Iker Casillas reveals his picks for the world's two best goalkeepers in Twitter Q&A

Iker Casillas Is Presented As Sportium Ambassador For FIFA World Cup 2018

When it comes to goalkeepers, few have been able to match Iker Casillas in the 21st century.

What the Spaniard hasn't achieved in football isn't really worth winning. Across his remarkable career, he's won the World Cup, European Championship, Champions League and endless domestic crowns.

Now, Casillas finds himself with FC Porto, gradually unwinding his career but still collecting appearances as he looks to channel the old magic.

For many years, he unarguably held the title of the world's best goalkeeper and was chosen between the sticks for the FIFPro World XI on no less than five occasions.

Long gone are the days of him competing for that position again, but he still keeps a close eye on the best goalkeepers in the world today.

Casillas' legendary status

You can exactly blame him either and with over 850 appearances in the professional game, he's pretty well qualified to judge between the finest.

At the moment, there's a incredibly alive debate surrounding who the best goalkeeper truly is.

Manuel Neuer was widely accepted as the number one of numerous years yet a decline in form and long-term injury has seemingly knocked him down the pecking order.

There are even questions being asked of David de Gea who - for all his brilliance in 2018 - struggled on the biggest stage of all at the World Cup.

Spain Training Session

Casillas: The best 2 goalkeepers in the world

Nevertheless, you'd think that Casillas would probably class his Spain replacement as the number one goalkeeper in the world. Well, you'd be wrong.

During a Twitter question and answer session over the weekend, Casillas unexpectedly revealed who he considered the best two shot stoppers in football.

When asked to pick between Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jan Oblak, he replied: "Honestly, analyzing the current moments of the goalkeepers on a global level, I think they're the two best.

"I mean, they're having a sweet moment."

Wow. A Real Madrid legend picking the number ones at Atletico and Barcelona, that's saying something.

In all fairness, though, both goalkeepers are in sensational form at the moment with Jan Oblak even accumulating more clean sheets that goals conceded.

That's not to mention Ter Stegen's unbelievable performance against Sevilla which saw him make not one but two incredible double saves.


Nevertheless, it certainly seems odd that Casillas wouldn't choose his compatriot De Gea or any one of Thibaut Courtois and Keylor Navas given his Real allegiances.

It's clear, however, that Casillas was simply being as honest as possible and that makes his opinion all the more interesting.

De Gea and co. will just have to deliver even more faultless performances to make sure legends like Casillas will simply have to change their minds.

Who do you think is the best goalkeeper in the world? Have your say in the comments section below.

News Now - Sport News