There is no doubt that some of the best goalkeepers in the world ply their trade in different clubs in the Spanish League. The best goalkeepers in the Spanish La Liga are well known for their composure, defensive abilities and goalkeeping exploits. However, the attackers and defenders have enjoyed limelight more than the goalkeepers. The 2020/21 La Liga football season has already begun in earnest, and we have also witnessed many top goalkeepers display their skills in vital matches
We therefore, look at the five best goalkeepers in the La Liga this 2020/21 season.
1. Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid
Oblak is known for his stunning performances between the sticks for Atletico Madrid. He joined the Spanish team in 2014 and was the most expensive goalkeeper in La Liga at that time. He has won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for the best goalkeeper four times in a row, since 2015. His goalkeeping heroics have helped Atletico to win three major trophies. He has kept over 150 clean sheets in over 250 matches appearances. The Slovenian is good with one-on-ones and has excellent reflexes to stop long-range shots. At the time of this writing, he has most clean sheets in La Liga this 2020/21 with 14 out of 28 matches
2. Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Barcelona
Stegen is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He has sharp reflexes and good at stopping shots. He made more than 70% saved last season. Named ‘The Wall’, he has helped Barca triumph in many matches. He has won every major trophy with the Catalans since joining them in 2014. He is good at making saves with one hand, and his quick feet is an asset. Ter Stegen is also one of the best ball-playing goalkeepers in the world right now.
3. Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid
The Los Blancos keeper has always been an outstanding performer in between the posts. He joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2018. He has excellent positioning, especially in one-on-one situations. He was named the best goalkeeper in the world by FIFA. Though his first season at Real was just on the average, The Belgian remains a top-class keeper. Although, the Belgian has not been in his best form he is not doubt one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga this season.
4. Yassine Bounou – Sevilla
The Moroccan goalies has been impressive in his position for Sevilla. He has kept over 12 clean sheets in 24 matches for his team this season. He has also made good number of saves inside the 18-yard box. The 29-year-old Moroccan has not just made incredible saves for the Los Nervionenses this season. He also scored in their 1-1 draw against Valladolid. Yassine Bono has seen his stock rise in recent month, and he is widely considered to be among the best goalkeepers in Africa.
5. Unai Simon – Athletic Bilbao
The 23-year-old Spanish goalkeeper has been one of the shining lights of the surprising Granada team. Athletic Bilbao has been the in splendid form since, and it has been partly due to the form of Unai Simon. The goalkeeper who was brought in after a loan spell in Elche, has been instrumental for Gaizka Garitano’s side this season. In the 2019/20 season, Unai Simon firmly established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga, and earned a call up to the Spanish national team. This season he has been equally remarkable, pulling off great saves at crucial moments.
Aitor Fernández – Levante
Rui Silva – Granada
Edgar Badia – Elche
Alejandro Remiro – Real Sociedad
David Soria – Getafe