He's also one of the greatest goalkeepers Manchester City has ever had, unique in so many ways with a skill-set and passing range many outfield players would love to possess.
But what is his story?
Where and how did his journey begin?
In our fascinating City Studios documentary - and with Brazil's World Cup campaign beginning on Thursday evening - you can watch the inspiring story of a youngster who wanted to be a goalkeeper on his terms.
Available on CITY+ and Recast now, watch our unmissable three-part series...