Vincent Enyeama, a former Nigerian footballer, has been declared the greatest goalkeeper in Africa of all time by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). The IFFHS has published a list of the most exceptional goalkeepers in each federation, with Enyeama being selected from CAF.
Enyeama’s stellar performance on the field has earned him the prestigious title of Africa’s all-time best. Throughout his career, he displayed incredible agility and quick reflexes, which earned him accolades and praise from fans and experts alike.
The IFFHS, in its announcement, also recognized other goalkeepers for their remarkable contributions to the sport. Gianluigi Buffon, a World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, was named Europe’s greatest goalkeeper of all time. Jose Luis Chilavert, a former Paraguayan goalkeeper, was chosen as South America’s best, while Mohamed Abdulaziz Al-Deayea from Saudi Arabia was selected for Asia, and Keylor Navas, a former Real Madrid and Costa Rican shot-stopper, was selected in CONCACAF.
Enyeama represented Nigeria in three FIFA World Cups, namely Korea/Japan in 2002, South Africa in 2010, and Brazil in 2014. He was a vital part of the Super Eagles team that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013, featuring in all the matches.