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TOP 10 most expensive goalkeepers in the world in 2023

Published on: 22 March 2023

Each transfer window gives football fans new records and huge transfer amounts not only for attackers and midfielders, but also for goalkeepers. For a long time, the most expensive goalkeeper in world football was the Italian goalkeeper of Juventus, Gianluigi Buffon, but recently, the bosses of the richest clubs in the world are beating these records by buying the best goalkeepers in the world more and more expensive.

The podium of the most expensive goalkeepers, taking into account inflation, is occupied by an absolute legend - Gianluingi Buffon. This goalkeeper's transfer record stood for 17 years. Before the start of the 2001/2002 season, he moved to Juventus for an incredible 53 million euros, which at that time was an absolutely prohibitive amount. No one in Turin regrets this decision. Buffon was a key player in the team from Turin for many years, he did not leave the "Old Signora" even because of the temporary need to play in Serie B and eventually played for the Bianconeri team as many as 656 matches.

In this article, we propose to consider the TOP 10 most expensive goalkeepers as of March 2023, according to the authoritative Transfermarkt portal. If you bet on sports and love gambling, then we advise you to do it at Pin Up casino. It is a licensed company that offers safe and quality gaming (sports betting and online casino) to users from all over the world.


10th place - Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa) - 28 million euros

The newly crowned World Champion has joined Aston Villa for the 2021/2022 season. His transfer from London's Arsenal was only 8 million euros. However, at the moment, the transfer fee of the Argentine goalkeeper has more than tripled.

9th place - Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona) - 30 million euros

The German goalkeeper is currently Barcelona's most trusted defense and the face of the Catalan club, although he was born in Mönchengladbach. The goalkeeper this season, along with Robert Lewandowski, is the strongest side of the team. A lot depends on him, from the beginning of positional attacks to the suppression of attempts by opponents.

8th place - Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal) - 30 million euros

The London Arsenal goalkeeper, along with other players under the management of Mikel Arteta, are full of desire to win the Premier League in the 2022/2023 season. Recall that the goalkeeper moved to the camp of the Gunners in the 2021/2022 season for a modest 12 million euros and became a true leader of the Arteta team. At the moment, Arsenal are in the lead in the English Premier League and have excellent chances of final success.

7th place - Robert Sanchez (Brighton) - 32 million euros

The 25-year-old Spanish goalkeeper of Brighton has been surprising with his game for many seasons. In many ways, the success of the team is associated precisely with Robert Sanchez, who demonstrates truly fantastic goalkeeping abilities. Recently, there have been many rumors that soon Sanchez will change his club registration and move to one of the best clubs in the world.

6th place - Mike Meignan (Milan) - 35 million euros

Together with Milan, he celebrated the victory in Serie A. The title returned to Milan after 11 years. Fans and experts are sure that without the Frenchman at the gates, the Milanese would not have been able to achieve such achievements. The transfer of the French goalkeeper from Lille to Milan in the 2021/2022 season cost the Italians 25 million euros. Now his transfer fee has increased to 35 million euros.

5th place - Jan Oblak (Atletico) - 40 million euros

The Slovenian goalkeeper has been playing for the Madrid club since the 2014/2015 season and plays at a consistently high level. His transfer from Benfica cost Atlético 4 million euros and Oblak's transfer fee has now increased 10 times.

4th place - Diogo Costa (Porto) - 45 million euros

The youngest player on our list. The 23-year-old Portuguese goalkeeper, a pupil of Porto, is currently in the TOP-5 of the most expensive goalkeepers in the world. Surprisingly, in May 2021 Diogo Costa's transfer fee was only €6m. Now the figure is approaching 50 million euros and continues to grow.

3rd place - Allison Becker (Liverpool) - 50 million euros

The Brazilian moved to Liverpool from Roma for 62.5 million euros. This amount may increase by another 10 million, which will depend on the fulfillment of the conditions stipulated in the contract. Becker is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, which he proves every season with his fantastic performance against Liverpool.

2nd place - Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG) - 50 million euros

Donnarumma moved from Milan to PSG for free for the French, despite the fact that even as part of the Italian club, the cost of the goalkeeper was estimated at 60 million euros or more. This is one of the leaders of PSG and the Italian national team, who became the best goalkeeper of Euro 2020.

1st place - Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) - 60 million euros

Members of the royal family paid 35 million euros for the Belgian, which were transferred to the account of the London Chelsea. The 26-year-old has signed a six-year contract in the Spanish capital. Many experts agree that Thibault Courtois was one of the best goalkeepers in the world last season. The Royal Madrid goalkeeper delivered fantastic saves in the Champions League play-offs and, along with Karim Benzema, became Real Madrid's best player in the competition.

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