Euro 2012 Goalkeepers of the Tournament
So Euro 2012 is now over, with Spain crowned the kings of Europe again. What a tournament – not just for the dazzling goals and outfield action but for the Goalkeeping too!
We saw fantastic examples of Goalkeeping and then again some not so good examples with Arsenal’s Worjciech Szczesny seeing red or seeing errors from Goalkeepers who we have recently seen to have had excellent seasons relatively error free. However to jump to the defence of a number of Goalkeepers here, some of these were errors not because they were poor on judgement, that they had to deal with a very unpredictable ball… As Joe Hart experienced and as only one camera angle caught, the ball flew through the air almost ‘wobbling’ in flight. So Goalkeepers had extra factors to deal with in this tournament rather than the obvious ones…
So with the tournament over, UEFA posted their 23 man squad of the tournament, showing that they felt the 3 best goalkeepers had been:
- Iker Casillas;
- Gianluigi Buffon; and
- Manuer Neuer.
3 quality Goalkeepers who I agree deserve recognition, however what did my followers think and who do the tournament stats say were the best?
There is still time for you all to vote for your favourite, with polls closing this week. I shall then provide an insight into who else deserves our recognition from this great tournament…
Posted on Tue 03 July 2012, in Goalkeeper Polls, Goalkeepers and tagged Andreas Isaksson, Andriy Pyatov, Arsenal, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Euro 2012, European Championships, Football, France, Germany, Gianluigi Buffon, Goalkeeper, Greece, Holland, Hugo Lloris, Iker Casillas, Italy, Joe Hart, Maarten Stekelenburg, Manuel Neuer, Michalis Sifakis, Petr Cech, Poland, Poll, Portugal, Przemyslaw Tyton, Republic of Ireland, Rui Patricio, Russia, Shay Given, Soccer, Spain, Sport, Stephan Anderson, Stipe Pletikosa, Sweden, Ukraine, Vyacheslav Malafeev. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.