Kahn was named the best goalkeeper in the world by IFFHS for the second time in his career. Despite Germany's comparatively low expectations when for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the team advanced to the finals; Kahn conceded only three goals in the course of the competition, two of which were in the Final.
A goalkeeper's crucial saves can be the difference between a win and a loss for a team. Inter Milan's Samir Handanovic is the most successful goalkeeper when it comes to stopping penalties as he has managed to save 38 penalties in his career so far, the most in history.
Guinness World Records recognize Asmir Begovic's insane goal vs. Southampton as the longest goal scored ever in a match. What a moment this was! Goalkeeper Dituro scored from 95 to 100 yards (86.8 m to 91.4 m) in April 2017, which was the second longest goal at the time.
Gordon Banks is widely regarded as the greatest England goalkeeper. The Sheffield-born shot-stopper died in 2019 at the age of 81 and will be forever remembered for that save against Brazil in the 1970 World Cup.
AC Milan and Italy icon Paolo Maldini has been named as the greatest defender in football history in a new fan poll. Maldini played for the Serie A giants for over 25 years and won the lot at club level, including seven Serie A titles and five Champions Leagues.
1. Peter Schmeichel. He is a Five-time Premier League champion, member of the PFA Team of the Century, has a Save of the Decade, is a four-time UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year and is an English Football Hall of Fame inductee. The greatest Premier League goalkeeper ever—Peter Schmeichel.
His name says it all, as the English goalkeeper is currently the record king for having scored the longest goal. Playing for Newport County in 2019, he hit the ball long enough from a goal kick against Cheltenham Town.