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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, or even the best goalkeeper in the world. There are plenty of solid choices here, so you really can't go wrong.

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2,980 1,802
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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2,003 1,499
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Peter Schmeichel Poland, Denmark

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1,965 1,355
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Lev Yashin Russia, Soviet Union

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1,896 1,310
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Oliver Kahn Germany, West Germany

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1,954 1,244
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1,463 1,185
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Edwin van der Sar Netherlands

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1,498 989
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Petr Čech Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

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1,012 837
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Dino Zoff Italy

10
785 803
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Sepp Maier Germany

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1,121 424
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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810 660
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Gordon Banks United Kingdom, England

13
702 664
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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642 609
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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597 590
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674 485
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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547 601
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Harald Schumacher West Germany, Germany

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385 442
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Peter Shilton England

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402 394
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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350 398
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René Higuita Colombia

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307 387
František Plánička is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
BaruchLalaev added František Plánička Austria-Hungary

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292 400
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520 376
Tim Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
AlexBele added Tim Howard United States of America

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266 223
Dida is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Dida Brazil

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228 375
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285 394
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Jorge Campos Mexico

27
379 195
Hugo Lloris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
IanHarvey added Hugo Lloris France

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245 256
Fabien Barthez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
jwls1914 added Fabien Barthez France

The Best Current Soccer Players

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211 343
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Walter Zenga Italy

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197 232
Cláudio Taffarel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
IanHarvey added Cláudio Taffarel Brazil

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176 327
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Rinat Dasayev Soviet Union

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306 232
Keylor Navas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
_1443804229675 added Keylor Navas Costa Rica

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192 246
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
Pat Jennings Northern Ireland

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144 263
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144 275
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wiabux added Andoni Zubizarreta Spain

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250 100
Marc-André ter Stegen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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160 306
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133 259
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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184 259
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Ubaldo Fillol Argentina

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200 306
Júlio César Soares Espíndola is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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119 258
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Ray Clemence England

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183 199
Brad Friedel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
mina.emad.milad100.100 added Brad Friedel United States of America, Germany

Coolest Soccer Players

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279 345
Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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205 151
Guillermo Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
mina.emad.milad100.100 added Guillermo Ochoa Mexico

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98 171
Bodo Illgner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
IanHarvey added Bodo Illgner Spain, West Germany, Germany

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230 274
Claudio Bravo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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104 207
Jean-François Gillet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
svea added Jean-François Gillet Belgium

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174 193
Gylmar dos Santos Neves is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Gilmar Brazil

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119 216
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176 127
Joe Hart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
UnbreakableNacho added Joe Hart United Kingdom