List: The best goalkeepers at the 2023 World Championship

The World Championship 2023 is getting closer and in a series of articles Ola Selby, reporter at GoHandball, picks his 5 best players at each position. First out: The goalkeepers.

Here are the players:

Sandra Toft, Denmark

Just like many other players on these lists, Sandra Toft needs no introduction. Toft is now 34 years old and is scary great like few other goalkeepers in the world. Above all, Toft can completely shut down the opponents. If Toft performs at her highest level a lot points to Denmark taking home the gold this December. 

Laura Glauser, France

Goalkeeper Laura Glauser of France. Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / BILDBYRÅN

Cleopatre Darleux is not in the squad and therefore it’s up to another French keeper to make her mark. And it sure feels like Glauser is ready for the challenge. She has been one of the best goalkeepers in the Champions League this autumn and the big international break is ready for her.

Katrine Lunde, Norway

Goalkeeper Katrine Lunde of Norway. Photo: Jesper Zerman / BILDBYRÅN

As I am writing this Lundes participation in the World Championship is still everything but certain. And the fact that Norway’s squad has four goalkeepers in it says it all. Lunde is always at her best when there is the most at stake and that’s why she is on this list.

Althea Reinhardt, Denmark

Althea Rebecca Reinhardt of Denmark. Photo: Jesper Zerman / BILDBYRÅN

Denmark has the strongest goalkeeping duo in the World Championship. Toft is still number one but Reinhardt is not far behind and is getting closer every year. She was great when Denmark took home the silver medal a year ago and my guess is she will be even better this year.

Yara ten Holte, Netherlands

Yara Ten Holte of Netherlands. Photo: Ludvig Thunman / BILDBYRÅN

She is teammates with Reinhardt in Odense and has, just like her Danish colleague, had a strong autumn since her move from Borussia Dortmund to Odense. 23 years old and the youngest keeper on this list, but already a top-class last outpost who has taken huge steps when Tess Wester was away on maternity leave.