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France Football Name World's Best Goalkeeper, De Gea Only 7th

France Football Name World's Best Goalkeeper, David De Gea Only 7th

By David Kappel - Dec 06, 2017 11:45 AM @kappilinho

Two days before France Football will crown the winner of the 2017 Ballon d'Or, the French publication announced their World Goalkeeper of the Year, but somewhat surprisingly, David de Gea only appeared in seventh spot.

Click through the gallery above to see the world's best goalkeepers, according to France Football.

The French magazine, who split from their collaboraton with FIFA for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or award last year and now once again hand out their own prize, asked five former goalkeepers to be their expert panel for the shot-stopper award.

Santiago Canizares, Lionel Leitzi, Sepp Maier, Mark Schwarzer and Francesco Toldo voted for Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer as world's best shot-stopper.

The Germany keeper received 30 voting points, more than double as many as second-placed Gianluigi Buffon, who received 13 points.

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois completes the podium with nine points, followed by Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris and Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, who both received seven points.

Real Madrid's Keylor Navas appears in sixth position with five points, one more than De Gea, who somewhat surprisingly only ranks in seventh with four points.

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FC Barcelona's Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, with three points, and Inter Milan's Samir Handanovic, with two points, complete the ranking, as announced by France Football.

Do you agree with the ranking announced by France Football? Have your say in the comments section below.


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mofokemh Joined: 19 Sep 2017
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mofokemh Dec 11, 2017 05:27 PM
De Gea number 1
jujunation Joined: 19 Dec 2012
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jujunation Dec 08, 2017 09:21 AM
Spot on
emilem442 Joined: 13 May 2015
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emilem442 Dec 08, 2017 07:40 AM
nuer no 1 how the guy is having one the worst season ever
murendeni joe Joined: 20 Feb 2015
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murendeni joe Dec 06, 2017 07:54 PM
De gea is on the 7th coz he deserve to b there coz all 6 goalkeepers R much better than him
Romeo Maps88 Joined: 15 Sep 2017
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Romeo Maps88 Dec 06, 2017 07:39 PM
I agree with 1 & 2 though...
lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Dec 06, 2017 05:54 PM
DDG is the best in EPL not in the World coz some keepers faced best strikers be4 nd now than him,thy played CL not Europa league
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mosville Dec 06, 2017 05:25 PM
De gea is number 1
SHAUN_LUCM Joined: 25 Sep 2012
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SHAUN_LUCM Dec 06, 2017 04:35 PM
But my number 1 is Da Gea 2 Nuer 3 Ter Stegen 4Oblac 5 Lloris 5 Navas 6 courtois
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Special*00 Dec 06, 2017 04:29 PM
Even cowditer is surprised as i am at da moment dat da best goallie DDG
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Pirates_999 Dec 06, 2017 03:35 PM
Siyabonga Mpontshane my number 1
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Matayitayi Dec 06, 2017 03:26 PM
Ter Stegen is number 1
blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Dec 06, 2017 02:33 PM
Any such list is a subjective it and move on
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No badges available Dec 06, 2017 02:07 PM
They must be high on Something...perhaps Flakka
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T-Man360 Dec 06, 2017 01:05 PM
Surprisingly those on the panel are former cows...De Gea deserves to be in the top 3
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Boris Becker Dec 06, 2017 12:39 PM
Mnxm bayanya aba

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