Outscoring the opposition will always win you a game of FIFA 19. Having top-tier forwards is obviously a huge part of that, but many players often neglect the defensive positions in favor of stacking the other end of the field. Fact is, if you’ve got a great goalkeeper in your net, you’re going to have a far easier job of outscoring your opponent when they’re struggling to score at all because of your outstanding keeper. Here are the top 10 FIFA 19 Ultimate Team best goalkeepers.
Man City’s Brazilian beast Ederson is the 10th best keeper. Not the best goalkeeper in the Premier League but he’s a solid choice for any team that uses Premier League or Brazilian players.
9. Keylor Navas
Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas was crucial between the sticks for them last season. It begs the question, why on earth did they buy Thibaut Courtois?! Nevertheless, despite being Real Madrid’s second choice goalkeeper, Navas is the ninth best keeper in FIFA 19.
8. Hugo Lloris
France’s number one, Hugo Lloris is a huge part of why Tottenham Hotspur are consistently amongst the top six in the Premier League. With outstanding 92 reflexes and 88 diving, Lloris is a fine choice for any team, especially one with French center-backs.
7. Samir Handanovic
The only keeper from the Serie A in the top ten, Handanovic is a monster in front of the net. Representing Inter Milan, it’s baffling how he hasn’t made a move to a top team in La Liga or the Premier League. For now, he’s the ideal choice for a Serie A focused squad.
6. Gianluigi Buffon
He may be 40 years old, but Gianluigi Buffon is still an incredible goalkeeper. His move from Juventus to PSG over the summer proves that he can still hang with the very best. He is one of the most decorated keepers of all time, and while this season could be his last, the Italian is a brick wall between the posts.
5. Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Despite not being Germany’s first choice, he’s the main man in front of the goal for Barcelona. Ter Stegen boasts incredibly well-rounded stats, with five between 85 and 90. His 89 overall rating makes him a fine choice for any La Liga or German team.
4. Thibaut Courtois
The 6′ 6″ Belgian may have left Chelsea spontaneously over the summer, but he’s only improved as a player. Somehow knocking Keylor Navas off from his spot as Real Madrid’s number one, Courtois is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. His 91 handling, 88 reflexes, 87 positioning, and 87 diving make him arguably the best choice for a La Liga squad.
3. Jan Oblak
We say arguably because you’d be a fool not to consider Jan Oblak. Representing the other team in Madrid, Oblak is another Slovenian like Handanovic. Since Handanovic has retired from international football, Oblak also serves his country every game. He may have one less diving point than Courtois but every other stat is rated higher, so if you’ve got the cash, splash out on Oblak.
2. Manuel Neuer
Once the undisputed best goalkeeper in the world, Neuer has recently dropped down to the second spot. Nevertheless, he’s got a phenomenal card, with 91 diving and kicking followed by 88 handling, reflexes and positioning. The German goat is Bayern Munich’s top choice, and if you’re making a Bundesliga team, he should be yours too.
1. David de Gea
Manchester United may not be impressing too much lately, but that doesn’t stop David de Gea from being the best goalkeeper in the world. After Casillas moved to FC Porto, de Gea quickly became Spain’s number one choice, so he’s the perfect goalkeeper for a Spanish or Premier League team. His standout stat is his 94 reflexes, followed by 90 diving, 88 positioning, 87 kicking, and 85 handling. Not much will get past David de Gea if he’s in front of your goal.