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7 Best Paid Goalkeepers in World Football

Iker Casillas of Porto reacts during the Primeira Liga match between Sporting CP and Porto at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 1, 2017 in Lisbon, Lisboa.

The biggest wages in football are often reserved for strikers, or at least attacking players. The unsung heroes of so many great teams, however, are goalkeepers - arguably the most important position on the pitch - so they surely deserve to be well rewarded for their talents.

The Last 7 EFL Young Players of the Year: Where They Are Now

Ollie Watkins of Brentford celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Brentford at the Pirelli Stadium on March 6, 2018...

The finances, globalisation and intense scrutiny of managers in the Premier League has made it incredibly difficult for young homegrown players to get first team opportunities. Almost 70% of Premier League players now come from overseas, so a lot of the development of young English talent is being done in the lower leagues.

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Ollie Watkins of Brentford celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Brentford at the Pirelli Stadium on March 6, 2018...

The Last 7 EFL Young Players of the Year: Where They Are Now

The finances, globalisation and intense scrutiny of managers in the Premier League has made it incredibly difficult for young homegrown players to get first team opportunities. Almost 70% of Premier League players now come from overseas, so a lot of the development of young English talent is being done in the lower leagues.

Iker Casillas of Porto reacts during the Primeira Liga match between Sporting CP and Porto at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 1, 2017 in Lisbon, Lisboa.

7 Best Paid Goalkeepers in World Football

The biggest wages in football are often reserved for strikers, or at least attacking players. The unsung heroes of so many great teams, however, are goalkeepers - arguably the most important position on the pitch - so they surely deserve to be well rewarded for their talents.

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Iker Casillas of Porto reacts during the Primeira Liga match between Sporting CP and Porto at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 1, 2017 in Lisbon, Lisboa.

7 Best Paid Goalkeepers in World Football

The biggest wages in football are often reserved for strikers, or at least attacking players. The unsung heroes of so many great teams, however, are goalkeepers - arguably the most important position on the pitch - so they surely deserve to be well rewarded for their talents.