The best the goalkeeper in a team, more the chances for the team as a whole to reach top rankings. So, Who are the World’s Best Goalkeepers 2016-2017? When considering defense of a particular club or a national level team, the goal keeper is the one on which a team rely the most in saving goals and thus matches. We have collected here some of the finest goalies and Top 10 best goalkeepers in the World currently.
Top 10 Best Goalkeepers in the World
1. Manuel Neuer
Named for the 3rd time as Best Goalkeeper in the World, the sweeper-keeper has maintained his standard in 2016 as well. He represented Germany in FIFA World Cup 2014 and also won Golden glove award. He is not only in the list of best goalies but also a great soccer player. While playing for his former club – Schalke, he showed heroic performance in the young age and many times forced his opponents to let down. Neuer moved to Bayern Munich in 2011 for €22 M for five year term. He is now an formidable asset for Bayern Munich which they never want to lose.
2. Gianluigi Buffon
Italy’s No. 1 is not getting old with his age. With the stewardship of both national team and Serie A club Juventus, he is grooming like an Italian Wine that become more fine while growing up. He has God Gifted sharp reflexes and played a clear role in Juventus move to Champions League Final 2014/15. He is also the most capped player while playing from Italy National side.
3. Claudio Bravo
Chile National goalkeeper is the most senior player in Chile with 99 caps since his debut in 2004. Bravo played a vital role in winning Copa America Title for his team. Eventually getting his role as goalkeeper, C. Bravo joined Real Socieded in 2006 and appeared in 237 matches from his former club. In 2014, he signed €12 M contract with Barcelona to become 2nd player who have ever played for the club from Chile. He is also a record holder of not conceding any goal for 754 minutes in La Liga while playing from Barcelona.
4. David de Gea
Belonging to Spain, David is one of the World’s finest goalkeepers currently playing around the globe. He has started his career with Atletico Madrid – his home club and then got World’s attraction after becoming 1st choice goalie for his side. He joined Manchester United for £17.8 M in 2011 and to the date appeared for more than 200 times from the club.
5. Thibaut Courtois
Getting his International debut in 2011, he represented Belgium in FIFA World Cup 2014. After making a deal of €9 M, Chelsea immediately loaned him to Atletico Madrid. He won many titles during his three year stay with the club including La Liga. Atletico reached Champions League Final in 2014 but he could not get his team to win the Title. Chelsea recalled him in the very next season and now the 1st choice goalkeeper for his team. He won Premier League and League Cup while playing from his parent club.
6. Petr Cech
He is of 32 but still his fitness is great. Signed for Arsenal last season, Czech Republic goalie ended his 11 year association with Chelsea. While playing from his former club, he won 4 EPL titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League titles, Euorpa League and Champions League in his more than 500 appearances. Three times Golden Glove Award winner and seven times Czech Republic Footballer of the Year Award winner has saved many certain goals during his career that made him one of Best Goalkeepers in the World. The man was not 1st choice for Chelsea but his performance proved him to be on the list of best soccer players and a top class keeper. In just a few appearances while playing from his club in the Champions League and other domestic competitions, he has shown committed performance by saving many certain goals.
7. Marcelo Barovero
Argentina soccer player is the 1st choice goalie for River Plate in the Primera Division. He is quick with sharp eyes and reflections. He got many achievements in his 13 year professional career while playing for four different clubs.
8. Marc Andre Ter Stegen
Playing from Barcelona, 24 Years old German goalie has shown committed performance since his attachment with the club in 2014. He got his International debut in 2012 and now become complementary part of the line up. He is the natural successor to Barcelona in upcoming years which they never want to lose. Liverpool and Manchester City have shown interest in him already. But till the end of current season they are not expecting him.
9. Iker Casillas
Spanish footballer made his team European Champions in 44 years followed by Spain’s 1st ever World Cup Title in 2010. Started his career in 1990, Fernandez has spent 16 seasons with Madrid. Before joining Porto in the last season, Iker Casillas has won five La Liga, two Copa del Rey, three UEFA Champions League, Two UEFA Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and FIFA Club World Cup while playing from Real Madrid. He also won World’s Best Goalkeeper Award for record five consecutive times.
10. Keylor Navas
It was hard time for Real Madrid back in August when they could not get deal to sign David de Gea but sudden stepping up of Navas filled up his gap to certain extent. He saved many outrageous attacks to prevent Rafeal Bentize from going into further controversies.