Being a goalkeeper has to be one of the hardest positions to play in soccer. To be a goalkeeper you have to have an amazing arsenal of skills and these goalkeepers have it all. Here are the Best Goalkeepers in the world: Top 5 ranked.
5. David De Gea (Manchester United/Spain)
Coming in at number five we have none other than David De Gea. De Gea is a keeper who’s reaction times are amongst the best I’ve ever seen. His cat-like reflexes make it a nightmare for attackers as he can save almost anything. However, the past couple of years haven’t been great for De Gea. He’s been really inconsistent as of late and the amount of criticism he gets is overwhelming. Even though De Gea hasn’t been great as of late, he is arguably one of the best players at the club. De Gea is one of the best keepers I’ve ever watched and that is why he is at number five on my list.
4. Alisson Becker (Liverpool/Brazil)
Coming in at number four we have Liverpool’s shot-stopper Alisson Becker. The Brazilian arrived in Liverpool back in 2018 from Roma and ever since then he’s been a crucial part to that Liverpool team. Alisson has helped Liverpool win many titles such as the Champions League (2018) and the English Premier League (2020). In his time at Liverpool, he’s won many individual honors as well having won the golden glove in both the Premier League and the Champions League. Alisson is an amazing shot-stopper and an even better playmaker as he is brilliant with his feet. Allison is definitely one of Liverpool’s best keepers ever and that’s why he earned his spot at number four.
3. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid/Belgium)
At number three we have Real Madrid’s, Thibaut Courtois. Courtois arrived in Madrid back in 2018 having previously spent his time at Chelsea in England. Courtois really made a name for himself at Chelsea as he won many titles individually and as part of the Chelsea squad. However, he decided it was time for a change so he packed his bags and moved to Real Madrid. His first season at Madrid was horrendous as many of the fans started turning their back on the Belgian. Well in his second season at Madrid he won back the fans and lead the Spanish La Liga in clean sheets (18 in 34 appearances). Courtois also managed to take home his first La Liga title in only his second season in Madrid. This is why Courtois is ranked number three on my list.
2. Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid/Slovenia)
Coming in at number two we have the Slovenian wall, Jan Oblak. Oblak has been one of Europes best keepers for years now and could definitely be at the top of this list. Oblak has been absolutely incredible for Atlético as he set a record for the fewest games to reach 100 clean sheets in La Liga (100 in 182). Jan has won many many trophies individually but lacks trophies at the club level and that is the main reason I have him at number two.
1. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany)
The world’s best goalkeeper is nonetheless Manuel Neuer. Neuer has played amazing as of late having won the treble (Bundesliga, Champions League, DFB Pokal) with Bayern Munich this season. Neuer also had 15 clean sheets last season in the Bundesliga which proved to be crucial to Bayern’s season. This World Cup champion never takes no for an answer and will always give it his all out on the pitch. Personally, he is the most complete goalkeeper out there and will go down as one of the best to ever do it.