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Top 12 of the best goalkeepers of the competition

The writing of 90min presents the list of the best goalkeepers expected at Euro 2022 in England. Some are experienced and heading for their last international competition, others are less so and are preparing to participate in their first.

Almuth Schult

Almuth Schult in the colors of Wolfsburg, his current club. / Christof Koepsel/GettyImages

Germany’s titular goalkeeper since 2013 has lost her place for Euro 2022 and for a few games. But the emblematic player of 31 years and one meter 80 is at 64 selections. Arrived at Wolfsburg in 2013, his 209 games with the German resident are prolific. She won the championship seven times and the German Cup nine times. With the national team, she was champion at the 2016 Olympic Games and at the 2013 European Championship.

Hedvig Lindahl

Hedvig Lindahl in the colors of Atlético de Madrid, his current club. / Marco Luzzani/GettyImages

The 2003 World Cup finalist is impressive. At 39, Hedvig Lindahl is still in the cages of the Swedish selection. Since her first appearance with Sweden in 2002 and the World Cup final the following year, she also reached the second step of the podium in 2016 at the Olympic Games and has 176 appearances. From 2001 to 2014, her career took place in various clubs in her country of origin, then she decided to fly to Chelsea for four years between 2015 and 2019. At Atlético de Madrid since 2020, the goalkeeper arrived there in from Wolfsburg, where she had spent a season.

Deyna Castellanos, Gaelle Thalmann

Gaelle Thalmann in the colors of FC Servette, her current club. /Angel Martinez/GettyImages

Since 2007, the 36-year-old goalkeeper has played for the Swiss team 81 times. Turned pro in 2003, from the top of his 70 meter, Gaelle Thalmann evolves in fifteen clubs throughout his career in three different countries. Mainly in Switzerland, but she also knows the Italian and German championship.


Nicky Evrard in the colors of La Gantoise, his current club. / DAVID CATRY/GettyImages

The 27-year-old Belgian goalkeeper knows La Gantoise well. Passed by the Belgian club between 2013 and 2017, she has been playing for this team again since 2020. At FC Twente between 2017 and 2019, she won the Dutch championship before leaving for Spain and Sporting Huelva for a year . In selection since 2013, the player of a meter 76 wears the jersey 46 times.

Tinja-Riikka Korpela

Tinja-Riikka Korpela in the colors of Tottenham, his current club. / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

International since 2007, the Finnish goalkeeper has just exceeded 100 caps and brings her total to 101. In the Premier League since 2019 with a first stint at Everton then now at Tottenham, Tinja-Rikka Korpela trained in clubs in Scandinavian countries . At Bayern Munich between 2014 and 2017, the experienced doorman of one meter 75 and 36 years old is still at international level.

Mary Earps

Mary Earps in the colors of Manchester United, her current club. / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

In England, the 29-year-old goalkeeper made her mark. Passed by eight English clubs, the best known of which are Leicester, Bristol and Manchester United since 2019, Mary Earps appeared for the first time in selection in 2017. She is trying a one-season experience away from home, in Wolfsburg in Germany between 2018 and 2019.

Sari Van Veenendaal

Sari Van Veenendaal in the colors of PSV Eindhoven, her current club. /BSR Agency/GettyImages

The best goalkeeper of the 2019 World Cup and FIFA the same year is a pillar of this Dutch selection. European champion with the Netherlands in 2017, the 32-year-old 1m80 goalkeeper has played most of her career at FC Twente. In selection since 2011, Sari Van Veenendaal went abroad and more precisely to Arsenal between 2015 and 2019 then Atlético de Madrid for a year until 2020. She brings her number of appearances with the Netherlands to 74.

Manuela Zinsberger

Manuela Zinsberger in the colors of Arsenal, her current club. / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

The Austrian, 26 years old and one meter 77, has 66 caps since 2013. After starting in 2010 at SV Neulengbach, an Austrian first division club, the goalkeeper flew to Bayern Munich in 2014 for five seasons. With the Arsenal jersey for three seasons, she has established herself as the indisputable holder of this position for her country.

Merle Frohms

Merle Frohms in the colors of Eintracht Frankfurt, his current club. / Mark Wieland/GettyImages

The goalkeeper of the German selection has been evolving in her country of origin since her professional debut. Between 2012 and 2018, she won under the colors of Wolfsburg the Champions League twice and the German championship four times. Then passed through Freiburg, she joined Eintracht Frankfurt in 2020. The player of one meter 75 and 27 years old is essential with Germany, tunic worn 26 times and for the first time in 2018.

Pauline Peyraud-Magnin

Pauline Peyraud-Magnin in the colors of Juventus Turin, her current club. / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

At 30, the French international is the goalkeeper of the moment at Les Bleues. The former player of Olympique Lyonnais, Olympique de Marseille and AS Saint-Étienne among others for French clubs has stood out since her exile abroad. First in the ranks of Arsenal then Atlético de Madrid, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin has been playing for Juventus in Turin for a season. Recently called up to the France team, the 1.75 meter player has played 25 games with her selection.

Laura Giuliani

Laura Giuliani with the colors of AC Milan, her current club. / Giuseppe Cottini/GettyImages

The 29-year-old Italian has returned to her home country after starring in goal for four German clubs. Laura Giuliani, called up in 2013 and international since 2014, has established herself in the selection to become an essential player. The 79 games between 2017 and 2021 with Juventus of Turin made him grow and his arrival at AC Milan during the summer transfer window of 2021 was only a confirmation of his undeniable talent. With the Azzurra squadra, the 79-metre goalkeeper played 53 games.

Sandra Panos

Sandra Paños with the colors of FC Barcelona, ​​her current club. / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

The goalkeeper of the Spanish selection has had a very eventful career. Having become an international player in 2011, Sandra Paños did not impose herself immediately and appeared 31 times in the space of 12 years. Nearing her thirties, the 29-year-old, one meter 68 player has been gaining momentum for a few years in Catalonia with FC Barcelona. Since 2015 and his departure from Levante, the last bulwark of the Spanish team has played 74 games and won a Champions League in 2021, two Spanish championships, 4 Spanish cups and the Spanish Supercup. UEFA’s best goalkeeper of the 2020/21 season is a serious contender for the title of the competition’s best female player.

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