Goalkeeping is harder in hockey than in football as hockey goalkeeper plays with a lot of heavy gear. Goalkeeping in hockey also requires great reflexes as a hockey ball is very small in size and the striker hits it at its full speed. So, in this article, we will see the top 5 goalkeepers in men’s hockey in the world right now.
#5 Pirmin Blaak
Pirmin Blaak is a Netherlands goalkeeper who made his debut in 2011. Black played as a second goalkeeper till 2016 but now he is the first-choice goalkeeper for the Netherlands. Black was the goalkeeper of the tournament in the 2018 hockey World Cup. He also played in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
#4 David Harte
David Harte is Ireland’s goalkeeper who made his debut in 2006 for his national team. David Harte is two times the winner of the goalkeeper of the year in 2015 and 2016. He was the main reason behind Ireland’s success in every tournament.
#3 Andrew Charter
Andrew Charter is one of the most experienced goalkeepers in the world right now. He plays for Australia and he was part of the Australian team in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Charter comes from the capital city of Australia and he has made some of the most crucial saves for his teams in major tournaments.
#2 PR Sreejesh
Indian talented goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was India’s face in their bronze Medals race in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Sreejesh has made 250+ appearances for his national team. 33-year-old Sreejesh is one of the best and most experienced goalkeepers in world hockey right now. Sreejesh’s records in Asian championships are amazing.
#1 Vincent Vanasch
No.1 on our list is from the No.1 team in the world right now, Belgium and it is none other than Vincent Vanasch. Vincent Vanasch was the goalkeeper of the year for three consecutive years in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Talking about the success of the Belgium team which won the gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2018 hockey World Cup. He was also part of part the Belgium team when they won silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics.