Top 10 Best Goalkeepers In The Premier League 2020 {England}

Speaking of real shot-stoppers, we speak of the best goalkeepers in the premier league, right here we bring to the whole world especially football lovers, the top 10 best goalkeepers in England. The goalkeepers which will be discussed later on in this article are highly rated in the premier league following their outstanding performances so far.

So in other, for a goalkeeper to be considered among the best he must play in a good team, have good support, but still be an outstanding shot-stopper, saving his team from his position between the sticks. We believe we have achieved balance in this system of rating, and so we have made a list of goalkeepers who are in the highest echelon of performance in the Premier League.

The English Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world. In this post, we celebrate the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, men who distinguished themselves with outstanding performances.

Top 10 Best Goalkeepers In The Premier League 2020 {England}

 Rank No.  Goalkeeper Name  Club Name
 1.  Allison Becker  Liverpool
 2.  Ederson  Manchester City
 3.  Dean Henderson  Sheffield United
 4.  Bernd Leno  Arsenal
 5.  Vicente Guaita  Crystal Palace
 6.  Kasper Schmeichel  Leicester City
 7.  Ben Foster  Watford
 8.  David De Gea  Manchester United
 9.  Martin Dubravka  Newcastle United
 10.  Rui Patricio  Wolverhampton Wanderers

There you have the list, let’s move on to knowing these great goalkeepers which are termed as the best in the premier league.

Top 10 Best Goalkeepers In The Premier League 2020

Alisson Becker

1. Alisson Becker

    • Full Name: Alisson Ramses Becker
    • Date of Birth: 2nd of October, 1992
    • Club: Liverpool
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

Alisson Ramses Becker widely known as Alisson Becker is a professional Brazilian player who plays in the English premier league as well as the Brazil National team. This goalkeeper being known as one of the best goalkeepers in the premier league notably started his football career at international (a Club) where he notably made 100 appearances in total for the team and won the Campeonato Gaucho in all the four seasons he spent with the club. Later on in the year 2016, he was transferred to “Roma” following a transfer fee of £7.5 million; he started initially in Roma as an understudy goalkeeper to Wojciech Szczesny before making the startup line. Later on in the year, July precisely, Becker was signed by the premier league side Liverpool. At international levels, Becker made his professional debut for his Brazil national team in the year 2015.

 21 Clean Sheets

The Brazilian has been in flying form for Liverpool this season, playing a significant part in the club being named as the tightest defense in the English Premier League this season with a low number of goals conceded.

He has been an absolute pillar in this Liverpool side that fought out the most hotly contested Premier League title battle for over ten years. The Brazilian Alisson has helped Liverpool become one of the biggest and dominant forces in European football presently, Just losing out in what could have become a double trophy season for Liverpool, with League and Champions League successes on the table.

Ederson

2. Ederson

    • Full Name: Ederson Santana De Moras
    • Date of Birth: 17th August 1993
    • Club: Manchester City
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Playing position: Goalkeeper

Ederson with the full name Ederson Santana De Moras is a Brazilian professional football player who takes the role of a Goalkeeper in both clubs and the National team. Ederson started his professional football career in the year 2008 with Sao Paulo before later on moved on to joined the Portuguese side “Benfica” after spending a year with Sau Paulo. Later on after two seasons with Benfica, he was transferred to Ribeirato in the year 2012 and later on to Rio Ave where he became a regular starter. In the year 2015, he moved back to Benfica where he won four major titles in two consecutive seasons. In the year 2017, he was transferred to the premier league side “Manchester City” following a transfer fee of £35 million and he was named the most expensive goalkeeper of all time following the nominal value of pound sterling as at the season of his transfer.

Ederson has many attributes to boast of: his shot-stopping is excellent, his passing is brilliant, and he has the ability to dribble opponents who press forward too eagerly, and to crown it all he has the ability to pick out teammates with diagonal long balls in potentially dangerous areas.

