The position of goalkeepers is almost as unrecognizable today as it was six or seven years ago. No longer just shooting goalscorers or crusaders, those between clubs are now seen as the first point of attack, using their play to initiate passing streaks and help their team dominate ball control. Are mistakes made? Of course. But with high risk, there is a high reward, and as we've seen with Manchester City and Liverpool over the past few years, owning a world No.1 star can make all the difference. So who do we think are the 10 best goalkeepers on the planet right now? Check out our rankings below:
Signed for just \u00a32m from RB Salzburg in 2015, Peter Gulasci has not been a spectacular player for the top Bundesliga players RB Leipzig in recent years. The international aspires to be a great sniper first and foremost, but he's also incredibly sharp about when to hit the streets and when to stay. Gulasci controls his area brilliantly and just in case you need more credit, only Bayern Munich (32) have conceded fewer goals than Leipzig (37) in the Bundesliga last season.
Next is a guy who has appeared since dawn, or at least it seems, Samir Handanovic. Since joining Inter Milan from Udinese, veteran Slovenia has never been given the credit he deserves, but whether the Nerazzurri are good or bad - and they have certainly stepped up in recent years - Handanovic is still stepping up. Handanovic has conceded just 0.96 goals every 90 minutes in Serie A this season - a remarkably low number for a starting goalkeeper.
8.David de Gea
What are you saying? David de Gea is a boom? Is he too easy to make mistakes now? Yes, the Spaniard is now subject to strange mistakes. Despite that, he still digs Manchester United a lot more holes than he throws them. \u201cHe is making big saves for us. He wins games for us. I still think he's the best goalkeeper in the world," United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of De Gea after a rather boring and predictable recent run from the always belligerent Roy Keane. While Solskjaer might go too far in calling him the best goalkeeper on the planet, De Gea's save rate of 72.32% speaks volumes.
A systematic goalkeeper for a total of 10 years must be sure to recover at the top of a false strain than a glowing objective. It is exactly whether the Tibian officer has managed. After hitting his movement in Chelsea along his movement, he looks like his formal month during his formal month, and he seems to have less fit with his feet while reaching the corner of the floor and judging the cross. Each passage game. Real Madrid has the best defense of the Liga \\ u2019 at this season. He played a huge role in reaching the top of the Table and the highest Monumental Munippers \\ u2018 among the largest \\ u2018 Kipper is the highest rate of 78.57% \\ u2014 this effort.
Referring to Real Madrid, it seems that to this day, Keylor Navas' face has never been adapted. The Costa Rican made 162 appearances for Los Blancos between 2014 and 2019, winning three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles, as well as the 2016\/17 La Liga crown. However, it feels like the fans always wanted a superstar among the sticks, so he went to PSG and, well, he's shown us everything he's been up to since coming in. Paris. 11 clean sheets in Ligue 1 - the second-highest number in the league - is a pretty impressive record, but add to the fact that no goalkeeper has made five Champions League appearances yet this season and you start. to understand about Navas. capacity
The Claudio Bravo experiment never quite worked out at Manchester City but it was clear to see just what Pep Guardiola was looking for, so, when Ederson arrived, everything just seems to fall into place. The Citizens became champions, “Centurions” and “formidable” and you’d be a fool to underestimate how important Ederson has been to that success.
The Brazilian has it all, whether it’s pulling off cat-like saves, taking the ball from a defender under pressure, or racing out to meet a cross in his box. However, his most important weapon is that ridiculously long kicking range. Any goalkeeper who can turn a goal-kick into a goalscoring opportunity is worth a mention here, not least one who even managed to bag himself a Premier League assist last season.
4.Marc- Andre- Ter Stegen
If you're wearing the Barcelona goalkeeper jersey, you'd better be super talented with the ball at your feet and better yet, there's no goalkeeper in La Liga with a high save success rate than Marc-Andre ter Stegen (86.45%). Season. More than that, however, Ter Stegen is also great with the classics. He's a quick gunner, decisive in the box, and extremely vocal. Honestly, without him, Barca would be so much worse this season, which begs the question: How the hell have they won only 24 caps for Germany in the last eight years?
Oh, that's right, because Manuel Neuer exists. No goalkeeper has redefined his position more than Neuer over the past decade. Bayern Munich's No. 1 was the 'sweeper keeper' before the goalkeeper scored a cool goal, so, not content with that, he chilled himself to that keeper's keeper. You might point to his poor performance at the 2018 World Cup as a sign that he's dying, but honestly, the whole German team is a laughing stock at this tournament. You could say he's past his best, but honestly, that sounds like lazy analysis from pundits and fans who need to watch Bundesliga football a lot. slightly. Neuer is a man among the men of Hansi Flick, someone who can be trusted in the greatest moments.
With a tackle success rate of only 54.99%, Jan Oblak is not a goalkeeper like Ter Stegen or Neuer. However, he is the greatest shot saver on the planet. Finger to the nose. Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid are deep and narrow, so there's no need for the goalkeeper to squeeze behind the front line. Instead, they needed someone to make the crosses and keep the ball out of the net. There is no one better suited for this team than Oblak. 78 clean sheets in La Liga.
Will Alisson play as well as Neuer or Ter Stegen? Maybe not. Does he stop as ruthlessly as Oblak? Closed, but no cigars. However, you must still be surprised at how well he masters these two skills. If you need someone to stop that missile in the upper right corner, Alisson will do it for you. Does your defender feel a little bit of pressure when some strikers get close? It's okay, push Alisson away and he will calmly change the game. What really sets him apart, however, is his uncanny ability to keep Liverpool alive in the biggest games. Think of his performance against Flamengo in the Club World Cup final, or his 91st-minute finish to knock Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik in last season's Champions League group stage. Liverpool could not have won either of these tournaments without Alisson managing those key moments. \u201cThat says a lot about him. We must not take it for granted. Absolutely special,\u201d said Jurgen Klopp of Alisson after the Brazilian made the following saves in the 0-0 Merseyside derby draw against Everton recently. "That's what a world-class goalkeeper, has to do for 90 minutes or so, so he's there." A born champion in every sense of the word. Honorary Nominees: Hugo Lloris, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Wojciech Szcz\u0119sny Gianluigi Buffon, Dean Henderson, Bernd Leno, Martin Dubravka, Rui Patricio, Roman Burki, Jordan Pickford, Yann Sommer, Kasper Schmeichel, Nick Pope, Andre Onana, Unai Simon.