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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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2,951 1,789
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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1,987 1,492
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Peter Schmeichel Poland, Denmark

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1,954 1,347
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Lev Yashin Russia, Soviet Union

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1,888 1,303
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Oliver Kahn Germany, West Germany

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1,931 1,239
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1,455 1,181
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Edwin van der Sar Netherlands

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1,487 982
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Petr Čech Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

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1,008 833
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Dino Zoff Italy

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783 797
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Sepp Maier Germany

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1,102 420
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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809 656
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Gordon Banks United Kingdom, England

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699 660
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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639 606
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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596 588
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669 480
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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546 599
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Harald Schumacher West Germany, Germany

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384 440
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Peter Shilton England

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401 391
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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348 394
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René Higuita Colombia

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305 385
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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292 397
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515 371
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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264 220
Dida is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Dida Brazil

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228 373
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373 192
Hugo Lloris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
IanHarvey added Hugo Lloris France

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282 392
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Jorge Campos Mexico

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240 254
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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210 341
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Walter Zenga Italy

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195 231
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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175 325
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Rinat Dasayev Soviet Union

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299 228
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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191 244
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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144 261
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142 274
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wiabux added Andoni Zubizarreta Spain

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244 100
Marc-André ter Stegen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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133 257
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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184 256
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Ubaldo Fillol Argentina

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199 305
Júlio César Soares Espíndola is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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119 256
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Ray Clemence England

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278 343
Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

Coolest Soccer Players

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180 198
Brad Friedel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
mina.emad.milad100.100 added Brad Friedel United States of America, Germany

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201 149
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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228 270
Claudio Bravo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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97 171
Bodo Illgner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
IanHarvey added Bodo Illgner Spain, West Germany, Germany

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174 191
Gylmar dos Santos Neves is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Gilmar Brazil

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104 205
Jean-François Gillet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
svea added Jean-François Gillet Belgium

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117 214
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175 123
Joe Hart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
UnbreakableNacho added Joe Hart United Kingdom