The World’s Most Expensive GoalKeepers
Who are the most expensive goalkeepers in the world?
Goalkeepers are an integral part of any team and the probability of winning a team may sometimes lay practically in their hands
A goalkeeper has lots of function but literally, the goalkeeper is the keeper of the goal post.He is the one in charge of preventing goals from entering the goal post, which would be tantamount to a point for the opposing team. So the goalkeeper is a very important part of the team. However, some are more popular than some and some are more expensive than some. Here is the list of the most expensive goalkeepers
Here is the list of the most expensive goalkeepers.
David de Gea:
Born in November 1990, David de Gea is a Spanish footballer who plays for Manchester United as well as his national football team in Spain. David was born in Madrid. He started playing at the age of 13 with the Atletico Madrid. He started from the academy system and made his senior debut in 2009. Helping the team at Atletico Madrid to win both the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010 brought him to the attention of Manchester United. He joined Manchester United in June 2011 for £18.9 million, a British record for a goalkeeper at the time and has been with the club ever since.
Ederson was born on August 17, 1993 in Osasco, Sao Paulo in Brazil. He started his career at a local football club in Sao Paulo in 2008. Then he moved to Benfica in Portugal in 2009. He played there for two seasons as a junior, moved to Ribeirao, then to Rio Ave, then back to Benfica. He was transferred to English club, Manchester United after the end of 2016-2017 for £35 million, making him the most expensive goalkeeper of all-time due to the nominal value of the pounds sterling as at the time of his transfer.
Thibaut is a Belgian goalkeeper, who was born on the 11th of May, 1992. He started when he was 18 at Belgian Pro League, contributing to the team’s success. He joined Chelsea FC in 2011, then was loaned to Atletico Madrid. He won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for best goalkeeper in La Liga while in Atletico Madrid. He returned to Chelsea in 2014, where he won both the League Cup and the Premier League title. Real Madrid signed him later for £35 million, making him the most expensive goalkeeper in La Liga.
Hugo is a French goalkeeper. Born on 26th December 1986 in Nice, France, he started his career with OGC Nice. He moved to Lloris moved to seven-time Ligue 1 champions Olympique Lyonnais after three seasons at OGC. He qualified with France in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and got international attention for his qualifying playoffs against the Republic of Ireland. As the captain of the French national team, he led the team to a win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He moved from Lyon to Tottenham Spur for €10 million and €5 million variable.
Nicholas David Pope was born in Soham, Cambridge in April 19, 1992. He started Ipswich Town’s youth academy. At age 16, he joined Bury Town. And in 2011, he signed for League One club Charlton Athletic, and was loaned to other clubs while there. In July 2016, he joined Premier League Club on a three-year contract but the amount he was signed with was undisclosed.
Petr is a Czech footballer born in May, 1982. He started his football career at the age of 17 in Chmel BIsany. Then he moved to Sparta Prague in 2001. In 2002, he was transferred to French club, Renne for €5.5 million for a four year contract. But by then he had attracted attention from the English clubs. Therefore, Chelsea negotiated a transfer for Petr at €7 million for a five-year contract, making him the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of Chelsea. He is currently in Arsenal, signing a four-year contract for about €10 million.
Born on the 22nd of June, 1993, Lairus is a German footballer. He started playing for SG Mettenberg and SSV Ulm 1846 and started his career at VfB Stuttgart. He was signed to Manchester United in 2009. After two years, he was loaned to Mainz 05. And then in 2016, he signed a five year deal for €10 million with Liverpool. He is currently on loan to Süper Lig club Beşiktaş.
35 years old Ben was born in Leamington Spa in England. He started his football career with Stoke City but he was mostly on loan to Bristol City, Tiverton Town, Stafford Rangers, Kidderminster Harriers and Wrexham. In 2005, he moved to Manchester United and was also loaned to Watford. He moved to Birmingham City, was loaned to West Bromwich Albion but moved permanently there in 2012. He is presently in Watford, where he moved to in July 2018 for an undisclosed fee.
Born in Washington, England, 24 year old Jordan is an English footballer. He started his career at the age of eight when he joined Sunderland Academy. In 2011, he was promoted to the reserve team having passed through the various age groups. And that same year, he signed a professional contract of 2 years with the club. He was then on loan to Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City and Preston North End. In 2017, he moved to Everton for £25 million and he is currently there.
Matthew was born in New South Wales, Australia on the 8th of April, 1992. He started his football career by playing youth football for Marconi Stallions, Blacktown City and Central Coast Mariners. Then he played senior football for Blacktown before moving to the Mariners’ senior squad in 2010. Matthew moved to Club Brugge In 2013, before joining Valencia. And in 2017, he signed a 5-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.