“Onana there means this list has no value!” – Fans STRUGGLE to digest ‘Top 10 Most Valuable Goalkeepers of 2023’ list

Shocking miss, and shocking pick! Here are the top 10 most valuable goalkeepers.


“Onana there means this list has no value!” – Fans STRUGGLE to digest ‘Top 10 Most Valuable Goalkeepers of 2023’ list

(L-R) Diogo Costa, Mike Maignan and Ederson. (Source: Football London, Evening standard, MCFC)

Of the many statistic-related websites, few have emerged as honest measurers of fans’ emotions accurately. Transfermarkt has recently released its annual list of the world’s top 10 most valuable goalkeepers.

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The diverse list consists of goalkeepers from the top five European leagues and some outside of it. Topping the list was Porto’s versatile shot-stopper Diogo Costa, who has a whopping market value of €45 million. AC Milan’s Mike Maignan is closely followed, sharing the same valuation.

Some notably absent big names include Liverpool, Brazil’s Alisson Becker, and Real Madrid’s Kepa Arrizabalaga. Other big names on the list include Ederson Moraes of Manchester City, Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, and Marc Andre Ter Stegen from FC Barcelona.

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However, the shock exclusion of Liverpool’s leading man in goal has raised several questions from the pundits. Fans also took to social media in a fiery mood to express their dissent on excluding their favorite players.

Alisson snubbed and Onana included, Transfermarkt’s most valuable list explained

Football fans were left scratching their heads as Alisson Becker, the seasoned Liverpool shot-stopper and key figure in the Premier League, found himself surprisingly absent from the list. The Brazilian goalkeeper, who has played an instrumental role in Liverpool’s recent successes, including their Champions League and Premier League triumphs, was notably snubbed, leaving fans and pundits alike bewildered at the omission.

Alisson Becker and Andre Onana
Alisson Becker and Andre Onana (Source: This is Anfield)

Furthermore, Alisson’s consistent performances, remarkable shot-stopping abilities, and his pivotal role in Liverpool’s defensive structure have led many to question how such a snub could occur, particularly when compared to the valuation of other goalkeepers on the list.

Adding to the bewilderment is the inclusion of Andre Onana, who is currently associated with Manchester United, in the top 10. Some critics have labeled the decision as perplexing, using colorful expressions to emphasize the perceived absurdity of his inclusion. Onana’s inclusion over a goalkeeper of Alisson’s caliber has sparked debates and raised questions about the evaluation criteria employed by Transfermarkt.

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Top 10 most valuable goalkeepers in the world as per Transfermarkt

  1. Diogo Costa (FC Porto – €45 million): Porto’s shot-stopper takes the top spot. Out of the 29 games played he maintained 11 clean sheets in the 23/24 season so far.
  2. Mike Maignan (AC Milan – €45 million): AC Milan’s reliable goalkeeper shares the leading position. He made the list for most clean sheets in Serie A.
  3. Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG – €40 million): The PSG and Italy star secures the third position, known for his commanding presence and extraordinary shot-stopping abilities. He has 12 clean sheets in 24 games in the current season.
  4. Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund – €40 million): The Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper ranks fourth, showcasing consistent performance with a market value of €40 million. He has 11 clean sheets in 27 games.
  5. Ederson (Manchester City – €40 million): Manchester City’s treble-winner takes the fifth spot. He has 5 clean sheets in 18 games in the current campaign and has been a golden glove winner on many occasions.
  6. Andre Onana (Manchester United – €40 million): Despite uncertainties, Onana holds the sixth position, demonstrating resilience and skill between the posts. Onana has 11 clean sheets in 32 games.
  7. David Raya (Arsenal/Brentford – €35 million): On loan at Arsenal from Brentford, Raya secures the seventh spot with a market value of €35 million. He has five clean sheets in 15 games for Arsenal.
  8. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid – €35 million): The Atletico Madrid goalkeeper ranks eighth, known for his exceptional shot-stopping abilities. He has 6 clean sheets in 19 games for Atletico.
  9. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid – €35 million): The Real Madrid and Belgium goalkeeper occupies the ninth position. He had 10 clean sheets in 31 appearances before his injury
  10. Marc Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona – €35 million): Barcelona’s goalkeeper rounds off the top 10, maintaining a market value of €35 million. He had 26 clean sheets in over 38 appearances in the 22/23 season.

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