Former Nigeria international Vincent Enyeama has been named the greatest African goalkeeper of all time.
Enyeama was named Africa’s all-time best by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
The all-time goalkeeper ranking was decided from 1987 to 2022 and was not done for only Africa alone, other continents were also included in the IFFHS list.
Enyeama’s selection as the best African goalkeeper of all time puts him ahead of other legendary goalkeepers from the continent, including Joseph-Antoine Bell, Thomas N’Kono, and Essam El-Hadary.
The IFFHS All-Time Ranking, which covers the period from 1987 to 2022, also includes the best goalkeepers from other regions, such as Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) for UEFA, Jose Luis Chilavert (Paraguay) for CONMEBOL, Mohamed Abdulaziz Al-Deayea (Saudi Arabia) for AFC, Keylor Navas (Costa Rica) for CONCACAF, and Mark Bosnich (Australia) for Oceania.
Enyeama represented Nigeria at three FIFA World Cups in Korea/Japan in 2002, South Africa in 2010, and Brazil in 2014.
He featured in all the Super Eagles’ matches as they became African champions at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa.
Enyeama also helped Enyimba to back-to-back CAF Champions League titles, one in 2003 and 2004.
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