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Five Quality Goalkeepers Left On The Sidelines

They say every club needs two quality goalkeepers in their ranks, and it’s probably not a lie, but some clubs seem to be very lucky in this instance. The Fan Park Crew takes a look at five clubs and their backup goalkeepers.

Keylor Navas

Keylor was one of the stars of the World Cup and was also named La Liga’s best goalkeeper last season. He made the move to Madrid after his successful World Cup, but hasn’t been able to dethrone Iker Casillas for the number one jersey just yet. Navas has only made seven appearances for Real since joining.

Michel Vrom

The Dutch goalkeeper made the move from Swansea to Tottenham last year and has been nothing more than a backup to Hugo Lloris, who is the club captain. Vorm has 15 international appearances for the Netherlands and has only made 10 for his club, mostly being in cup tournaments.

Pepe Reina

The Bayern Munich number two hasn’t had any game time, and that’s really not a surprise considering he is up against the world's best in Manuel Neuer. Reina was previously at Liverpool and Napoli, and it was surprising that he left first team football to sit on the bench in Munich.

Petr Cech

Cech finds himself in a difficult position at the club, as they have Thibaut Courtois in their ranks. The Czech has started 12 games so far this season, but it’s fair to say his time at the club is running out, because first team football will come less and less.

Victor Valdes

The Spaniard has been without a club for a few months, but just recently got given a contract by Manchester United. Valdes is only 32-years-old and could quite easily be a first team keeper for many top teams in the world, but the question is, would they all have taken a chance on him after his injury.

Which other keepers would you add to this list?

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