Sportskeeda Football Awards 2016: Goalkeeper of the Year
The final embers of 2016 are burning away, and it’s that time of the season to take stock and reflect on a fantastic footballing year. At Sportskeeda, we have undertaken the difficult task of sifting through all the statistics, all the arguments and have ranked the 10 best goalkeepers of the year.
The art of goalkeeping has truly been elevated with some stunning performances this calendar year, and while individual awards like the Ballon d’Or fail to recognize goalkeepers, we have truly attempted to give them their due.
Here are the 10 best goalkeepers of the year:
How our Readers voted
It’s fair to say that fan biases played a huge role in how our readership voted, with David de Gea topping our poll on Facebook with 35% of the 1158 votes cast. Manuel Neuer and Keylor Navas round out the top 3, and we have afforded our reader’s choice 50% weightage while deciding the final rankings.
Players ranked 1 gain 10 points, while those finishing 10th get 1 point. The scores from Sportskeeda’s list and the Reader’s choice are then added together, with an average score being taken. In the situation of two players being tied, Sportskeeda’s ranking takes preference – which played a big part in deciding the award this year