Top ten goalies and defenders of UEFA-All time

by on December 6, 2010
in UEFA Champions League

Oliver Kahn, popular football goal keeper No matter how quick, talented and outstanding the forwards, defenders, mid-fielders are in a football team, a goalkeeper needs to be extra vigilant as all eyes are going to be on him once the defense is  attacked by the opposition. A goalkeeper has got to protect his ‘home’ from trespassers. Like many other prestigious football events, UEFA has also been a platform where various goalkeepers have showed their magical skills and even saved the matches for their teams when the games went on to penalty shoots. The best goalkeepers of UEFA have been awarded in every tournament. The top ten goalkeepers of UEFA of all time are as follows:

1)      Peter Schmeichel

2)      Oliver Kahn

3)      Gianluigi Buffon

4)      Vito Baia

5)      Petr Cech

6)      Jens Lehmann

7)      Edwin van der Sar

8)      Julio Cesar

9)      Iker Casillas

10)   Lukasz Fabianski

Among these goalkeepers, Oliver Kahn won the most awards for best goalkeeper. Who do you think deserves a place in this list or who has the potential to be a part of this list?

That’s what a defender is supposed to do. To tackle the upcoming or unexpected goal is not easy and for that purpose, defenders are trained. Full back, center back, sweeper and winger back are the four prominent formations of defenders. You must absorb these terms as during the match you are mostly going to hear this jargon. Not only is technical training is given to the defenders but some natural traits like aggression, bravery, height, jumping ability, good heading etc are also required for an excellent  defender. UEFA has been a center stage for some of the best football defenders who have managed to outshine their skills by mesmerizing the audiences with their brilliant performance. The top ten defenders of UEFA all time are:

1)      Fernando Hierro

2)      Jaap Stam

3)      Roberto Ayala

4)      Roberto Carlos

5)      Ricardo Carvalho

6)      Alessandro Nesta

7)      John Terry

8)      Carles Puyol

9)      Maicon

10)   Paolo Maldini

Among these players, John Terry has been able to secure the best defender title in UEFA three times. No wonder Chelsea is proud to have him. With that, I should add a note that there is always room for making the list better. So chip in your recommendation to make it “fans friendly”.


One Response to “Top ten goalies and defenders of UEFA-All time”
  1. Shamsa says:

    Kahn Kahn Kahn all the way!!!!

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