Power Ranking Germany's Best Keepers in the 2010-2011 Season

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Power Ranking Germany's Best Keepers in the 2010-2011 Season
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Center of attention: all eyes on Manuel Neuer.

With the announcement of his 19 million euro transfer to record champions Bayern München, Manuel Neuer—currently the undisputed No.1 of Germany's national team—has become the darling of the international sports media.

Many already see the 25-year-old native of Gelsenkirchen as the best goaltender in the world.

Yet with all eyes now following his every move, it is easy to forget that the Bundesliga is so crowded with talent at this position that it could make football fans in other leagues—especially those of EPL-clubs—want to cry out loud.

Germany has always been home to an incredible number of great goalkeepers.

Toni Turek, Hans Tilkowski, Sepp Maier, Harald "Toni" Schuhmacher, Bodo Illgner, Andreas Köpke and Oliver Kahn are just a few famous names out of the rich tradition of German No. 1's who can be considered among the all-time best of their trade. 

And every season brings new faces to this decisive position, with 2010-2011 making no exception.

Some would deserve to be ranked higher on this list, but aren't—either because they sustained injuries, or simply because they couldn't see more playing time due to being on a team with more established keepers.

Others, such as Frank Rost, Oka Nikolov or Jörg Butt (who might be ending their careers), were not considered in this show because I wanted to focus on players who seem promising for the future or who will be back with new teams. 

Here's a look at the best active German keepers in the Bundesliga last season.

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