The best FIFA Goalkeepers are also probably the most valuable players you'll pick up - not because of their cost on the market, but their ability to keep you in the game when things get a little dicey.

Here on this page, we'll be listing FIFA 18's best goalkeepers - referred to in FIFA as GKs, in order of their overall rating, but be sure to take a look at the specifics depending on what you want out of them, like GK Handling if you hate it when your 'keeper drops a rebound right in front of the opposition, or GK Kicking for setting up speeder counter attacks from a drop kick.

Finally, it's worth noting that the FIFA 18 ratings refresh has taken place, tweaking a large amount of player ratings across the board. We've noted the new ratings, where applicable, in a new column on the right of the tables. For the full list, head over to our dedicated FIFA 18 ratings refresh and winter upgrades page.

For other stats-based guides, it's worth taking a look at our list of the highest potential FIFA 18 wonderkids, plus we have pages on the best Defenders, best Midfielders, the best Wingers and best Strikers in the game, too.

FIFA 18 best Goalkeepers - the best GKs in FIFA

Without further ado then, let's dive in!


FIFA 18 best Goalkeepers (GK)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1Manuel NeuerBayern Munich92-
2David De GeaManchester United9091
3Gianluigi BuffonJuventus89-
4Thibaut CourtoisChelsea89-
5Hugo LlorisTottenham Hotspur88-
6Jan OblakAtlético Madrid88-
7Samir HandanovičInter Milan8788
8Petr ČechArsenal86-
9Stéphane RuffierAS Saint-Étienne85-
10Marc-André ter StegenFC Barcelona85-

Looking for more on FIFA 18? We've gathered all our individual guides together in our main FIFA 18 tips and guide hub, and if you're playing the game's campaign-like story mode, we have a full Journey: Hunter Returns walkthrough. There are also lists of FIFA 18 wonderkids and the best young players, FIFA 18 player ratings, the best strikers, best wingers, best midfielders, best defenders and best goalkeepers. Elsewhere, we have details on five star skillers and skill moves listed, how to score free kicks, penalties and set pieces, and the FIFA 18 best players by position. Fan of Ultimate Team? we look at FIFA 18 Chemistry explained, the new January 2018 and original OTW Ones to Watch cards, along with best Chemistry Styles for each position, and finally how to earn FIFA Coins quickly and for free.

Other things to know about picking the best FIFA Goalkeeper

As we alluded to above, there are a few additional things to bear in mind when choosing your goalkeeper in FIFA 18, with slightly different factors becoming more or less important depending on the mode you're playing.

  • For Career Mode, potential is important too - Some players have higher built-in potential for growth than others, and if you're planning on playing at least two seasons of Career Mode then it's going to have a major impact on your squad. It's also a great way to pick up a bargain, too, so if you're keen on finding some youngsters take the time to go over our detailed list of the best FIFA 18 potential wonderkids and young players, whcih includes some of the finest young keepers in the game.
  • For Ultimate Team, remember you can use Chemistry Styles - Chemistry Styles, if you didn't know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player's attributes, spread according to the Style you choose. For Goalkeepers, the Cat and Glove styles are the most popular, but you can read more on Chemistry in general in our guide to how FIFA Chemistry works, and likewise the best FIFA 18 Chemistry Styles in our detailed guide to those, too.
  • Think about your style of play when looking at stats - We mentioned this briefly above, but certain keepers will work better in certain situations. Manuel Neuer, for instance, is great at coming off his line and sweeping up, whilst Gianluigi Buffon is a little slower.

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