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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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3,584 1,646
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3,012 1,830
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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2,018 1,518
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Peter Schmeichel Poland, Denmark

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1,982 1,373
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Lev Yashin Russia, Soviet Union

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1,916 1,321
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Oliver Kahn Germany, West Germany

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1,980 1,256
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1,477 1,191
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Edwin van der Sar Netherlands

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1,508 1,000
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Petr Čech Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

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1,016 842
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Dino Zoff Italy

10
785 809
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Sepp Maier Germany

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1,130 433
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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810 667
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Gordon Banks United Kingdom, England

13
703 669
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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643 614
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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597 594
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679 494
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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549 605
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Harald Schumacher West Germany, Germany

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385 446
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Peter Shilton England

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405 398
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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360 401
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René Higuita Colombia

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307 390
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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293 402
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531 381
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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270 227
Dida is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Dida Brazil

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294 395
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Jorge Campos Mexico

26
231 378
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386 196
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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246 258
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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214 344
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Walter Zenga Italy

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200 233
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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177 329
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Rinat Dasayev Soviet Union

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308 240
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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192 248
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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144 265
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144 276
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wiabux added Andoni Zubizarreta Spain

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162 307
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252 103
Marc-André ter Stegen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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133 261
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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185 261
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Ubaldo Fillol Argentina

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226 155
Guillermo Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
mina.emad.milad100.100 added Guillermo Ochoa Mexico

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201 307
Júlio César Soares Espíndola is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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186 200
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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283 348
Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

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119 260
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Ray Clemence England

45
98 172
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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232 278
Claudio Bravo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

47
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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179 131
Joe Hart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time
UnbreakableNacho added Joe Hart United Kingdom