Best goalkeepers to buy in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Alex Tsiaoussidis
FIFA 21 Best Goalkeepers

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.

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Top-tier goalkeepers in FIFA 21 are not cheap.

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.

Player Rating Country Team Price
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
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There’s plenty of budget goalkeepers out there.

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.

Player Rating Country Team Price
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

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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.

Player Rating Country Team Price
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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