We have a myriad of the best goalkeepers in Africa! We have the likes of Denis Onyango, Vincent Enyeama, Essam Elhadary, Jacques Songoo, Ezzaki Badou, Andre Onana, Carlos Kameni, Devis Epassy, Fabrice Ondoa Simon Omossola, Blondy Nna Noukeu, and many more. They can be described as the all-time best goalkeepers in Africa. Edouard Mendy is the best goalkeeper in Africa presently.
Top 10 Best Goalkeepers In Africa
1. Edouard Mendy
Before the move to Chelsea, Mendy has always been highly rated and regarded as the best goalkeeper in Africa. The switch toward the English giant club only strengthened his expertise as he quickly began to settle in and beat Petr Cech’s record of three clean sheets during his first two games. This feat was just the first step of a spectacular debut season.
Replicating his 13 clean sheets period in Rennes before his move to Chelsea the Senegalese helped the Blues win the second Champions League title after beating local opponents Manchester City in a match that saw him keep the score at 0-0. Although there is room for improvement, there is no question that Mendy is currently the best goalkeeper in Africa.
2. Yassine Bounou
Yassine Bounou is a 30-year-old Moroccan goalkeeper who is currently a part of La Liga soccer club Sevilla. He took home the La Liga title with Atletico Madrid in 2014 while playing for the Spanish giants. In 2018, he was named La Liga African best player while he was a player for Sevilla. He repeated his impressive performance the following year by being named the best goalie during the Europa League for the 2019/2020 season.
Bounou has managed to keep his weight in the Spanish top-flight league. He is the goalkeeper who has the most number of consecutive clean sheets for Sevilla in a total of 528 minutes which translates into five consecutive games. In March 2021 the player saved his debut goal against Real Valladolid, with the goal-saving in the closing minute of the match. This saved goal was his first as a Sevilla goalkeeper to accomplish this feat.
3. Mohammad El Shenawy
Mohammad El Shenawy is a 32-year-old Egyptian goalkeeper who is currently a goalkeeper of the Al Ahly football club. He took home 3 consecutive Egyptian Premier League titles from the 2017/2018 season until the 2019/2020 season. In 2018, he was able to keep five clean sheets over seven games, earning the cleanest sheets for the Egyptian Premier League.
The success of his 2018 season also brought an international call-up and the first-choice goalie spot for his Egypt national team. The goalkeeper was the goalie of the national team for the FIFA World Cup, which was also held that year. Mohammad’s imposing performance and achievements make him one of the best goalkeepers in Africa.
4. Andre Onana
Andre Onana is a 25-year-old Cameroonian goalkeeper who is currently playing for the Dutch club Ajax. While he’s in the process of being suspended for a banned substance, however, it’s not easy to ignore his remarkable performance during the most recent 2020/2021 European Champions League.
The extremely versatile goalie has earned a spot on the list of the best goalkeepers in Africa after proving himself on both the local and international scenes. In the year 2019, Onana contributed immensely to his club Ajax in their recent run to their Champions League semi-finals. He was able to hold seven clean sheets over 13 games last season before the coronavirus outbreak which prompted the suspension of Eredivisie. This is quite remarkable for a player who has been in the top league of football for about three years.
5. Alfred Gomis
Alfred Gomis is a 27 years old Senegalese goalkeeper, currently playing for The Rennes Club. He played in 21 games last season and managed to maintain seven clean sheets. Due to his impressive performance, he won the Dijon The Player of the Year for the season 2019/2020 all thanks to the Dijon fans.
He played a crucial part in aiding Senegal’s progress to the semi-finals at the African Cup of Nations when he was substituted for the nation’s top goalkeeper Edouard Mendy due to a hand injury. The team was ultimately defeated in the final by Senegal.
6. Alexandra Oukidja
Alexandra Oukidja is a 32 years old Algerian goalkeeper currently a part of the French soccer club FC Metz. He is among the top goalkeepers in Africa and has proven this with his club in 2020/2021.
Alexandra was in a position to keep 8 clean sheets in his team and his work in the team was significant in preventing his team from falling into relegation after a full year of playing at the top of the league. He was the winner of 17 aerial battles along with two tackles.
7. Denis Onyango
Denis Onyango is a 36-year-old Uganda goalkeeper who is currently a part of the Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club in South Africa. In 2016, he was the winner of his first CAF Champions League and took part in the FIFA Club World Cup the same year. The International Federation of football statistics and history in 2016 rated his position as the 10th top goalkeeper worldwide.
He was recognized as the 2016 Africa-based African player of the year. He also managed to maintain 14 clean sheets throughout the 2015/2016 season and also won the PSL goalkeeper prize the same season. Denis Onyango’s tackling skills and contributions have made him one of the top goalkeepers in PSL. His talents and skills have made him one of the best goalkeepers in Africa.
8. Melvin Adriene
Melvin Adriene is a 27 years old Madagascar goalkeeper who is currently signed by FC Martigues. In 2019, AFCON was astonished by the great success of the Madagascar side in the face of Tunisia, Nigeria, and Dr. Congo. Madagascar stunned Africans with this feat. Adriene has been between the sticks for 14 games and has managed to maintain six clear sheets.
9. Rais Mbolhi
Up to the year 2019, Mbolhi is still not receiving the deserved recognition he deserves as one of the best goalkeepers in Africa. The 26-year-old Algerian goalkeeper played as the final person in charge of the Algerian National team’s victory at the AFCON 2019’s edition. Mbolhi was always considered to be a unique goalie and his height of six feet two inches has given him physical dominance on the field.
He is famous for his ability to save aerial balls and easily claim corners because of his height advantage. Another attribute that the Algerian has is the ability to throw long-range passes and also pick out teammates. He is currently playing in the club Al-Ettifaq and is among the most prominent players on the team.
10. Mouez Hassen
One of the best goalkeepers in Africa at present, Mouez Hassen has proved that he is worthy to be on this list. The 26-year-old Tunisian is well-known for his positive outlook as well as his commanding presence and ability to keep calm even in stressful situations. He is currently contracted to Belgian Club Brugge.
He has been capable of establishing a name for his role as a team player. Of course, it’s unfair to remove his teams on the field for feigning injury to slow the clock or even his recent refusal to substitute in penalty shootouts. Despite all this, the man has managed to establish his status as one of Africa’s greatest.