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Top 5 second-choice goalkeepers in the world right now

  • These goalkeepers have been more than capable when asked to take care of the duty between the posts.
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#4 Jasper Cillessen - Barcelona

Espanyol v Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey
Cillessen is almost unbeatable from long range

Netherlands No. 1 Jasper Cillessen's most remembered World Cup moment, unfortunately, involved him giving way for Tim Krul for the penalty shootout against Costa Rica in the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup.

At the club level though, Cillessen has done much good for the sides he has represented. The Dutch shot-stopper, who currently plays as second-choice to Barcelona's German shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen joined the Blaugrana from Ajax in the summer of 2016.

Limited mainly to the Copa del Rey, Cillessen has kept six clean sheets from the eight games he has played so far. Having conceded only two goals in over 720 minutes of game time in the competition, the former Ajax man has been one of the core reasons behind Barcelona's rather easy road to the final of Spain's premier cup competition.

Cillessen is an able stopper of both long and short range shots, all thanks to his incredibly quick reflexes. He even chipped in with a clean sheet in the UCL when he shut out Sporting CP in the group stage of the competition.


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