Top 6 Best Bald Soccer Goalkeepers of all Time

It is common to hear about soccer’s best goalkeepers, but I am confident you have never heard of the best bald goalkeepers. Today we will go through the list of the 6 best bald soccer goalkeepers of all time. So let’s get right into it.

Fabien Barthez

Fabian Barthez is number one of the Best Bald Soccer Goalkeepers. He was born on 28 June 1971 in Lavelanet, France.

Fabian Barthez is a professional soccer player who played as a goalkeeper. He played for England and France at club levels. With France’s national team he played international matches and with them, he was in the team in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000, and the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. 

With France’s national team he also reached the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. After that, he announced his retirement from the soccer world.

Fabian Barthez joined his first club Marseille in 1992. In 1993 he got the title of the youngest goalkeeper to win a champion league. After that, he joined Monaco in 1995 and then moved to Manchester United. 

Due to his best performance, he attracted Manchester United to his words and he joined the team for £7.8 million in 2000. Manchester in the 2003-2004 season released Fabien from the contract and loaned him to his first former club Marseille.

0n August 8, 2006, Barthez announced retirement but on 17 December 2006, he announced his return to soccer and signed a contract with Nantes. In 2012 he became the Luzenac national team President.

Barthez won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000, and the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. He also won the title of champions league at a younger age in 1993. Barthez was considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Dida

The 2nd best bald Soccer goalkeeper on our list is Dida. Dida was born on the 7th October 1973 in Bahia Brazil. H is full name was Nélson de Jesus Silva.

He started his career at Vitoria in the 1990s in Brazil. Dida then moved to AC Milan in 2000-01. His move to Milan was finalized in May 1999 with a transfer fee of 2.7 billion Italian lire. In 2003–2004 Champions League did was recall by Milan again. On 24 may 2012 Portuguesa signed him for the Brasileiro season as a replacement with Weverton.

 In December 2019 he moved to Gremio for an unclosed deal of duration. After that, he joined a two years deal with Internacional FC on 26 December 2013.

Dida won Bola de Prata goalkeeping awards two times and two titles, one was the Copa do Brasil in 1996 and the other was Copa Libertadores in1997. With Milan, Dida won one Serie A title and twice the UEFA Champions League. 

Dida was a penalty kick-saving specialist. Dida saves 3 penalties in the 2003 final against Serie A rivals Juventus. Dida won 91 caps in his 11 years with Brazil National Team. He won the FIFA world cup and Olympic medal. 

Dida was also a successful player in the FIFA Confederations Cup. Dida was the FIFPro Goalkeeper of the Year and the first Brazilian keeper nominated for FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Willy Caballero

Willy Caballero is the third-best bald Soccer goalkeeper on our list. He was born on 28 September 1981 in Santa Elena, Argentina. His full name is Wilfredo Daniel Caballero Lazcano. Willy is an Argentine Professional Soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper.

Willys started his career in 2001 with Boca Juniors. there he won three titles. Caballero joined Malaga on 1st October with a transfer fee of €900,000. Caballero then move to Manchester United with a fee of about £6 million on 8th July 2014.

Then he transferred to Chelsea for a free transfer on 1 July 2017. On 6 September he joined Southampton for a one-month contract as the Southampton goalkeepers were injured.

Caballero helped his team to win the FIFA world youth championship in 2001.WILLY won the UEFA champions league against Manchester in 2021 with team Chelsea. Goal.com named him as the best player in his position for the campaign and at the end of season 2012-13, he was nominated as the best goalkeeper in the league.

Gabor Kiraly

On our list of best bald soccer goalkeepers, Kiraly made it to number 4. Gabor Kiraly was born on 1 April 1976 in Szombathely, Hungary. His complete name is Gábor Ferenc Kiraly. He was a Hungarian Professional Soccer player who played as a Goalkeeper.

He started his career with a local club Szombathelyi Haladasm in 1993. Then moving to Hertha BSC. He was second choice goalkeeper but due to a streak of no win in 7 matches, he was selected as First choice goalkeeper. 

In the 2004-5 season, he was signed by Crystal Palace. After being released by Crystal Palace he joined Burnley on 30 May 2007. After that, he joined 1860 Munich for a three-year contract on 3 June 2009. On 28 August 2014, it was announced that Gabor Kiraly has joined Fulham.

In his international career, he won 108 caps for his national team. In 2016 UEFA Euro represented his national team and he became the oldest player to represent their country at a UEFA European Championship at 40 years and 74 days later this record was extended to 40 years and 86 days on 26 June 2016.

 Pepe Reina

The Second last on our list of best bald soccer goalkeepers in the world is Pepe Reina. Pepe Reina was born on 31 August 1982 in Madrid, Spain. He is a Spanish Professional Soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper.

Pepe Reina started his career in Barcelona in 1995 and made 16 appearances for the club. After that, he joined Villarreal in July 2002 for three seasons. Then 2005-2006 season Reina was signed by Liverpool from Villarreal and in June 2006-2007 season, Reina was the best goalkeeper for Liverpool.

He was awarded man of the match by Liverpool supporters after a string of superb saves. In the 2007-2008 season, he remains in the same club Liverpool and in the 2008-2009 season, he assisted a goal for Albert Riera with a long pass in Liverpool’s 5–0 win. He remained with Liverpool till the 2012-13 season.

Then for the season of 2014-15, he was loaned to Napoli and then move to Bayern Munich with a three years deal on 8 august 2014 then return to Napoli in a three years deal on 23 June 2015. 

On 15 May 2018, it was announced that Reina will join AC Milan on a Bosman transfer. ON 13 January 2020 he was loaned to Aston Villa and then move to Lazio on 27 august 2020. Then return to Villareal on 8 July 2022, on a season-long deal.

With Villareal in 2002, he won UEFA Intertoto Cup twice. He played in the UEFA super cup in 2005 and won it with Liverpool. After that, he became the first-choice goalkeeper who won both FA cups by saving three penalties out of 4. He with Liverpool also reached to Champions League Final. In the 2010–11 season, he kept his 100th Premier League clean sheet for Liverpool in a 3–0 win against Aston Villa.

Brad Friedel

Brad Freidel is the goalkeeper on our list of the 6 best bald soccer goalkeepers of all time. Brad Friedel was born on May 18 1971 in Lakewood, Ohio, United States. He is an American Professional Coach and a Former player who played as a Goalkeeper.

Friedel started his professional career with Liverpool with a fee worth £1.7 million on 23 December 1997. Then in November 2000, he was signed to Blackburn Rovers by Graeme Souness. Spending some seasons with the Blackburn Rovers he moved to Aston Villa with a fee of £2.5 million. 

Friedel’s contract with Aston Villa expired after the 2010–11 season. On June 3, 2011, it was announced by Tottenham Hotspur that they have signed Friedel over two years contract. After staying for some season with Tottenham Hotspur, Friedel announces about his retirement that he will retire at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Brad Friedel represented his country at three FIFA world cup tournaments. He is the winner of soccer of the year and English League Cup winner in 2002 with team Blackburn Rovers. He is also a Turkish Cup winner.

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