Vincent Enyeama, a former Nigeria international goalkeeper, has been awarded the greatest African goalie of all time.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics named Enyeama Africa’s all-time best (IFFHS).
From 1987 through 2022, the all-time goalkeeper ranking was determined.
The IFFHS published a list of the best goalkeepers from each FIFA federation, with Enyeama being chosen from CAF.
Enyeama represented Nigeria in three FIFA World Cups: 2002 in Korea/Japan, 2010 in South Africa, and 2014 in Brazil.
He appeared in all of the Super Eagles’ matches as they won the African Cup of Nations in South Africa in 2013.
Enyeama also won the CAF Champions League back-to-back in 2003 and 2004.
Gianluigi Buffon, Italy’s 2006 World Cup winner, has been rated the greatest goalie in Europe and all time.
Paraguay’s Jose Luis Chilavert was named South America’s best, Saudi Arabia’s Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea was named Asia’s best, and former Real Madrid and Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas was named CONCACAF’s best.
Alfredo Pöge formed the IFFHS in Leipzig in 1984. Although it has no official link with FIFA, the world football governing body has acknowledged honors and records set by IFFHS on its website.