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Top European Goalkeepers of the 1920s & 1930s

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The 1920s and 1930s saw the emergence of some top class goalkeepers across Europe.
They were still vulnerable to physical assault through rushes and charges, and the emphasis, even with the advent of the 3 back game, was still very much on attack.
Here we will look at the international records of 6 notable goalkeepers.

















1. Ricardo Zamora - Spain (1920-36)



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2. Harry Hibbs - England (1929-36)

















3. Josef/ Rudolf Hiden - Austria (1928-33)*























4.Gianpiero Combi - Italy (1924-34)

















5. František Plánička - Czechoslovakia (1926-38)




















6. Sigge Lindberg - Sweden (1921-30)






Clean sheets

P

W

D

L

%W

GA

GAPG

#

%

Zamora

46

31

6

9

67.39

42

0.91

20

43.47

Hibbs

25

16

4

5

64

26

1.04

10

40

Hiden*

20

12

4

4

60

25

1.25

5

20

Combi

47

28

10

9

59.57

65

1.38

12

25.53

Plánička

73

35

16

22

47.94

120

1.64

11

15.06

Lindberg

49

23

12

14

46.93

85

1.73

10

20.4




Zamora comes out on top. His win percentage, goals against per game and percentage of clean sheets are all superior. 


*Hiden played one game for France in 1940 which is not included in these figures. 

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