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Best goalkeepers in FIFA 22

Here are the best goalkeepers to stick between the posts in FIFA 22.

Alisson makes himself look big in the goal, stretching his arms out

To paraphrase Sir Alex Ferguson, attack wins you games, defence wins you titles, and in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, goalkeepers needed to be invincible. Although in FIFA 21, of course, they just had to be Nick Pope.

Once you have a good goalkeeper in FIFA, it’s easy to forget about them. They stop everything that you think they should stop, and it probably isn’t their fault when they concede. But you definitely notice a bad goalkeeper: they flap at crosses, they can’t protect their near posts, and they get lobbed all the time. Get him out of there!

Fortunately, FIFA 22 Ultimate Team had plenty of strong options to place between the sticks. Look through our guide on the best FIFA 22 goalkeepers below for all the top picks.

Here were the best goalkeepers in FIFA 22: 

Premier League

  • Ederson (Brazil): The missing piece of the puzzle in the Early Pep Years, Emerson was a solid choice thanks to his Comes for Crosses and Rushes out of Goal traits.
  • Hugo Lloris (France): Rarely the highest rated, this World Cup winner was a reliable FIFA 22 keeper with good traits who was more affordable at most. The best mid-tier option.
  • Alisson (Brazil): One of the most influential keepers in Liverpool’s history, winning the Champions League and the Premier League. He even scored a crucial headed goal last season.
  • Nick Pope (England): Weirdly overpowered in FIFA 21, Pope was somewhat overpriced in FIFA 22, but his 6’7″ frame was great against lobs, and he had the useful Saves with Feet trait.
  • Martin Dubravka (Slovakia): An underrated keeper destined for ridicule after an amazing own goal at Euro 2020, Dubravka was a great option for a starter squad, even compared to Kasper Schmeichel or Bernd Leno.

Ligue 1

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy): PSG’s business in the summer was so absurd that getting the Euro 2020-winning Italian keeper on a Bosman was a footnote. He was fantastic in-game with Rushes out of Goal and Comes for Crosses traits.
  • Keylor Navas (Costa Rica): Only worth considering if you were doing a Ligue 1 squad due to his nation links, Navas was a solid keeper.

FIFA 22 best keepers: Courtois stands in the goal in a green Chelsea keepers strip.


  • Thibaut Courtois (Belgium): The former Chelsea man had a lower rating than Oblak, but his height gave him the edge facing lobbed shots.
  • Jan Oblak (Slovenia): Atletico Madrid’s 6’2″ Slovenian stopper was one of the highest-rated keepers in the game, with fantastic base stats, although he only had the Comes for Crosses trait.


  • Manuel Neuer (Germany): “Manu could play in midfield,” Pep Guardiola once claimed, so naturally he had the Comes for Crosses, Rushes out of Goal, and Leadership traits. The best Bundesliga option.
  • Yann Sommer (Switzerland): Often dismissed as SBC fodder, Sommer was a decent mid-price option (as is Peter Gulacsi) if you didn’t want to tie up all your coins in Neuer. Then when you outgrew him, he was, uh, good SBC fodder.
  • Koen Casteels (Belgium): If you wanted someone reliable for your starter squad, you could have done worse than Casteels – 6’6″ and perfectly serviceable.

Serie A

  • Samir Handanovic (Slovenia):  There must be something in the water in Slovenia. While his countryman Jan Oblak kept Atletico at the top of LaLiga, Samir was basking in his first Serie A title with Inter. Lacked traits but with Donnarumma gone to PSG, he was the best choice.
  • Mike Maignan (France): Donnarumma’s replacement was more than a Danny Aarons meme. His French/Serie A links made him great for hybrid squads.


  • Lev Yashin (Russia):  In life he was the “Black Spider”, but in FIFA 22 he was “The Goalkeeper With The Hat”. His Base Icon didn’t have a hat, but it did have superb stats and universal Icon chemistry.
  • Peter Schmeichel (Denmark): Icons were expensive, especially early on, but if you got the Great Dane out of an Icon SBC pack, it was wise to hang onto him. He was solid in goal and his Icon chemistry meant he worked in any team.

So there you have it, the best FIFA 22 goalkeeper recommendations to make your opponent absolutely furious.