– Enyeama ranked among the top 10 goalkeepers in Europe
– The Ex-Nigerian international thanks everyone that have supported his career this season
– He beats world class goalkeepers on the list
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has beat the likes of David Degea of Manchester United, Petr Cech of Arsenal and Joe Hart of Manchester City in the list of the top 10 goalkeepers in Europe for the 2015/2016 season.
The ranking compiled by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory had Enyeama coming in an impressive sixth position on the list, Goal.com reports.
According to CIES Football Observatory, the ranking was done, taking into account the number of goals conceded per match, number of minutes per goal, number of passes per match, number of saves per match, number of saves per goal conceded and the percentage of saves.
After every all assessment, Enyeama finished in sixth place behind renowned goalkeepers like Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich, Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus, Kevin Trapp of PSG and Claudio Bravo of Barcelona. Coming behind Enyeama on the list are Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, Alphonse Areola of Villareal, Keylor Navas of Real Madrid and Pepe Reina of Napoli in the list of 10.
Enyeama took to his Instagram handle to appreciate his family, fans, teammates and supporters for their support. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The 33-year-old recently missed out on winning silverware with Lille this season as they lost 2-1 to PSG in the French Cup final.
Enyeama’s illustrious international career came to an abrupt end last year when he announced his retirement after a publicized fall out with former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh. He earned a record 101 caps with the Super Eagles and won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title.
Enyeama had alleged that his confrontation with ex-coach Sunday Oliseh arose after his dead mother was insulted. But in a swift response, Oliseh claimed Enyeama lied and committed character assassination. The confrontation escalated quickly and dominated discussions for days, eventually leading to Enyeama’s premature retirement from the Super Eagles.
And with Nigerians still coming to terms with Enyeama’s retirement from international football via Instagram, West Ham on-loan forward, Emmanuel Emenike, also called it quit to his international career, citing irreconcilable differences with Oliseh.