Now gamers have finally been able to get their hands on eFootball PES 2020, we’ve been able to have a look at which players have rated the highest.
Here, RealSport looks at the seven best goalkeepers in this year’s PES.
Has any position in football changed in the last decade as much as goalkeeper? The emergence of the sweeper-keeper has given rise to several world-class keepers just as adept with their feet as with their hands.
The best seven are as follows:
1. Jan Oblak (OVR 90)
Club: Atletico Madrid
One of only two players to have maintained their rating on this list, Jan Oblak ranks as the joint top goalkeeper in eFootball PES 2020.
The Slovenian is consistently excellent for Atletico Madrid, a brick wall behind what was already a rigid defensive unit. Right now, he has the best case to be considered the world’s best goalkeeper.
2. David de Gea (OVR 90)
Club: Manchester United
PES 2019’s best goalkeeper suffers a one-point drop, but truthfully, it could have been more. De Gea’s calamitous season perhaps started at the World Cup with a high-profile mistake against Portugal, which filtered into a season littered with errors. Speculation about whether he will leave Manchester United now seems to have settled and United fans will be hoping he can get back to his shot-stopping best.
3. Alisson Becker (OVR 90)
Alisson Becker enjoys the biggest ratings boost out of all the keepers on this list, rising to 90 and taking his place as the joint-best goalkeeper in the game. His 2018/19 season was near-perfect: he won the Copa America, the Champions League and was a point away from a Premier League medal. His 21 Premier League clean sheets were the highest in the league.
4. Ederson (OVR 89)
Club: Manchester City
If Manuel Neuer was the catalyst in the revolution of the goalkeeping position, Ederson is the man doing the most to continue its evolution.
He brings a passing range previously unseen in the Premier League, combining pinpoint accuracy with a capability to find immense distances with his boot. With Ederson in the side, Manchester City can launch an attack from any position on the field.
5. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (OVR 89)
The reason why Neuer is under such pressure at international level is solely down to ter Stegen.
He’s been unflappable for Barcelona in recent seasons and could easily be rated a point higher. Truly one of the finest goalkeepers on the planet, surely it’s only a matter of time before he takes the Germany no. 1 shirt.
6. Manuel Neuer (OVR 89)
Club: Bayern Munich
No keeper has been as influential in the sweeper-keeper revolution as Manuel Neuer. However, despite a truly illustrious career during most of which he was the undisputed best goalkeeper in the world, it feels as if he is clinging on to his elite status.
He’s struggled to fully return from lengthy spells on the sidelines and is under immense pressure to keep his spot in the national team’s starting lineup.
7. Thibaut Courtois (OVR 87)
Club: Real Madrid
Thibaut Courtois struggled in his first season at Real Madrid, failing to justify keeping the starting spot over Keylor Navas. It may seem surprising that he hasn’t suffered a ratings drop, but his PES 2019 rating was harsh in the first place, especially considering he was coming off a big move to Real Madrid and the World Cup Golden Glove.
Courtois will be hoping to push on this season without the pressure of Keylor Navas’ competition.
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