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Buffon Snubs De Gea When Naming His 5 Best Goalkeepers

Gianluigi Buffon Snubs David De Gea When Naming His 5 Best Goalkeepers

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 11, 2018 05:44 PM @KeeganKruger

Juventus stalwart Gianluigi Buffon snubbed Manchester United superstar David de Gea when naming who he thinks are the world's five best goalkeepers recently.

Click through the gallery above to see which five keepers Buffon thinks are currently the world's best.

The 40-year-old, who could make his last appearance in the UEFA Champions League for the Serie A giants against Real Madrid on Wednesday night, needs his side to overturn a 3-0 deficit at the Santiago Bernabeu if they are to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

Speaking ahead of the match against Los Blancos, Buffon, who has never lifted the Champions League trophy, stated that he is impressed with the wealth of goalkeeping talent in the game right now, and named those he thinks are the best, snubbing United stopper De Gea in the process.

"Putting my own country to one side, where there are many top goalkeepers, I would have to go for (Jan) Oblak, (Keylor) Navas, (Marc-Andre) Ter Stegen, (Manuel) Neuer, (Thibaut) Courtois," Buffon said, as quoted by the Daily Express.

"There are a number of goalkeepers who are performing really well. I think that Keylor is proving himself to be a very reliable goalkeeper.

"On many occasions, he has saved Real Madrid with some stunning stops. He has also shown himself to have great mental strength."

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The Italian has made 649 appearances since joining the Bianconeri in 2001, keeping 307 clean sheets along the way.

Do you think Buffon meant to snub De Gea? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Apr 12, 2018 12:26 PM
Well said legend
Special*00 Joined: 10 Jan 2016
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Special*00 Apr 12, 2018 08:14 AM
Only one keeper in DDG's level on dat list dats Neuer he is also injured...Jan Oblak is nt as gd as people think is best its jst dat Atletico has organised defence others are well behind n they knw it too!!!
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Michaeltshigama Apr 11, 2018 09:14 PM
He's rite coz De Gea flops while playing in UCL whereas the keepers Buffon mentioned above performed well internationally
Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Apr 11, 2018 09:09 PM
Man utd are not playing champs league , De gea is part of those underperformers , when last did they won the league and reach UCL quater finals ?
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So-Mathabo-KBY Apr 11, 2018 09:04 PM
Its his opinion, why must he include him if he thinks he's not that great? I also think Brown Envelope Fc is kak team, no 1 can tell me otherwise that's my opinion
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 11, 2018 08:58 PM
As much as I like d Gea however maybe it's because Navas has been performing on high level and even help Madrid in back to back Uefa trophy.
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vijjox Apr 11, 2018 08:19 PM
He should have included him
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kekanejan Apr 11, 2018 07:20 PM
Come on, De Gea is way better than Navas, I think Buffon have beef against him
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Choly wa Kabotsho Apr 11, 2018 07:06 PM
I would go for De Gea instead of Navas
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The Ghost himself Apr 11, 2018 06:56 PM
In the current absence of Nouer, De Gea is the best keeper world wide.. otherwise the only guy better than De Gea is Nouer
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MalumeFumani Apr 11, 2018 06:01 PM
De gea is better than ter stegen

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