The Best Goal Keepers in the World Right Now
Soccer is known as the most popular types of sport in the world. There are so many people who love sport all around the world. They not just watch soccer matches on TV or on stadium but they also play soccer sometimes. People who love soccer usually have their own favorite soccer team as well. They even have their own soccer players. One of the most essential positions in soccer is goal keeper. Sometimes, goal keeper can be more popular than other players in a soccer team. Below are several great goal keepers in the world from various soccer teams right now. These goal keepers are not only young but also have really great performance and skills as well.
1. Gianluigi Donnarumma
One of the biggest soccer teams in the world these days is AC Milan. AC Milan has so many talented players. One of them is Gianluigi Donnarumma. Donnarumma is one of the young goal keepers who play for AC Milan. He’s just 17 years old now and has Italian passport. But his skill is beyond average. So far, Donnarumma has appeared in 20 matches. In those 20 matches, this excellent goal keeper creates record of 10 times clean sheets and only allows 27 goals to be scored by the opponent team. Donnarumma is known for his good reflex. He also has great strength and excellent reach of the ball as well. Unfortunately, Donnarumma has weakness n communication and decision making.
2. Loris Karius
One of the best goal keepers in the world these days is Loris Karius. Karius is also considered as young goal keeper as well. His age is 22 years old. With his great performance in this season, many people named Karius as the future goal keeper of German National Football Team. Karius has been played for Mainz since 2011. However, he just got the promotion to the main team in 2012. Until today, Karius has scored 38 clean sheets and only allows 160 goals to be scored by opponent teams. Karius is known for his great anticipation and reflex. His weakness is in throwing the ball. Other Karius’ weakness is his lack of concentration.
3. Sergio Rico
Rico is a 22 years old goal keeper who plays for Sevilla. He joined this team after he got promotion from academy in 2014. From the moment he joined the team until today, Rico who has Spain passport has been scored 29 clean sheets and only allows 87 goals to be scored on his goalpost. Rico is an excellent goal keeper who is known for his great ability to concentrate. Other great thing about Rico is that he is good in giving instruction to players in back position. However, Rico still has some weakness. His lack of balance and agility is considered as Rico’s greatest weakness.
4. Jack Butland
Butland is predicted by agen bola to become competitor for Joe Hart as the main goal keeper in England National Football Team. Butland is also known for his career in Stoke City as well. He is 23 years old. During his career as goal keeper, he has been scored 49 clean sheets and just allows 242 goals to his goalpost until today. Butland is a goal keeper who is known for his agility, reflex, and excellent reach. On the other hand, his weakness is his lack of calmness and his inability to punch the ball.
5. Alphonse Areola
Areola is graduated from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) academy. Even though he doesn’t show his best performance in PSG, Areola can give his best performance in Villareal. Areola is a 23 tears old goal keeper and he has France passport. So far, he has been scored 41 clean sheets and only allows 101 goals to be scored on his goal post. As one of the best young goal keepers in the world these days, Areola has several excellences such as his balance, his strength, and his jump reach. But however, he still has some weakness as well such as his ability to punch the ball and kick the ball.
6. Jan Oblak
Jan Oblak is a goal keeper who plays for Atletico Madrid. He is 23 years old. Oblak has showed that he is a good replacement for Courtois. Oblak has showed great performance on the Atletico’s goal post. Oblak is Slovenia citizen. So far, in his career as goal keeper, Oblak has been scored 77 clean sheets and just allows 141 goals to his goalpost. Oblak is a goal keeper who is known for his reflex and positioning. His weakness is his jump reach.
7. Mattia Perin
Perin is a goalkeeper who plays for Genoa. He is 23 years old. He is graduated from Genoa academy and finally makes his own way to main team of Genoa. During his career as goal keeper in Genoa, Perin has been scored 43 clean sheets. On the other hand, he only allows 248 goals to be scored by opponent teams. Mattia Perin is known for his skills. He is considered great in jumping since he has good jump reach. He also has good reflex as well. However, he also has some weakness as well. His lack of skill in punching the ball is one of his weaknesses.
8. Koen Casteels
Koen Casteels is a goal keeper in Wolfsburg. He is 23 years old. Just like Courtois, Casteels is product of development in Belgium. Before he plays for Wolfsburg on the beginning of this season, Casteels once is being loaned to Werder Bremen. During his career as goal keeper, Casteels only allows 147 goals to his goalpost and scored 22 clean sheets. He is known for his great kicks, agility, and throwing skills. Unfortunately, he has some weakness in positioning and communication.
9. Nicola Leali
Nicola Leali is a goal keeper who plays for Juventus. He is 23 years old. Leali is bought by Juventus from Brescia in 2012. However, now he is loaned by Juventus to Frosinone. Leali is goalkeeper with Italian passport. During his career as goal keeper, he has been scored 39 clean sheets and only allows 236 goals to his goalpost. His strength and agility are his excellences. His weaknesses are including positioning and throwing skills.