Who are the top 10 best goalkeepers in the world 2021 and how do they rank?
This question won't just go away. Each year, season in season out, fans continue to banter about who the best goalkeeper in the world is.
But can this debate be genuinely answered without any form of bias by whoever is answering, myself included?!
That notwithstanding, the top 10 best goalkeepers in the world 2021 still needs to be tackled, and that's what this article seeks to do.
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Top 10 Best Goalkeepers In The World 2021
Jan is a 28 years old goalkeeper born in skofjaLoka, Slovenia, and currently plays for Atletico Madrid.
Jan began his professional career with Olimpija Ljubljana in 2009 after rising through its academy.
He later joined the Portuguese side Benfica from 2010 to 2014.
Oblak became Laliga's most expensive goalkeeper when he signed with Atletico Madrid for 16 million euros.
Since then, he has built a reputation as a shot-stopper and was able to keep 100 clean sheets in his first 182 matches, the firstLaligakeeper to achieve such.
EDERSON SANTANA DE MORAES
EdersonSantana de Moraes is a 27 years old goalkeeper born in Osasco, Brazil andcurrently plays for Manchester City.
He began his professional career with club Rio Ave in 2012 before joining Portuguese Club Benfica in 2015, which was like a reunion as he had gone through the club youth system up to 2009. he won four PrimeraLiga with benfica.
Ederson became the most expensive goalkeeper of all time when he joined Manchester City in 2017 for 35 million pounds.
He is well known for keeping clean sheets and keeping 18 clean sheets throughout the 2021 EPL season, which earned him the golden glove award.
Manuel Neuer is a 35-year-old goalkeeper born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany, and has played most of his career with Bayern Munich.
He began his professional career with Schalke in 2004 though he has been with the club since 1991 in his youth career.
He won the DFL Ligapokal in 2005 and the DFB Pokal in the 2010-2011 season with the same club.
Neuer joined Bayern Munich in 2011 and has won 25 titles to date with the club.
He is considered one of the greatest goalkeeper of all time.
Thibaut Courtois is a 29 years old Belgian goalkeeper and currently plays with Real Madrid.
Thibaut started his professional career with Genk in 2009 after coming through the academy system he joined in 1999.
He later joined Chelsea in 2011 for 8 million pounds and was given to Atletico Madrid for a loan in the same year.
Courtois impressed all with his performance in Atletico Madrid and waswidely regarded as a potential great.
He returned to Chelsea as the No. 1 goalie but later had a fallout with the club, which ultimately saw him join Real Madrid.
He won the league title with Madrid in the 2019/2020 season.
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Edouard Mendy is a 29 years old goalkeeper born in Montivilliers, France and currently plays for Chelsea.
Mendy started his professional career with Cherbourg in 2011 and later joined Marseille B in 2015 and played with their reserve team.
He joined Reims in 2016 and had three clean sheets in seven appearances.
Mendy got his first breakthrough when he joined Chelsea in 2020 for 22 million pounds.
He quickly established himself as potentially great and ultimately helped his team win the UEFA Champions League in his very first season.
Alisson Becker is a 28 years old goalkeeper born in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.
He currently plays for Liverpool but started his professional career with the brazil side Internacional FC.
In the four seasons he spent with the Internacional, he won all of the four Campeonato Gaucho.
He joined Roma in 2016 and later moved to Liverpool in 2018 for £66.8 million.
In his first season with the club, he won the Premier League Golden Glove Award due to his record of 21 clean sheets.
He has helped Liverpool won the UCL and the EPL since joining them.
Allison's passing accuracy makes him a standout goalkeeper in the Premier League.
Samir Handanovic is a 36 years old goalkeeper born in Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, and SFR Yugoslavia.
He currently plays for Inter Milan after joining them for 11 million euros in 2012.
He is currently the team captain and has been able to singlehandedly win matches for them with his stunning saves.
He is nicknamed Batman by his fans and was a major influence on Inter Milan stride to the Scudetto this season.
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Keylor Navasis 34 years old Costa Rican goalkeeper who currently with Paris Saint-German.
He started his professional career in 2005 with Saprissa and won 6 Liga FPD titles.
He joined Real Madrid for 10 million euros in 2014 and won the UEFA Champions League with the Los Blancos three consecutive times before joining Paris St. German, where he has been a force to reckon with.
MARC ADRE TER STEGEN
Marc Adre Ter Stegen is a 29 years old goalkeeper, born in Monchengladbach, Germany and currently plays with Barcelona.
He started his professional career with Borussia Monchengladbach ll after coming through the club academy.
He won the kicker Bundesliga Goalkeeper of the 2011-2012 season and several other awards with the club before signing with Barcelona for 12 million euros in 2014.
Marc has shown that he's an asset with Barcelona and has been a silver lining in the Catalans' gloomy spell in recent years.
He recently signed an extension in 2020,which is expected to last till 2025.
Peter Gulasci is a 31 years old goalkeeper born in Budapest, Hungary and currently plays with RB Leipzig.
Peter began his professional career with MTK Budapest in 2007 and played for clubs like Liverpool, Hereford United, Tranmere Rovers, Hull City, and Red Bull Salzburg before joining his current club in 2015 2 million pounds.
With RB Leipzig, peter won the Kicker Bundesliga Goalkeeper for the 2018-2019 season and is currently ranked among the very best.
Those are the top 10 best goalkeepers in the world 2021 and I know you may see this list as subjective, you can freely disagree in the comment box below.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago