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Petr Cech voted second best in world
Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005
The German based International Federation of Football History and Statistics has voted Petr Cech the second best goalkeeper in the world during 2004.

He has risen from tenth in 2003 to take his place behind the winner both times, Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon.

Since 1987, IFFHS have honoured the best world goalkeeper based upon yearly voting from a list of candidates. All specialised media (press, radio, television) plus a panel of experts make up the selection jury. They take into consideration the performances of goalkeepers with their clubs and national teams.

Each country has one vote, the bigger soccer countries have two votes.

The top 22 keepers are: 1 Buffon (Juventus) 185 votes; 2 Cech (Chelsea) 125; 3 Dida (Milan) 78; 4 Casillas (Real Madrid) 75; 5 Nikopolidis (Olympiakos) 64; 6 Kahn (Bayern Munich) 39; 7 Abbondanzieri (Boca Jrs) 31; 8= Baía (Porto), Henao (Once Caldas Manizales) 29; 10 Canizares (Valencia) 23; 11 Van der Sar (Fulham) 18; 12 Lehmann (Arsenal) 17; 13 Isaksson (Rennes) 16; 14 Valdés (Barcelona) 15; 15 Villar (Newell’s Old Boys) 14; 16 Toldo (Inter) 13; 17 Woon-Jae (Suwon Samsung Blue-Wings) 11; 18 Sorensen (Aston Villa) 10; 19 Ricardo (Sporting Lisbon) 8; 20 Barthez (Marseille) 7; 21= Hildebrand (Stuttgart), Kameni (Espanyol) 6.

The only other Chelsea keepers to have appeared in the list were Dmitri Kharine who was fourth in 1992 when he was still at CSKA Moscow and Carlo Cudicini who was 11th last year.
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it is a great achievment for cech to finish second in a list such as that and to come second to buffon is no shame at all. he beat dida and casillas for the second spot and they are class keepers. i think he will win it in a couple of years if not next year.
 

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Cech is great but he has gotten his reputation very quickly also. ie. he has not won anything yet or had massive peformances in big matches. Still he is surely top 5.
 

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he's good, no doubt about it, but ahead of Dida and Casillas?? Not yet deserved imo......
 

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Should have been our long-term replacement for Schmeichel :(

I knew that we should have signed him from his Sparta Prague days.
 

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well he was voted so he must be :p
 

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He's less erratic than Dida and Casillas and better in the air. Obviously doens't havethe agility.
 

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Dharurat said:
he's good, no doubt about it, but ahead of Dida and Casillas?? Not yet deserved imo......
i agree
 

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Buffon
Dida
Casillias
Cech
Frey

these are the top 5 imo.
 
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Egyptian_Juventino said:
Buffon
Dida
Casillias
Cech
Frey

i agree with these top five, but i do enjoy watching peter cech, he is a very good goalkeeper, and he will earn more and more recpect every year he play cuz he is very good.
 

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yeah, he does look so impressive, and he will be #1 sooner rather than later, but i just don't see him as second best gk just yet...
 

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He will have to fight with Buffon for the #1 rank. It will probably change year to year depending on what Chelsea and Juve win :pp
 
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