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Best goalkeepers to sign in Football Manager 2022

A good goalkeeper can turn losses into draws and draws into wins and getting the best one you possibly can will help you massively in Football Manager 2022. Our guide will give you plenty of options for this most crucial of positions.
Best goalkeepers to sign in Football Manager 2022

Football Manager 2022 is now out and many will be jumping into their first managerial jobs of a new save, a new season, and, of course, that very first transfer window.

Some will be trying to reach the pinnacle, lifting the Champions League or World Cup trophy, while others will be content to simply gain promotion to a higher league. It's all possible in FM22 and that is what makes the game so rewarding.

Of course, before the glory, there is the climb to the top and that means building out your training, squad, and ultimately, club, in your image.

A big part of all of that is making good moves in the transfer market; whether you have the £200 million that newly flush Newcastle have to spend or are frantically looking for a goalkeeper without a transfer fee, getting the right man for the job is crucial.

And that is where our series of Football Manager 2022 guides come into play. We have already broken down many positions from centre-backs to strikers, and now we are looking at that most important of positions and a truly unique one -- goalkeepers.

So, if you need a man between the sticks, we have you sorted.

The best goalkeepers in Football Manager 2022

There are many aspects to consider when bringing a player into your club; from league restrictions to your club's transfer budget and weighing up these carefully is part and parcel of a well-managed club.

So whether you need to keep one eye on the wage bill or you are ready to go big and sign the very best, the following list of goalkeepers has something for everyone.

The best out of contract GKs in FM22

These are goalkeepers that are out of contract and won't require a transfer fee when you're looking to fill out your squad.

  • Willy Caballero - 39 - Argentina
  • Carlos Abad - 26 - Spain
  • Ander Bardaji - 26 - Spain
  • Matias Pesallaccia - 24 - Argentina
  • Ataberk Dadakdeniz - 21 - Turkey
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Willy Caballero may be old but he can still do a job between the sticks. (Picture: Sports Interactive)

The best young GKs in FM22

Wonderkid goalkeepers, some will be fairly cheap, others will be bank-breaking transfers, but their value should steadily increase as they gain experience.

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Man City's Bazunu has all the qualities to become a top-tier goalkeeper. (Picture: Sports Interactive)

Take note, depending on what team you are, these might not be first-team ready.

  • Iván Martinez - 19 - Atletico Pamplona
  • Maarten Vandevoordt - 19 - KRC Genk
  • Gavin Bazunu - 19 - Man City
  • André Gomes - 16 - Benfica
  • Samuel Brolin - 20 - AIK

The best GKs in FM22

The best in the world, these will be very pricey signings, both in wages and transfer fees, if you can even get them to the table.

  • Manuel Neuer - 35 - Bayern Munich
  • Jan Oblak - 28 -     Atlético Madrid
  • Thibaut Courtois - 29 - Real Madrid
  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen - 29 - Barcelona
  • Ederson - 28 - Man City
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Manual Neuer may be 35 but he is still one of the world's very best goalkeepers. (Picture: Sports Interactive)

For more Football Manager 2022 guides and top to bottom coverage, check out our dedicated page filled with best wonderkids, bargain buys, and much more.

Featured image courtesy of Sports Interactive.