5) NEVILLE SOUTHALL
The Welshman played for more than ten clubs in his nineteen-year career. Often regarded as the best of his generation, Southall’s career came to a sad end. He was the man between the sticks for Everton for more than 500 games winning 2 FA Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cup. He was selected for the PFA Team of the year for four straight seasons from ’86 to ’90. He also represented the national side in 92 games. Post-retirement, Southall went into management and enjoyed brief spells with the likes of Dover Athletic, Hastings United.
4) SHAKA HISLOP
The 6ft 6in goalkeeper played for the likes of West Ham, Newcastle United during his 15 year long stay in the English football. The England born goalkeeper represented Trinidad and Tobago on the international stage. Hislop, like many goalkeepers, was massively underrated. He was a part of Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle, which finished in the second position for two successive seasons. Injuries played a major role in Hislop’s career. It was due to his injury problems that he left Newcastle for West Ham. His only major title came with Portsmouth, when the club won the promotion winning the Championship in 2002/03 season.
West Ham United made a smart move back in 2013 when they signed Adrian from Real Betis. The goalkeeper arrived at the club with minimal expectations; however, he turned many heads that season with some stunning performances. He had a success rate of 98% that season and carried his fine performances the next season too. Known for his quick reactions and reflexes, the Spaniard is a prominent member of Bilic’s squad. His injury problems have paved the way for Darron Randolph to get in the side; however, Adrian is expected to give Randolph a tough fight for the number one position.
2) VINCENT ENYEAMA
The Nigerian does not have the likes of Champions league trophies in his cabinet, but he is easily one of the best goalkeepers of the modern game. After starting his career in his homeland, Enyeama moved to Tel-Aviv in Israel, where he played more than 100 games. His performances convinced Lille, where has been the first choice for last five years. Enyeama has saved his best for the international stage, where he was the goalkeeper in the African Team of the Year in 2010,2013 and 2014. He captained Nigeria to the African Cup of Nations title in 2013, keeping a clean sheet in the final against Burking Faso.
1) JUSSI JAASKELAINEN
The football fans fondly remember Jaaskelainen for his time at Bolton. The Finnish goalkeeper was the man between the sticks for the Wanderers for more than 10 years, representing the club in 400 games. Jasskelainen was a prominent figure of the squad that won the promotion and stayed in the top flight for several years. Jasskelainen was a strong example for the youngsters in the team due to his dedication and loyalty. However, his situation at the club deteriorated under Owen Coyle, who replaced him with Adam Bogdan. Jasskelianen, though, continued his career under Sam Allardyce as he helped the club to a 10th place finish in his first season.