Goalkeepers Are Different

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Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

7 November 2015
Brazil's double World Cup winning custodian Gilmar joins the Goalkeeping Greats Hall of Fame, David James demonstrates his artistic ability, England have trouble with the colour of their goalkeeper shirts and Brian Clough delivers another cutting remark in this week's update.

Goalkeeping Greats, Quirky Facts, Getting Shirty, Words of Wisdom

17 October 2015
Stevenage's Jesse Joronen's long-range effort against Wycombe Wanderers has inspired the second update of October. Along with Joronen is two other goalscoring keepers, a couple of outfield players forced to go in goal, a collection of personal oddities and some more "inspirational" quotes.

Quirky Facts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal, Words of Wisdom

10 October 2015
The goalkeeper who became a record producer, the custodian who recorded with a thrash metal band, the keeper who paid his fine in pennies, the goalie who got into trouble with the law for taking up art as a hobby and some shirty tales are just a few of the items that feature in the latest update.

Quirky Facts, Getting Shirty, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, I Fought the Law, Words of Wisdom

13 September 2015
Jamie Redknapp's confusion about Kasper Schmeichel's parentage, American international Hope Solo's goalscoring antics at High School and the goalkeeper whose dad wrote several UK chart toppers in the 1970s plus a couple of memorable debuts all feature in this week's update.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal, Words of Wisdom

30 August 2015
After numerous requests, queries and questions, Dino Zoff finally makes an appearance in Goalkeeping Greats alongside Arsenal's goalkeeper shirt dilemma during the 1982/83 season, the last keeper to wear a cap in the Premiership plus a tale of two Perrys in Getting Personal...

Goalkeeping Greats, Getting Shirty, Getting Personal, Words of Wisdom

About Us

Goalkeepersaredifferent.com came to life in the summer of 1999. A treasure trove of goalkeeper facts, trivia and a whole lote more, it has kept football fans amused and entertained with its collection of goalie titbits ever since. But don't just take our word for it...

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Words of Wisdom
  • "It's disappointing to be dropped from any team - even my mates' fantasy league team"
    Robert Green
  • "I dreamt of playing for a club like Manchester United, and now here I am at Liverpool"
    Sander Westerveld
  • "He had no chance of beating Schmeichel from there, but it was always worth a try"
    Alan Parry
  • "If you're a goalkeeper, it doesn't matter what you save the ball with - if you keep it out, it's not a goal"
    Mark Lawrenson
  • "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"
    Lev Yashin
  • "Goalkeepers aren't born today until they're in their late twenties or thirties"
    Kevin Keegan
  • "And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction"
    John Motson
  • "It was like deja vu all over again"
    Shaka Hislop

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