04 January 2013
Iker Casillas has added another award in his exceptional career, starting 2013 with the same award he has won in the last four years. The International Federation of Football history and Statistics IFFHS has once again picked him as the world’s best goalkeeper after a vote by journalists from all over the world. Casillas saw off goalkeepers of the standard of Buffon and Cech After winning la Liga and the Spanish Supercup with Real Madrid and the European Championship with Spain.
Madrid’s captain has won this award the most often, ahead of Walter Zenga (Inter Milan) who was named best goalkeeper in the world in 1989, 1990 and 1991. This year, Casillas scored 224 points, while Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) scored 128. Chelsea’s Czech goalkeeper, Petr Cech, was third on 92; the German Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich was fourth on 85; the English goalkeeper Joe Hart, of Manchester City, was fifth on 26; and Barcelona’s Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdés was sixth with 15 points.