1. Manuel Neuer
While Buffon and Casillas are likely to be ranked above him if one considers their all-time performances, there is no disputing that currently, there is no one better than Manuel Neuer. Neuer is German precision personified: his quick reflexes, excellent shot-stopping abilities, command of his area and accurate distribution of the ball are unmatched by any other. The “sweeper keeper” started out at hometown club Schalke 04 before his fine performances caught the eye of Bayern Munich, who had been searching for a star keeper ever since the great Oliver Kahn retired. With Bayern, Neuer has won every trophy possible, including the Champions League in 2013. Neuer also won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Germany as well as the Lev Yashin award, with some going on to say that the 29 year old is comparable to the legendary Soviet shot stopper.