FIFA 22 – Top 7 Rated Goalkeepers

The FIFA 22 ratings were released yesterday by the team over at EA Sports ahead of the games official release, later this month.

In a topic that always causes controversy, we were eager to see which keepers had caught the eye of the developers at EA.

Therefore, we decided to take a look at the top 7 highest rated goalkeepers in FIFA 22.

7. Ederson – 89 Overall

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Coming in at 7th on the list is Manchester City’s goalkeeper, Ederson. Getting his hands on both the Premier League title & Carabao Cup meant that Ederson would go from an 88 rated card, to an 89 in this years game.

6. Thibaut Courtois – 89 Overall

Courtois’ rating stays the same this year after Real Madrid were edged to the title by his former team, Atlético Madrid.

5. Alisson – 89 Overall

Alisson is the only keeper on this list who’s rating went down, going from a 90 rated card to an 89. This will likely be down to Liverpool’s poor title defence in the 2020/21 campaign, which saw them finish some way off the league leaders.

4. Gianluigi Donnarumma – 89 Overall

The 22 year old clearly made an impression this season, with his card going up by a massive 4 ratings! Donnarumma really made his mark at EURO 2020, with a string of exceptional performances in Italy’s road to glory.

3. Marc-André ter Stegen – 90 Overall

In what was a below par season for Barcelona, ter Stegen managed to keep his rating the same and ultimately make the top 3 of this list.

2. Manuel Neuer – 90 Overall

Following another dominant season in German football, Neuer was handed an upgrade in FIFA 22. This makes him one of only three goalkeepers to be honoured with a 90+ rated card.

1. Jan Oblak – 91 Overall

At the top of the list is none other than Jan Oblak. After a title winning season with Atlético, Oblak retains his spot as the best goalkeeper in FIFA for another year.

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Every GK to Win the ‘Best European Goalkeeper’ Award

Best European Goalkeeper

Edouard Mendy became the latest shot-stopper to claim the title of ‘Best European Goalkeeper’ at the UEFA awards last night.

Mendy kept 9 clean sheets in 12 matches to help Chelsea get their first taste of Champions League glory since 2012.

Can you name every GK to win the ‘Best European Goalkeeper’ award since 1998?

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Goalkeepers With the Most Premier League Appearances

Hugo Lloris made it 300 Premier League appearances this weekend, as Tottenham secured 3 points against Wolves in a 1-0 win at Molineux.

He now ranks 18th in the list of goalkeepers with the most Premier League appearances.

We decided to take a look at the goalkeepers that the Frenchman is up against if he wants to make the top 10 list.

10. Ben Foster – 364 Appearances

Ben Foster started his Premier League journey with Watford in 2006, after gaining promotion from the Championship with ‘The Hornets’. The Englishman has also played for Manchester United, Birmingham & West Brom in England’s top flight. He has since, returned to where it all started, with Watford who he will play for in the 2021/22 season.

9. Nigel Martyn – 372 Appearances

England international, Nigel Martyn played his first Premier League match in 1992 for Crystal Palace. He would then spend 6 years at Leeds before making his final move to Merseyside in 2003. Martyn enjoyed 3 more years of football for Everton, and would go on to retire on July the 1st of 2006.

8. Paul Robinson – 375 Appearances

In a career that spanned over 20 years, it is no surprise that Paul Robinson makes the list. Like Lloris, Robinson maybe enjoyed his best moments at Spurs, where he spent a large portion of his career. Leeds, Blackburn & Burnley are amongst the other clubs that he played for. Robinson ended his professional career at Lancashire club, Burnley in 2017.

7. Tim Howard – 399 Appearances

The American shot stopper made his move across the pond, from the MLS to Manchester United in 2003. Howard made over 50 Premier League appearances for the English giants, and was eventually picked up by Everton. He will most likely be remembered for the 10 years he spent with ‘The Toffees’ where he became a real icon for the club.

6. Jussi Jääskeläinen – 436 Appearances

Over 350 of Jääskeläinen’s appearances in the top flight came at Bolton where he spent the majority of his career. The Finnish goalkeeper was just 22 when he made the decision to leave his home nation, to play in the Premier League. He played his last game in the competition during a shorter spell at West Ham in 2015.

5. Petr Cech – 443 Appearances

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When talking about goalkeeping legends in the Premier League, Petr Cech will undoubtedly be one of the first names that springs to mind. The 39 year old is also the most decorated on this top 10 list, winning the English title on 4 separate occasions. Playing for both Chelsea & Arsenal in the Premier division, Big Pete will be remembered as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.

4. Brad Friedel – 450 Appearances

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The second American on the list is none other than Brad Friedel. Over the course of his 450 appearances, Friedel got to play for some of the most historic clubs in the English game. He started off at Liverpool in 1997, followed by Blackburn and then Aston Villa. It was in 2011 when Friedel set out on his last voyage in professional football for Tottenham, where he would later retire in 2015.

