Here’s part 2 of our top 20 goalkeepers of the 21st century and we’ll be running down from 10-1
If you want to see the run down from 20-11 in part 1, click here
10 – Roberto Abbondanzieri (retired)
Club appearances – 380
National appearances – 49
Club honours – Copa Conmebol, Apertura (4), Clausura (2), Copa Libertadores (4), Intercontinental Cup (2), Copa Sudamericana (2), Recopa Sudamaricana
Individual honours – Top 8 Goalkeeper of the decade (IFFHS): 2001–2010, Richardo Zamora Trophy: Best Goalkeeper of La Liga
9 – Jens Lehmann (retired)
Club appearances – 621
National appearances – 61
Club honours – UEFA Cup, Serie A, Bundesliga, Premier League, FA Cup, FA Community Shield
Individual honours – UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year (2), UEFA Club Football Awards Best Goalkeeper, FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
8 – Julio Cesar
Club appearances – 371
National appearances – 64
Club honours – Copa Mercosul, Copa dos Campeoes, Campeonato Carioca (4), Taca guanabara (3), Taca Rio, Serie A (5), Coppa Italia (3) Supercoppa Italiana (4), UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup
Individual honours – Serie A Goalkeep of the Year (2), UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year
7 – Dida
Club appearances – 414
National appearances – 91
Club honours – Campeonato Baiano, Supercopa Masters, Copa Ora, Copa do Brasil (2), Copa Libertadores, Campeonato Minieiro (4), Recopa Sudamericana, Campeonato Brasileiro, Campeonato Paulista, FIFA Club World Championship (2), Torneio Rio-Sao Paulo, Serie A, Coppa Italia, Italian Super Cup, UEFA Champions League (2), UEFA Super Cup (2)
Individual honours – Bola de Prata (4), FIFPro Goalkeeper of the Year, IFFHS World’s Best goalkeeper Silver Ball
6 – Victor Valdes
Club appearances – 350
National appearances – 10
Club honours – La Liga (5), Copa Del Rey (2), Supercopa de Espana (5), UEFA Champions League (3), UEFA Super Cup (2), FIFA Club World Cup (2)
Individual honours – Zamora trophy (5), ESM Team of the Year, La Liga Goalkeeper of the Year
5 – Oliver Kahn (retired)
Club appearances – 630
National appearances – 86
Club honours – Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, Verbandsliga Nordbaden, Bundesliga (8), DFB-Pokal (6), DFB-Ligapokal (6), UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, Intercontinental Cup
Individual honours – UEFA Champions League Man of the Match, UEFA Fair-Play Award, German Footballer of the Year (2),
4 – Edwin van der Sar (retired)
Club appearances – 685
National appearances – 130
Club honours – Eredivisie (4), KNVB Cup (3), Johan Cruijff Shield (3), UEFA Champions League (2), UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup (2), Premier League (4), Football League Cup (2), FA Community Shield (3), FIFA Club World Cup
Individual honours – Best European Goalkeeper (3), Dutch Football Goalkeeper of the Year (4), Dutch golden Shoe, PFA Premier League Team of the Year (3), UEFA Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament, Barclays Merit Award, Barclays Golden Glove, UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year
3 – Petr Cech
Club appearances – 402
National appearances – 98
Club honours – Premier League (3), FA Cup (4), Football League Cup (2), FA Community Shield (2), UEFA Champions League
Individual honours – Best Goalkeeper of French League, Barclays Golden Glove (2), PFA Team of the Year, Czech Footballer of the Year (5), Golden Ball (6), UEFA Best European Goalkeeper (2), UEFA Club Football Awards Best Goalkeeper (3), FA Premier League Player of the Month
2 – Iker Casillas
Club appearances – 476
National appearances – 143
Club honours – Spanish League (5), Spanish Cup, Spanish Supercup (4), UEFA Champions League (2), UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup
Individual honours – Bravo Award, La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year, UEFA Team of the Year (6), Zamora Trophy, UEFA Euro Team of the Year (2), ESM Team of the Year, FIFA/FIFPro World XI (5), FIFA/FIFPro Worlds Best Goalkeeper (5), La Liga Best Goalkeeper (2), FIFA World Cup Golden Glove, FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
1 – Gianluigi Buffon
Club appearances – 510
National appearances – 123
Club honours – UEFA Cup, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana (4), Serie A (3), Serie B
Individual honours – Bravo Award, Best European Goalkeeper, UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, UEFA Champions League Best Goalkeeper, FIFA 100, Yashin Award, FIFA World Cup All-Star Team, European Footballer of the Year, Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year (8), UEFA Team of the Year (3), FIFPro World XI (2), IFFHS Worlds Best Goalkeeper (4), IFFHS Best Goalkeeper of the Decade, UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament (2)
Here’s a run down of the top 20 goalkeepers of the 21st century. In this post, we are running down from numbers 20-11.
