Picture : Thibaut Courtois at the World Cup in Russia
THIBAUT COURTOIS STILL CROWNED !
After Jean-Marie Pfaff (1986) and Michel Preudhomme (1994), Thibaut Courtois is the third Belgian Goalkeeper to win the IFFHS Award of The World’s Best Goalkeeper in 2018.
It was the 32th annual Award in this category which was decided by football experts from 90 countries around the World and announced today by the IFFHS in Zurich.
Courtois who played in club with Chelsea FC and after with Real Madrid CF realized a great year thanks to the World Cup 2018 in Russia. He was crowned there the Best Goalkeeper of the tournament as Belgium’s national Goalkeeper and a final third place.
Second in the ranking, the French goalkeeper of Tottenham Hotspur FC and captain of the national team France, World Champion 2018, Hugo Lloris took place before last year’s winner Gianluigi Buffon, once again in the Top 3 since 15 years .
Manuel Neuer, winner of four consecutive Awards (2013 to 2016), polled strong to come back after his injuries, reaching the Top 10.
Gianluigi Buffon, winner 2003,2004,2006,2007 and 2017
RANKING IFFHS : THE WORLD’S BEST GOALKEEPER 2018
|1||Thibaut COURTOIS||Belgium||Chelsea FC/Real Madrid CF||181|
|2||Hugo LLORIS||France||Tottenham Hotspur FC||109|
|3||Gianluigi BUFFON||Italy||Juventus FC/Paris SG||59|
|4||Keylor NAVAS||Costa Rica||Real Madrid CF||58|
|5||Jan OBLAK||Slovenia||Club Atlético de Madrid||49|
|Marc André TER STEGEN||Germany||FC Barcelona||49|
|7||ALISSON Ramses Becker||Brazil||Liverpool FC||36|
|8||David DE GEA||Spain||Manchester United FC||33|
|9||Danijel SUBASIC||Croatia||AS Monaco||23|
|10||Manuel NEUER||Germany||FC Bayern München||20|
|11||Jordan PICKFORD||England||Everton FC||11|
|12||Kasper SCHMEICHEL||Denmark||Leicester FC||9|
|13||EDERSON Santana Moraes||Brazil||Manchester City FC||6|
|14||Samir HANDANOVIC||Slovenia||FC Internazionale Milano||4|
|15||Franco ARMANI||Argentina||CA River Plate||3|
|16||Igor AKINFEEV||Russia||CSKA Moscow||1|
|Guillermo OCHOA||Mexico||Standard de Liège||1|
|Denis ONYANGO||Uganda||Mamelodi Sundowns FC||1|
|Yann SOMMER||Switzerland||VFL Borussia Moenchengladbach||1|