Goalkeeper

5 Top Goalkeepers of 2020 You Should Watch Out For

One of the positions that have evolved over the years in football is the position of goalkeeper. They are crucial players on the field, and their roles have changed and are no longer what they used to be. They can start the attack and be the last line of defence. Also, although there have been significant changes in its role, it’s importance is not affected. They are necessary to prevent opposing teams from scoring goals. With that in mind, here are some of the top goalkeepers in football you should know about:

#1 Jan Oblak: Atlético Madrid

The Slovenian stopper is known to be ranked number one among the top goalkeepers of 2020. He currently plays for Atlético Madrid, a Spanish club. He was bought from Benfica, a Portuguese club, for a fee of £14 million. His 73.1% save percentage in La Liga has made him one of the most reliable shot-stoppers. He has an incredible 99 clean sheets and only conceded 115 goals in 180 La Liga games.

#2 Alisson Becker: Liverpool 

Allison is known to be a gifted shot-stopper and has an 80.36% save percentage in the Premier League. The Brazilian goalkeeper has 11 clean sheets, 60 saves and 26 appearances for the 2019-2020 season. He is currently playing for Liverpool and was even named “The Best FIFA Goalkeeper in 2019.” Last year, he also won the FIFA Club World Cup with Liverpool. 

#3 Marc-Andre ter Stegen: Barcelona

Although he had an unconvincing start in Barcelona, ter Stegen has proven why he was the team’s goalkeeper. This season, no La Liga goalkeeper has a higher completion rate than the German footballer. With 86.45%, no wonder he is one of the top goalkeepers this 2020. In 2014, ter Stegen had moved from the Bundesliga club, Borussia Mönchengladbach, to Barcelona for a fee of €12 million. He is a consistent goalkeeper, which is why he is a strong contender for Germany’s first-choice keeper after Manuel Neuer.

#4 Ederson Moraes: Manchester City

The Brazillian goalkeeper currently plays for the Premier League club, Manchester City. He had started his career at São Paulo but later on joined his current team for £35 million. In the past two seasons, he has 36 cleans sheets. He is also known for his ridiculously long kicking range, and he has constantly played a crucial role in Manchester City’s success.

#5 Manuel Neuer: Bayern Munich

It was during the 2010 World Cup that the world saw Manuel Neuer’s talent. Because of his prowess, he became one of the top goalkeepers and was signed by Bayern Munich in 2011 after his iconic performance in Bundesliga. He is known to stay at the half-line of the pitch bravely during counter-attacking moments. Although his recurring foot injuries have caused him to perform poorly during the past games, he remains to be one of the most popular goalkeepers in the world.

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Top 5 Football Players, According to Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is one of the best football players in the world, if not the best football player. Messi was pitted continuously against Cristiano Ronaldo.

When asked about who among the rosters of football players now are the best, Messi didn’t hesitate to give five names. How did Messi rank Ronaldo? Was he even on the list?

Let’s find out.

#5 Kylian Mbappe

Currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Mbappe is the recipient of the Onze d’Or (the French equivalent of the Ballon d’Or) in 2019. He was also the French Ligue 1’s Top Goalscorer and Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

He has appeared in 109 games since 2015 and has scored 66 goals in total. Mbappe holds the record of being the youngest scorer in World Cup, at only 19 years old.

Mbappe idolizes Ronaldo and hopes to emulate his playing style and techniques. His football style of play was often compared with that of Thiery Henry.

#4 Neymar

Neymar also plays for PSG, although he was playing football since 2009. He also played for the Brazil national team since 2010. He received the World’s Best Playmaker Bronze award in 2017. 

Dubbed as the next Pele, Neymar has 262 league appearances and with 156 goals. He has excellent playmaking skills as well as creating play chances for his teammates.

Neymar was the third highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes 2019, next to Messi and Ronaldo. Messi primarily inspired him.

#3 Eden Hazard

Hazard is a Belgian football player who recently transferred to Real Madrid. He was playing professionally since 2007 but was already a part of the Belgium national team since 2006, specifically Belgium U15.

Hazard has a total of 392 league appearances with 121 goals. He maintains a 100% penalty record of his 16 penalties, becoming the only football player in Europe who had over 15 penalties and scored all of them.

He was given the Player of the Year award at least eight times. In 2018, Hazard was named the Belgian Sportsman of the Year. He became the new face of FIFA 19, taking over from Ronaldo.

#2 Luis Suarez

Suarez started his senior career in 2005 and has played with five clubs including Liverpool and Barcelona. He was with the latter since 2014.

Despite the dirty tactics associated with his name from diving and stamping to biting, Suarez remains to have remarkable technical abilities in the field. He scores goals through his powerful shot.

He appeared in 439 league matches, with 301 goals. Suarez was named player of the month, season, tournament, and year at least eleven times.

#1 Sergio Aguero

Aguero was playing professional football since 2003. He transferred from Atletico Madrid to Manchester City in 2011 and remained with the club since.

Considered as one of the best strikers of all-time, Aguero is also a prolific goalscorer. He appeared in 469 league matches, scoring a total of 260 goals.

Aguero regards Messi as a brother, as cited in his book, Born to Rise. Messi provided the foreword for the said book.

Messi continued that he and Ronaldo are a different league, so to speak. He ranks Ronaldo as one of the top players beside him.

 

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