IFFHS AWARDS – THE WORLD’S BEST GOALKEEPER : THIBAUT COURTOIS STILL CROWNED !

 

Picture : Thibaut Courtois at the World Cup in Russia

 

THIBAUT COURTOIS STILL CROWNED !

After Jean-Marie Pfaff (1986) and Michel Preudhomme (1994), Thibaut Courtois is the third Belgian Goalkeeper to win the IFFHS  Award of The World’s Best Goalkeeper in 2018.

It was the 32th annual Award in this category which was decided by football experts from 90 countries around the World and announced today by the IFFHS in Zurich.

Courtois who played in club with Chelsea FC and after with Real Madrid CF realized a great year thanks to the World Cup 2018 in Russia. He was crowned there the Best Goalkeeper of the tournament as Belgium’s national Goalkeeper and a final third place.

Second in the ranking, the French goalkeeper of Tottenham Hotspur FC and captain of the national team France, World Champion 2018, Hugo Lloris took place before last year’s winner Gianluigi Buffon, once again in the Top 3 since 15 years .

Manuel Neuer, winner of four consecutive Awards (2013 to 2016), polled strong to come back after his injuries, reaching the Top 10.

 

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Gianluigi Buffon, winner 2003,2004,2006,2007 and 2017

xx of FC Bayern Muenchen arrives at the players' tunnel ahead of the Bundesliga match between Bayern Muenchen and Hamburger SV at Allianz Arena on February 25, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Manuel Neuer, winner 2013,2014,2015 and 2016

 

 

RANKING IFFHS : THE WORLD’S BEST GOALKEEPER 2018

 

RANKINGNAMECountryClubPoints
     
1Thibaut COURTOISBelgiumChelsea FC/Real Madrid CF181
2Hugo LLORISFranceTottenham Hotspur FC109
3Gianluigi BUFFONItalyJuventus FC/Paris SG59
4Keylor NAVASCosta RicaReal Madrid CF58
5Jan OBLAKSloveniaClub Atlético de Madrid49
 Marc André TER STEGENGermanyFC Barcelona49
7ALISSON Ramses BeckerBrazilLiverpool FC36
8David DE GEASpainManchester United FC33
9Danijel SUBASICCroatiaAS Monaco23
10Manuel NEUERGermanyFC Bayern München20
11Jordan PICKFORDEnglandEverton FC11
12Kasper SCHMEICHELDenmarkLeicester FC9
13EDERSON Santana MoraesBrazilManchester City FC6
14Samir HANDANOVICSloveniaFC Internazionale Milano4
15Franco ARMANIArgentinaCA River Plate3
16Igor AKINFEEVRussiaCSKA Moscow1
 Guillermo OCHOAMexicoStandard de Liège1
 Denis ONYANGOUgandaMamelodi Sundowns FC1
 Yann SOMMERSwitzerlandVFL Borussia Moenchengladbach1

 

 

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