3. Shay Given – 451 Appearances

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The Irishman achieved legendary status for both his club, and in the Premier league with a career that lasted over 20 years. As well as making over 450 appearances for ‘The Magpies’, Given was also part of the Blackburn Rovers squad that won the Premiership in 1995. His last outing in the competition would be in 2016 for Stoke City.

2. Mark Schwarzer – 514 Appearances

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Whilst Schwarzer spent the majority of his playing career at Middlesbrough, he also boasts the likes of Fulham & Chelsea in his portfolio of clubs. His record in England makes him one of only 2 goalkeepers that have made more than 500 Premier League appearances. He was also part of the infamous Leicester City squad that won the league title in 2016.

1. David James – 572 Appearances

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Topping the list is goalkeeping legend, David James. With over 180 league appearances for Liverpool, 100+ for Portsmouth, 80+ for Manchester City, 60+ for Aston Villa & 60+ for West Ham, the Englishman takes the crown.

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Samir Handanović Extends Contract with Reusch

Handanović

Samir Handanović has renewed his contract with German glove company, Reusch until 2023.

Handanović has established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in the world, helping Inter Milan win their first Serie A title for over 10 years in the 2020/21 season.

Handanović’s Gloves

Handanović

Reusch Arrow Gold X

Glove Size: 10

Reusch currently have over 220 goalkeepers in top divisions wearing their brand.

We decided to take a look at some of the other top goalkeepers, who trust in the glove manufacturing of Reusch.

HUGO LLORIS

One of the most notable keepers to wear the brand is none other than Hugo Lloris. The 34 year old who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur is regarded as one of the greats in the goalkeeping world. With over 100 caps for France and a World Cup to his name, it is easy to see why.

Lloris’ Gloves

UNAI SIMÓN

Unai Simón who is only 24, is the first choice stopper for Athletic Bilbao in La Liga. He also recently impressed on the international stage, helping Spain to reach the semi-finals of the European Championships.

Simón’s Gloves

WOJCIECH SZCZĘSNY

Brought in to succeed Gianluigi Buffon at Juventus, Szczęsny has so far enjoyed his time at the club. The Poland number one has won 3 Serie A titles, 2 Italian Cups & 2 Italian Super Cups with the European giants.

Szczęsny’s Gloves

PIERLUIGI GOLLINI

Gollini’s recent performances for Atalanta in the Serie A, secured him a loan move to Tottenham Hotspur in the current window. This will be his 3rd experience of English football, after playing in the Manchester United youth setup and later on for Aston Villa.

Gollini’s Gloves

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Who is the Most Expensive Goalkeeper of All Time?

With the 2021 Summer transfer window in full flow, many goalkeepers have already made moves in this window.

Tom Heaton has signed for Manchester United, Mat Ryan for Real Sociedad & Donnarumma is expected to complete his move to PSG in the coming days.

Below, we took a look at the most expensive goalkeepers of all time!

5. Gianluigi Buffon – £32.6m

Expensive goalkeeper

It was in 2001 when Buffon made his record breaking move from Parma to Juventus. The legendary goalkeeper was only 23 when he first signed for the Italian giants, and the rest is history. Buffon has now gone full circle, after finalising the deal which would see him return to boyhood club, Parma.

4. Ederson – £34.7m

Ederson became the most expensive goalkeeper in the world in 2017, signing for Manchester City from Benfica. 4 years down the line and the Brazilian has now established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in world football.

3. Thibaut Courtois – £35m

Real Madrid snapped Courtois up in 2018 after a number of good years at London based club, Chelsea. The Belgian had his heart set on a move to Los Blancos and wanted to be closer to his family. During his time at the club he has so far won La Liga, the Spanish Super Cup & the Club World Cup.

2. Alisson – £65m

Liverpool smashed the record in 2018 to capture Alisson’s signature from Roma. Jürgen Klopp was eager to strengthen the goalkeeper position after a disappointing end to their Champions League campaign in the previous season. This record was short lived though, as Premier League rivals, Chelsea soon broke it again.

1. Kepa Arrizabalaga – £71m

In 2018 Kepa Arrizabalaga gained the title of the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. The Spaniard made his move to Chelsea from La Liga side, Athletic Bilbao. The £71 million fee, remains the highest that has ever been paid for a goalkeeper to this day.

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Yann Sommer Spotted Training in Sunglasses

Yann Sommer was the hero for Switzerland on Monday night, after he denied Kylian Mbappé from the spot to send his team through to the quarter finals.

In what was a fantastic evening of football, the match ended 3-3 between the two sides, meaning that the tie would be settled by the dreaded penalties.

All eyes were on the Swiss keeper as he stepped up to the plate to send EURO 2020 favourites France, crashing out of the competition.

Sommer was spotted training in a pair of special sunglasses prior to the match and fans have speculated that they were the key to his shootout success.

So no, the glasses were not a fashion statement, but in fact battery-powered, shutter effect sunglasses.

They are made by a Japanese company called VisionUp with the purpose of improving reaction time and anticipation.

The glasses feature an adjustable shutter speed so that users can alter the level of sight in order to strengthen visual skills.

