Víctor Valdés is the keeper with the fifth most votes in the World’s Best Goalkeeper award. With 53 votes, the FC Barcelona player is only bested by Manuel Neuer (Bayern, 211 votes), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus, 78), Petr Cech (Chelsea, 64) and Thibaut Courtois (Atlético, 54). Iker Casillas, who has won the award for the past five consecutive years, finished with 23 votes.
It’s worth noting that this award is organised by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), and the vote was carried out by a jury of international experts.
Víctor Valdés, five-time winner of the Zamora Trophy, is also on the short list for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013. The all-star team will be announced on January 13 during the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala.