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Real Madrid icon Iker Casillas names Man City’s Ederson in his top five goalkeepers, but ignores Liverpool and Brazil’s No. 1 Alisson… as Spanish World Cup winner names Thibaut Courtois the best
- Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has named Ederson the second best goalkeeper
- Thibaut Courtois was first, Jan Oblak third and Marc-Andre ter Stegen fourth
- Manuel Neuer finished fifth as Casillas knocked out other Premier League stars
- Liverpool’s Alisson and Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy both failed to make the cut
Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has ranked Manchester City’s Ederson as the second best goalkeeper in the world and he has left Liverpool star Alisson out of his top five list.
Ederson has been a revelation since joining Pep Guardiola five years ago, with his ability to play with his feet just one of his standout skills.
The 29-year-old has now won three consecutive Golden Glove trophies during his time in the Premier League, having won the grand prix alongside Alisson in May.
Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has named Ederson the second best goalkeeper
Ederson has been a revelation between the sticks since joining Pep Guardiola in 2017
Ederson’s net worth has not missed the eyes of Casillas, who ranked the City keeper as the second best in his position as part of a feature film featuring 433.
In first place was current Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after his exploits in the knockout stages of last season’s Champions League.
At number three, Casillas chose Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and then fellow LaLiga goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen of Barcelona in fourth.
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Manuel Neuer took last place in the top-five list.
Casillas has named current Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut the best in the world
But the World Cup-winning legend knocked Liverpool’s Brazilian star Alisson off his list
Casillas’ decision to leave out Premier League goalkeepers Alisson and Edouard Mendy could spark some controversy.
The pair have been heavily credited with their role in their respective club’s recent success on the pitch.
Alongside Ederson, Alisson is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the league. The 29-year-old is even picked for the City man in the Brazil national team.
Meanwhile, Mendy put in a great performance when Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time in May 2021.
Edouard Mendy was also left out despite his success since joining Chelsea in 2020
The Senegalese star went on to take home the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Season award before winning the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.
Ederson will return to the field on Wednesday evening when Manchester City host Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Guardiola’s side were scheduled to face Tottenham this weekend, but all games were postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.