Nigeria’s former captain, Vincent Enyeama has been named as the greatest African goalkeeper of all time.
The announcement was made by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
The IFFHS released the list of greatest goalkeepers in each federations with Enyeama selected from CAF.
The all time goalkeeper ranking was decided from 1987 to 2022
Italy’s 2006 World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon was named the greatest goalkeeper from Europe and of all time
Jose Luis Chilavert was picked as South America’s greatest, Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea of Saudi Arabia was selected for Asia, former Real Madrid and Costa Rica shot stopper Keylor Navas got the nod in CONCACAF while former Manchester United goalie was picked for Oceania.
Enyeama represented Nigeria at three FIFA World Cups in Korea/Japan 2002, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.
He featured in all the Super Eagles’ matches as they became African champions at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa.
Also, he helped Enyeama to back-to-back CAF Champions League titles one 2003 and 2004.
The IFFHS is an organisation that chronicles the history and records of association football.
It was founded in 1984 by Alfredo Pöge in Leipzig. It was based in Abu Dhabi for some time but, in 2010, relocated to Bonn, Germany, and then in 2014 to Zürich.
IFFHS has no affiliation with FIFA, but the world football governing body has cited awards and records conducted by IFFHS on their website.