11 Oct 2021 1:19 PM +00:00

Football Manager 2022: The Top 10 Goalkeepers in FM22

Behold Football Manager 2022's best goalkeepers to field between the sticks.

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Quite simply the cream of the crop on offer in FM22 to go grab - if you can afford them.

Thibaut Courtois (CA 180 - PA 183)

THE BEST: Courtois is the no.1 of no.1s
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THE BEST: Courtois is the no.1 of no.1s

Age: 29

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Club: Real Madrid

Best Attributes: Aerial Reach 20, Reflexes 19, Jumping Reach 19

Value: £49m

Wage: £275,000 per week

The Real Madrid custodian is possibly the best in the world at reaching crosses.

His spirited personality means he should fit in well with most squads though you'll do well to take him away from Los Blancos.

At his peak in FM22 however and, as Tina Turner would say, he's simply the best.

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Alisson (CA 179 - PA 180)

BECKER BECKONS: Alisson might be one of the few GKs available on this list
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BECKER BECKONS: Alisson might be one of the few GKs available on this list

Age: 29

Club: Liverpool

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Best Attributes: Determination 19, One on Ones 18, Anticipation 18

Value: £60m

Wage: £155,000 per week

The Brazil and Liverpool no.1 is superb at pretty much everything, although one minor weakness is his Leadership 9 score.

But if you're going to try and buy any of the goalkeepers on this list then Alisson could be the man to go for given his relatively low current wage package.

He's a professional through and through - including Personality-wise - and won't let you down.

Jan Oblak (CA 178 - PA 178)

ATLETI HERO: For some Oblak is the best in the business
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ATLETI HERO: For some Oblak is the best in the business

Age: 29

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Club: A. Madrid

Best Attributes: Reflexes 19, Handling 18, Decisions 17

Value: £58m

Wage: £350,000 per week

Oblak is on an eye-watering contract as befits one of the stellar goalkeeping talents in world football.

But that makes the Slovenian difficult to sign for elsewhere, despite many believing the Atleti goalkeeper being the best natural shot-stopper in the world.

His physical stats aren't the best in Football Manager 2022.

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Ederson (CA 176 - PA 180)

CLASS CITIZEN: Ederson's kicking abilities are world class
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CLASS CITIZEN: Ederson's kicking abilities are world class

Age: 28

Club: Manchester City

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Best Attributes: Kicking 20, Throwing 18, Technique 18

Value: £50m

Wage: £100,000 per week

Is there a better goalkeeper to start your team's counter-attack than the Brazilian?

Ederson is another on a relatively low wage and might be able to be tempted away from the Etihad.

The Brazilian has an Iron Willed Personality type so make sure he fits into your squad Dynamics, if you do go for him.

Bonus: he's the best outfield player on this Football Manager best goalkeepers list!

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen (CA 174 - PA 183)

GERMAN EFFICIENCY: Ter Stegen rivals Ederson for kicking ability
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GERMAN EFFICIENCY: Ter Stegen rivals Ederson for kicking ability

Age: 29

Club: Barcelona

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Best Attributes: Kicking 19, Rushing Out 18, Composure 18

Value: £49.5m

Wage: £150,000 per week

Barcelona may not be as good as they once were but they still have a world class goalkeeper at the back.

The reliable Marc-Andre ter Stegen is able to kick with either foot and displays a Perfectionist Personality type.

And the German international is as cool as they come when he has the ball at his feet.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (CA 172 - PA 182)

ITALIAN STALWART: Now at PSG Donnarumma will be hard to sign
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ITALIAN STALWART: Now at PSG Donnarumma will be hard to sign

Age: 23

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Club: PSG

Best Attributes: Kicking 18, Reflexes 18, Jumping Reach 18

Value: £38m

Wage: £190,000 per week

Swapped Milan for Paris in the summer and after penning a long-term contract, Gianluigi Donnarumma will harder to sign in FM22 than previously (where he was one of THE wonderkids to sign).

The Euro 2020 player of the tournament is fantastic in the air and has an outstanding all-round game.

Donnarumma is listed as Light-Hearted and he has a player trait of Avoids Using Weaker Foot.

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Manuel Neuer (CA 167 - PA 193)

EXPERIENCE: Neuer has nine Bundesliga titles to his name
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EXPERIENCE: Neuer has nine Bundesliga titles to his name

Age: 35

Club: FC Bayern

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Best Attributes: Rushing Out 20, Anticipation 19, Composure 20

Value: £11.75m

Wage: £325,000 per week

German veteran Manuel Neuer is arguably the best at rushing from his line, aiding any high-line defence in front of him.

A relatively low transfer fee may make him obtainable though he is on high wages.

This Driven (personality type) goalkeeper has been one of Football Manager's best goalkeepers for many years.

Wojciech Szczesny (CA 165 - PA 169)

POLISH POWER: Szczesny is a class act in FM22
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POLISH POWER: Szczesny is a class act in FM22

Age: 31

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Club: Zebre (Juventus)

Best Attributes: One On Ones 18, Composure 18, Jumping Reach 18

Value: £23m

Wage: £210,000 per week

Former Arsenal man Wojciech Szczesny has not been in the best form this season for The Old Lady but he is still one of the goalkeepers to go for in Football Manager 2022.

He has a Resolute type Personality and though he is getting on a bit can be relied on to make some important one-on-one saves.

Forget the clangers for the Bianconeri and the Gunners and consider purchasing him.

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Ugurcan Cakir (CA 160 - PA 160)

TURKISH DELIGHT: Cakir is available for around £15m
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TURKISH DELIGHT: Cakir is available for around £15m

Age: 25

Club: Trabzonspor

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Best Attributes: Kicking 16, One On Ones 16, Reflexes 16,

Value: £15m

Wage: £30,000 per week

The most obtainable player on this list can be yours for a fee of around £15m, including add-ons.

However, with Ugurcan Cakir there is little room for improvement as his Potential Ability ceiling is the lowest of the top goalkeepers in FM22.

Recommended for any aspiring sides with a limited budget.

David De Gea (CA 159 - PA 178)

DAVE THE SAVE: De Gea gets our thumbs up for FM22
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DAVE THE SAVE: De Gea gets our thumbs up for FM22

Age: 31

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Club: Man Utd

Best Attributes: Handling 18, Reflexes 19, Agility 18

Value: £46.5m

Wage: £325,000 per week

The Manchester United goalkeeper is merely described as an Experienced goalkeeper rather than world class in Football Manager 2022 but we're still keen.

De Gea is on par with Dinamo goalkeeper Livakovic, Keylor Navas of PSG and Unai Simon of A. Bilbao, but possesses much higher Potential Ability than those three.

As good a shot-stopper as you'll find with those 19 Reflexes.