With the FIFA 21 global release arriving tomorrow, Friday October 9th, it’s time to start thinking about who you’ll be getting in your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team starter squads!
With coins somewhat limited in the beginning, it’s important to get in as many cheap beasts as possible, to give yourself the best chance of success in your early games, especially Division Rivals Placements.
Without further ado, here are our top 5 goalkeepers to use under 10,000 coins in FUT 21.
Best Attributes for GKs in FUT 21
Before diving into our list, let’s take a look at some of the important attributes you’ll need to look at taking for your GKs!
Obviously, the top 2 stats to look at are Diving and Reflexes as these will be the top 2 metrics that will influence your GKs shot stopping ability. Having these well into the 80s are key in identifying a good starter GK.
Positioning this year is also very key with finishing being so powerful. Making sure your GK isn’t caught off his line for example to avoid getting chipped is vital this year.
Gianluigi Donnarumma - 85
For Serie A teams, Donnarumma looks perfect!
Our first pick has to be the young, talented Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Italian possesses everything you need in a GK, with 89 Diving and 89 Reflexes being key shot stopping attributes, and his 6’5” build making him difficult to chip.
Priced at under 6,000 coins across all consoles, he’s a steal between the sticks in a Serie A setup.
Péter Gulácsi - 85
Gulacsi looks to be the #1 Bundesliga GK for cheap
Moving into the Bundesliga, Peter Gulacsi is a standout selection, with a minimum of 82+ in all the key goalkeeping stats. The well rounded Hungarian also has fantastic links in the Bundesliga, linking to the likes of Klostermann, Upamecano and Konate from Leipzig in the CB role.
At under 5,000 coins across all platforms, if you’re looking for a Bundesliga GK, look no further!
Bernd Leno - 85
85 rated Leno looks to be a steal at 8,000 coins
Onto the Premier League now, Bernd Leno’s 85 card looks to be a great early pickup if you’re in the market for EPL. His 85 Diving, 86 Reflexes and 84 Positioning combo are solid early on, and 83 Handling is an added bonus.
Around 8,000 coins on PS4 & PC, he’s not going to break the bank to get him into the side.
Nick Pope - 82
At 6'7", Pope is a quality GK to counter chip shots
The Burnley man is up next, standing at a towering 6’7” in goal. While his diving statistic may be a little lower than desired at 79, 83 positioning along with his taller frame will make him far more effective at saving chip shots.
At under 1,500 coins across all platforms, he’s a perfect starter option for those popular Premier League teams.
Alphonse Areola - 82 GK
For 2,000 coins, would this make your team?
Having transferred to the Premier League, Areola is a very popular early option for cheap, having been a beast in previous years of FUT. Standing at 6’5” with mid 80s diving and reflexes, he looks great early on.
At only 2,000 coins or less across all three platforms, this is a brilliant lower tier option to look at for those starter teams.