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Real Madrid and Spain legend Iker Casillas selects Ederson in top-five goalkeepers - snubs Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man United stars

Freddie Pye

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Real Madrid and Spain legend Iker Casillas selects Ederson in top-five goalkeepers - snubs Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man United stars

Real Madrid and Spain international goalkeeping legend Iker Casillas has picked Manchester City's Ederson in his list of the top-five goalkeepers at the moment.

The Brazilian international has arguably revolutionised the art of operating between the sticks since joining the Premier League champions five years ago.

As Pep Guardiola looked to revamp his Manchester City squad in the summer of 2017, one of the main positions to look at was goalkeeper.

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola.

The exit of Joe Hart caused controversy amongst the club's fanbase, who adored the former England international for his exploits in goal for almost a decade.

Since his departure, Guardiola tested the likes of Willy Caballero and Claudio Bravo in goal, before moving for Benfica's Ederson in a busy summer window ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Winning four Premier League titles and many other domestic trophies since joining from Portugal, Ederson's ball-playing abilities have played a major role in the stylistic success on the pitch for Manchester City.

That ability has now been recognised by none other than football legend Iker Casillas, as he ranked his top-five goalkeepers in the world at the moment as part of a new feature with 433.

Real Madrid and Spain legend, Iker Casillas.
Real Madrid and Spain legend, Iker Casillas.

At number one, Casillas chose Real Madrid's current number one choice Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgium international was then followed by Manchester City's Ederson in second place.

Then came a La Liga duo in third and fourth place respectively, as Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak came just ahead of Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

In fifth position came Bayern Munich and Germany legend, Manuel Neuer.


Many onlookers will point towards the snubbing of several Premier League stars in the list however.

Chelsea's Edouard Mendy, Liverpool's Alisson, and Manchester United's David De Gea did not make the cut for Casillas.

The former two especially have often been credited for individual awards in recent seasons, however that has often come at the expense of Manchester City's Ederson - who goes about his business quietly in a hugely successful Pep Guardiola system.

Manchester City's Ederson.
Manchester City's Ederson.

On the pitch, Ederson will return to action alongside his Manchester City teammates this week.

After a weekend of Premier League football was postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, City will return to action on Wednesday night, as they take on Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS / Alamy

Topics: Ederson, Iker Casillas, Real Madrid, Spain, La Liga, Premier League, Manchester City, Football

Freddie Pye
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