Ranked: 10 Best Goalkeepers in World Football Right Now

By Amreen
Gianluigi Donnarumma joined PSG on a free earlier this summer
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Every team needs a solid player to hold the fort between the sticks for them, and experience doesn't always come with age. Whether it's making a vital stop or adding an extra body to a team's line of defence, goalkeepers can lift a side over the course of a season.

According to stats from FBREF.com, here's a list of the top 10 goalkeepers in the world right now.

10. Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
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2020/21 Season Stats:

31 appearances

11 clean sheets

71.6% save percentage

32 goals against

29 expected goals against

Ter Stegen’s form took a dip last season following knee surgery, but he still managed to register his 100th clean sheet.

9. Peter Gulacsi

Peter Gulacsi
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2020/21 Season Stats:

33 appearances

15 clean sheets

64.9% save percentage

30 goals against

24.5 expected goals against

The 31-year-old is one of the oldest keepers in the game right now, it hasn't stopped him leading the Bundesliga in clean sheets in 2020/21.

8. Gianluigi Donnarumma

Gianluigi Donnarumma
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2020/21 Season Stats:

37 appearances

14 clean sheets

71.6% save percentage

38 goals against

39.9 expected goals against

Donnarumma put in a Player of the Tournament performance at Euro 2021, keeping three clean sheets, saving three penalties, and became the first goalkeeper to win the award.

7. Keylor Navas

French Ligue 1"Stade de Reims  Paris Saint-Germain"
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2020/21 Season Stats:

29 appearances

15 clean sheets

80.9% save percentage

18 goals against

22 expected goals against

PSG's number one keeper led the French league in save percentages in 2020/21, and without him, the shaky PSG defence would have conceded many more in 2020/21.

6. Mike Maignan

Mike Maignan
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2020/21 Season Stats:

38 appearances

21 clean sheets

79.4% save percentage

23 goals against

25.8 expected goals against

The 26-year-old kept a ridiculous 21 clean sheets for Lille, one short of the season record.

5. Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois
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2020/21 Season Stats:

38 appearances

17 clean sheets

81.1% save percentage

28 goals against

29.8 expected goals against

Courtios was instrumental in helping Real Madrid finish second in LaLiga last season, despite having most of his defensive backline, including former player Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, and Fede Valverde all hit with injuries.

4. Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer
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2020/21 Season Stats:

33 appearances

9 clean sheets

67.5% save percentage

42 goals against

44.2 expected goals against

The 35-year-old was instrumental as Bayern won September’s 2020 UEFA Super Cup and the German Super Cup and was awarded FIFA’s Best Goalkeeper award in December.

3. Ederson

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2020/21 Season Stats:

36 appearances

19 clean sheets

75% save percentage

28 goals against

29.2 expected goals against

Ederson is one of the best goalkeepers currently in the Premier League, and his performances in goal last season, helped Pep Guardiola's side win the league title.

2. Alisson

Alisson Becker
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2020/21 Season Stats:

33 appearances

10 clean sheets

74.8% save percentage

32 goals against

37.9 expected goals against

Alisson’s late header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner against West Brom kept Liverpool’s dream of a last-minute Champions League qualification alive last season.

1. Jan Oblak

Jan Oblak
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2020/21 Season Stats:

38 appearances

18 clean sheets

80% save percentage

25 goals conceded

31.8 expected goals against

The Slovenian helped Atletico to a La Liga-low 25 goals conceded last season as the Rojiblancos won the LaLiga title for the first time since 2013/14.