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Uganda & Sundowns’ Onyango Listed Alongside De Gea, Buffon in Best in the World

Uganda & Sundowns’ Onyango Listed Alongside De Gea, Buffon in Best in the World

06 Dec 2018, 09:55

Ugandan Cranes and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango has made the list of the top 16 best goalkeepers in the world through The International Federation of Football History & Statistics' (IFFHS) rating.

Onyango, who makes a second appearance on the list since 2016,  will be hugely proudly to note that he is the only African player on the list.

“He [Onyango] received one point from the IFFHS jury, which consists of football experts from 90 countries around the world, and ended up in joint-16th position alongside Russia's Igor Akinfeev, Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa and Switzerland's Yann Sommer,” confirmed Soccer Laduma.

Top 16 List:

1. Thibaut Courtois – Belgium (Chelsea/ Real Madrid): 181 points

2. Hugo Lloris – France (Tottenham): 109 points

3. Gianluigi Buffon – Italy (Juventus/PSG): 59 points

4. Keylor Navas – Costa Rica (Real Madrid): 58 points

5. Jan Oblak – Slovenia (Atletico Madrid): 49 points

_ Marc André Ter Stegen – Germany (Barcelona): 49 points

7. Allison Ramses Becker – Brazil (Liverpool): 36 points

8. David De Gea – Spain (Manchester United): 33 points

9. Danijel Subasic – Croatia (AS Monaco): 23 points

10. Manuel Neuer – Germany (Bayern Munich): 20 points

11. Jordan Pickford – England (Everton): 11 points

12. Kasper Schmeichel – Denmark (Leicester City): 9 points

13. Ederson – Brazil (Manchester City): 6 points

14. Samir Handanovic – Slovenia (Inter Milan): 4 points

15. Franco Armami – Argentina ( River Plate): 3 points

16. Denis Onyango – Uganda (Mamelodi Sundowns):1 point

The 33-year-old Onyango missed Sundowns’ CAF Champions win over Leones Vegetarianos on Wednesday night through a knee injury but will be hoping to be fit for the club’s next Absa Premiership game against Baroka on 11 December.

Read more: Watch: Onyango is the Best Goalkeeper in Africa, Says Mosimane
 

 

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