IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper
The IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper is a football award given annually since 1987 to the most outstanding goalkeeper of the year as voted by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). The votes are cast by IFFHS's editorial staff as well as experts from different continents.
List of winners
The award is awarded every January. The winning goalkeeper is awarded a gold trophy at the World Football Gala. Italy's Gianluigi Buffon and Spain's Iker Casillas have the most award victories, having won it five times, followed by Germany's Manuel Neuer, who has won the award four times; Casillas won the award for five consecutive years between 2008 and 2012. Below is a list of the previous winners since the first award in 1987. Bayern Munich, with a total of eight, is the team with the most wins.
Goalkeeper of the Century
|1||Lev Yashin||Soviet Union||1950–1970||1002|
|4||Sepp Maier||West Germany||1966–1979||456|
|6||José Luis Chilavert||Paraguay||1989–2003||373|
The World's Best Goalkeeper of the 21st Century's first decade
In 2011, the IFFHS also voted on The World‘s Best Goalkeeper of the 21st Century's first decade, taking into consideration goalkeepers' performances during the first decade of the 21st century, between 2001 and 2011; the award was won by the Italy's Gianluigi Buffon running ahead of Iker Casillas and Petr Čech.
|3||Petr Čech||Czech Republic||154|
|4||Edwin van der Sar||Netherlands||116|
The World's Best Goalkeeper of the Past 25 Years: 1987–2012
In 2012, the IFFHS also voted on The World‘s Best Goalkeeper of the past 25 years, taking into consideration goalkeepers' performances between 1987 – the year of the award's inception – and 2012; the award was won by the Italy's Gianluigi Buffon running ahead of Iker Casillas and Edwin van der Sar.
|3||Edwin van der Sar||Netherlands||201|
|6||Petr Čech||Czech Republic||154|
|7||José Luis Chilavert||Paraguay||146|
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