Gianluigi Buffon's Top Six Goalkeepers List Is Causing A Stir
Gianluigi Buffon has followed on from Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in selecting his top goalkeepers list in the world but his picks are causing a stir.
The Italian legend was asked the question ahead of Juventus' Champions League second leg clash with Real Madrid and though his actual choices were pretty good, he somehow didn't mention David De Gea in his top six.
"Not taking into account Italian keepers, I would say [Jan] Oblak, [Keylor] Navas, [Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen, Ederson, [Manuel] Neuer and [Thibaut] Courtois," Buffon said, as per Metro.
"I hope I did not forget anybody."
You say that Gianluigi, but leaving out De Gea, widely viewed as the best goalkeeper in the world, is just criminal.
Fans on social media have not been happy with him omitting De Gea from his list:
Buffon overlooking de gea in his top 5 keepers in the world? Bloke was finished years ago but still playing due to his reputation. Can't wait for the don to put hat trick past him tonight
- Fady (@RvLittlePea) April 11, 2018
Hope Ronaldo gets a hattrick tonight now I've seen that Buffon doesn't consider De Gea a top 5 goalkeeper.
- RJ (@RL9FC) April 11, 2018
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Just heard Buffon doesn't think de gea is top 5 keepers itw. Fucking hell his Alzheimer's must be bad
- Lucas (@MataEffect) April 11, 2018
LOL imagine not having De gea in your top five gk list, oh Buffon you're an idiot to have Courtois and navas and ederson but not de gea :joy:
- عمر (@Halal0) April 11, 2018
:flag_it: Buffon on the top 5 goalkeeper in the world question:
:flag_de: Ter Stegen
Where the F*ck does De Gea come into all this? pic.twitter.com/QbKDkGE1y2
- MobileBet (@MobileBetUK) April 11, 2018
Buffon says Ederson is one of the top 5 GKs in the world and doesn't include De Gea. My hero.
- Un Prophète (@mediocentroEN) April 11, 2018
....Unless he is implying that @D_DeGea isn't a Goalkeeper, but actually an AlienShotStopper :wave::alien: Then he's right.
- Damien_LDN (@KomboeYoungz) April 10, 2018
Think he's lost a few synapses from his old age
- Joseph (@DarkCry155) April 11, 2018
How's he missed out this guy pic.twitter.com/fQKxnbsijP
- LacaAubam:tm: (@LacAubam_0914) April 10, 2018
Modestly not grouping himself in the mix, Ter Stegen's picks are a tad different to Buffon's. He went for De Gea, as well as Alisson, Ederson, his compatriot Manuel Neuer, and returned the favour to Buffon by including him.
Navas, Courtois and Oblak don't get any recognition from the Barca No.1.
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