Top 11 Greatest Footballers Per Position Ever

#11. Lev Yashin – Goalkeeper


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He is the godfather of goalkeeping. Lev Yashin had the nickname of ‘the black panther’ and completely threw the rulebook out regarding the tactics of shot stopping. He frequently took charge of the back four and rushed out to eliminate any potential threats. His ability was further harnessed by his athletic prowess. PREVIEW FOR #10: One of the best defenders to play for the Brazilian national team. He won the world cup both in 1994 and 2002 with his comfortable ability to close down threats and challenge attackers. Together with Roberto Carlos, he was part of a legendary defense duo that would help put any goalkeeper at ease.

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