Uganda’s Onyango Ranked Among World’s Top 10 Goalkeepers

Uganda’s Onyango Ranked Among World’s Top 10 Goalkeepers

By Serestino Tusingwire

Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Masinde Onyango has been ranked among the top 10 goalkeepers in the World in the year 2016.

The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper is ranked 10th in the world by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics with 5 points.

Onyango won the ABSA Premiership, the CAF Champions League with club Mamelodi sundowns and helped Uganda cranes qualify for AFCON 2017.

Onyango is also among the nominees in the CAF Player of the Year Awards for players based in Africa.

The year 2016 has been for Onyango to reap the seeds of success in his carrier as it put him a step forward.

Onyango is surprisingly ranked ahead of Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech of Cech Republic and FC Barcelona’s German keeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen among other big names.

The Top 13 Ranked Goalkeepers in 2016 by IFFHS

  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