Top 10 Best Football Goalkeepers In The World Right Now

September 27, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Best Football Goalkeepers In The World Right Now

Goalkeeper, also known as just keeper or goalie, is one of the most crucial positions for any football team. They are the last defense between the ball and the goal line. They are also the only ones who can hold the ball with their hands within the goal box. Goalkeepers not only possess amazing hand-eye coordination but also have great speed. Besides, they also have excellent areal abilities. Most of the goalkeepers usually wear jersey number '1' or '99'. Besides, there are several great goalkeepers who now captain their teams. Since the modern evolution of football, goalkeepers now also act as a sweeper-keeper. And, here goes our exclusive list of the best football goalkeepers in the world right now.

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Starting from best forwards to best midfielders, even the best defenders in the world; we have covered all the very bests of the current football world. But, this series will be really incomplete if we don’t consider the best football goalkeepers in 2020. So, here goes our exclusive ranking. Happy reading, folks!

10. Kasper Schmeichel

Son of legendary Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, Kasper Schmeichel currently plays for the Denmark national football team. Besides, he is also the vice-captain of the Premier League club Leicester City. A product of Manchester City youth academy, he started his senior footballing career with the team’s first-squad in 2005. He then played for several teams before joining the foxes in 2011.

Kasper Schmeichel recently achieved third place in the Best FIFA Goalkeeper in 2018. He became the Leicester City Player of the Season twice till now. Besides, he also became the Leicester City Supporters' Club Player of the Season in 2012. He became the Danish Football Player of the Year twice till now. Moreover, he achieved the Danish Football Player of the Year in 2015.

9. Claudio Bravo

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Claudio-Bravo

One of the best football goalkeepers, Claudio Bravo, currently plays for one of the Premier League champions Manchester City. Besides, he also plays for the Chile national football team. He started his football journey with Colo-Colo in 2002. He then moved to La Liga side Real Sociedad in 2006 before joining Barcelona in 2014. Finally, he joined the Premier League club in 2016.

Claudio Bravo received the FIFA Confederations Cup Best Goalkeeper award in 2017. He won the Copa América Best Goalkeeper award twice till now. Besides, he also received his place in the Copa América Team of the Tournament twice till now. Moreover, he also received his place in the La Liga Team of the Season in 2015. He then also received the Best Chilean Player Abroad award in 2014.

8. Keylor Navas

A product of Saprissa youth academy, Keylor Navas currently plays for the French club Paris Saint-Germain. Besides, he also plays for the Costa Rican national football team. He started his senior footballing career with Saprissa in 2005. Shortly after, he joined Albacete in 2010. He then also joined Levante in 2012 before joining Real Madrid in 2014. And in 2019, he joined the Ligue1 club PSG.

Keylor Navas won the UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season in 2018. He then also won the Ibero-American Community Trophy in 2017. He became a part of the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season in 2018. Navas won the CONCACAF Men's Goalkeeper of the Year thrice till now. He also won the CONCACAF Gold Cup Best Goalkeeper in 2009 and the LFP Awards Best Goalkeeper in 2014.

7. Alisson Becker

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Alisson-Becker

One of the best football goalkeepers in 2020, Alisson Becker, currently plays for the Premier League club, Liverpool. Besides, he also plays for the Brazilian national football team. A product of the Internacional youth academy, he started his senior footballing career with the club’s first-squad in 2013. He then moved to AS Roma in 2016 before joining the Premier League side Liverpool in 2018.

Alisson Becker won both the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper and the Yashin Trophy in 2019. Besides, he has also earned his place in the IFFHS Men's World Team in 2019. He also received the Copa América Golden Glove in 2019. Besides, he has also won the Globe Soccer Awards Goalkeeper of the Year in 2018. He then also received the Premier League Golden Glove in 2019 and The Best FIFA Goalkeeper in 2019.

6. Marc-André ter Stegen

Marc-André-ter-Stegen

Without any doubt, Marc-André ter Stegen is definitely one of the best football goalkeepers in the world right now. He currently plays for La Liga side Barcelona. Besides, he also makes his appearances for the German national football team. He started his senior footballing career with Borussia Mönchengladbach II team in 2009. He then earned his promotion in the club’s first-squad in 2010.

