Nigeria’s goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama as well as the Super Eagles may be out of the 2014 World Cup tournament, but he clearly still rocks.
The Guardian Sports listed the top 10 goalkeepers in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. Leading at number 1 is Manuel Neuer of Germany, while Enyeama ranks 4th.
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4 Vincent Enyeama Nigeria
Another goalkeeper who arrived after a record-breaking season at club level.
Enyeama carried on the form that made him nigh-on unbeatable for Lille, pulling off a series of extraordinary saves, starting in the first match against Iran, when Nigeria dominated but would have lost if the goalkeeper had not kept enough concentration to tip away a header from Reza Ghoochannejhad.
He then kept Bosnia-Herzegovina at bay before thwarting Lionel Messi and Argentina for long periods despite conceding three. When a goalkeeper falls below perfection, however, he can be punished severely and Enyeama’s mishandling of a cross against France enabled Paul Pogba to score the winning goal and ruined another otherwise immaculate performance.
Full List
Manuel Neuer, Germany
Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico
Keylor Navas, Costa Rica
Vincent Enyeama, Nigeria
Tim Howard, USA
Rais M’Bolhi, Algeria
Júlio César, Brazil
Thibaut Courtois, Belgium
David Ospina, Colombia
Tim Krul, Holland