Picture : the Top 3 of the Century Ranking : Ceni, Vegas, Eniyama.
The World’s Highest Scoring Goalkeeper of XXIst Century at Jan 1, 2021: Rogério Ceni
Rogério Ceni dominates the category of most scoring goalkeepers in XXIst century. He has scored 112 goals since January 1, 2001 until finishing his career in 2015.
From this amount, 67 are the converted penalties, 44 direct free-kicks (Picture)and 1 indirect free-kick (he kicked the rolling ball).
Nearest to the leader, the Peruvian Johnny Vegas, achieved three times less goals than Rogério Ceni, 37 goals.
Total 17 goalkeepers have currently scored 10 and more goals in the top world football in XXIst century. They are gathered in the table below. Only 4 of them are still active (marked bold in the table). All four are pretty aged (36 to 40 years). So, nothing menaces the Rogério Ceni’s (whose total tally with the goals scored in XX century makes 129) leadership in foreseeable future.
The scoring goalkeepers is mainly phenomenon of Latin-American football. 12 players out of 17 are from this region (including Phan Văn Santos who played for Vietnam but has Brazilian origin).
IFFHS RANKING WORLD'S HIGHEST SCORING GOALKEEPER OF XXIst CENTURY
|1||Rogério Ceni||Brazil||88 (+15)||7 (+1)||17 (+1)||112||17||129|
|2||Johnny Vegas||Peru||36 (+4)||1||37||4||41|
|4||Álvaro Misael Alfaro||El Salvador||21 (+10)||21||10||31|
|6||Dimitar Ivankov||Bulgaria||14 (+17)||5 (+2)||1 (+3)||20||22||42|
|7||Fernando Patterson||Costa Rica||18 (+14)||2 (+1)||20||15||35|
|9||Phan Văn Santos||Vietnam||14||1||15||15|
|12||Hans-Jörg Butt||Germany||9 (+17)||(+1)||2 (+1)||11||19||30|
|15||Žarko Lučić||Yugoslavia||10 (+15)||10||15||25|
|All goals at top senior level are counted (top national divisions, national cups, official international tournaments, official games between national teams).|
|Brazilian state championships Paulista and Carioca have status equal to national leagues (according to IFFHS decision).|
|NL – National League|
|NC – National Cups|
|ICC – International Club Competitions|
|NT – National Team|
|from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2020 (for the ranking Total XXI);|
|from career start to December 31, 2020 (for the ranking Total Career).|
|In brackets - goals scored in XX century.|
|Tiebreaking criteria in case of equal number of total goals: 1) international goals (ICC + NT), 2) goals scored for national team (NT), 3) goals scored in domestic league (NL).|