Discover the best EA FC 24 goalkeepers in 2024 and find out what makes them so special as the last line of defense
As special cards continue to flood the game, the challenge of determining the top players in EA FC has grown significantly more intricate. You cannot make straightforward comparisons based on Gold Rarity items anymore since a variety of player items are available in the game with a diverse range of in-game impacts. Who are the best goalkeepers in EA FC 24 right now? Here are the best EA FC 24 GK items we have seen since the game’s late September release.
Best EA FC 24 Goalkeepers: Exploring The Top EA FC 24 GK Items
These are the best GK cards in EA FC 24:
5. Iker Casillas – Thunderstruck Icon
Iker Casillas is an acquired taste in EA FC 24, to be fair. While certain players admire the game's Real Madrid and Spain legend, others consider his less-than-towering height a substantial drawback. The 92 Iker Casillas Thunderstruck Icon card, however, gives you an absolute beast of a goalkeeper with an astonishing reflex stat of 95. The item covers all four goalkeeping PlayStyles, which is also a huge plus. Kicking and speed are the only metrics rated below 90, but the latter is quite decent for a goalkeeper, so it's not a concern.
4. Lev Yashin ICON
Lev Yashin is one of the best goalkeepers who ever played football, and EA FC 24 surely did him justice with this magnificent ICON item. He shows incredible reflexes and comes out fast during one-on-ones to squeeze the attacker out of space. His handling of the ball is quite good, but what we like the most about this version of the Russian keeper is his brilliant ability to thwart close rangers. He does show vulnerability against long-rangers destined for the top corner, however, since he is not long enough.
3. Thibaut Courtois Rare
Thibaut Courtois was rewarded with the highest-rated GK card in EA FC 24 when the game was launched. The Belgian’s Rare card is still one of the best goalkeeping offerings in the current meta despite several specialized GK items arriving. You get Far Throw and Cross Claimer PlayStyles with this card. His imposing physique, combined with his excellent diving stats, make him highly effective in keeping out corner-bound shots. While he is not the swiftest keeper in the game, he can pull off some stunning close-range attempts, thanks to his 93 reflex rating.
2. Peter Schmeichel ICON
On paper, this Peter Schmeichel card does not have better stats than the last three we discussed. So, why on earth is he second? Because we found him incredibly effective in saving setpieces. Defending against corners in EA FC 24 has been a nightmare so far, but this card gives you a decent chance. The Manchester United legend also boasts Footwork and Far Throw PlayStyles, but it's the distinctive Cross Claimer PlayStyle that truly sets this item apart as something special.
1. Edwin Van Der Sar-Thunderstruck Icon
The top spot claimer is also a Manchester United icon. It has become a norm in recent years that EA Sports will release an Edwin Van Der Sar item, which will ultimately become the best GK item in-game. This year is no exception, as few would oppose the superiority of the EVDS Thunderstruck Icon item. Yes, some players would feel that it is not a significant upgrade over the base 89 ICON card, but you get superior stats across all metrics. The upgrade doesn’t come cheap, but if you choose to make it, you will unlock the best version of the Dutch shot-stopper.