It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is the best in the world. Whether it is the international stage or the club level, he has performed equally well on both the fields.
Neuer has revolutionised the role of the goalkeepers. He helps his defense by becoming a sweeper and dealing with the opponent’s threats.
In conversation with Squawka, the former Schalke 04 goalkeeper revealed the five goalkeepers he admires.
1. Gianluigi Buffon –
Buffon has won the award of the Serie A goalkeeper of the year a record 9 times. Having won 20 major honours during his illustrious career, the Italian is still the most expensive goalkeeper of all time after moving for a world record fee from Parma to Juventus.
2. Iker Casillas –
The Spanish international has won two European Championships and a World Cup with his country. The legendary goalkeeper has won 21 major honours in his career. Winner of three Champions League titles with Real Madrid, Casillas has shown class and longevity at the highest level of football.
3. Claudio Bravo –
Claudio Bravo has enjoyed a successful time since his move to Barcelona. The Chilean goalkeeper won the treble with Barca in his first season and also captained his country to a Copa America win. The former Real Sociedad goalkeeper set a record for Barcelona in La Liga after he failed to concede a goal for 754 minutes.
4. Thibaut Courtois –
Courtois has managed to win the league in his first season at Chelsea, having already won the league with Atletico Madrid and Genk before in his career. The Belgian is the youngest player to win the League in three countries.
5. David De Gea –
David De Gea has won the award for Manchester United player of the year for two seasons in a row. The Spanish international single handedly won games for Manchester United last season and was the main reason behind their fourth placed finish in the league. He is considered the best player in the Premier League.