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Ranking Tim Howard Among 10 Greatest Goalies in World Cup History

Tim Howard is One of the Greatest World Cup Goalies

Tim Howard Greatest World Cup Goalies
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Tim Howard made headlines at the end of the USMNT's World Cup run with his amazing performance against Belgium. Howard has always been seen as a top goalie and now even the causal fans have been made aware of this. But where exactly does Howard fall in the list of the 10 greatest goalies in World Cup history? See where I think he belongs on this list of legends.

10. Guillermo Ochoa

Guillermo Ochoa Greatest World Cup Goalies
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10. Guillermo Ochoa

Guillermo Ochoa Greatest World Cup Goalies
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It may be a little premature to put Guillermo Ochoa on a list of the greatest World Cup goalies in history, but his performance in the 2014 World Cup was incredible. Ochoa's performance will go down in history as one of the best, and I think he will continue to shock and awe fans and opponents.

9. Sepp Maier

Sepp Maier Greatest World Cup Goalies
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9. Sepp Maier

Sepp Maier Greatest World Cup Goalies
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Sepp Maier is a former professional goalie for (West) Germany. As evident by the photo, Maier was part of the West German team that took down Holland 2-1 in the 1974 World Cup. He was also the winner of the Golden Glove that year, because he is a huge part of the reason why Germany won.

8. Pat Jennings

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8. Pat Jennings

Pat Jennings Greatest World Cup Goalies
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Pat Jennings is a famous goalie who was part of the Northern Ireland team in 1982. That was one of the few years that Northern Ireland made it to the World Cup and actually advanced into the quarterfinals. Jennings has the most caps for the team with 119 and is often cited as one of the best goalies in history.

7. Thibaut Courtois

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7. Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois Greatest World Cup Goalies
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Thibaut Courtois is 22 years young, but he has already become one of the greatest goalies in the world. He is an incredible goalie at his club, and he performs even better for Belgium. Courtois recently faced off with the USMNT in the World Cup, and he was able to keep incredible strikers like Clint Dempsey and Chris Wondolowski from hitting the net.

6. Peter Shilton

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6. Peter Shilton

Peter Shilton Greatest World Cup Goalies
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Peter Shilton was the goalie for England's national team until 1990, and he has the most caps for the team with 125. Although England did not win any titles with Shilton, he is still regarded as one of the best goalies that England has ever had and one of the best in history.

5. Tim Howard

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5. Tim Howard

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Tim Howard put on the best performance of his life in the USMNT match against Belgium. Howard has been this powerful since the beginning, but the USMNT has now began to reach his level and help the team succeed. No one will put Howard down any longer.

4. Iker Casillas

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4. Iker Casillas

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Although Iker Casillas was ruthlessly critiqued for his performance during the 2014 World Cup, he is still one of the best goalies in the history. In the 2010 World Cup he won the Golden Glove, which he truly deserved. His performance in the 2014 World Cup was nothing to write home about, but a lot of it has to do with his defense not doing their part either.

3. Gianluigi Buffon

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3. Gianluigi Buffon

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Gianluigi Buffon is a household name for soccer fans and with good reason. The 36-year-old is an amazing goalie, and he won the Yashin Award (equivalent to the Golden Glove) in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He is a goalie many others look up to, and I think he will remain one of history's best.

2. Dino Zoff

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2. Dino Zoff

Dino Zoff Greatest World Cup Goalies
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Dino Zoff is definitely one of the best goalies in World Cup history. He is a former Italian goalie who has the honor of being the oldest winner ever of the World Cup. He earned that honor in 1982 when Italy won the World Cup and Zoff received the Golden Glove. It just goes to show that fitness is more important than age when it comes to playing goalie.

1. Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer Greatest World Cup Goalies
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1. Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer Greatest World Cup Goalies
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Germany is constantly one of the top teams in the World Cup, and it is no surprise with a goalie like Neuer on their side. Neuer is the No. 1 goalie on countless lists, because he is honestly that skillful. Germany are a very well rounded team, and the 28-year-old goalie has a lot to be proud of.