Date:9th January 2015 at 12:00pm
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Juventus shot stopper Gianluigi Buffon and Sampdoria’s Sergio Romero have been named amongst the best goalkeepers of 2014 by the IFFHS.

The annual awards by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics gathered 60 footballing experts from around the world to compile the list, with Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer the outright winner.

Serie A has two players in the top 10, with Bianconeri legend Buffon in fourth place after a successful 2014, helping his side retain the Scudetto title.

Meanwhile, Argentina number one and Sampdoria custodian Sergio Romero took sixth place, having reached the World Cup final and for consistent performances with his club side.

Despite this, questions remain over Romero’s future as the 27-year-old was dropped for the return of Emiliano Viviano in the 3-0 defeat to Lazio last week.

The full list is as follows:

1 – Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern) 216 points
2 – Thibaut Courtois (Belgium, Chelsea) 96
3 – Keylor Navas (Costa Rica, Real Madrid) 46
4 – Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus) 26
5 – Claudio Bravo (Chile, Barcelona ) 16
6 – Sergio Romero (Argentina, Sampdoria) 14
7 – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico, Ajaccio) 13
8 – Petr Cech (Czech Rep., Chelsea) 4
9 – Hugo Lloris (France, Tottenham)
10 – Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria, Lille) 2