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The Goalkeepers of Serie A 2021/22

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It is really important to have a great goalkeeper on your team. On all fantasy football platforms, goalkeepers can represent the success or failure of their final score, and this is also true for Sorare. Typically, there are fewer Goalkeeper cards available than other positions in the middle of the pitch, as there can only be one goalkeeper playing a given game. Keep in mind that in addition to the fact that the pool of goalkeepers is already quite low, when the goalkeepers who do not get minutes as reserves of the owner are excluded from the list, the pool narrows even further. This is why it is important to specifically analyze the owners of each team, and today we will do it for the goalkeepers of Serie A, a nation with a great tradition of phenomena in goal.

Quality goalkeepers have a premium price, if we want to define it that way. The statistics of individual players can give us a great hand in understanding their skill, even if, in the case of extreme defenders, these can also be misleading. A good goalkeeper who plays in a team with a poor defensive phase will in fact take – as is natural – more goals than a less capable colleague who has a champion defense in front of him. Taking several vintages into consideration can partially mitigate the problem, perhaps by cross-referencing the data with the percentage of penalties also saved. Let’s see them together.

Musso (Atalanta)

The Argentine goalkeeper joined Udinese from the Racing Club in 2018, immediately becoming the owner. In Italy, his average number of goals conceded per game is 1.36. In the last season, in which he did not miss a single minute of the game, he maintained similar statistics, 1.34. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is equal to 13.64%.

Vicario (Empoli)

Raised in the Udinese youth academy, he plays for Venice from the 2015-16 season. In the summer of 2019 he was bought by Cagliari: a year on loan in the ranks of Perugia and then the landing on the island. In rossoblù the goalkeeper immediately gave proof of his human and professional qualities: seriousness, daily dedication to work, desire to grow and learn. Called into question, he demonstrated all his reliability, even in a particularly delicate moment of the season, when he had to replace Alessio Cragno between the posts.

Skorupski (Bologna)

The Polish goalkeeper in Italy was a reserve for Roma and a starter at Empoli, while in recent years he has continuously defended the Bologna goal. As a rossoblu in the last two seasons he has an average of goals conceded per game of 1.6, worsened in the last one where he had in particular an average of 1.76. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 21.62%.

Cragno (Cagliari)

The goalkeeper defended the Cagliari goal for the first time, making his Serie A debut at the age of twenty. He was then sent to gain experience in Serie B with the jerseys of Lanciano and Benevento, and since 2017 he has returned to the Rossoblu as the owner. In this new cycle, his average of goals conceded per game is 1.47. Last season he played fewer games due to a right shoulder injury, maintaining a lower average of goals conceded of 1.31. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 25.71%.

Dragowski (Fiorentina)

In the last two years in which he abandoned the reserve role he has an average of 1.49 goals conceded per game, going better in the last one in which the average is 1.39. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 19.23%.

Sirigu (Genoa)

The former grenade goalkeeper spent part of his career abroad, wearing the Paris Saint-Germain shirt in France and in Spain those of Sevilla and Osasuna, before arriving in Turin in 2017. Since then his average number of goals conceded per match is 1.32. The average worsened especially in the last season, thanks to the bad year of the Turin team in general, in fact last season the average was 1.78. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 18.46%.

Handanovic (Inter)

Coming from Udinese, the Slovenian player has been defending the Nerazzurri’s goal since 2012 and since last year, after Icardi’s farewell to Paris Saint-Germain, he also wears the captain’s armband. In the past three seasons he has an average of goals conceded per game of 0.86, slightly lower than last season’s one of 0.91. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 36.61%.

Szczesny (Juventus)

Having moved to the Bianconeri from Rome in 2017, he started as Deputy Buffon with the aim of becoming his successor. In the last two seasons in which he was promoted to starter he has maintained an average of goals conceded per game of 0.93. Last season he worsened the average by two tenths compared to the year with Allegri. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 25.76%.

Reina / Strakosha (Lazio)

Reina represents certainty, especially for Sarri, who had him at Napoli and has always spoken well of him. Strakosha, on the other hand, with the contract expiring in 2022, wants to relaunch himself and take back the gloves as a starter in Lazio, whose colors he has been defending since 2016. In the last three seasons his average of goals conceded per game is 1.17, in the latter in particular it maintained a similar average, 1.1. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 10.91%.