The Brazilian has been in top form for Manchester City this season, and he had a hand or two in Manchester City being named the best team in the Premier League for over ten years; having been the only team to successfully defend the English Premier League title in ten years, a feat that not even Chelsea or Manchester United have been to achieve.

3. Dean Henderson 

    • Full Name: Dean Bradley Henderson
    • Date of Birth: March 12th, 1997
    • Club: Sheffield United
    • Nationality: English
    • Playing position: Goalkeeper

Dean Henderson has been the solid rock for the back of Sheffield United in recent times. He is a top-quality shot-stopper who just happens to find himself playing in a small club. Make no mistake about it; that small club has gained a reputation of blowing away any opposition that those strap up their belts before facing them. He is perhaps the biggest reason why Sheffield United is that fearsome team; they attack forcefully- all guns blazing! They can only have such boldness because they have a quality defense marshaled by a quality goalkeeper. 

4. Bernd Leno

    • Full Name: Bernd Leno
    • Date of Birth: 4th of March, 1992
    • Place of Birth: Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

Bernd Leno is a German professional football player who plays in the premier league and also at international levels for the Germany National team. Leno started his football career with SV Germania Bietigheim in the year 1998 as a youth and later on moved to VfB Stuttgart in the year 2003 where he spent 6 years as a youth Goalkeeper. Starting off his professional career, he made his debut for the VfB Stuttgart senior team in the year 2009, and later on, in the year 2011, was transferred to Bayern Leverkusen and he made in total 233 appearances for the team before heading for the premier league side “Arsenal” in the year 2018. Leno at international levels made his debut as a professional Goalkeeper in the year 2016 for the Germany National team.

Arsenal’s goalkeeper also makes the list of the best goalkeepers in the premier league because, without him, they would probably be struggling in a bad spot on the table. Arsenal has an attack line that would give anybody and any team headaches before and after a game, but the defense tends to collapse under any meaningful and purposeful attack. That is where Bernd Leno comes in; this man is the only reason why Arsenal has not capitulated defensively, and have the daring to press forward in search of winning goals. Every time you say a word of praise to the attackers always remember the guy at the back who makes the saves.

5. Vicente Guaita 

    • Full Name: Vicente Guaita Panadero
    • Date of Birth: January 10th, 1987
    • Place of Birth: Torent, Spain
    • Nationality: Spanish
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

Vicente Guaita of Spain and Crystal Palace has proven himself to be among the top performers in the goalkeeping division of the premier league with consistency as his biggest selling point. He continues to be a major boost for the team with his stubbornness between the sticks, even when the entire backline is caught completely flat-footed. Vicente Guaita seems to have this resolve not to concede goals, and it is that resolve that makes him put his body on the line, making double saves, and showing readiness to do more as if his life depended on it.  

6. Kasper Schmeichel

    • Full Name: Kasper Peter Schmeichel
    • Date Of Birth: 5th November 1986
    • Club: Leicester
    • Nationality: Denmark

Son of former Manchester United great Kasper Schmeichel comes in in the seventh position on the list of top 10 best goalkeepers in the p. He has an excellent shot-stopping ability, a good pull out, organizes his back-line quite well, good anticipation, and above all else; he plays with the determination of a man who wants to prove himself this season.

Kasper Schmeichel has enjoyed better days with Leicester City. But these days are not too bad either considering that the club is in reasonably fine form. The Leicester goalkeeper and captain have been a steadying influence at the back, making those saves that keep Leicester City in games sometimes, and preventing the team from being overwhelmed even when they have played against superior opposition. Kasper Schmeichel commands such influence at the club that he has been rewarded with the Captain’s Armband. It appears that the management is appeasing him, so he doesn’t jump ship. 

7. Ben Foster

    • Full Name: Ben Anthony Foster
    • Date of Birth: April 3, 1983
    • Nationality: England
    • Playing position: Goalkeeper

Ben Foster notably began his football career in the year 2001 with the premier league side stoke city and after several loans and transfer to several clubs through the years, he later joined the premier league club “Watford” in the year 2018 and he became one of the best goalkeepers in the premier league. More also, at international levels, Foster made his professional debut for the England national team in February of the year 2007 against the Spanish National team.

