Top Goalkeepers and Defenders of FIFA World Cup 2010

by on June 11, 2010

2010_FIFA_World_Cup_logo“If you’re a goalkeeper, it doesn’t matter what you save the ball with-if you keep it out, it’s not a goal.” Mark Lawrenson

A question: Which is the only player in football that can touch the ball?

Of course it is the goalkeeper. No matter how much the strikers, defenders, or midfielders prevent the opponents from scoring, ultimately it is the goalkeeper that needs to stop the ball from entering into goal. Goalkeeper, generally abbreviated as GK, is also referred to as goalie or custodian. In the FIFA World Cup 2010, a few of the very talented and extremely popular goalkeepers are going to play. Top notch goalkeepers of this World Cup are:

• From Spain: Iker Casillas
• From Italy: Gianluigi Buffon
• From Brazil: Julio Cesar
• From France: Hugo Lloris
• From England: David James
• From Australia: Mark Schwarzer
• From USA: Tim Howard
• From Denmark: Thomas Sorensen
• From Slovenia: Samir Handanovic
• From Argentina: Sergio Romero

“You don’t want to be giving away free kicks in the penalty area.” Ron Atkinson

Do you want to know how to win the football match? Follow one thing: defend the “D.” Along with mid-fielders and strikers, defenders are supposed to prevent the attack of the opponent. A defender is usually located in the outfield and he acts like a shield against the opponent.

In FIFA World Cup 2010, the following classic center backs, sweepers, full backs, and wingbacks defenders are going to shine:

Brazil Presenting:

    • Dani Alves
    • Maicon Lucio

Spain Presenting:

  • Gerard Pique
  • Carles Puyol

England Presenting:

  • John Terry
  • Ashley Cole

Italy Presenting:

  • Giorgio Chiellini
  • Fabio Cannavaro

France Presenting:

  • Patrica Evra

Germany Presenting:

  • Philipp Lahm

A striking list isn’t it? Imagine all these defenders in one match. What results you would expect?

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5 Responses to “Top Goalkeepers and Defenders of FIFA World Cup 2010”
  1. R3dian says:

    Really nice observation of the top world class players …….. specially happy after seeing Spain Goalkeeper Iker Casillas he is one of the amazing goalkeeper of all time ….. Best of luck to Spain

  2. fiza says:

    i never knew one team could have two goal keepers O_o i just knew Robert Green was England’s dint know about David James

  3. R3dian says:


    David James is the first goalkeeper of England team but due to his injury he is not available for the first match so that’s why the reserve or second goalkeeping choice they use Robert Green

  4. MairaS says:

    Thank u for the guidance R3dian 🙂

  5. hamid Sheikh says:

    Buffon and Casillas all the way…Tim Howard has shown tremendous improvement since his days in Man Utd, and is a strong contender too..But the first two names i mentioned are a class apart!!

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