Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas Named World’s Best Keeper By IFFHS

iker-casillas Real Madrid ‘keeper Iker Casillas has been voted the World’s Best Goalkeeper in 2008 by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

The shot stopper, who played a major part in Spain’s victory in the European Championships last summer, finished some distance clear of rivals Gianluigi Buffon and Edwin van der Sar.

The IFFHS asked a wide range experts from 85 countries to nominate their top four goalkeepers, with points awarded on a scale whereby the top-ranked ‘keeper would receive four points and their fourth-ranked shot stopper received one point.

The top 10 ranked ‘keepers were as follows:

1 – Iker Casillas: 249 points
2 – Gianluigi Buffon: 170
3 – Edwin van der Sar: 143
4 – Petr Cech: 108
5 – Igor Akinfeev: 23
6 – Jose Francisco Cevallos: 21
7 – Julio Cesar: 18
8 – Pepe Reina:15
9 – Jens Lehmann: 13
10 – Justo Villar: 12


~ by footballdirecta on October 3, 2009.

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