Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas has been voted goalkeeper of the year by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
It is the fifth time the IFFHS have recognised Casillas, who accrued 224 votes from journalists around the world, 96 more than his nearest competitor Gianluigi Buffon.
Other contenders included Petr Cech, Manuel Neuer, Joe Hart and Victor Valdes.
Casillas’s achievements during the last year include winning La Liga with Madrid and Euro 2012 with Spain.
Ironically the award comes at a time when his starting spot at the Bernabeu has been placed in question by Jose Mourinho.