AFCON 2017: Uganda’s Onyango Named Among Top 10 Goalkeepers


Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Masinde Onyango has been ranked among the top 10 goalkeepers in the World in the year 2016.

The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper is ranked 10th in the world by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) with 5 points.

Onyango won the ABSA Premiership, the CAF Champions League and is also among the nominees in the CAF Player of the Year Awards for the category of those based in Africa.

In 10th, Onyango has been ranked ahead of Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech of Cech Republic and FC Barcelona’s German keeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen who are 11th and 13th with 4 and 1 point respectively.

World Cup winner with Germany, Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer retains his spot as the World’s best goalie with 156 points, the fourth in time in succession he has won the  IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper Award equaling Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus and Italy who is ranked second in 2016 with 91 points.

In the English Premier League, Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo (4th) Manchester United and Spain goalie David De Gea rank as the best at 5th with Chelsea’s Belgian Thibaut Courtois in 9th, just four points better than Uganda’s number one while Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris is 7th.

The Top 13 Ranked Goalkeepers in 2016 by IFFHS

Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern München)                    156 points

Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus Torino FC)                          91 points

Rui Patricio (Portugal/Sporting Portugal)                               50 points

Claudio Bravo (Chile/FC Barcelona/Manchester City FC)   45 points

David De Gea (Spain/Manchester United FC)                        37 points

Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Club Atletico de Madrid)                       31 points

Hugo Lloris (France/Tottenham Hotspur FC)                        29 points

Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid CF)                            18 points

Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Chelsea FC)                                  13 points

Denis Onyango (Uganda/Mamelodi Sundowns)                    5 points

Petr Cech (Cech Republic/Arsenal London FC)                      4 points

Samir Handanovic (Slovenia/FC Inter Milano)                      2 points

Marc André Ter Stegen (Germany/FC Barcelona)                 1 point

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