FIFA 18 Ratings Analysis: Goalkeepers

Gianluca Nesci
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theScore's Gianluca Nesci takes a deep dive into the ratings from the newly released FIFA 18 video game.

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Goalkeeper Club Rating
Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich 92
David De Gea Manchester United 90
Gianluigi Buffon Juventus 89
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 89
Hugo Lloris Tottenham 88
Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid 88
Samir Handanovic Inter Milan 87
Petr Cech Arsenal 86
Stephane Ruffier Saint-Etienne 85
Marc-Andre ter Stegen Barcelona 85

With his combination of size, shot-stopping ability, and celebrated technique with his feet, Manuel Neuer rightly retains his position as the top-rated goalkeeper after yet another stellar year between the sticks at Bayern Munich.

His main competitor for the title of world's best custodian is, once again, David De Gea. The pliable Spaniard is arguably a better pure shot-stopper than Neuer, and is in prime position to overtake the German should he encounter any struggles this season.

Gianluigi Buffon continues to defy conventional wisdom, in both real life and video game form; now 39 years old, the iconic Italian is actually rated higher than he was in last year's edition of the video game franchise - he stood at 88 overall in FIFA 17 - and continues to showcase that age really is just a number.

Elsewhere, Stephane Ruffier, one of the world's most underrated goalkeepers, makes a deserved appearance in the top 10, while Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who, like his compatriot Neuer, excels with the ball at his feet, gets a deserved boost from last year's edition to crack the list.

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