IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper

The IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper is a football award given annually since 1987 to the best goalkeeper of the year as voted by the

Belgian goalkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff was the first ever winner of the award, in 1987.
Date 1987, 33 years ago
Presented By International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS)
First Awarded 1987
Current Holder Manuel Neuer (5th Awards)
Most Awards Manuel Neuer Gianluigi Buffon Iker Casillas (5 times each)
Website https://www.iffhs.com/

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 winnersEdit

 
Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas holds the record for most awards (alongside Gianluigi Buffon and Manuel Neuer), having won the prize five consecutive times between 2008 and 2012.

The winner is announced at the end of the year. The winning goalkeeper is awarded a gold trophy at the World Football Gala. Italy's Gianluigi Buffon, Spain's Iker Casillas and Germany's Manuel Neuer have each won the award a record five 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, which was won by Belgium's Jean-Marie Pfaff.[1] Bayern Munich is the team with the most wins, with a total of nine.

Year Winning player Winning player's club(s) Runner-up player Runner-up player's club(s) Source
1987   Jean-Marie Pfaff   Bayern Munich   Rinat Dasayev   Spartak Moscow [1]
1988   Rinat Dasayev   Spartak Moscow   Hans van Breukelen   PSV Eindhoven [1]
1989   Walter Zenga   Internazionale   Michel Preud'homme   KV Mechelen [1]
1990   Walter Zenga (2)   Internazionale   Michel Preud'homme   KV Mechelen [1]
1991   Walter Zenga (3)   Internazionale   Sergio Goycochea   Racing Club [1]
1992   Peter Schmeichel   Manchester United   Andoni Zubizarreta   Barcelona [1]
1993   Peter Schmeichel (2)   Manchester United   Sergio Goycochea   Racing Club [1]
1994   Michel Preud'homme   KV Mechelen
  Benfica
  Thomas Ravelli   IFK Göteborg [1]
1995   José Luis Chilavert   Vélez Sársfield   Peter Schmeichel   Manchester United [1]
1996   Andreas Köpke   Marseille   David Seaman   Arsenal [1]
1997   José Luis Chilavert (2)   Vélez Sársfield   Angelo Peruzzi   Juventus [1]
1998   José Luis Chilavert (3)   Vélez Sársfield   Fabien Barthez   Monaco [1]
1999   Oliver Kahn   Bayern Munich   Peter Schmeichel   Manchester United [1]
2000   Fabien Barthez   Monaco
  Manchester United
  Oliver Kahn   Bayern Munich [1]
2001   Oliver Kahn (2)   Bayern Munich   Oscar Córdoba   Boca Juniors [1]
2002   Oliver Kahn (3)   Bayern Munich   Iker Casillas   Real Madrid [1]
2003   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus   Iker Casillas   Real Madrid [1]
2004   Gianluigi Buffon (2)   Juventus   Petr Čech   Rennes
  Chelsea
[1]
2005   Petr Čech   Chelsea   Dida   Milan [1]
2006   Gianluigi Buffon (3)   Juventus   Jens Lehmann   Arsenal [1]
2007   Gianluigi Buffon (4)   Juventus   Petr Čech   Chelsea [1]
2008   Iker Casillas   Real Madrid   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus [2]
2009   Iker Casillas (2)   Real Madrid   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus [3]
2010   Iker Casillas (3)   Real Madrid   Júlio César   Internazionale [4]
2011   Iker Casillas (4)   Real Madrid   Manuel Neuer   Schalke 04
  Bayern Munich
[5]
2012   Iker Casillas (5)   Real Madrid   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus [6]
2013   Manuel Neuer   Bayern Munich   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus [7]
2014   Manuel Neuer (2)   Bayern Munich   Iker Casillas   Real Madrid [8]
2015   Manuel Neuer (3)   Bayern Munich   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus [9]
2016   Manuel Neuer (4)   Bayern Munich   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus [10]
2017   Gianluigi Buffon (5)   Juventus   Manuel Neuer   Bayern Munich [11]
2018   Thibaut Courtois   Chelsea
  Real Madrid
  Hugo Lloris   Tottenham Hotspur [12]
2019   Alisson   Liverpool   Marc-André ter Stegen   Barcelona [13]
2020   Manuel Neuer (5)   Bayern Munich   Jan Oblak   Atlético Madrid [14]

Goalkeeper of the CenturyEdit

 
At the end of the 20th Century, Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin was named World's Goalkeeper of the Century by IFFHS.

