Much as I would love to be different and go for Shay Given, frankly, I couldn’t agree with Jack much more here, so I’m not going to bore you by repeating him. It is basically impossible to split between the cat-like reflexes of the greatest goalkeepers in the world, so as Jack said we must rely on their consistency, leadership and experience. So as that rules out Heurelho Gomes for me that leaves Casillas and Buffon almost even, except for the fact that the latter has done this. If you type ‘Casillas mistake’ into youtube, all you get is a few Pro Evo bugs, and one misjudged cross celebrated by a hysterical Roma fan. A rarity, and hardly a crime worthy of relegating him from the top of the podium.
So with this post being rather brief I decided to take up Jack’s challenge and try and find a better save than this absurd stop by Gregory Coupet. I’m not sure anything can actually beat that, but these three by David Seaman, Claudio Bravo and Jussi Jaaskelainen (no seriously – skip to 3.07, its fantastic) respectively can at least be spoke of in the same breath. Enjoy.
Sean’s World XI
GK – Iker Casillas (Real Madrid and Spain)