The goalkeeping department is arguably the most important and crucial departments when it comes to gameplay. With a good and highly rated goalkeeper, one can be assured of not conceding too many goals and hence focus on attacking duties.
In the recently released FIFA 20, goalkeepers are ranked based on six parameters or attributes with each attribute contributing to the overall rating of a goalkeeper. Those attributes include diving, handling of the ball, kicking, positioning, reflexes and speed.
In this post, we shall take a look at those parameters or attributes and as well as look at the top ten 10 goalkeepers in FIFA 20.
Attributes of goalkeepers in FIFA 20
Diving is the goalkeeper’s ability to make a save whilst diving through the air. It is directly affected by the player’s height such that goalkeepers with height have a high probability of having higher points for diving.
Handling is an exclusive goalkeeper attribute used to measure how cleanly he catches the ball and hold on to it.
In other words, it is the frequency that the keeper catches the ball rather than parry it and whether or not he holds onto it.
Kicking is another attribute that only goalkeepers have. It measures the length and accuracy of goal kicks, from out of the hands or on the ground.
The length and accuracy of throws are partially determined by the kicking attribute but mainly determined by the long throw trait.
Positioning for goalkeepers is slightly different. It is the GK’s ability to position himself correctly when saving shots. It also affects the way how a goalkeeper reacts to crosses.
Reflexes stat is the agility of the goalkeeper when making a save. In other words, it determines how quickly the goalkeeper reacts to a shot on goal. If the stat is low he will make a move later or could miss it entirely.
This is another stat that only goalkeepers have. It is the ability to close down an opponent in one-on-one situations. This attribute is especially important if you use the off-side trap to stop your opponents.
Top 10 goalkeepers in FIFA 20
- Jan Oblak (OVR 91)
Oblak had a superb season last year, being a key reason to the Atletico Madrid defence and conceding the least amount of goals in La Liga last season. This highlights why he is now considered one of the best Goal Keepers in the world and is definitely worthy of the spot in any FUT this year.
2. Andre Marc Terstegen (OVR 90)
Barcelona’s number 1 has a serious shout to be the best goalkeeper in the world. On this year’s game, Ter Stegen is right in amongst it with Jan Oblak and last year’s best goalkeeper David de Gea.
Despite all this, he is still struggling to get in the Germany side over captain Manuel Neuer, despite many fans calling for Marc-Andre ter Stegen to start consistently.
3. Alisson Becker (OVR 89)
Has any player in world football had as much of a successful season as Alisson Becker? With Champions League and Copa America medals to his name, the answer is surely no.
In his first season in Liverpool colours, he kept a staggering 21 clean sheets and was one of the main catalysts for Liverpool’s transformation into title contenders.
4. David De Gea (OVR 89)
The world’s best goalkeeper had a fairly poor season last year. Not to mention his whole team was shambolic too.
The talent of David de Gea is out of this world and he has helped Manchester United more times than he has ever hindered them.
5. Manuel Neuer (OVR 88)
Manuel Neuer was more pivotal than anyone in the introduction of the sweeper-keeper role, with blistering pace off his line and great ball skills.
Sadly, he hasn’t recuperated his best form after a recurring foot injury kept him out of much of the 2017/18 season, leading to several calls for him to be replaced as Germany’s starting goalkeeper.
6. Ederson (OVR 88)
You can safely say that Ederson has been a significant part of its ongoing revolution. He has the passing range of a top-class deep-lying playmaker, allowing him to frequently start Manchester City attacks himself.
The Brazilian is a useful shot-stopper as well and is rightfully rated as one of the best keepers in the game.
7. Hugo Lloris (OVR 88)
In many ways, Hugo Lloris’s World Cup campaign characterised his career – fine leadership, spectacular saves then a needless mistake gifting Mario Mandzukic a tap-in in the final. Lloris has seen a reduction of his player rating because of errors that seem to have crept into his game a little more recently, despite some vital saves for Spurs last season.
8. Thibaut Courtois (OVR 88)
Courtois came into FIFA 19 on a massive high, having sealed a move to Real Madrid and the World Cup Golden Glove. Now, with Keylor Navas out of the frame, Courtois will hope to recapture some of his best Chelsea and Belgium form.
9. Samir Handanovic (OVR 88)
For the second season in a row, Samir Handanovic rates as the best goalkeeper in Serie A. At the age of 35, he shows no sign of decline.
Now in his eighth season at Inter Milan, this season is probably his best chance to win the Scudetto, as Antonio Conte attempts to build a side worthy of breaking Juventus’ stronghold on the league.
10. Keylor Navas (OVR 87)
Costa Rican stopper Keylor Navas has found a new club in an attempt to boost his career, joining Paris Saint Germain after Gianluigi Buffon left the club to rejoin Juventus. Navas will come in as one of Ligue 1’s best between the sticks in FIFA 20.
Will Navas be able to continue proving why he is one of the best Keepers in the world?