The Best Goalkeepers In The World Have Been Named And Ranked

 The Best Goalkeepers In The World Have Been Named And Ranked

The world's best goalkeepers have been named and rated, with three Premier League stoppers in the top ten.

Manchester City's Ederson is ranked second overall on football magazine FourFourTwo's keeper countdown, but Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak takes the top spot, with the Serbian all-rounder dubbed "the benchmark for goalkeeping excellence."

Oblak is generally regarded as the best keeper in the world, making him an obvious choice for the top spot. However, Alisson of Liverpool is just sixth overall, behind his Brazil teammate Ederson and Chelsea's Edouard Mendy (who takes the fifth spot).


Ederson's dazzling build-up play is naturally lauded, but FFT also claims that "he's dramatically improved from a defensive perspective this season," with the Premier League's third-best save percentage in 2020/21.

Chelsea's Mendy is also regarded as a relative bargain at £22 million, with the Senegal goalkeeper praised for his performances on the big stage this season.

At the age of 35, Bayern Munich legend Manuel Neuer is still healthy enough to finish third overall, while Real Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois is fourth, ahead of his Barcelona counterpart, Marc-Andre  Stegen, who is seventh.

There is, however, no spot for Italy and AC Milan No. 1 Gianluigi Donnarumma, nor for Juventus' first-choice goalkeeper, ex-Arsenal man Wojciech Szczesny. David de Gea's absence is less surprising considering that he is actually second in Manchester United's pecking order behind Dean Henderson.

Ten excellent keepers, with Samir Handanovic in seventh place standing out as the most perplexing. The Inter captain was once a world-class goalkeeper, but the 36-year-old has been prone to errors this season, despite the fact that Antonio Conte's team has risen to the top of Serie A.

10. Peter Gulasci (RB Leipzig)

9. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

8. Keylor Navas (PSG)

7. Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan)

6. Alisson (Liverpool)

5. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

4. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)

3. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

2. Ederson (Man City)

1. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)


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