Who are the best goalkeepers in the world right now?
Aside from being an underrated position in the world of football, being a goalkeeper is not as easy as it seems to be. That kind of position requires a good and calculated instinct, quick reflexes, vocal, be able to cover angles, read opponents, as well as having great skills in receiving ,passing, and clearing the ball with high precision.
Goalkeeping is probably the most challenging position in football to play. If a goalkeeper makes a mistake, it will be the defining moment for either the victory or loss of the team since a goalkeeper is the one between the ball and the net. If a forward/striker makes a mistake, there are other players behind them to take the blame. It’s the position where you don’t have the luxury of relying on anyone else but yourself.
With this, it is only important to recognise some of the best goalkeepers in the world of European football this season.
Ederson Moraes (Manchester City)
With his agility, courage, energy, and physicality, Ederson proves to be one of the best goalkeepers this season, especially since Manchester City is currently placed on the top 2 spot in the Premier League standings.
He has impressive ability of passing and controlling the ball accurately. His extraordinary technique can assist any forwards. Ederson always has an assists in most of his fixture this season which further proves that he is a remarkable sweeper-keeper. He has the qualities that is vital to Manchester City’s winning strategies.
Ederson was one of the key players for the Premier League side ever since he joined them last season. He played a very important part in the 2017-`8 campaign which helped Man City secure their league title victory. As of now, he remains to be consistent, even doing much better than he did last term.
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
His remarkable displays this season have definitely led to Jan Oblak being considered as one of the best goalkeeper in European football this season. He rarely makes mistakes which makes him stand out and make him one of the best.
This Atletico Madrid goalkeeper is blessed with skills that will definitely leave fans and teammates alike quite mesmerized. During his time at Benfica, he won the Ricardo Zamora award for the best goalkeeper in the 2015-16 season, which he won again in the following two seasons.
With his quick reflexes, ball-controlling skills, and consistency, Jan Oblak is truly deserving of a spot in being one of the most top-rated goalkeepers this season.
Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
When he was at AS Roma, he was one of the key players for the Serie A’s side comeback against Barcelona during the second leg of the UEFA Champions League. He played a vital part in Roma’s campaign—they didn’t concede a single goal which led to the team securing a spot in the semifinals. He was able to keep 22 clean sheets throughout the 2017-18 season.
When Alisson Becker transferred to Liverpool this term, he proved to be a sensation, consistently disentangling Liverpool’s struggles of goalkeeping and helped the team make their way up to the top spot in the Premier League table.
Marc-Andre-ter Stegen (Barcelona)
With his height, consistency, agility, along with quick reflexes, good decision-making and remarkable shot-stopping skills, and effective communication skills, Marc-Andre-ter Stegen definitely deserves a spot in being one of the best goalkeepers in European football.
Due to his agility, he is able to anticipate his opponent’s attack which makes his goalkeeping abilities solid. He is also highly efficient with the ball at his feet. Known for his control and precise distribution of the ball, his performances especially this season has been one of the most stellar ones.
David De Gea (Manchester United)
Considered as the best goalkeeper in the world, De Gea was actually scouted by Sir Alex Ferguson himself. His fantastic, jaw-dropping shot-stopping abilities, and astounding extreme reflexes makes him possibly the best in his position in the world.
David De Gea is known for his excellent reflexes, suppleness, composure, leadership, and his decision-making skills. His speed also allows him to perform as a sweeper-keeper which makes unquestionably one of the most remarkable ones. He is even considered as the ‘Messi’ of goalkeepers in European football.
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