Premier League legend, Alan Shearer, has named Peter Schmeichel, Edwin Van Der Sar and David De Gea in his list of the top 10 goalkeepers to ever play in the EPL.
Shearer, who dropped the list on a recent Match of the Day’s top 10 podcast, named Peter Schmeichel, the best goalkeeper to ever grace the English Premier League.
The 49 year old then placed Van Der Sar in 4th position, and said about the Dutch, “We keep going on about Alisson and Ederson and how they have changed goalkeeping, Van der Sar could play, no doubt. He could pass a ball.”
David De Gea is unlucky to miss out in the top 5, but takes the 6th position, and Shearer believes the position is justified, considering how erroneous he has been lately.
“When De Gea first came to England he was open to a lot of criticism because he not that big, he had not bulked up and made too many mistakes.
“Then he went through that period where he was fantastic and made some incredible saves. At the moment, he is making too many mistakes and goalkeepers are often judged on how many mistakes they make.”
The list also boasts of the likes of David Seaman (2), Petr Cech (3), Ederson (5), and more.
See full list below.
9. David James
8. Shay Given
7. Jens Lehmann
6 David De Gea
4. Edwin van der Sar
3. Petr Cech
2. David Seaman
1. Peter Schmeichel