Choosing the best GK in FIFA 21 is more often that not a forced option based on your Ultimate Team defense.
Goalkeepers for years have been hit and miss for players with some opting for one particularly either based on animations, statistics or simply placebo. For example, Alisson and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen were the two most popular keepers in FIFA 20. Alisson because he had a Team of the Year card and Ter Stegen for his La Liga links, animations, traits and statistics. In years past, it was David De Gea, Jan Oblak, and even Jack Butland believe it or not.
So, who's the best goalkeeper in FIFA 21?
Best GK FIFA 21: 5 Best Rare Gold Goalkeepers in Ultimate Team
Here are the five best rare gold goalkeepers in the game.
Manuel Neuer - 89 - Bayern Munich
Neuer is likely to receive a Team of the Year card this year for winning the Champions League, Bundesliga, German Cup and UEFA Super Cup. His gold card is already popular because he provides a strong link to David Alaba who's now a central defender. Players are using Alphonso Davies as a left back meaning Bayern hard links are necessary for full chemistry more often than not.
Alisson - 90 - Liverpool
Alisson is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League. He benefits from strong linking Virgil Van Dijk, one of the best defenders in the game, as well as other Brazilian defenders. He soft links cards like Eder Militao and Diego Carlos. Players might opt for Ederson as a cheaper option because he offers the same Brazilian links, but Manchester City defenders are less desirable at the start of Ultimate Team outside of Nathan Ake.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen - 90 - FC Barcelona
Ter Stegen is still a beast carrying over from FIFA 21. He's the go-to option for La Liga defenses while also soft linking German defenders like Lukas Klostermann. Players like to pair Clement Lenglet with Ter Stegen for a nice hard link in the back.
Jan Oblak - 91 - Atletico Madrid
Oblak is the highest rated gold keeper in the game. Considered by many to be the best goalkeeper in the world already, Oblak is only held back by his need to be in a La Liga back line. The only way to work around it is with Icons, but he's still a fantastic option between the sticks.
Samir Handanovic/Keylor Navas/Wojciech Szczesny/Thibaut Courtois
These four goalkeepers pretty much tie themselves. They're all fine and should really only be used for specific chemistry purposes.