Goalkeepers are player number 1 for a reason and here is our list of some of the best and greatest goalkeepers in the history of soccer.

LEV YASHIN, Russia’s greatest, was nicknamed “black spider”, “black octopus” or “black panther.” He has spent an entire 20-year career with Dynamo Moscow, winning five league titles.

GORDON BANKS, Britain’s greatest, and possibly the world’s best. He rose to fame in the 1970 World Cup match against Brazil where he failed the famous Pele’s attempt to goal in what was recorded in history as ‘Save of the Century’.

GIANLUIGI BUFFON is the modern era’s greatest. Gigi Buffon is probably the most expensive goalkeeper in history, having shaped a career in 2 decades, winning 19 trophies as an individual player.

PETER SCHMEICHEL is the greatest of the Premier League era. He was instrumental to Manchester United incredible successes throughout the 1990s and earned the title as Denmark’s most capped player with 129 caps.

KER CASILLAS is Spain’s pride, winning 5 La Ligas, 2 Copa del Reys, 4 Spanish Supercups, 3 Champion Leagues, 2 UEFA Super Cups, a FIFA Club World Cup, an Intercontinental Cup, a World Cup and 2 European Championships.

He is second all-time appearance holder of Real Madrid and named by the IFFHS as the Best Goalkeeper on the World for 5 consecutive seasons.

He won 163 caps for Spain, thus, making him the “most capped player in the Spain’s history” and the “most capped active player” of the world

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