A good goalkeeper can be hard to find sometimes and with the best goalkeepers in FIFA 20 already contracted to the big clubs and commanding huge fees, you may have to get creative to find a solution in the long-term. One of the best strategies is to buy a young keeper with good potential who can develop steadily over the next few seasons. To help narrow down your search here is our list of the best young goalkeepers in FIFA 20:
10. Arijanet Muric
Club: Nottingham Forrest
After signing a new 3-year contract at Manchester City, Arijanet Muric was shipped off to Nottingham Forrest on loan for the rest of the season. It is believed that Manchester City rates him highly and expects the youngster to break into their first team sometime in the future. Already a regular for Kosovo, he could be one of the biggest stars to come out from the European minnows if he continues to progress steadily. He is rated 68 on FIFA 20 with a commendable 82 potential rating.
9. Kamil Grabara
Club: Huddersfield Town
Unlike some of the players on this list, Kamil Grabara is already playing first-team football after completing a loan deal from Liverpool this summer. At 1.95 m, the young Polish keeper is an imposing figure in goal but has shown he’s more than just height with a string of impressive performances for Huddersfield Town. Ideally, Kamil’s dream would be to return to Liverpool and have a successful career like his fellow countryman, Jerzy Dudek, however, with Brazilian international Alisson Becker in his way, only time will tell. FIFA 20 fans will certainly be delighted by Kamil’s 83 potential which should see him develop nicely in career mode, particularly thanks to his regular game time with Huddersfield. Grabara’s rated 67 overall, with 71 GK diving, 66 GK handling and 68 GK positioning.
8. Luís Maximiano
Club: Sporting CP
Luis Maximiano might not be starting matches for Sporting CP’s first team, but the huge potential he has shown in his career so far suggest he’s not far away. After already making his debut for the first team in Taça da Liga, he has been given the nod to start UEFA Europa League games as well, and if he continues to progress, there could be a bright future in store for the him. He’s rated 70 overall in FIFA 20 with 82 potential and his in-game abilities include 74 GK diving and 72 GK reflexes.
7. Maarten Vandevoordt
Club: KRC Genk
At age 17, many young goalkeepers are usually still playing youth team football, but Maarten’s steady development has seen him already being considered for the first team at Genk. He made his debut in a cup match against KSK Ronse, keeping a clean sheet in a 3-0 win. As long as he continues to develop at his current pace, a starting spot in the first team might not be so far away. His potential in FIFA 20 is 83 while his current overall rating is 63. He might not be ready for regular first team football just yet, but if you develop him wisely, he should be ready to step up in a couple of seasons time.
6. Diogo Meireles Costa
Club: FC Porto
When legendary Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casillas hailed Diogo Costa as his successor in 2018, many were not quite sure how good the 19-year-old really was. However, his stock has since risen beyond his training ground heroics for FC Porto as he lead his side to the UEFA Youth League in the 2018–19. Already starting matches for Porto B, it seems like only a matter of time before he takes up a permanent spot in the first-team squad. His 70 overall rating in FIFA 20 is boosted by an 83 potential rating which includes in-game attributes like 73 GK reflex, 71 GK positioning and 69 GK diving.
5. Gavin Bazunu
Club: Manchester City
Still only 17 years of age, Gavin Bazunu has had his fair share of the spotlight for someone so young. Having made his first-team debut for Shamrock Rovers at age 16, he was named the player of the month for two consecutive months making a string of impressive saves including a penalty save against Cork City. When Manchester City finally came for his signature, it was no surprise as he had been scouted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs. His 59 overall rating may not seem like much, but his 84 potential is a promise of great things to come. His stats include GK diving 60, GK reflexes 60 and GK handling 59.
4. Alessandro Plizzari
Italy is one country that has consistently produced top-quality goalkeepers over the years, and it seems like they’re about to unearth another gem in Plizzarri. A product of the Milan Youth set up, the Italian youngster has already attracted attention from abroad with Milan rejecting an approach for him from Manchester City in 2016. Sent on loan to gain valuable first-team experience at Livorno, the ideal scenario is for Plizzarri to come back to Milan as a quality challenger for Donnuramma’s first-team spot. With 84 potential in the latest version of FIFA, you can expect speedy progress in a few seasons in career mode. His overall rating is 66 with in-game attributes like GK reflexes 72, GK diving 68, and GK handling 68.
3. Andriy Lunin
Club: Real Valladolid CF
Lunin is one of the brightest young goalkeepers to come out of Ukraine in recent years. After making his competitive debut for Dnipro 2016–2017, he earned a move to Zorya Luhansk after Dnipro were relegated. A string of impressive performances saw Real Madrid pay €8M for his services before sending him out on loan. The youngster won the FIFA U-20 World Cup with his country and is expected to become a big star in the future. He could be a nice addition to your FIFA 20 team with a 76 rating and 88 potential. His best in-game attributes include 79 GK reflexes, 77 GK positioning and 76 GK kicking.
2. Alban Lafont
Club: FC Nantes
Lafont is another one of France’s impressive array of wonderkids who are progressing nicely in various clubs across Europe. The Frenchman became the youngest player to make his debut in the French Ligue 1 after starting a game for Toulouse in the 2015–16 season. He made over 100 appearances for Toulouse before moving to Fiorentina in Italy. Currently, on loan to FC Nantes, Lafont is one of the few youngsters on this list already delivering on their promise. In FIFA 20, he’s rated 79 overall and has an impressive 88 potential. His in-game abilities include 83 GK reflexes, 80 GK diving and 77 GK handling.
1. Gianluigi Donnarumma
The best young goalkeeper in FIFA 20, Gianluigi Donnarumma was already starting matches for AC Milan at age 17. Still only 20, he almost seems like a veteran having played 4 seasons of active first-team football. His 85 overall rating is a testament to his superb goalkeeping abilities. With so much promise to deliver on, the young keeper has 92 potential in the game with impressive attributes like 90 GK diving, 90 GK reflexes and 80 GK handling. If you’re looking to prize him away from Milan, you’ll no doubt have to break the bank as he is probably their most prized possession.
A few of the options above are already established keepers and certainly won’t come cheap. But there are also several cheaper options on the list too, who have great potential and could grow into your number 1 in career mode for years to come.