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Strikers much of the glory, but the foundation of many soccer teams is built on the strength of having an outstanding goalkeeper. The best goalies are the biggest difference makers in soccer. They can help cover the warts of an average team by their ability to prevent other teams from scoring, which gives their team the best possible chance at winning. After all, if a great goalie can prevent a team from scoring, then their team has a great shot of scratching out the one goal necessary to win a match or even a competition. The best goalies can literally save the day for their team, especially during high pressure moments like breakaways and penalty kicks. The best soccer goalies often times are taken for granted because of their steadiness and the stability they provide for a team's defense.

The best soccer goalies can literally elevate their teams. Real Madrid's Iker Casillas, Chelsea's Petr Cech and former Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar are all considered the best goalies of the past few decades and their clubs have the trophies to prove it. Gordon Banks is long considered one of the best goalies in the history of the game. Banks is revered in his native England due to his contributions to the 1966 World Cup winning squad, the country's only title in the world's biggest competition.

Vote for the goalie who you consider to be the best of all time. There are plenty of solid choices here, so you really can't go wrong.

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2,681 1,645
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
Manuel Neuer Germany, West Germany

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1,800 1,251
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Lev Yashin Russia, Soviet Union

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1,839 1,405
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Peter Schmeichel Poland, Denmark

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1,731 1,232
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Oliver Kahn Germany, West Germany

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1,749 1,177
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1,347 1,119
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Edwin van der Sar Netherlands

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1,391 893
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Petr Čech Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

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950 786
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Dino Zoff Italy

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748 740
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Sepp Maier Germany

11
949 380
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
David de Gea Spain

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780 617
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Gordon Banks United Kingdom, England

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670 623
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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610 569
Jens Lehmann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
Jens Lehmann West Germany, Germany

The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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577 555
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617 436
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
s98876 added Thibaut Courtois Belgium

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527 562
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Harald Schumacher West Germany, Germany

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360 413
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Peter Shilton England

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364 364
David Seaman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
Reilcan Jones added David Seaman England

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292 355
František Plánička is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
BaruchLalaev added František Plánička Austria-Hungary

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322 361
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René Higuita Colombia

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278 371
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211 350
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334 165
Hugo Lloris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
IanHarvey added Hugo Lloris France

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256 367
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Jorge Campos Mexico

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470 329
Tim Howard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
AlexBele added Tim Howard United States of America

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221 228
Fabien Barthez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
jwls1914 added Fabien Barthez France

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229 195
Dida is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Dida Brazil

The Best Current Soccer Players

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177 210
Cláudio Taffarel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
IanHarvey added Cláudio Taffarel Brazil

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195 323
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Walter Zenga Italy

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165 307
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Rinat Dasayev Soviet Union

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180 222
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
Pat Jennings Northern Ireland

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255 201
Keylor Navas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
_1443804229675 added Keylor Navas Costa Rica

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140 247
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210 82
Marc-André ter Stegen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
julian-matthias added Marc-André ter Stegen Germany

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wiabux added Andoni Zubizarreta Spain

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154 294
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129 244
Ronnie Hellström is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
svea added Ronnie Hellström Sweden

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178 244
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Ubaldo Fillol Argentina

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220 243
Claudio Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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265 325
Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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92 159
Bodo Illgner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
IanHarvey added Bodo Illgner Spain, West Germany, Germany

The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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111 245
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Ray Clemence England

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182 295
Júlio César Soares Espíndola is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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104 191
Jean-François Gillet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
svea added Jean-François Gillet Belgium

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167 184
Gylmar dos Santos Neves is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Gilmar Brazil

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113 206
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168 137
Guillermo Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
mina.emad.milad100.100 added Guillermo Ochoa Mexico

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86 87
Bert Trautmann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
Bert Trautmann Germany

50
155 108
Joe Hart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
UnbreakableNacho added Joe Hart United Kingdom