Marcus Hahnemann is the best goalkeeper in the world!
When browsing for news and stats about the World Cup I found myself looking at Castrol’s rankings of the best football players in the world.
My eyes moved from the familiar top names of Messi, Ronaldo, Drogba and Rooney down the page and on 18th place in the ranks I was very surprised to find Marcus Hahnemann of Wolves. With 801 points from the Castrol ranking system he is ranked above all other keepers in the world (tables HERE)
When looking at only the goalkeepers (tables HERE) I found that Van Der Sar is ranked second and Reina third. Obviously very good goalies, but not as good as our number one! The best English keeper is Hart of Birmingham on 10th place among the goalies and ranked 69th among all players in the world.
In the Castrol rankings it’s also possible to look at the other Wolves players and their rankings. The hopes of finally having found a statistical analysis that understands the greatness of the Wolves players were alas smashed to pieces when I realised that the best ranked player after Hahnemann was doyle at 460th place, followed by Jarvis on 577th (tables HERE).
I’ve got no idea how the statisticians make these rankings, what measurements they are using etcetera, but as they are the official World Cup statistics tool providers i reckon they have some credits and skills.
So stand tall Marcus Hahnemann and rest easy fellow Wolves supporters. Next season we will have the best goalkeeper in the world between the uprights!