FIFPro World XI list of nominees in all positions is out. The World will know the best eleven players this year soon. Today, we want to go through the five goalkeepers nominated. It is going to be a tough choice for all those people making the tough selection and elimination. Some big names like Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and France World Cup winning skipper Hugo Lloris are missing on the list. Brazil number one and Liverpool expensive acquisition Alisson Becker has also been ignored. So, who made the list, take a look at the top five?
5. Gianluigi Buffon- Juventus/PSG
🇮🇹 @GianluigiBuffon wins his 23rd career trophy.
🏆🇫🇷 1x Trophée des Champions
🏆🇮🇹 9x Serie A
🏆🇮🇹 6x Supercoppa Italiana
🏆🇮🇹 5x Coppa Italia
🏆⭐️ 1x UEFA Cup
🏆🌍 1x World Cup
🧤 Legend. pic.twitter.com/cjQIRwRNuT
— SPORF (@Sporf) August 4, 2018
For those who thought Gianluigi Buffon is too old to be nominated for FIFPro World XI once again, you are wrong because the veteran shot-stopper is giving the young blood a run for their money. He deserves the nomination because he helped Juventus lift Serie A and Coppa Italia double last season. He left the Old Lady to join PSG for free. He also kept 12 clean sheets in the League.
4. Marc-Andre ter Stegen- Barcelona
— FIFPro (@FIFPro) September 10, 2018
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak conceded the least number of goals (22) in La Liga last season. This consistency helped his team finish in UEFA Champions League places as well lifting Europa League. However, it is Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen who has been nominated for FIFPro World XI. He allowed only 28 goals last term but the deciding factor is La Liga and Copa del Rey double. This certainly means he achieved more than Oblak to deserve the nomination.
3. David De Gea- Manchester United
David de Gea receiving his Golden Gloves before the game. pic.twitter.com/xWNtFmJiWc
— UtdSG (@sg_utd) May 13, 2018
David De Gea had the worst save rate in Russia 2018 World Cup. The tournament did not start well for him especially after that mistake against Portugal in the opening game. The errors continued to the end but he is not the reason why La Roja did not deliver in the tournament. The Spaniard has been nominated for FIFPro World XI because he kept 17 clean sheets for Manchester United in 2017/18 season. He lifted the Coveted Premier League Golden Gloves ahead of Ederson (Man City) and Courtois (Chelsea) who finished with 16 and 15 clean sheets respectively.