"Most kids dream of scoring the perfect goal. I've always dreamed of stopping it," Iker Casillas
Like any other player, goalkeepers play an important part in football. In modern football, goalies are not just players who save goals and keep clean sheets. There are goalkeepers who start attacks, assist goals and even score goals themselves.
And with that in mind we have decided to take a look at top 10 goalkeepers of this season.
Here is the list of Top 10 goalkeepers in the World 2021.
Navas has been with PSG since 2019. The Costa Rica international goalkeeper became Coupe de France champions in the 2020/2021 season. Navas is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers. The 34-year-old is an energetic goalie with great reflexes.
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Manchester United goalkeeper has been one of the bests of his position for several years now. The goalkeeper has been long linked with a move to Real Madrid, however, his transfer hasn't happened. De Gea has been with Manchester United since 2011. During the 2020/21 season he reached the Europa League final with the Red Devils, however, they lost to Villarreal on penalties. De Gea also reached UEFA Nations League final with Spain, however, he was an unused substitute as Spain lost the final to France.
Lloris is Tottenham's and France's first-choice goalkeeper. He has been with Spurs since 2012. During the 2020/2021 season, the goalkeeper was a runner up with Spurs in the EFL Cup as Manchester City became the champions. Meanwhile, Lloris reached the UEFA Nations League final with France and became champions as they beat Spain in the final.
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Oblak is also considered as one of the best goalies. The 28-year-old plays as a goalkeeper for Atletico Madrid and Slovenia. During the 2020/2021 season, Oblak became La Liga champions with Atletico. During the previous season he also win the Zamora trophy.
Manuel Neuer doesn't really need an introduction. The goalkeeper has been one of the bests for some time now. The 35-year-old has been with Bayern Munich since 2011. During the 2020/2021 season, Neuer became Bundesliga and DFL Supercup champions with Bayern as well as FIFA Club World Cup.
Alisson is also considered to be one of the best goalkeepers. He and Ederson are the two goalkeepers playing for Brazil national team. The 29-year-old has been a Liverpool player since 2018. During the 2020/2021 season, towards the end of the campaign, the goalkeeper's 95' header helped the Reds to earn crucial three points in an away game against West Bromwich. In the summer of 2021, Alisson reached the Copa America final with Brazil, however, they suffered a defeat to Argentina.
Ederson is another Brazil national goalkeeper playing in Premier League. The 28-year-old plays for Manchester City and in 2020/2021 season, they became Premier League champions for the 3rd time in four years. During the previous season, the goalkeeper also became EFL Cup champion and a UEFA Champions League runner-up as they lost the final to Chelsea. In the summer of 2021, Ederson reached the Copa America final with Brazil, however, they suffered a defeat to Argentina.
Edouard Mendy has caught the attention of many after making a move to Chelsea in 2020. The Senegalese goalkeeper has been in fine form for the Blues. In the 2020/2021 season, He became UEFA Champions League champions with Chelsea as well as UEFA SuperCup winner. He was named UEFA goalkeeper of the season of 2020/21.
Martinez has become one of the favorite goalkeepers among the fans. He has been having an impressive season on both club and country level. The Aston Villa goalkeeper spent eight season at Arsenal, however, he was loaned many times to different clubs as a Gunners player. After moving to Villa in 2020, the 29-year-old caught the eyes of many with his impressive form. He helped Argentina to become Copa America champions as they beat Brazil with a 1-0 score.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper is the youngest goalkeeper in this list. The Italian international has been compared to Gianluigi Buffon while still playing for AC Milan. In 2021, Donnarumma joined Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expired with Serie A side. In the summer of 2021, Donnarumma was between the sticks when Italy beat England in EURO 2020 on penalties. And after a successful season, the 22-year-old goalie became a winner of Yashin trophy in the Ballon d'Or ceremony on November 29, 2021.
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