NEUER, CHOSEN BEST OF THE DECADE
LAUGHING: Ter Stegen, behind Keylor or Courtois as the best goalkeeper of the decade
Published:16/01/2021 - 10:46h
Updated:16/01/2021 - 10:54h
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics has announced its 'top 10' of the best goalkeepers of the decade. Neuer has emerged as the winner, but it is surprising to see Ter Stegen behind names such as Courtois, Keylor or Lloris
Marc-André ter Stegen has won the right to be considered one of the best goalkeepers of the world. The German carries several years between the best in his position and there is a lot of that even plant him in the 'top 1', by in front of Jan Oblak, Manuel Neuer or Thibaut Courtois. The esloveno of the Athletic of Madrid is surely the one who competes him more directly this position after his tremendo performance since it arrived to the picture colchonero.
Precisely by this, is surprising that the International Federation of History and Statistics of the Football (IFFHS) have decided to plant to the germano in the eighth place of the 'top 10' of better archers of the past decade. In this smart controversy, the Barcelona is not neither between the five first, the same that for example Iker Boxes, that closes this ránking in the tenth position.
Manuel Neuer has resulted winner in this study and is for the IFFHS the best guardameta of the past decade. The compatriot of Ter Stegen, that did with the triplete the past season with the Bayern of Munich, is living a second youth to his 34 years. It is necessary to stand out that between 2010 and 2020 the Bavarian won the World-wide of 2014 with Germany, another triplete with the Bayern in 2013 and infinity of Glasses and Bundesligas.
The first place of Neuer, therefore, is more than justified, although there are other positions that costs to understand. Gianluigi Buffon is second in the list, an award that neither can argue after his tremenda path from the 2010. But yes it is very debatable that Courtois was third, since the madridista has not done more merits that Ter Stegen to be in the podium. The Belgian is an enormous goalkeeper, but from does years is something by behind the Barcelona.
Lloris And Keylor by in front of Ter Stegen
But less felt still has to it IFFHS have decided to plant to Hugo Lloris in the fourth place. The French, champion of the world with his selection, is a very good put, but is far of the level of the 'top' and besides has not won big titles, further of the mentioned World-wide. In the fifth place is Keylor Navas, champion of three Champions with the Real Madrid giving a big level. The costarricense was key in this team with his unemployed, but is not to the level of the Ter Stegen or Oblak, that, by the way, is sixth.
Petr Cech Is seventh and is just by in front of the German of the FC Barcelona, to the that have ninguneado clearly. The barcelonista carried the triplete in 2015 being headline in League of Champions and in Glass of Rey, and has been key in all the titles of the Barça since it arrived. In spite of his spectacular last 6 or 7 years, this study does not consider him one of the best of the last decade. To David Of Gea, ninth, and Boxes, tenth, obviously neither.
The list of the 10 better goalkeepers of the decade
- Manuel Neuer (ALE) 183 points
- Gianluigi Buffon (ITA) 148 points
- Thibaut Courtois (BEL) 130 points
- Hugo Lloris (FRA) 96 points
- Keylor Navas (CRC) 93 points
- Jan Oblak (SLO) 85 points
- Petr Cech (CZE) 80 points
- Ter Stegen (ALE) 78 points
- DAVID OF GEA (ESP) 75 points
- IKER BOXES (ESP) 67 points