Best second choice goalkeepers in the world today


5. Sergio Romero (Manchester United):

The Argentine was signed during Louis Van Gaal era at Manchester United and since then has been an important figure with the Red Devils even though he hasn’t played as much one would expect. It is not Romero’s fault but simply the brilliant form of United’s #1 David De Gea. That being said, Romero deserves to start regularly with the abilities he possesses as he does with the Argentine national team and is a very reliable option to have as far as Jose Mourinho is concerned.

  1. Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona):

The former Ajax goalkeeper is second fiddle to Marc Ander Ter Stegen at Barcelona. Cillessen also plays between the sticks for the Netherlands national team. Cillessen has only been seen in the Copa Del Rey this season but he hasn’t failed to impress in the Spanish tournament. He has conceded only twice in the 720 minutes he has played as he remains a very good option for the Catalan club if and whenever needed.

  1. Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus):

It didn’t work out well with Arsenal and Szczesny following which the Polish goalkeeper opted to play in the Serie A. After a loan spell with Roma, Szcezesny joined Juventus on a permanent deal last year. It is safe to say that it has worked out very well for him and the Old Lady as the former Arsenal goalkeeper has managed to keep 13 clean sheets from the 17 games he has played. With Gianluigi Buffon expected to retire soon, the future of Szczesny looks good at Juventus.

  1. Nick Pope (Burnley):

Nick Pope is probably the most underrated goalkeeper in this list but he sure deserves some recognition. Tom Heaton has been Burnley’s #1 but an injury to him in September last year meant Pope had to fill in his shoes to help Sean Dyche and his teammates at Burnley. Pope has capitalized on the chance given as he has kept 10 clean sheets this season. To add more success, Pope is strongly considered as one of the options to travel with the England squad to Russia for the World Cup this year.

  1. Sven Ulreich (Bayern Munich):

No one would have expected Sven to be mentioned in this list but an injury early in the season for Manuel Neuer saw Ulreich become Bayern’s #1. It wasn’t going to be easy for him but after a stuttering start, Ulreich has finally found some feet and is doing very well with the Bavarian club. His 10 clean sheets have been very vital to Bayern’s cause as the German looks to impress more with the game time he is having.