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Goalkeepers play a vital part in modern football. They not only help teams keep clean sheets and win games but can also contribute to the build-up of scoring goals. Currently, Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is the most valuable goalkeeper, according to Tranfermarkt.com. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is second, meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois is 3rd.
The list also contains the likes of Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson as well as Andre Onana of Ajax.
Here is the top 10 list of Most Valuable Goalkeepers
1. Jan Oblak
Oblak has been a goalkeeper at Atletico Madrid since 2014. Atlético paid €16 million for the goalkeeper making him the most expensive goalkeeper in La Liga history. During this season, Oblak has made overall 25 appearances in which he has conceded 18 goals and kept 13 clean sheets. His contract with the Spanish side expires in the summer of 2023.
Alisson joined the Reds from Roma in 2018. Liverpool paid £66.8 million for the Brazilian goalkeeper, making him the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. However, the record was broken later when Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for a reported £71.6 million fee. During this season the goalkeeper suffered several injuries and he has made overall 23 appearances in which he has conceded 21 goals and kept 7 clean sheets. The 28-year-old’s contract with the Reds expires in the summer of 2024.
Courtois joined Real Madrid from Chelsea on 2018. The 28-year-old goalkeeper has been the Blues player since 2011, however, he spent few seasons (2011-2014) on loan at Atletico Madrid. During this season, he has made 27 appearances in which he has conceded 29 goals and kept 10 clean sheets.
4.Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Ter Stegen joined Barcelona in 2014 from Borussia Monchengladbach. During this season, the 28-year-old suffered a knee injury and missed several of Barca games. He has made overall 20 appearances in which he has conceded 23 goals and kept 7 clean sheets.
5. Gianluigi Donnarumma
Donnarumma signed for Milan at the age of 14. The young goalkeeper has made 26 appearances so far this season in which he has conceded 31 goals and kept 8 clean sheets. His contract with the Serie A side expires at the end of this season.