Uganda Cranes goalkeeper, Denis Onyango is ranked number ten in the world as one of the best and is now ahead of some top keepers from other teams like Arsenal, Inter Milan and Barcelona.
After Onyango made it to the final shortlist of the best African footballer based in Africa a few days ago, he was definitely in luck to considered for the top world list of goalkeepers.
He now ranks ahead of Cech Republic’s & Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, Samir Handanovic (Slovenia/FC Inter Milano) and Marc André Ter Stegen (Germany/FC Barcelona) on 13 man list that was won by Bayern Munich’s Manuer Neur.
This news brings joy to Uganda and we’re proud our keeper made it to the world’s top list.
Current Goalkeeper Ranking for 2016
1- Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern München) 156 points
2- Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus Torino FC) 91 points
3- Rui Patricio (Portugal/Sporting Portugal) 50 points
4- Claudio Bravo (Chile/FC Barcelona/Manchester City FC) 45 points
5- David De Gea (Spain/Manchester United FC) 37 points
6- Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Club Atletico de Madrid) 31 points
7- Hugo Lloris (France/Tottenham Hotspur FC) 29 points
8- Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid CF) 18 points
9- Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Chelsea FC) 13 points
10-Denis Onyango (Uganda/Mamelodi Sundowns) 5 points
11-Petr Cech (Cech Republic/Arsenal London FC) 4 points
12-Samir Handanovic (Slovenia/FC Inter Milano) 2 points
13-Marc André Ter Stegen (Germany/FC Barcelona) 1 point
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Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & CEO of Innovware startup project. He is passionate about tech, games and entertainment. He also enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.