Watford fumbled recently, but Ben Forster is perhaps one of the main reasons why they are still in the league. He is a solid goalkeeper, and rarely makes individual blunders that cost his team. Instead, he covers for the shortcomings of others, and puts his body on the line of fire- repeatedly! We think that his mentality is top-notch, and this solidness is the anchor that saves his whole team from complete capitulation. 

David De Gea

8. David De Gea

    • Full Name: David De Gea
    • Date of Birth: 1991
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Place of Birth: Madrid
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

David De Gea began his football career at the early age of 13 with the La Liga side “Athletico Madrid” and with a great improvement; he was promoted from the academic system to make his professional debut with the senior team in the year 2009 after which he was made the team’s first keeper, with this, he aided the team to victory in the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in the year 2010. His outstanding performances thus attracted the premier league side “Manchester United” and he was transferred to the premier league side following a transfer fee of £18.9 million in the year 2011 which was then a British record fee for a goalkeeper.

Ever since this Spanish lad has joined the premier league side, he has notably aided the team in winning different titles which includes the FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shields titles, UEFA Europa League, and lots more. Speaking of achievements, this amazing shot-stopper has won consecutively in three seasons “Sir Matt Busby Player of the year” for the year 2013 to 2014 to 2015 to 2016, which made him the first player in the history of awards to win on three successive occasions. Aside from that, he has also been included in the PFA Team of the year from the year 2015 to 2018, and in the year 2018, De Gea was named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI. At international levels, David De Gea made his senior team debut in the year 2014 after being the Captain of the Spain National Under-21 team as he led them to victory in winning the European Championship of the year 2011 and 2013.

At some point, David de Gea is hailed by some people to be the best goalkeeper in the world. That may well be true. Many a keeper would have broken down under the weight of pressure at Old Trafford, but not David de Gea.

9. Martin Dubravka

    • Full Name: Martin Dubravka
    • Date of Birth: 15th January 1989
    • Place of Birth: Czechoslovakia
    • Club: Newcastle
    • Nationality: Slovakia
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

Martin is a Slovakia professional goalkeeper who also plays in the premier league as a Goalkeeper. This amazing goalkeeper started his senior career in the year 2008 with Zilina, spending 5 years with the team and moved on to Esbjerg in the year 2014 where he spent two years, then moved to Slovan Liberec, spending a year with this team he was transferred to Sparta Prague in the year 2017 where he was loaned to Newcastle United in the year 2018. And following his outstanding performance, he was fully retained by Newcastle United.

Rafa Benitez has a record of picking very good goalkeepers, hence it comes as no surprise that his goalkeeper at Newcastle United, Martin Dubravka has his name on the list of the best goalies in the English League.

Martin Dubravka has the nerves of steel and can be absolutely resolute not to let a goal in. this is a top goalkeeper, and he deserves to play in the Champions’ League. 

  • 10. Rui Patricio (Wolves) 

    • Full Name: Rui Patricio
    • Date of Birth: February 15th, 1998
    • Nationality: Portuguese
    • Place of Birth: Marrazes, Leiria, Portugal
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

Rui Patricio of Wolverhampton Wanderers makes this list. Have you ever considered the intensity with which Wolverhampton attack? They pour forward on the counter-attack because they have full confidence in the guy standing between the sticks- Rui Patricio.

A certified shot-stopper, Rui Patricio is a pivotal member of this giant-slaying Wolves side. He is hungry, capable, and daring. Rui Patricio, along with the entire Wolves outfit has to desire above all else, it seems like they derive joy from beating the top six teams. If only they would play with the same character against smaller opposition then maybe they would be playing in Europe.

An added advantage that he brings to the team is his ball service; Rui Patricio is very good at launching the ball forward, as his team tries (most times successfully) to catch the opponents with a counter-attack. 


