Top Goalkeepers For Qatar World Cup 2022
Goalkeepers have always been an integral part of the Team. The role of the goalkeeper is deciding in modern-day football and can make an impactable difference in the team’s results.
Check out the top best goalkeepers in the world in 2021
1. Jan Oblak — Atletico Madrid and Slovenia
Jan Oblak has kept 123 clean sheets in the 229 La Liga games he’s played for Atletico Madrid.
The Slovenian conceded the lowest number of goals in La Liga last season as Atletico Madrid won their first Spanish title since 2014.
Jan Oblak’s play is based on patient decision-making. While some goalkeepers are on the front foot, Oblak bet his chips so he can learn to play, not tend to lean or guess one way early.
2. Manuel Neuer — Bayern Munich and Germany
Manuel Neuer is surely the “GOAT” when it comes to goalkeeping. He is rated as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport. He was named the best goalkeeper of the decade from 2011 to 2020 by IFFHS.
In January, the 35-year-old recorded his 197th clean sheet in 423 Bundesliga games to set a new league record and surpass Germany legend Oliver Kahn in the all-time leaderboard.
3. Alisson Becker — Brazil and Liverpool
Despite a difficult last season for Liverpool, Alisson still remains one of the top goalkeepers in the world.
The Brazilian has, for the most part, been his reliable self in the net, often rescuing the Reds’ injury-stricken and less than the reliable defense from calamity.
Alisson has a style similar to Oblak’s, which fits well with Liverpool and Brazil as a respectable goalkeeper who often waits 89 minutes to make his first save.
4. Keylor Navas — Paris Saint Germain and Costa Ric
Keylor Navas is one of the most underrated goalkeepers around the world. His age is not on his side, however, he can still contribute a lot to the team. In terms of reflexes and athleticism, he is on the top comparing it with the other goalkeepers.
Navas’ stellar performance in PSG’s Champions League last-16 victory over Barcelona back in March epitomized his excellence.
5. Gianluigi Donnarumma — AC Milan and Italy
Gianluigi Donnarumma does not need any introduction in this list. Milan’s young sensation is all set to leave AC Milan after six spectacular seasons. He is likely to join PSG for the next season.
Despite Milan finding itself in a period of transition, the 22-year-old has been a stalwart in the net, keeping 71 cleans sheets in 215 matches.
The Italian is seen as the long-term successor to Gianluigi Buffon for his national side and is already proving he’s capable of matching the great man.