Usually, it’s all about strikers and midfielders when it comes to end of year awards.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), though, make sure the world’s leading goalkeepers are recognised just as much as other positions.
Gianluigi Buffon is a four-time winner of the award, which is voted for by experts from around the globe and IFFHS staff, while Iker Casillas claimed the honour in five straight years before Manuel Neuer dethroned him in 2013.
But who has been crowned the IFFHS’ top goalkeeper of 2016? Click the right arrow above to find out…