Saving a goal is very much important. It is more important than scoring a goal I think. So, there is a need for world class goalkeepers in every team. So team owners are ready to pay a huge amount for top class goal keepers. They are regarded as the wall of a football team. They are capable of changing the course of any game. The best goalkeepers in the world are paid very high prices. This again proves that quality comes with price.
Here I have made a list of top class goalkeepers who are paid the highest salaries. These people are very good at their job. Go through the article to know more about these goalkeepers. Search for your favourite.
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- 10. SALVATORE SIRIGU – £50,000
- 9. MARC ANDRE TER STEGEN – £55,000
- 8. DAVID DE GEA – £58,000
- 7. GIANLUIGI BUFFON – £60,000
- 6. HUGO LLORIS – £70,000
- 5. PETR CECH – £100,000
- 4. VICTOR VALDES – £110,000
- 3. MANUEL NEUER – £120,000
- 2. JOE HART – £150,000
- 1. IKER CASILLAS – £165,000
Here is the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Goalkeepers in The World
10. SALVATORE SIRIGU – £50,000
Salvtore Sirigu was born on 12 January, 1987 in Nuoro, Italy. He is the goalkeeper of Italian National team and also plays for the Spanish club Sevilla FC. Sirigu was a second choice goalkeeper at Palermo behind Rubinho. Rubinho’s performance was very bad and Coach Walter Zenga induced Sirigu in the playing 11 and Sirigu proved his worth. He was then confirmed as the first choice goalkeeper and earned the nickname ‘Walterino’. That is the time when he rose to fame. Now he is earning 50,000 pounds a week.
9. MARC ANDRE TER STEGEN – £55,000
Marc Andre Ter Stegen was born on 30 April 1992 in Monchengladbach, Germany. He is a professional goalkeeper and plays for Barcelona FC, a Spanish club. He first played for Monchengladbach as a second choice goalkeeper behind Logan Bailly. Once Logan started to produce a string of poor performances, he was replaced by Marc and he proved his worthand shot to fame. He has played very well for the teams that he has played and he earns 55,000 pounds a week.
8. DAVID DE GEA – £58,000
David De Gea Quintana was born on 7 November 1990 in Madrid, Spain. He is a pro goalkeeper and plays for Manchester United and the National team of Spain. He is also considered as one of the best goalkeepers at present. He is known for his nerve, composure and self confidence. He is continuously praised and supported by former goalkeepers. He also played for Spain’s under 17 team and helped them to win 2007 European Championship and finished as runners up in 2007 world cup. He is considered to be the successful successor of Iker Casillas. He earns 58,000 pounds a week.
7. GIANLUIGI BUFFON – £60,000
Gianluigi Buffon was born on 28 January 1978 in Carrara, Tuscany, Italy. This pro goalkeeper is the captain of Italian National team and Juventus. He is widely acknowledged as one of the best goalkeepers ever and is the player with highest number of caps of Italian team ever with 165 caps. He is a very good organizer of defence and is very well known for his superb shot-stopping. Buffon holds the record for longest streak without conceding a goal in the history of Serie A. He is very well known for his confidence, concentration, composure, work – rate, longevity and quick reflexes. He earns 60,000 pounds a week.
6. HUGO LLORIS – £70,000
Hugo Lloris was born on 26 December 1986 in Nice, France. He is a pro goalkeeper and is the captain of the English club Tottenham Hotspur and the national side of France. He is very well known for his lightning fast reflexes and very good decision making. He is 3 time winner of UNFP goalkeeper of the year. He has played for under-18, under-19 and under-21 French National sides too. He became the captain of the national side on 28 February 2012. He earns 70,000 pounds a week! He is one amongst the Top 10 Highest Paid Goalkeepers in The World 2017.
5. PETR CECH – £100,000
Petr Cech was born on 20 May 1982 in Plzen, Czechoslovakia. He is the former captain of Czech Republic national football side and is the goalkeeper of well known club Arsenal. Cech is a former player of clubs like Chelsea, Chmel Bisany, Rennes and Sparta Prague. He has a total of 124 caps which makes him the highest capped player in Czech Republic national team history. He has a record of 220 clean sheets while playing for Chelsea. He holds the record for having most number of clean sheets in the history of premier league and premier league record for having least appearances to complete 100 clean sheets. He has many more records in his name. He earns 100,000 pounds a week.
4. VICTOR VALDES – £110,000
Victor Valdes Arribas was born on 14 January 1982 in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. He is the goalkeeper of Middlesbrough. He represented Barcelona FC in 535 official games and has won 6 La Liga titles, 3 UEFA Champions league championships and a total 21 major titles. After his contract with Barcelona terminated, he joined Manchester United after which he moved on to Middlesbrough. He earns a whopping 110,000 pounds every week.
3. MANUEL NEUER – £120,000
Manuel Peter Neuer was born on 27 March 1986 in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany. He plays as a goalkeeper for the national team of Germany and Bayern Munich. He is also the captain of Germany. He is widely acknowledged for the accurate control of the ball and its distribution, quick reflexes and superb shot stopping abilities. He is also known for his speed and unique style of playing and is known as sweeper-keeper. He is the current holder of IFFHS world’s best goalkeeper and this is his consecutive 3rd time. In 2014, he won Golden Glove award. He is considered as one of the best and complete goalkeeper of the world of all time by many people. He earns 120k pounds a week.
2. JOE HART – £150,000
Joe Heart was born as Charles Joseph John Hart on 19 April 1987 in Shrewsbury, England. He plays for Serie A club, Torino and as the first choice goalkeeper for England national team. He holds the record of winning highest number of premier league golden glove awards which count up to 4. He has played for Shrewsbury town, Manchester City, Tranmere Rovers, Blackpool and Birmingham City. He is a very good goalkeeper and earns a tremendous amount of 150k pounds a week.
1. IKER CASILLAS – £165,000
Iker Casillas Fernandez was born in Mostoles, Spain on 20 May 1981. He plays for Porto and Spanish national side. He has played for Real Madrid also. Coming to his international career, he has been along the national side from age groups under-15, U16, U17, U18, U20 and U21. He has appeared for 725 times for Real Madrid. He has won IFFHS world’s best goalkeeper for 5 consecutive years. He deserves to earn the amount that is earned by him now that is 165,000 pounds.
These are the Top 10 Highest Paid Goalkeepers in The World as of 2017. This list is based on the performances and salaries of the goalkeepers. These people are world class and very famous for their abilities. They were and are dedicated to the game. This is what makes them so successful. We must salute these people. This ends my list. I hope you enjoyed it. Have a good day.