12 Legendary Football Goalkeepers

The goalkeeper is one of the positions in a variety of group sports such as soccer, hockey and water polo. The task of a goalkeeper is to prevent the ball into the net. Goalkeeper is a doorstop for the last opponent before the ball into the goal. Goalkeepers must have:

* Instinct against opponents
* Reflexes perfect
* Talent,

Without one of the three criteria above, it is difficult to be a goalkeeper. History notes that the Goalkeeper had remarkable achievements, here it is:

1. Gordon Banks (England)

Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks is the greatest Goalkeeper of all time of the Soccer Blog’s version. He proved his ability is really great with an incredible talent. He once dismissed the Pele header at the 1970 world cup which was signed almost 90%. It was named the greatest rescue of all time and Pele himself admitted it.

2. Lev Yashin (Soviet Union / Russia)

Lev Yashin
Perhaps many people who have never heard this name, because this player was already dead. He has good reflexes and fast when brushed off the ball. During his career in football, he also won many trophies. He has also dismissed more than 150 penalties. However, in 1986 he suffered a tragic accident. Knee injury so severe that his right leg, keeps the doctor forced to amputate his leg and four years later he died after suffering complications during surgery.

3. Peter Schmeichel (Denmark)

Peter Schmeichel
Peter Schmeichel is the greatest goalkeeper because a successful career and a fantastic ability. With a huge body, he brings Manchester United won the treble winners in the 1997-1998 season and bring the 1992 European Cup champions for Denmark. He has also received the title four times the world's best goalkeeper in 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999.

4. Dino Zoff (Italy)

Dino Zoff
Dino Zoff is one of Italy and Juventus legend. He is also one of the goalkeepers who are still playing at the age of 41 years for the national team and his club. He is also has presented 6 Serie A titles to Juventus and one world cup to the Italy national team.

5. José Luis Chilavert (Paraguay)

Jose Luis Chilavert
José Luis Chilavert is probably the most frequent professional goalkeeper to make a goal, proven with 67 goals during his as a goalkeeper. In 1999, he broke history by scoring a first hat-trick performed by a goalkeeper. He has also been awarded the best goalkeeper in 1995, 1997, and 1998.

6. Van Der Sar (Netherlands)

Van Der Sar
Van Der Sar is one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. He was still playing until age 40 years (2010-2011 season) to defend Manchester United. With Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs who are both elderly, deliver MU won various titles. He is keeping his goal with a high body and long arms.

 7. Claudio Taffarel (Brazil)

Claudio Taffarel
Claudio Taffarel has been named as one of the best goalkeepers of all time because many titles he has presented to the Brazilian national team. By bringing Brazil wins the world cup 1994 and took Brazil to the finals in 1998 (despite losing 3-0 by France in the finals) and he also led Brazil's Copa America championship in 1989 and 1997. In addition he also has skills that qualified as a goalkeeper.

8. David Seaman

David Seaman
a former British soccer player. He once defended as the main club Peterborough United, Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers, Arsenal and Manchester City. He retired due to unfortunate events that befall the shoulder injury that could not recover when defending Manchester City. He was awarded the MBE in 1977 for his success became the best Goalkeeper ever to defend the club and national team football England. In England, he played 75 times.

9.Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon
193 Cm height goalkeeper who is often also called "Superman" because of its action in the field as a superman who flew to save ball. He has a big role to the success of Italy at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Throughout the tournament, the Superman really shows as the world number 1 goalkeeper at this time because only conceded two goals, one own goal in the semi-final against hosts Germany and one penalty goal in the final by Zinedine Zidane. As result, FIFA as the organizer PD2006 grant him Lev Yashin award(Award for the Best Goalkeeper in the PD).

10.Oliver Kahn

Oliver Kahn
German goalkeeper who plays the body 188 cm and 86 caps for his country. He played for his country (since 1995) and Bayern Munich (since 1994) and 429 appearances for the club. He is nicknamed King Kahn or Kahn, the Titan because of the way he plays football. He is also participating in Euro 1996, Euro 2000 and Euro 2004 and the 1994 World Cup, 1998 World Cup, 2002 World Cup and 2006 World Cup. At the 1998 World Cup and 2006 World Cup he was not the main keeper but only as second choice goalkeeper country squad.
Oliver Kahn is one of the biggest legends in the history of football in Germany and the world. He is a goalkeeper who is very tough, has a high fighting spirit and decisive leadership. Evidently he was able to snatch the title of world's best goalkeeper IFFHS version in 1999, 2000, and 2002, and became captain in the German national team (2001-2004) and Bayern Munich (2002-2008).

11. Fabien Barthez

Fabien Barthez
former French football player. He plays as a goalkeeper and plays the body 182 cm. From 1994 to 2006, he strengthened the French national football team and perform as many as 86 times, including at the 2002 World Cup 2006, Euro 2004, and won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. At the last club he played for Olympique de Marseille. In Marseille in 1993 he managed the team that won the Champions League, defeating AC Milan in the final. When strengthening AS Monaco, the team twice won the Ligue 1 (97, 00). At Manchester United he twice tasted league titles (01, 03).

Barthez is famous for his behavior in the field of an eccentric and a good reaction, but he also made several blunders in crucial matches. He retired as a footballer on October 5, 2006.

12. Rene Higuita

Rene Higuita
Colombian goalkeeper who was nicknamed "El Loco" or the Mad, is indeed a controversial figure of the goalkeeper. The action is often out away from the area of ​​defense and even participate in a free kick and penalty taking is difficult to forget. The action of the most captivating is the Scorpion Kick, a condition where the body when jumping back and legs bent into a curved retractable, Jamie Redknapp held a kick in a friendly against England, September 1995.