The goal scorers receive all the attention, but the goalies win games. Goalkeepers define monumental moments in 90 minutes and having one of the world’s best goalkeepers can make or break a game.
As we advance in this article, we will mention the 10 best goalkeepers in world football right now!
1. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid & Belgium)
Courtois is perhaps one of the 10 best goalkeepers in world football right now. Courtois, a three-time Zamora Trophy winner, and Premier League Golden Glove winner, was awarded the best FIFA Keeper in 2018. Last year, Courtois had the best save percentage in Europe (81.1%), saving 90 of 111 shots.
2. Ederson (Manchester City & Brazil)
Ederson, the winner of the previous two Premier League Golden Gloves, is impossible to leave out from the top 10 best goalkeepers in world football right now. He is a three-time Premier League, four-time League Cup, FA Cup, and Copa America champion. He has 25 clean sheets in 46 league appearances, a 54.3 percent European record.
3. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea & Senegal)
Chelsea’s No. 1 has just been with the club a year and is already a hero. He preserved 16 clean sheets in his debut Premier League season and nine clean sheets in the Champions League as Chelsea overcame Manchester City 1-0 to win their second European Cup.
He has the best save success percentage in Europe this season at 93.1%.
4. Donnarumma (PSG & Italy)
Donnarumma became Italy’s youngest-ever goalkeeper in 2016 at 17 years and 189 days. He saved two penalties in the final against England, becoming the nation’s hero. Now at PSG, he is generally regarded as one of the most intriguing keepers.
5. Mike Maignan (AC Milan & France)
Mike Maignan is another talented keeper who may become France’s No. 1 in the future. After joining PSG’s youth teams, he joined Lille and was voted Ligue 1’s top goalkeeper in 2018-19. He joined AC Milan in the summer and has stopped 82.6 percent of shots this year.
6. David Ospina (Napoli & Colombia)
The Colombian goalkeeper wasn’t a fan favorite at Arsenal, but he’s enjoyed a breakout season with Napoli since departing in 2018. He stopped 76.9% of shots faced last season and 87.5% this season.
7. Alisson (Liverpool & Brazil)
Alisson was named Best FIFA Goalkeeper in 2019 and helped Liverpool overcome a 30-year championship drought. He preserved a clean sheet as Liverpool won their sixth European Cup.
8. David De Gea (Manchester United & Spain)
David De Gea’s reputation has dimmed with Manchester United’s struggles, but his shot-stopping skills put him on this list. Despite United’s efforts, De Gea has maintained more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in Europe’s top five leagues, save Mark Noble’s last-minute penalty in a 2-1 victory against West Ham.
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9. Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal & England)
Aaron Ramsdale, who is 23 years old, has a chance to be England’s number one goalkeeper by the time the World Cup in Qatar takes place in 2022. In the summer, the teenage goalkeeper joined Arsenal for a club-record transfer fee of up to £30 million, and in his eight Premier League appearances so far this season. He has stopped 86.2 percent of the 29 shots he has faced, preserving five clean sheets.
10. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid & Slovenia)
Oblak was a significant component of the club’s title-winning campaign, keeping clean sheets in 47.4 percent of Atletico Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season. Even if his performances have not been entirely standard this season, Oblak has won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy – given to the La Liga goalkeeper with the lowest goals-to-game ratio – in five of the previous years six seasons, including last season.