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The Best Goalkeepers of 2008

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With the holiday’s over, and the New Year upon us. We at Soccerlens want to provide you, the readers, with the top Goalkeepers of 2008. Without further delay, here you go:

Gigi Buffon
The Juventus number one has long been received in the world as one of the best to currently play the game. In some circles he is one of the best to ever play the position, however in 2008 he had a great year.

With the current campaign added with the campaign from the 2007/08 season, he has managed to start 38 matches and recorded 101 saves with Juventus alone. His work as the Italian number one is an entirely different body of work, just as impressive.

Petr Cech
No one in the world can question Cech’s toughness after coming back from a horrific head injury. But what he has done in the short span the EPL has played this year, it is obvious he has not lost anything. Thus far he has played in 17 games, recorded 43 saves and maintained 11 clean sheets. Not bad for the beginning of the EPL campaign. Cech is one of the world’s top keepers, and had a great year in 2008.

Edwin van der Sar
With 10 clean sheets in 16 games, Edwin van der Sar has defied time and age to stay as the #1 at Manchester United. His stats in the 2008/09 season speak for themselves. Add the 2007/08 season stats of 43 games started and 166 saves is just as impressive.

Iker Casillas
Spain’s top keeper, a role shared with Real Madrid, had a great 2008. His stats speak for themselves when you combine the 2007/08 La Liga campaign with the early portion of the 2008/09 season. 65 games started with Real Madrid and a save count of 213. Those are just the stats for Real Madrid, his Spain body of work is just as impressive leading his home nation to the Euro 2008 title.

Brad Friedel
Having been a mainstay in the EPL, this American surpassed the record of straight appearances in 2008. Appearing in 167 matches without missing one is a phenomenal achievement, and one that needs to be recognized. In typical Brad Friedel fashion, he is glad for the recognition, but preferred the win on the day he broke the record instead of the tie. This is the main reason Brad Friedel had a great 2008!

Who is your best keeper of 2008?

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