Goalkeeper position is definitely essential in football as they’re the last man that protect every teams’ goal from opponents’ attacking players.
Although they might not be appreciated as highly as strikers, but since back then up till now, there are always shot stoppers that received wide acknowledgement such as the list provided by Frontsmother.
Recently, the website released a list of 52 top all time goalie which not only consist names who are well known by modern football lovers, but also legendary names that today’s supporters might not heard off.
From the current era, there are the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Peter Cech, Iker Casillas and Tim Howard, but surprisingly it seems that Manuel Neuer’s name was kind of missed out by the writer.
As for the legendary names, notably there are names such as Lev Yashin, Dino Zoff, Oliver Kahn, Gianluca Pagliuca, Jose Luis Chilavert and many more.
Knowing those top keepers, especially the ones from older generation can be an important knowledge not just for fans, but maybe young players this days, who might be too young to check out those past heroes for further inspiration.
As many already know, that this days there are already many top young keepers who are trusted by their club, such as Gianluigi Donnaruma of AC Milan or Ter Stegen at Barcelona.
Those two names can surely learn a lot from past legends, who despite already retiring from the game, but still leaving important legacy for the sport.
Even with the development that happens in modern football, goal keeper position remain as important, if not more essential considering how attacking oriented most teams these days.
Although being a keeper might not offer too much popularity, but once again it’s an important position that football lovers will continue to love for many years to come.