Worthy Mentions

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris

    • Player Profile
    • Full Name: Hugo Hadrien Dominique Lloris
    • Date of Birth: 26th December 1986
    • Club: Tottenham Hotspur
    • Nationality: France
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

Lloris is a French goalkeeper who plays in the premier league and also plays for his French National team. This goalkeeper is termed as one of the best goalkeepers in the premier league due to good decision making, formidability in a one-on-one situation with opponents, and full control of his box. Lloris also is noted for his great playing pattern and speed when it comes to clearing the ball coming off his line to anticipate opponents.

Hugo Lloris began his football career with his home town club “OGC Nice” and made his debut in the month of October of the year 2005. Speaking of his international career, Lloris, after representing his national team at the Under-18, 19, and Under-20 level, he made his senior team debut in the year 2008, the month of November precisely. Following his great performance, he leads his national team to the 2010 World Cup as the captain of the team, and later on, in the year 2012, he earned the honor of being the first choice captain of the team.

The Frenchman’s ability to pull off breathtaking saves is among the best in the Premier League. But at the same time, he has the ability to make some fantastically silly errors for a man of such vast experience. Despite that, he seems to maintain a calm head, not allowing his mistakes to kill his confidence and his game. He remains a huge asset to his manager Mauricio Pochettino now and in the near future.

Lukasz Fabianski Among The Best Goalkeepers In England

Lukasz Fabianski

    • Player profile
    • Full Name: Lukasz Fabianski
    • Date of Birth: 18th of April, 1985
    • Club: West Ham United
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

Here we have another shot-stopper termed as one of the best goalkeepers in England hereby ranking the tenth position. This famous star plays as a goalkeeper in the English premier league and for his Poland National Team.

Fabianski began at Legia Warsaw, and later joined the premier league side “Arsenal” in the year 2007 following a transfer fee of £2.1 million where he was mainly used as a back-up goalkeeper, but featured in the club’s match as they won the FA Cup for the year 2014. After his contract with Arsenal ran out, he moved on to join another premier league team “Swansea”. At international levels, Fabianski, as stated earlier, plays for his Poland international team.

This goalkeeper has been one of the few consistent members of a West Ham side that have so much potential and can do so much better if and when they can manage to click.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Kepa Arrizabalaga

    • Full Name: Kepa Arrizabalaga
    • Club: Chelsea
    • Nationality: Basque
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

Kepa Arrizabalaga was born in Ondarroa, Biscay in Basque which makes a Basque professional footballer who of course plays in the premier league and also the Basque National Team.

With the turbulence that has surrounded the Chelsea football club in recent times, it would not have been strange to see Kepa Arrizabalaga collapse under the pressure, but he has refused to.

Jordan Pickford

    • Full Name: Jordan Lee Pickford
    • Date of Birth: 7th March 1994
    • Nationality: England
    • Playing Position: Goal Keeper

Jordan Pickford is also one of the best goalkeepers in the premier league as he plays in the premier league for Everton and also plays for the England National Team.

He demonstrates much more class with England, however, showing that if he had more confidence-boosting back-line he would do much, much better. He is young, however, and will certainly improve with time.

Neil Etheridge

    • Full Name: Neil Leonard Dula Etheridge
    • Date Of Birth: 7th February 1990
    • Place Of Birth: United Kingdom
    • Club: Cardiff City
    • Nationality: Philippines

Poor Neil Etheridge, falling down into relegation with Cardiff City. Neil Etheridge 10 clean sheets this season, making him better than Manchester United’s big-earning David De Gea- at least on paper. His job is to make saves and he did that 141 times, so it isn’t his fault that the club will be playing in the Championship next season. If the rest of the team had done their jobs half as well as Neil Etheridge, then Cardiff city football club would not be where it is at the moment.

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Article Updated by Sherif OS And @ikepius

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Conclusion on top 10 best Goalkeepers in the Premier League

In football, every role or position has the best set of players, and the goalkeepers above have been named the best goalkeepers in the premier league as they are found outstanding in their respective games.

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