At the end of the 20th century, the IFFHS also voted on the World's Goalkeeper of the Century, won by the Soviet Union's Lev Yashin running ahead of Gordon Banks and Dino Zoff.[15][16]

Rank Player Nation Period Votes
1 Lev Yashin   Soviet Union 1950–1970 1002
2 Gordon Banks   England 1963–1972 717
3 Dino Zoff   Italy 1968–1983 661
4 Sepp Maier   West Germany 1966–1979 456
5 Ricardo Zamora   Spain 1920–1936 443
6 José Luis Chilavert   Paraguay 1989–2003 373
7 Peter Schmeichel   Denmark 1987–2001 291
8 Peter Shilton   England 1970–1990 196
9 František Plánička   Czechoslovakia 1926–1938 194
10 Amadeo Carrizo   Argentina 1954–1964 192

The World's Best Goalkeeper of the 21st Century's first decadeEdit

 
In 2011, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was named World's Best Goalkeeper of the 21st Century's first decade by IFFHS; in 2012, he was named World's Best Goalkeeper of the Past 25 Years. He also holds the record for most IFFHS Goalkeeper of the Year Award victories, alongside Iker Casillas and Manuel Neuer, with five.

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.[17]

Rank Player Nation Votes
1 Gianluigi Buffon   Italy 199
2 Iker Casillas   Spain 197
3 Petr Čech   Czech Republic 154
4 Edwin van der Sar   Netherlands 116
5 Oliver Kahn   Germany 99
6 Dida   Brazil 90
7 Víctor Valdés   Spain 82
8 Júlio César   Brazil 76
9 Jens Lehmann   Germany 72
10 Roberto Abbondanzieri   Argentina 68

The World's Best Goalkeeper of the Past 25 Years: 1987–2012Edit

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.[18][19][20][21][22][23]

Rank Player Nation Votes
1 Gianluigi Buffon   Italy 226
2 Iker Casillas   Spain 213
3 Edwin van der Sar   Netherlands 201
4 Peter Schmeichel   Denmark 179
5 Oliver Kahn   Germany 162
6 Petr Čech   Czech Republic 154
7 José Luis Chilavert   Paraguay 146
8 Walter Zenga   Italy 132
9 Andoni Zubizarreta   Spain 132
10 Claudio Taffarel   Brazil 130

The World's Best Goalkeeper of the Decade 2011–2020Edit

 
In 2021, German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named The World's Best Goalkeeper of the Decade of the 2010s by IFFHS. He also holds the record for most IFFHS Goalkeeper of the Year Award victories, alongside Iker Casillas and Gianluigi Buffon, with five.

In 2021, the IFFHS voted on The World's Best Goalkeeper of the Decade 2011–2020, taking into consideration goalkeepers' performances during 2011–2020; the award was won by Manuel Neuer running ahead of Giangluigi Buffon and Thibaut Courtois.[24]

Rank Player Nation Votes
1 Manuel Neuer   Germany 183
2 Gianluigi Buffon   Italy 148
3 Thibaut Courtois   Belgium 130
4 Hugo Lloris   France 96
5 Keylor Navas   Costa Rica 93
6 Jan Oblak   Slovenia 85
7 Petr Čech   Czech Republic 80
8 Marc-André ter Stegen   Germany 78
9 David de Gea   Spain 75
10 Iker Casillas   Spain 67

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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