Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

    Goal takes a look at the potential abilities of some of the world’s best wonderkid goalkeepers in Career Mode

    Goalkeepers may not get the same share of the plaudits as attackers do, but they are no less crucial to a team’s fortunes in football.

    As in real life, having a shotstopper who can pull off important saves is vital in FIFA 22 and it’s usually a good idea to snap up a young talent or two to make sure you are covered in that position.

    To help you on your way to glory in FIFA 22 Career Mode, Goal takes a look at the best young goalkeepers to buy on the game, ordered by their Potential Rating.

    PO. = Position(s)

    CR = Current Rating

    PR = Potential Rating

    VA. = Value

    *Clubs listed are the clubs the players are assigned to in FIFA 21 Career Mode, while ages shown are the age at the start of Career Mode

    FIFA 22: Best Young Goalkeepers

    #NameAgeClubPO.CRPRVA.
    1M Vandevoordt19GenkGK7187£3.7m
    2C Chatzigavriel17FreeGK5884Free
    3G Mamardashvili20ValenciaGK7583£9m
    4D Alemdar18RennesGK6883£2.1m
    5Joan Garcia20EspanyolGK6783£2.1m
    6K Tzolakis18OlympiacosGK6783£2m
    7B Verbruggen18AnderlechtGK6583£1.4m
    8G Bazunu19Man CityGK6483£1.1m
    9E Green20Saint-EtienneGK7281£3.8m
    10Ayesa20Real Sociedad BGK6781£1.8m
    11Arnau Tenas20BarcelonaGK6781£1.8m
    12J Blazquez20Atletico TalleresGK6581£1.5m
    13S Lammens18Club BruggeGK6481£1.1m
    14Alejandro Iturbe17Atletico MadridGK6281£750k
    15Pere Joan19MallorcaGK6281£750k
    16C Boyce-Clarke18ReadingGK5981£600k
    17E Destanoglu20BesiktasGK7280£3.8m
    18Miguel Morro20Rayo VallecanoGK6680£1.5m
    19L Chevalier19LilleGK6480£1.1m
    20R Neshcheret19Dynamo KyivGK6480£1.1m
    21C Rushworth19WalsallGK6380£950k
    22X Dziekonski17Jagiellonia BialystokGK6380£950k
    23J Olschowsky19Borussia M’gladbachGK6380£950k

    Genk’s Maarten Vandervoordt was second only to Ilan Meslier in FIFA 21, but the Belgian is the best young goalkeeper in FIFA 22, with a potential rating of 87 in the game.

    Cypriot goalkeeper Charis Chatzigavriel is not far behind Vandervoordt with 84 potential and he is available on free transfer in the game so could prove a shrewd investment.

    Giorgi Mamardashvili is the most expensive of the best young goalkeepers on the game, but he is more or less ready for first-team action – as his involvement in the Valencia squad attests.

    It should be noted that many of the high-potential goalkeepers in our list have relatively low current abilities, so they will need appropriate training and experience in order to improve.

    However, on the flip side, many are valued at around £1 million or under and they can be loaned out in order to ensure they reach their potential.

    Manchester City youngster Gavin Bazunu (potential ability: 83) is already a senior international with the Republic of Ireland and is among a select few who can claim to have saved a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty.

    Atletico Madrid’s Alejandro Iturbe is 17 at the beginning of the game and is valued at £750k, which is a bargain for a goalkeeper with a potential rating of 81.

    Saint-Etienne’s appropriately named goalkeeper Etienne Green is, like Mamardashvili, very close to first-team football calibre despite his relative youth and valued at just under £4 million.

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