France Football names De Gea 7th best goalkeeper in the world

France Football names De Gea 7th best goalkeeper in the world

- David De Gea ranked below Hugo Lloris and Thibaut Courtois in world best goalkeeper poll

- Manuel Neuer tops the list compiled by France Football followed by Gianluigi Buffon

- Santiago Canizares, Lionel Letizi, Sepp Maier, Mark Schwarzer and Francesco Toldo picked the list

Manchester United hero David De Gea has been named the seventh best goalkeeper in the world despite producing an astonishing performance in Manchester United's win over Arsenal last weekend.

A panel of former goalkeeping greats in a poll for France Football magazine this week ranked him only seventh on the list.

France Football names De Gea 7th best goalkeeper in the world

De Gea is not ranked one of the top five goalkeepers in the world

Fellow Premier League keepers Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea and Hugo Lloris of Tottenham rank above him

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The top ten shotstoppers in the world according to France Football.

1. Manuel Neuer (Germany and Bayern Munich) 30pts

France Football names De Gea 7th best goalkeeper in the world

Manuel Nenuer is ranked best in the world despite missing most of this season through injury.

2. Gianluigi Buffon (Italy and Juventus) 13pts

3. Thibaut Courtois (Belgium and Chelsea) 9pts

4. Hugo Lloris (France and Tottenham); Jan Oblak (Slovenia and Atletico Madrid) 7pts

6. Keylor Navas (Costa Rica and Real Madrid) 5pts

7. David de Gea (Spain and Manchester United) 4pts

8. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Germany and Barcelona) 3pts

9. Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) 2pts

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The France Football panel consisted of Santiago Canizares, Lionel Letizi, Sepp Maier, Mark Schwarzer and Francesco Toldo.

All five put Neuer at the top of their list, while Toldo was the only expert to put De Gea in his top three. Letizi, Maier and Schwarzer didn't name him in their top fives at all.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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