Guus Hiddink: Akinfeev is one of the best goalkeepers of his era
The CSKA goalkeeper has been included in the top 50 best goalkeepers in the world since 1987.
Ex-coach of the Russian national football team Guus Hiddink considers it reasonable to include CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev in the list of the 50 best goalkeepers in the world over the past 35 years.
In the ranking, which was presented by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, Akinfeev took 47th place.
"Akinfeev is one of the best goalkeepers of his era. He deserves to be on the top lists," Hiddink is quoted as saying by Bookmaker Rating.