On VisionUp’s website they state that the spectacles “stimulate your brain and improve your vision by intermittent shutter”.

Visual skills that the glasses focuses on include “kinetic visual acuity, dynamic visual acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception & hand-eye coordination”

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Glove Spotting: Yann Sommer

Yann Sommer

Sommer was wearing his own variation of the Puma FUTURE Z Grip 1 Hybrid’s, in what was a historic night for his nation.

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EURO 2020 – Keepers of the Group Stage

The EURO 2020 group stages have officially come to a close, after an entertaining evening of football concluded the preliminary round.

With the knockout stages looming, we took a look at some of the best performing goalkeepers so far in the tournament.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

EURO 2020

Appearances: 3

Clean Sheets: 3

Goals Conceded: 0

After not conceding a goal over the 3 matches, Donnarumma simply has to make the list. Whilst the Italian goalkeeper remained relatively untroubled over the course of the the group stages, he contributed to what was an excellent start to the competition for Mancini’s side.

Danny Ward

Appearances: 3

Clean Sheets: 1

Goals Conceded: 2

Wales managed to secure 2nd place in Group A despite the odds being against them. The Leicester number 2 has stood out as one of his teams best performers so far, making a number of good saves across the opening matches.

Jordan Pickford

Appearances: 3

Clean Sheets: 3

Goals Conceded: 0

Like Donnarumma, Pickford is the only other goalkeeper not to concede a goal in the EURO 2020 group stages. So for that reason alone, the Everton goalkeeper makes the list.

Robin Olsen

EURO 2020

Appearances: 3

Clean Sheets: 2

Goals Conceded: 2

Robin Olsen played a key role in Sweden’s unbeaten progression to the knockout stages of the competition. His highlight so far will likely be his excellent performance to shut out 3 time champions, Spain.

Thibaut Courtois

Appearances: 3

Clean Sheets: 2

Goals Conceded: 1

Along with Italy & the Netherlands, Courtois’ side were the only other nation to achieve 9 points from 9. The Real Madrid shot stopper will be hoping to continue his fine form and get his hands on Belgium’s first European title.

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England vs Scotland: Goalkeeper Quiz

England & Scotland face off for the first time in over 4 years tonight, as they meet in the second game of the EURO 2020 group stages.

Southgate’s Three Lions will be hoping to make it 6 points from 6, whereas Steve Clarkes side will be desperate for a win to keep their EURO dreams alive.

It is likely that Pickford will start for England, whilst Scotland are expected to opt for the experienced David Marshall between the posts.

Can you name the eight goalkeepers who have played in England vs Scotland since 1996?

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Buffon Returns to Boyhood Club

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Gianluigi Buffon has re-signed with his boyhood club, Parma after making his debut for the Italian side 26 years ago.

With his contract expiring at Juventus, Buffon wasted no time in signing his new deal, that will keep him at the club until 2023.

At 43 years old, many would’ve expected the legendary keeper to be hanging up his gloves, but he has made it clear that his work is not yet finished.

His main goal will likely be to gain promotion back to Italy’s top tier, after Parma were relegated from the top flight last season.

Rewind over 25 years, and the clubs situation was much different to what it is this time around.

A 17 year old Buffon would be making his Parma debut, who were a highly established team in Italian football.

He would spend 6 years here before attracting the interest of European giants, Juventus who signed him for around £47 million in 2001.

During his first stint at Parma, he tasted success on multiple occasions winning the Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup & Italian super cup.

This was clearly a sign of things to come for Buffon who now boasts over 25 major honours in his professional career.

Glove Spotting: Gianluigi Buffon

Buffon has been wearing the Puma ULTRA Grip 1 Hybrid Pro’s in recent times.

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River Plate Midfielder Puts in MOTM Goalkeeping Display

River Plate Midfielder, Enzo Pérez put in a man of the match performance between the sticks last night in the Copa Libertadores.

Pérez was forced to play in goal after a Covid outbreak hit the River Plate squad leaving them with just 11 players.

20 members of the first team squad were ruled out, with all 4 of the goalkeepers being amongst these.

To make things even worse, the South American Football Confederation refused to allow the use of academy players.

On top of this, Pérez was also carrying a hamstring injury leaving very little hope for River Plate before the match.

The Covid-hit squad stepped up to the plate though, and ended up beating Santa Fe 2-1!

2 goals within the first 10 minutes for River Plate seemed to settle the nerves, particularly for Pérez who was in unfamiliar territory.

The stand-in goalkeeper would’ve been dreaming of a clean sheet after keeping the visitors at bay for over 70 minutes.

It wasn’t to be though for the Argentinian, who finally conceded after making a number of good saves.

If the victory wasn’t enough, Pérez was also named MOTM to top off what was a truly memorable night in the footballing world.

Glove Spotting: Enzo Pérez

River Plate

Pérez was sporting the blackout Reusch Attrakt Freegel S1 as his goalkeeping heroics earnt his side a 2-1 victory.

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