT||Paraguay||146|
|19||Nelson de Jesus e Silva DIDA||Brazil||109|
|20||Vitor Manuel Martins BAIA||Portugal||94|
|21||Keylor NAVAS||Costa Rica||93|
|25||Andre TER STEGEN||Germany||78|
|27||JULIO CESAR Soares||Brazil||76|
|28||David DE GEA||Spain||75|
|29||Johannes VAN BREUKELEN||Netherlands||71|
|31||Roberto Carlos ABBONDANZIERI||Argentina||68|
|40||Jose Manuel REINA||Spain||54|
|42||Jose Santiago CANIZARES||Spain||51|
|44||Jean Marie PFAFF||Belgium||49|
|48||Oscar Eduardo CORDOBA||Colombia||38|
|48||Francisco Guillermo OCHOA||Mexico||38|