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 2019/20 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 2019/20 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 119 clean sheets in 212 appearances. The Slovenian is good with one-on-ones and has excellent reflexes to stop long-range shots.
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.
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. Jaume Doménech – Valencia
Though his team struggled for a more significant part of last season, Asenjo was impressive in his position. The has made the most saves per game inside the 18-yard box. The 29-year-old Spanish profited from Neto’s move to Barcelona and has become a key figure for Valencia.
5. Unai Simon – Athletic Bilbao
The 22-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. This 2019/20 season, Unai Simon has firmly established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga.
Aitor Fernández – Levante
Rui Silva – Granada
David Soria – Getafe