If we talk about the backbone of a football team, then without any doubt, it’s the goalkeeper. They are the final line of defense and, by far, the most difficult position to play. The team’s striker may be devastating in attack, or they might just have a masterful midfield and a good defense defensive line, but an orthodox goalkeeper may make or break a season. If you play fantasy football in Bangladesh, then you must also have an idea of how important the goalkeeper is for fantasy football also. Goalkeepers are typically ignored for the more attractive positions in the team, despite playing in possibly the most undervalued position in football. Goalkeeping is one of the most difficult positions on the field, requiring attention, poise, and the capacity to make saves at any time during a game.
In this article, we will take you through some of the top-class goalkeepers that have immense gaming skills and have shown the world what actual goalkeeping is.
Edwin van der Sar was indeed a fantastic athlete who, in my opinion, sparkled brightest at Old Trafford. During his time with the Red Devils, the Netherlands international was a force in goal, helping them win four Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League.
Peter Schmeichel is universally acknowledged as one of the most renowned goalkeepers in the Premier League, alongside Edwin van der Sar. Schmeichel was one of the best reflex savers the world has ever seen, winning five league titles and the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999. He is also widely recognised as one of the greatest footballers in Scandinavian history and is well-known for his signature defensive commands.
Gigi Buffon is unquestionably the best shot-stopper of the 2000s, and many football critics believe him to be among the best goalies in the world. In today’s age, he is still performing like a 25-year-old goalkeeper. Gianluigi has participated in over 1100 games for club and country. After spending some fantastic professional terms with Juventus and PSG, Gianluigi has now joined Seria B side Parma.
Manuel Neuer is among the few goalkeepers in the world who can play with the ball in his arms. Fans once persuaded the superstar to play in the midfield because of his incredible ball skills. When Bayern is trailing, especially in critical games, the master will eventually assume the duties of a goalkeeper, defender, or free-kick taker. By thriving in the ‘sweeper keeper’ job, he has changed everyone else’s expectations and opinions about goalkeepers.
Iker Casillas, the Los Blancos icon, is one of the best keepers in the world in the world. Casillas has won every major tournament, including the World Cup and European Championships. The Spanish goalkeeper has won various awards over his 16-year senior career with Real Madrid. Casillas was always the national team’s first choice when it came to choosing a goalkeeper. Later, Casillas was forced to depart Madrid, and in 2015, he joined FC Porto.
Over the course of his 30-year career, this extraordinary athlete made 1,005 appearances. In the 1970s and 1980s, Peter Shilton played for Southampton, Nottingham Forest, and Derby County. He also played in two European Championships and three World Cups for England, earning 125 caps. He and Fabien Barthez have a combined World Cup record of 10 clean sheets. Shilton has bagged a league title and two European Cups with Nottingham Forest.
Goalkeeping is one of the toughest jobs in every football game as goalkeepers are responsible for saving the ball from making a goal. So choosing an expert goalkeeper is highly important for a real-life soccer match or for any online fantasy premier league games.