With Manuel Neuer standing out as the only goalkeeper on the shortlist for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or, we take a look at the stoppers who have come before him, and those that came closest to joining Lev Yashin in winning the award.
FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA today announced the five goalkeepers shortlisted for the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2013 as part of the final 55-player shortlist to be revealed on 9 December 2013.
As well as the serious knee injury suffered by Sami Khedira, Germany coach Joachim Low has also seen the withdrawal of Bayern Munich pair Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer ahead of their friendly against England.
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This week, Mounir El Hamdaoui and Jo's hat-tricks feature alongside Luiz Gustavo's red cards, Al Ahly's derby joy, and the end of Standard Liege's unblemised defensive run.
Bayern Munich leveled the score at 2-2 on Javi Martinez's strike in the 121st minute and later defeated Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to claim the UEFA Super Cup in a wildly-entertaining match from the Eden Stadion in Prague.