Maignan (Milan)

Initially a midfielder, he was then moved to the goalkeeper role (which he still holds) by Ramon Damiano, who was one of his first coaches. Gifted with great personality and reflexes, he is skilled in exiting the area. To this he also combines a good ability to save penalties. The AC Milan goalkeeper distinguished himself with important saves but above all showing his ability as an added playmaker. In 90 ′ he immediately canceled Gigio Donnarumma.

Consigli (Sassuolo)

The Lombard goalkeeper after many seasons played in Bergamo has been at Sassuolo since 2014. In the last three seasons in which he defended the neroverdi colors his average goal conceded per game was 1.62, while in particular in the last season he slightly worsened, having been 1.77. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 31.08%.

Meret / Ospina (Naples)

Until last season, Ospina was the owner, but from this year the changeover with Meret seems to have been done. Meret has always been considered one of the most important prospects nationwide. Growing up in the Udinese youth academy, when asked who feels he is technically similar, he replies Handanovic, a goalkeeper that they know very well in Udine. In common with the Slovenian, Meret certainly has the courage and the ability to attack the ball, especially in the most desperate occasions, trying to cover the goal as much as possible.

Rui Patricio (Rome)

Footballer strongly desired by José Mourinho who wants to build his Rome from the foundations, starting right from the door. Portuguese national, with whom he played in the last European Championships, Rui Patricio is a goalkeeper with great charisma, with excellent reflexes and with a long international palmares. Many trophies won. Above all, the 2016 European Championship won against France, in addition to the first edition of the UEFA Nations League. Column of Sporting Lisbon, in the last three seasons he has flown to England defending the Wolverhampton posts.

Audero (Sampdoria)

The Italian goalkeeper of Indonesian origin due to his father made his Serie A debut as the third Juventus goalkeeper in 2017, then played as a starter in Serie B in Venice and then again in A in Sampdoria. In Serie B, his average number of goals conceded per game was 1.06, while in the two Serie A seasons it was 1.54. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 12.9%.

Belec (Salerno)

If there was a book written about Vid Belec, it would read “best goalkeeper of Serie B 2020-2021”. The number one of Salernitana through the poll proposed by Lega B on its social channels in relation to the Top 11 of the last season has beaten a wide competition with votes. In fact, the race was attended by Bardi from Frosinone, Berisha from Spal, Brignoli from Empoli, Di Gregorio from Monza, Falcone from Cosenza, Joronen from Brescia and Leali from Ascoli.

Zoet (Spezia)

The Dutch goalkeeper arrived in Italy from Utrecht, playing first for PSV Eindhoven for six and a half seasons. In the Netherlands in recent seasons he has had an average of 0.94 goals conceded, but considering only the last season he had risen to 1.05. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 26.41%.

Milinkovic (Turin)

Torino turns the page in goal. The Piedmontese club, in fact, entrusts the task of ‘number one’ to Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, brother of Sergej (Lazio midfielder), who will show himself on a permanent basis after having tasted, sporadically, the top flight in the past seasons between Turin and Spal.

Silvestri (Udinese)

The Emilian-born goalkeeper has toured many teams, including an experience abroad with Leeds United in the English second division. Last season he was the second as a starter in Serie A, despite having already made his debut in the top category two years earlier as a reserve for Nicolas. Curiously, his average goal conceded was better last year in A than the previous season in B in which Verona was promoted to the higher category. Two years ago in B the average was 1.31, while last year in A it was 1.23. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is 21.95%.

Lezzerini / Maenpaa (Venice)

According to the very latest statements by the coach, “Lezzerini and Maenpaa will play evenly, also because in my opinion Lezzerini will need another month, a month and a half to regain the feeling with the field, especially in the more difficult exits and interventions that after a long stop it is hard to do as easily as before the injury suffered “.

Montipò (Verona)

The goalkeeper of Piedmontese origin is in his second season in Serie A. He arrived from Benevento and before that he had played in Novara since 2018. In the last seasons of B between these two teams he has had an average goals conceded per game of 1.02, with the one that ended with a promotion to A which was the best, 0.66. In his career, among all competitions, his percentage of penalties saved is equal to 23.53%.

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