David De Gea

He came through the Atletico Madrid youth system and was handed his debut in 2009 before moving to Manchester United in 2011. He has represented Spain at the Olympic Games in 2012 but has won the Premier League and Europa League during his career.

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Video: 7 Best Players Not Nominated for the 2018 Ballon d'Or

(L-R) Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti of Italy pose for a photo before the International Friendly match between Italy and Ukraine on October 10, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

Right, I do apologise, but I’m going to have to start this video with a brief rant about the Ballon d’Or. A once fine institution and award, I fear it has been somewhat sullied in recent years. I mean, to start off with we should get back to basics. It is supposed to be an award given to the best individual over the course of a calendar year, and I fear it does neither of those things.

7 Players Who Had World Cups To Forget

(L-R) Marco Reus, Timo Werner and Mesut Oezil of Germany during the national anthem of Germany for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan...

As we approach the latter stages of this summers World Cup in Russia, it is continuing to prove one of the most unpredictable tournaments in living memory. Argentina and Portugal’s exits came as no great surprise, but the Germans getting kicked out in the group stages and Spain being knocked out by Russia have been real shocks to the system.

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(L-R) Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti of Italy pose for a photo before the International Friendly match between Italy and Ukraine on October 10, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

Video: 7 Best Players Not Nominated for the 2018 Ballon d'Or

Right, I do apologise, but I’m going to have to start this video with a brief rant about the Ballon d’Or. A once fine institution and award, I fear it has been somewhat sullied in recent years. I mean, to start off with we should get back to basics. It is supposed to be an award given to the best individual over the course of a calendar year, and I fear it does neither of those things.

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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.