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The World Federation of Football Statistics and Statistics (IFFHS) has announced the list of the 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2018. According to this list, David de Gea is only ranked 8th in the list of players.
On November 30, IFFHS announced the world’s best goalkeeper award 2018 by 90 leading experts. Accordingly, the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suddenly won thanks to the impressive performance in Chelsea shirt and the national team.
In 2018, Thibaut Courtois did not achieve a great title but was still highly appreciated for his stable performance. He contributed to help Belgium win 3rd place in the 2018 World Cup. The score that Thibaut Courtois achieved was 181 points.
The second place belongs to the goalkeeper of the French World Championship team, Hugo Lloris with 109 points. Hugo Lloris is not only an important factor in France’s 2018 World Cup championship but also an indispensable captain of Tottenham Club.
Coming in third place is the legendary goalkeeper – Buffon. Although Buffon did not leave many marks in the past year, he still won a high number of votes to overcome the talented juniors. Other famous goalkeepers like Navas, Oblak, Ter Stegen and Allison are also behind the Italian veteran.
David de Gea
David de Gea is only in eighth place. Another big surprise was that Manchester United’s David de Gea only ranked 8th after Alisson of Liverpool (ranked 7th), Barca’s Ter Stegen (No. 6), Atletico’s Oblak (ranked 5th) and Real’s Navas (on the 4th). Despite excellent performances in the colors of MU and Spain, but the poor performance of the “Red Devils” and the national team may be the cause of David de Gea not winning a high position in the list.