Marc-André ter Stegen recently received second place in the Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper award in 2019. Besides, he has also achieved his place in the UEFA Team of the Year in 2018. Moreover, he achieved his place in the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season twice till now. He also received the kicker Bundesliga Goalkeeper of the Season in 2012. He recently helped the German team to win the FIFA Confederation Cup in 2017.

5. David de Gea

Spanish football star, David de Gea, currently plays for one of the richest football clubs in the world, Manchester United. Besides, he also makes regular appearances for the Spanish national football team. A product of Atlético Madrid youth academy, he started his footballing career with the team’s second-squad in 2008. Shortly after, he has earned his promotion to the team’s first-squad in 2009.

David de Gea won the Premier League Golden Glove in 2018. Besides, he also received his place in the FIFA FIFPro World11 in 2018. He has earned his place in the PFA Team of the Year five times till now. Besides, he also won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year four times as of 2019. During his time with the Red Devils, he won the Manchester United Players' Player of the Year award thrice.

4. Thibaut Courtois

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Thibaut-Courtois

Needless to say, Thibaut Courtois is definitely one of the best football goalkeepers in 2020. He currently plays for La Liga side Real Madrid. Besides, he also plays for the Belgium national football team. He started his senior footballing career with Genk in 2009. Shortly after, he joined the Premier League side, Chelsea, in 2011. And in 2018, he finally took his transfer to Los Blancos.

Thibaut Courtois won both The Best FIFA Goalkeeper and IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 2018. Besides, he also won the FIFA World Cup Golden Glove in 2018 and also earned his place in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team the same year. He received the Premier League Golden Glove in 2017. Moreover, he was named as the Belgian Sportsman of the year in 2014. And during the London Football Awards, he received the best goalkeeper of the year award in 2015.

3. Hugo Lloris

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Hugo-Lloris

French footballer Hugo Lloris currently plays for the Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. Besides, he also captains the France national football team. He started his senior footballing journey with the Nice B team in 2005. He then earned his promotion to the team’s first-squad in that same year. Shortly after, he took his transfer to Lyon in 2008 before finally joining the Spurs in 2012.

Hugo Lloris received the Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 2018. He achieved second place in both the Best FIFA Goalkeeper and IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 2018. He achieved the Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year three times. Besides, he has also earned his place in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year thrice. Moreover, he won the Toulon Tournament Best Goalkeeper award in 2006.

2. Gianluigi Buffon

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Gianluigi-Buffon

One of the best football goalkeepers, Gianluigi Buffon, currently plays for the Serie A side Juventus. Besides, he also plays for the Italian national football team. A product of Parma youth academy, he started his senior footballing career with the team’s first-squad in 1995. He then took his transfer to Juventus in 2001. He played for a single season in PSG in 2018 before joining Juventus again in 2019.

Gianluigi Buffon achieved the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year Award twelve times till now. Besides, he also achieved the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year twice and Best European Goalkeeper thrice till now. Moreover, he received the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper award five times. He won The Best FIFA Goalkeeper in 2017. Besides, he became a part of the Juventus Greatest XI of All Time in 2017.

1. Manuel Neuer

One of the highest-paid footballers, Manuel Neuer, currently plays for the Bundesliga side Bayern Munich. Besides, he also plays for the German national football team. He started his senior footballing career with Schalke 04 II in 2004. Shortly after, he has earned his promotion to the team’s first-squad in 2006. After playing there for five years, he finally joined Bayern Munich in 2011.

Manuel Neuer won both the L'Équipe's player of the year and AIPS Athlete of the Year award in 2014. Besides, he also achieved the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper four times till now. Moreover, he won the Footballer of the Year in Germany twice until now. He has earned his place in both the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team and FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014. And now, he has made his name as the greatest sweeper-keeper of all time.

So, here goes our exclusive list of the best football goalkeepers in the world right now. We hope that you liked this list. And, don’t forget to send us your valuable opinion about this list in the comment box below.

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