It’s difficult to play professional football or represent your national team before the age of 23. Only the very best and future superstars generally get this honor. But at no position is it more rare to see a young player than at goalkeeper.
To take a role between the sticks is generally about experience and chemistry with the defense rather than pure athleticism. It is also the one spot where you will regularly see the very best play well into their late 30s.
However, there are some that have excelled ahead of schedule and already make an impact in the game.
Here is a list of some of the best keepers under the age of 23.