20 – Santiago Canizares (retired)
Club appearances – 500
National appearances – 46
Club honours – UEFA Champions League, Spanish League (3), Spanish Cup, Spanish Supercup (2)
Individual honours – Zamora Trophy (4)
19 – Tim Howard
Club appearances – 396
National appearances – 84
Club honours – FA Cup, Football League Cup, FA Community Shield
Individual honours – MLS Humanitarian of the Year, MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, MLS Best XI (2), PFA Premier League Team of the Year, U.S. Soccer Athelete of the Year, FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Glove, Top 10 IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper (3)
18 – Hugo Lloris
Club appearances – 250
National appearances – 43
Club honours – Coupe de France, Trophee des champions
Individual honours – Ligue 1 goalkeeper of the Year (3), Ligue 1 Team of the Year (3), UNFP Player of the Month (2)
17 – Jerzy Dudek (retired)
Club appearances – 411
National appearances – 59
Club honours – Eredivisie, Johan Cruijff Shield, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup, Football League Cup, FA Community Shield, La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana
Individual honours – Dutch Golden Shoe, Dutch Goalkeeper of the Year (2), Alan Hardaker Trophy
16 – Igor Akinfeev
Club appearances – 241
National appearances – 57
Club honours – Russian Premier League (3), Russian Cup (5), Russian Super Cup (4), UEFA Cup
Individual honours – The best Russian goalkeeper according to Russian Football Union (3), The best young goalkeeper of Europe, Lev Yashin Prize “Goalkeeper of the year” (6)
15 – Francesco Toldo (retired)
Club appearances – 483
National appearances – 28
Club honours – Coppa Italia (5), Supercoppa Italiana (4), Serie A (5), UEFA Champions League
Individual honours – Serie A: Goalkeeper of the Year, UEFA European Football Championship: All-Star-Team, IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper
14 – Manuel Neuer
Club appearances – 233
National appearances – 36
Club honours – DFB-Pokal, DFB-Ligapokal, DFL-Supercup
Individual honours – Best Bundesliga Goalkeeper, Best UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Goalkeeper, Silbernes Lorbeerblatt, Footballer of the Year in Germany, UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament, ESM Goalkeeper of the Year
13 – Rogerio Ceni
Club appearances – 482
National appearances – 17
Club honours – Mato Grosso State League, Brazilian League (3), Sao Paulo State League (3), FIFA Club World Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Copa Libertadores (2), Copa Sudamericana, Recopa Sudamericana (2), Supercopa Sudamericana, Copa CONMEBOL, Torneio Rio-Sao Paulo
Individual honours – Silver Ball (6), Golden Ball, Copa Libertadores: Best Player, FIFA Club World Cup: Best Player, Brazilian Footballer of the Year (2)
12 – Jose Reina
Club appearances – 410
National appearances – 26
Club honours – UEFA Intertoto Cup (2), FA Cup, League Cup, FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup
Individual honours – Premier League Golden Glove (3), Liverpool Player of the Season, Standard Chartered Liverpool Player of the Month
11 – Fabien Barthez (retired)
Club appearances – 455
National appearances – 87
Club honours – UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, Ligue 1 (2), Trophee def champions, Premier League (2)
Individual honours – Yashin Award, Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year, European Footballer of the Year: Best Goalkeeper (2), Most-capped France Goalkeeper (87), All-time France World Cup appearences (17), Most World Cup clean sheets (10 – shared with Peter Shilton)
To see the top 10 goalkeepers of the 21st Century- click here
Tim Howard recently signed a new contract to keep him at Everton until 2016, by which time he’ll be 37. That’s no longer an unreasonable age for a top goalie to carry on playing until, and some outfield players have shown they can do the same (Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes for example).
The contract is a long one for any play of his age and clearly Everton have a lot of faith in him, but who could potentially replace him?
1 – Anders Lindegaard
Man United supporters (and especially my girlfriend) won’t be happy with this choice, but Fergie seems to prefer De Gea over him so Everton could get a great goalkeeper for a reasonable price. I think Lindergaard has proved himself to not only be a good, solid keeper, but also clearly better than United’s number 1. No matter how many times I’ve won the Premier League and Champions League in Football Manager 2012 with Brighton (33 and 18, respectively) I guess Alex Ferguson probably knows a little bit more than I do, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt with his choice of number 1. Also, if Everton were to swoop soon, at 28, Lindegaard is coming into his prime.
