A position you shouldn't overlook is the goalkeeper, who can often be your last line of defence.
Table of Contents
- Needing a no. 1 now
- What makes a wonderkid goalkeeper?
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (OVR 89 - POT 93)
- Diogo Costa (OVR 76 - POT 86)
- Alban Lafont (OVR 79 - POT 85)
- Luis Maximiano (OVR 78 - POT 85)
- Illan Meslier (OVR 77 - POT 85)
- Andriy Lunin (OVR 74 - POT 85)
- Giorgi Mamardashvili (OVR 76 - POT 84)
- Lautaro Morales (OVR 72 - POT 84)
- Maarten Vandevoordt (OVR 70 - POT 84)
- Gavin Bazunu (OVR 67 - POT 84)
To save some money you could sign a wonderkid in the position, so take a look at the best wonderkid goalkeepers on FIFA 22 below.
Needing a no. 1 now
If the wonderkids on this list aren't quite at the level you need right now (Donnarumma excluded), then take a look at the best young goalkeepers here.
They will come with bigger price tags but can take to the field straight away if you're in desperate need of reinforcements.
What makes a wonderkid goalkeeper?
Usually, when looking at wonderkids we say players should be a teenager upon your first FIFA 22 Career Mode save. However, goalkeepers are a different breed, maturing later than outfield players.
For this reason, we will be looking at slightly older players, but only slightly mind you. All players on this list will be 22 or younger, giving you over a decade of first-team duty.
Gianluigi Donnarumma (OVR 89 - POT 93)
Value: £103 million (Release clause: £198 million)
Wage: £95,000 a week
One of the best young prospects in world football regardless of position, Gianluigi Donnarumma will probably be most players first choice when looking for a keeper.
Diogo Costa (OVR 76 - POT 86)
Value: £13 million (Release clause: £27 million)
Wage: £6,000 a week
Diogo Costa's biggest achievements have come for his national side, helping Portugal win the European Under-17 Championship in 2016, then the European Under-19 Championship in 2018.
Along the way, he was named in the 2016, 2017, and 2021 Team of the Tournament sides at the youth championships. A bright future looks certain.
Alban Lafont (OVR 79 - POT 85)
Value: £20 million (Release clause: £44 million)
Wage: £17,000 a week
At 16 years old, Alban Lafont became the youngest goalkeeper to play in Ligue 1 and he hasn't looked back since, racking up a staggering amount of appearances across multiple clubs.
A potential increase rating of only 6 points seems harsh, but you could definitely help him to grow by more.
Luis Maximiano (OVR 78 - POT 85)
Value: £21 million (Release clause: £49 million)
Wage: £14,000 a week
Things were looking on the up for Luis Maximiano, coming through at Sporting Lisbon and learning his trade from of Rui Patricio.
He eventually become the first-choice keeper, then Sporting brought in a new signing. He will be hoping a move to Granada sees his career continue to grow.
Illan Meslier (OVR 77 - POT 85)
Value: £18 million (Release clause: £37 million)
Wage: £29,000 a week
Illan Meslier is getting great first-team action as Leeds United's number 1. Playing week in, week out for such a young player can only be a good thing for his career.
If you like playing quick and on the break, his GK Long Throw trait will also pique your interest.
Andriy Lunin (OVR 74 - POT 85)
Club: Real Madrid
Value: £6.9 million (Release clause: £16 million)
Wage: £51,000 a week
Real Madrid spotted this guys talent and brought him to the club early, sending him out on loan for the past few seasons.
He helped his Ukrainian national team to the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019, earning the Golden Glove in the process, before getting called up to the senior squad.
Giorgi Mamardashvili (OVR 76 - POT 84)
Value: £12 million (Release clause: £28 million)
Wage: £13,000 a week
How many footballers from Georgia can you name? Well here's one for you, Giorgi Mamardashvili.
The Valencia youngster has excellent potential in FIFA 22 Career Mode and can go from a relatively unknown quantity to a top-quality stopper.
Lautaro Morales (OVR 72 - POT 84)
Value: £4.3 million (Release clause: £7.3 million)
Wage: £5,000 a week
Lautaro Morales is quite a big unknown, spending his time in the Argentinan league and making few appearances.
He's 21 and got decent speed for a goalkeeper, so if you like playing with a sweeper-keeper this could be your guy.
Maarten Vandevoordt (OVR 70 - POT 84)
Club: KRC Genk
Value: £2.8 million (Release clause: £6 million)
Wage: £3,000 a week
The Genk academy is probably the reason for this man's high potential rating. In the past they have produced the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco and Thibaut Courtois.
If you sign this guy you should be rewarded with a very respectable keeper, who at 17 became the youngest goalkeeper in Champions League history.
Gavin Bazunu (OVR 67 - POT 84)
Club: Portsmouth (on loan from Manchester City)
Value: £2 million
Wage: £860 a week
Big things are expected of this keeper from the Republic of Ireland.
On loan at Portsmouth and getting plenty of game time will help him fulfil his potential, but Gavin Banzunu will need to be something special if he is to become Manchester City's number 1.
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