FIFA 21 Ultimate Team is about defense as much as attack, and the key to any great defense is goalkeepers. The men between the sticks are the backbone of the team, so picking the right one is important. Here are some of the best.
FIFA 21 Ultimate Team players love to focus on their attackers. It’s hard to match the satisfaction one feels after scoring a bullet from a fantastic build-up. But it’s a good idea to invest some coins in the defense as well, and it’s especially important to buy a good goalkeeper.
After all, it doesn’t matter how much you score. If you’re conceding goals regularly, you’ll have a harder time winning. To make things easier, we’ve compiled two lists that go over the best meta goalkeepers and a number of budget options for players who are low on coins.
Best meta goalkeepers in FIFA 21
If you’re looking to build a top-tier team that can take on the best FIFA players out there, picking up one of these goalkeepers is a must.
Although they’ll certainly make a dent in the coins you’ve collected, they’re definitely worth the investment.
|Jan Oblak||91||Slovenia||Atletico Madrid||66,000 – 77,000|
|Alisson||90||Brazil||Liverpool||46,500 – 63,000|
|Marc-Andre ter Stegen||91||Germany||Barcelona||46,500 – 67,000|
|Manuel Neuer||89||Germany||Bayern Munich||37,500 – 47,500|
|Thibaut Courtois||89||Belgium||Real Madrid||45,000 – 60,000|
|Ederson||88||Brazil||Manchester City||30,000 – 37,000|
|Samir Handanovic||88||Slovenia||Inter Milan||29,000 – 37,000|
|Wojciech Szczesny||87||Poland||Juventus||23,000 – 28,000|
|Keylor Navas||87||Costa Rica||PSG||20,000 – 25,000|
|Hugo Lloris||87||France||Tottenham||20,000 – 28,000|
|David De Gea||86||Spain||Manchester United||16,000 – 19,000|
|Nick Pope (IF)||84||England||Burnley||55,000 – 73,500|
Best cheap goalkeepers in FIFA 21
Not everyone has hundreds of thousands of gold to splash out on a top-tier keeper, especially when it’s only one position in a team of 11. Luckily, there’s plenty of budget option goalkeepers that can perform consistently in each of your games.
They may not be the meta picks, but they’ll certainly help you keep clean sheets and pick up more wins in the long run.
|Rui Patricio||84||Portugal||Wolves||5,500 – 7,500|
|Roman Burki||84||Switzerland||Borussia Dortmund||5,000 – 6,800|
|Steve Mandanda||83||France||Marseille||1,800 – 2,000|
|Kevin Trapp||83||Germany||Frankfurt||1,500 – 1,600|
|Lukas Hradecky||83||Finland||Bayer Leverkusen||1,400 – 1,600|
|Koen Casteels||83||Belgium||Wolfsburg||1,500 – 1,700|
|Martin Dubravka||83||Slovakia||Newcastle||1,600 – 2,200|
|Nick Pope||82||England||Burnley||1,600 – 2,100|
FIFA 21 Team of the Season (TOTS) Goalkeepers
The football season is drawing closer to its end, and that means FIFA 21’s Team of the Season promotion event is underway. EA SPORTS started things off by releasing several cards, including two goalkeepers so far, and they’re definitely worth picking up.
|Alphonse Areola (TOTS)||89||France||Fulham||78,000 – 80,000|
|Tim Krul (TOTS)||86||Netherlands||Norwich||17,000 – 20,000|
That rounds off our lists of the top tier and best budget goalkeepers to pick up FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. Without a strong goalkeeper, it’s unlikely you’ll win a lot of games against good players. So, check them out and see which one fits your squad.
We are confident any of the goalkeepers on these lists will serve you well. However, if you have the coins, make sure you go for a meta keeper. You won’t regret it.
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