Real Madrid 'keeper Iker Casillas has been voted the World's Best Goalkeeper in 2008 by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
The shot stopper, who played a major part in Spain's victory in the European Championships last summer, finished some distance clear of rivals Gianluigi Buffon and Edwin van der Sar.
The IFFHS asked a wide range experts from 85 countries to nominate their top four goalkeepers, with points awarded on a scale whereby the top-ranked 'keeper would receive four points and their fourth-ranked shot stopper received one point.
The top 10 ranked 'keepers were as follows:
1 - Iker Casillas: 249 points
2 - Gianluigi Buffon: 170
3 - Edwin van der Sar: 143
4 - Petr Cech: 108
5 - Igor Akinfeev: 23
6 - Jose Francisco Cevallos: 21
7 - Julio Cesar: 18
8 - Pepe Reina:15
9 - Jens Lehmann: 13
10 - Justo Villar: 12
Anthony Wright, Goal.com