Former Nigeria international Vincent Enyeama has been named the greatest African goalkeeper of all time.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics named Enyeama Africa’s all-time greatest player (IFFHS).
The IFFHS released a list of the best goalkeepers from each federation, with Enyeama being chosen from CAF.
From 1987 to 2022, the all-time goalkeeper rankings were determined.
Gianluigi Buffon, Italy’s World Cup winner in 2006, has been named the greatest goalkeeper in Europe and all time.
Former Real Madrid and Costa Rica shot stopper Keylor Navas was chosen for CONCACAF, while former Manchester United goalie was chosen 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.
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.