Buffon, the number one
Gigi Buffon continues to be the number one among numbers one. His fine quality has been confirmed by IFFHS: the organization has drawn a new list including the best goalkeepers in the world, concerning the past 25 years. The Bianconero leads this list ahead of the Spanish Casillas and the Dutch Van Der Sar (having also inherited his position between the sticks at Juve in 2001).
Buffon collected 226 points. In second place, Casillas with 213 and then Van Der Sar with 201. The rest of the top ten is as follows: Peter Schmeichel (Denmark, 179), Oliver Kahn (Germany, 162), Petr Cech (Czech Republic, 154), José Luis Felix Chilavert (Paraguay, 146), Walter Zenga and Andoni Zubizarreta (Spain, 132), Taffarel (Brazil, 130).
This is another important recognition for Gigi Buffon given by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. The first and most relevant one was the award as best goalkeeper ever, achieved in 2009.