On April 25, 2020, Between the Sticks turns one year old. To celebrate the site’s anniversary (as well as its 50th post), goalkeeper journalist Mouhamad Rachini is ranking the 10 best goalkeepers from each of the five continents; Africa, Asia/Oceania, Europe, North/Central America, and South America. 

Goalkeepers are ranked on a mix of different factors, including team and individual honours, longevity, quality of leagues they played in, peak, and statistical success.

Goalkeepers are also grouped based on the country they REPRESENT, not the country they were born in. For example, Steve Mandanda, despite being born in an African country, is considered to be a European goalkeeper because he plays for France internationally.

You can access each piece by clicking on the attached hyperlink.


Top 10 African goalkeepers: Published

Top 10 Asian/Oceanic goalkeepers: Published

Top 10 European goalkeepers: Published

Top 10 North/Central American goalkeepers: Published

Top 10 South American goalkeepers: Published

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