Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Football Goalkeepers in The World 2017. Football or soccer is the sport for the world, golf and formula 1 may be the highest grossing sport, but in terms of popularity and fans across the world soccer trumps all of them all. In the dusty streets of Africa, football is played by masses, in the dangerous streets of South America, football is the sport that brings peace among residents and neighbors, in Europe, it is the sport that unites the whole of Europe and in Asia is the sport that is watched by all.
In football, there are positions that players play, one of the positions that is normally underrated and ignored but very crucial and important is the goalkeeping position. At the highest level of professional football, the goalkeeping is usually scrutinized because a mistake by a goalkeeper leads to a goal and at worse a defeat. Despite all these, there are goalkeepers that are unrivalled in that position at the highest level of football. The top 10 best football goalkeepers in 2017 in the world are:
List of Top 10 Best Football Goalkeepers in The World 2017
10. Vincent Enyeama (Lille and Nigeria)
Vincent Enyeama may not be a household name like Manuel Nuer or David De Gea but his goalkeeping prowess can be matched by very few goalkeepers in fact only the goalkeepers that are position 9 and above on this list. He is 33 years but still going on strong. He spent most of his professional football career in Nigeria and Israel, this is major reason why he isn’t well known. When he moved to Lille football club that is when he started to show his undoubted quality. He has managed to captain Nigeria and lead them to glory in the 2013 Africa Cup of National plus a knockout place in the 2014 World Cup.
9. Claudio Bravo (Manchester City and Chile)
Claudio Bravo is very underrated but recently he started to get the respect he deserves. In 2015 particularly was a special year for Claudio Bravo, he won the treble with Barcelona and it was his first season in Barcelona. He had just moved to Barcelona from Real Sociedad where he had won the Zamora trophy. Zamora trophy is awarded to the goalkeeper who had conceded the fewest goals in the specific season of the Spanish Primera. He is 32 years in age, he also managed to lead Chile to their 1st ever Copa America title in a very tense penalty shootout with Argentina in 2016.
8. Joe Hart (Torino and England)
Joe Hart is another goalkeeper who has never gotten the respect he deserves. The perfect example concerning the lack of respect he has never gotten is how he left his former club Manchester City. Mr. Pep Guardiola said that he couldn’t fit his possession based football philosophy yet he didn’t give him the opportunity to prove himself. Such is the lack of respect Joe Hart gets yet his goalkeeping prowess in unquestionable especially in the Champions League with his former club Manchester City. You can ask Lionel Messi and he agree. In Torino, he continually showing his undoubted quality and the sky is the limit for the 28-year-old.
7. Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan and Slovenia)
The rise of Samir Handanovic to becoming the goalkeeper that he is currently has been nothing but remarkable and awesome. He is the goalkeeper in Serie A with the most clean sheets. Inter Milan currently is not the powerful football club it used to be in the early 2000s and 1990s, if it wasn’t for Handanovic, the club could be fighting for relegation but because such a predicament. Handanovic form has alerted many big clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United who have shown interest in the shotstopper.
6. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus and Italy)
They say he is like fine wine as he becomes better with years. Buffon is currently 38 years in age, he was already an assured starter in former football club even before Marcus Rashford was born. He made his debut at nineteen years and lead Italy to the 2006 World Cup which they won, he is currently there all time caps record holder, he has 154 caps. At his mature age, he is still going on strong, he has won many Scudettos with Juventus. The only tarnish on his otherwise blameless career is that he has never won the Champions League. He is one of the world’s top 10 best football goalkeepers 2017.
5. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham and France)
He is the Captain fantastic for France and Tottenham. Currently in the English Premier League basing on form, he is the best goalkeeper. He managed to keep a clean sheet against Pep Guardiola’s all conquering Manchester City as Tottenham blew away the unbeaten record of Pep Guardiola in Manchester City. Goalkeepers get better with age and at 29 years, Hugo Lloris best years are ahead of him.
4. Petr Cech (Arsenal and Czech Republic)
When Jose Mourinho sanctioned the sale of Petr Cech to Arsenal many saw that he had handed over the 2015/2016 EPL title to Arsenal as Arsenal already had a very strong squad and adding a player of Petr Cech quality to Arsenal was just handing the title to Arsenal on a silver plate. Though Arsenal didn’t win the league but Petr Cech saved them many points in game they were meant to lose.
3. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea and Belgium)
If a goalkeeper can dislodge Petr Cech from being the number one goalkeeper at any club, then that goalkeeper has to be one of a kind and that is what Thibaut Courtois did. He managed to do the unthinkable as Petr Cech was too exquisite. They say main reason why he managed to do that is because the club were looking into the future as Thibaut Courtois is younger to Petr Cech. I can’t seem to find any other reason also. He is most famous and hottest football goalkeepers in 2017.
2. David De Gea (Manchester United and Spain)
He has been the best Manchester United player for the past 4 seasons, such is the quality that David has been constantly showing every season. Outfield player haven’t managed to unsurp David from being the best Manchester United player the four seasons. His form prompted Real Madrid to bid for him only for errors in paperwork to scamper the deal. Despite all that, he has continued to be unmatched in the Premier League.
1. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich and Germany)
The perfect heir of the great Oliver Kahn. He is a Roll Royce of a goalkeeper so elegant and calm. He is famed for being a sweeper keeper with an incredible distribution. He is consistent with astonishing reflexes. He is undoubtedly number one.
The above list is the list in descending order of the best football goalkeepers in professional football in 2017. There goalkeeping prowess is unrivalled, unmatched and can’t be questioned. With any of the goalkeeper as your goalkeeper, you are assured of winning matches.