Rinat Dassayev - USSR

Dassayev made it in as the 22nd greatest world cup player of all time and is considered by many to be the greatest keeper of all time.

Rinat Dassayev had his reputation enhanced during both the 1982 and 1986 world cup tournaments. In the two World cups, he had only played a total of 8 games and has only conceded 9 goals, that it only just over one goal per game, which is an extremely impressive record. At the 1988 European championships, Dassayev was in great form for the Soviets, making some fantastic saves, and despite the Soviets losing 2- 0 in the final to Holland, he made a hatful of excellent stops and denied Gullit and Van Basten from scoring more goals.

Dassayev also starred in the 1990 world cup finals in Italy; he captained USSR in their opening game against Romania.


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