The greatest African goalie of all time has been recognised as former Nigerian international Vincent Enyeama.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics selected Enyeama
as Africa’s greatest player of all time (IFFHS).
Enyeama was chosen from the CAF for the IFFHS list of the top goalkeepers in each federation.
From 1987 through 2022, the goalkeepers’ all-time ranking was determined.
Italy’s 2006 World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon was named the greatest goalkeeper from Europe and of all time
Jose Luis Chilavert was picked as South America’s greatest, Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea of Saudi Arabia was selected for Asia, former Real Madrid and Costa Rica shot stopper Keylor Navas got the nod in CONCACAF while former Manchester United goalie was picked for Oceania.
Enyeama represented Nigeria at three FIFA World Cups in Korea/Japan 2002, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.
He featured in all the Super Eagles’ matches as they became African champions at the 2013 AFCON
in South Africa.
Also, he helped Enyeama to back-to-back CAF Champions League titles one 2003 and 2004.
The IFFHS is an organization that chronicles the history and records of association football.
It was founded in 1984 by Alfredo Pöge in Leipzig. It was based in Abu Dhabi for some time but, in 2010, relocated to Bonn, Germany, and then in 2014 to Zürich.
IFFHS has no affiliation with FIFA, but the world football governing body has cited awards and records conducted by IFFHS on their website.
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