2 – Fraser Forster
Forster has been an interest of many English clubs since a few successful loan spells and a permanant move to Celtic earlier in the year. Unfortunately for Forster, Krul has been outstanding at Newcastle and had no chance of stealing a place in the current line up so is currently enjoying a good start with Celtic, with 10 appearances and 5 clean sheets this season the may be a fierce race for his signiture next summer.
3 – John Ruddy
Everton signed Ruddy back in 2005 but after some great loan spells he was sold on to Norwich in 2010. Moyes may live to regret that dicision as Ruddy has been fantastic at Norwich and even earned an England call-up. Ruddy has mentioned in a previous interview that Everton are still close to his heart, so perhaps a transfer isn’t completely off the cards in the future.
4 – Mateusz Taudul
Unless you’re a die hard Everton fan, you probably won’t have heard of Taudul, but he’s Everyon’s 18 year old up-and-coming young goalkeeper and is showing great signs of being able to take the reigns from Howard in the future.
5 – Jack Butland
A lot has already been written about Butland and I feel sorry for him already as I see Hart having a fantastic, and long, career as England number 1. Which leaves Butland in the shadows unfortunately, but judging by the 19 year old’s performances already, he and Hart could really have a great battle for the number 1 England jersey. I for one would not be complaining about having 2 world class England goalkeepers on offer for selection! Butland has already been linked with a move to Everton last summer and with Birminghams financial trouble, they could potentially swop in for the steal of the century!
Last season, the 2011/ 2012 season, Tim became only the fourth goalkeeper EVER to score in a competitve Premier League football game.
Tim hoofed the ball from his own area and as the ball bounced, a freak gust of wind took it up and over the helpless Adam Bogdan. The poor Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper was left red faced, but Tim did not celebrate as it had happened to him before and he thought it was a “cruel” way to be beaten. A true gentleman.
Tim is now in the record books along side Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel and Paul Robinson.
Tim is a big fan of Audi’s and here are our top 5 classics!
First unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980 the Audi Quattro was produced between 1980 and 1991 as a road and rally car. The Quattro was the first rally car to take advantage of recently changed rules that allowed cars to utilize four-wheel drive systems. As a result the car and its drivers went on to win many races during its opening two years. In honor of the cars success all subsequent Quattro’s produced were branded with a lower case ‘q’. The upper case ‘Q’ models are now collector’s items.
Audi Coupe GT
Produced between 1980 and 1988 the Audi Coupe was an alternative to the all-singing all-dancing Quattro and lacked the four-wheel drive or turbo chargers of its big brother. In 1984 the Coupe was given a facelift with slight aesthetic improvements to the front end, a spoiler added to the rear and a new dashboard and interior styling. These later models were branded as the Coupe GT. At the same time Audi also made available the Audi Coupe Quattro which added the four-wheel drive system to the Coupe. Very few Audi Coupe Quattro’s were produced making them highly collectable. The Coupe GT remains popular as a collector’s car for Audi enthusiasts around Europe.
Audi 100 Coupe S
In Audi history the beginnings of the 100 have become something of folk lore over the years. When Volkswagen purchased the company in 1965, the Audi factories were put to work producing the Volkswagen Beetle because the VW factory was struggling to meet demand. Orders from VW management were that no new Audi development was to take place. Despite this, one Audi engineer called Ludwig Kraus went to work on producing a water-cooled, front engine car. A prototype was produced and presented to VW management who gave the car the green light. The Audi 100 went on to become a commercial success and helped the company to survive once demand for the rear-engine, air-cooler Beetle declined. The Audi 100 Coupe S was a variant of the standard model that featured a fastback rear similar to that of the Aston Martin DBS.
Audi RS2 Avant
The Audi RS2 Avant was a joint venture between Audi and Porsche and was the first Audi to wear the ‘RS’ badge. Produces for a single year between 1994 and 1995, the RS2 Avant was very much a limited edition. Unusually the car was produced as a 5-door estate as opposed to a coupe or hatch back. Able to seat 5 passengers plus the family dog, the high powered 2.2L 5 cylinder turbo charged engine made the RS2 a powerful car suitable for everyday use. The RS2 Avant, as the first ‘RS’ car produced by Audi, has formed something of a cult following over the years and is not highly collectable and still commands high prices. The ‘RS’ range of Audis feature advanced electronics and technologies which can make servicing these cars a little expensive.
Unobtainable, not road-worthy and beyond most of our means, the Audi R10 became an instant classic on the Le Mans racing circuit winning every 24hr race since its introduction to the race up until the year it was replaced by the R15. The Audi R10 is famed for being the first diesel powered car to win 24 Hours of Le Mans and represent the most expensive and ambitious project that Audi has ever undertaken, rumored to have cost Audi an estimated $15 million a year.