Iker Casillas wins the IFFHS “Best Goalkeeper of the Year” for the 4th Consecutive Time

Iker Casillas has been voted as the best goalkeeper of 2011 by the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics). The Spanish national team and Real Madrid keeper and captain won the most votes from experts selected by the IFFHS. Casillas, with 248 points, came in ahead of German Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munchen, 130 points) and his compatriot Victor Valdes (Barcelona, 114). Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus came fourth with 63 points. The former Lazio keeper Fernando Muslera came sixth and Inter Milan’s Brazilian, Julio Cesar, eighth. Roma’s Dutch goalkeeper, Maarten Stekelenburg, who played for Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup didn’t make the top ten, finishing 11th, followed by A.C. Milan’s Christian Abbiati, 12th. Iker Casillas’s Facebook status read…

Today, for the fourth consecutive year, the IFFHS has chosen me as the best goalkeeper in the world in 2011. I only have words of gratitude for this recognition. It is not easy to get again this award because of the very high level of the other goalkeepers in Europe and rest of the world. Every year the demand and competition is higher. I will try again in 2012 to fight for this prize awarded by IFFHS. Thank you very much to all of you, those who support me unconditionally. This is your prize too!

Iker Casillas with his awards

Iker Casillas has now become the only goalkeeper to win the prestigious award for more than 3 times in a row. If there was anything like “The Best Save of the Year”, it will surely be his replication of his save against Sevilla on 4th October, 2009, which he replicated against the same team in the same stadium and in similar situations. See the videos on my YouTube channel:

2009 Save:          

2011 Save:           

See photos of Iker Casillas:

Iker Casillas with historic items
Iker Casillas with his 2011 IFFHS Best Goalkeeper Award
Iker Casillas 2011 IFFHS Best Goalkeeper Award

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