Ugandan Denis Onyango listed among top 16 goalkeepers in the world

By Michael Duah
Ugandan Denis Onyango listed among top 16 goalkeepers in the world
Ugandan Denis Onyango listed among top 16 goalkeepers in the world

Ugandan Cranes and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango has made the list of the top 16 best goalkeepers in the world through The International Federation of Football History & Statistics' (IFFHS) rating.

Onyango, who makes a second appearance on the list since 2016,  will be hugely proud to note that he is the only African player on the list.

“He [Onyango] received one point from the IFFHS jury, which consists of football experts from 90 countries around the world, and ended up in joint-16th position alongside Russia's Igor Akinfeev, Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa and Switzerland's Yann Sommer,” confirmed Soccer Laduma.

Top 16 List:

1. Thibaut Courtois – Belgium (Chelsea/ Real Madrid): 181 points

5. Jan Oblak – Slovenia (Atletico Madrid): 49 points

_ Marc André Ter Stegen – Germany (Barcelona): 49 points

7. Allison Ramses Becker – Brazil (Liverpool): 36 points

8. David De Gea – Spain (Manchester United): 33 points

9. Danijel Subasic – Croatia (AS Monaco): 23 points

10. Manuel Neuer – Germany (Bayern Munich): 20 points

11. Jordan Pickford – England (Everton): 11 points

12. Kasper Schmeichel – Denmark (Leicester City): 9 points

13. Ederson – Brazil (Manchester City): 6 points

14. Samir Handanovic – Slovenia (Inter Milan): 4 points

15. Franco Armami – Argentina ( River Plate): 3 points

16. Denis Onyango – Uganda (Mamelodi Sundowns):1 point

The 33-year-old Onyango missed Sundowns’ CAF Champions win over Leones Vegetarianos on Wednesday night through a knee injury but will be hoping to be fit for the club’s next Absa Premiership game against Baroka on 11 December.

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