Legendary Nigerian goalkepeer Vincent Enyeama has been rated as the Greatest African Goalkeeper of all-time by the International Federation of Football History and statistics.
Enyeama’s selection as the best African goalkeeper of all time puts him ahead of other legendary goalkeepers from the continent, including Joseph-Antoine Bell, Thomas N’Kono, and Essam El-Hadary.
The decision, according to the body, was reached on the basis of the former Super Eagles goalie’s outstanding performances for both club and country in a career spanning over a decade.
Enyeama represented Nigeria at three FIFA World Cups in Korea/Japan 2002, South Africa 2010 and Brazil in 2014. He featured in all the Super Eagles’ matches as they became African champions at the 2013 Africa Nations Cup in South Africa.
Enyeama’s achievement is a significant recognition of the talents and contributions of African players to the beautiful game of football. It is also a reminder of the importance of acknowledging the accomplishments of footballers beyond the major leagues in Europe and South America.