Vincent Enyeama, a former Nigerian international footballer, has been recognized as the greatest African goalkeeper of all time by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
The IFFHS compiled a list of the greatest goalkeepers from each FIFA federation from 1987 to 2022, with Enyeama selected from the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Enyeama played for Nigeria in three FIFA World Cups and featured in all the matches when the Super Eagles became African champions at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa. Additionally, he won consecutive CAF Champions League titles in 2003 and 2004.
The IFFHS, which was founded in Leipzig in 1984 by Alfredo Pöge, has no official connection with FIFA, but FIFA has acknowledged the awards and records conducted by the IFFHS on its website.
Among other notable goalkeepers selected were Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon for Europe and of all time, Paraguay’s Jose Luis Chilavert for South America, Saudi Arabia’s Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea for Asia, and former Real Madrid and Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas for CONCACAF.