Goalkeepers Are Different

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Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

18 September 2016
After Cammy Bell's heroics for Dundee United in saving three first half penalties there's another update, which also includes a couple of unlikely Stars of the Silver Screen, the Welsh goalkeeper who became a druid and a batch of goalscoring goalkeepers - including two on the same day. There are also some quotes from Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics plus the Brazilian international who was banned from writing on his goalkeeper shirt before games.

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

3 September 2016
The League Cup and the Football League Trophy often throws up an anecdote or two when it comes to goalkeeper debuts and the 2016/17 season has proved to be no exception as clubs look to blood their back-up keepers. None more so the game between Oldham Athletic and Carlisle United where two debutants shipped nine goals between them. There's also the Liverpool goalkeeper who scored an own goal on his first appearance and the Reds keeper that saved a penalty while out on loan plus a couple of quirky injuries including the keeper that was stabbed in the eye by an opposition coach!

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Quirky Injuries

21 August 2016
A bumper update features some sporting masters, the Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper who had to continue a game on his own, a couple of legal eagles, a corking tale featuring Third Lanark goalkeeper Jocky Robertson who wore an opposition shirt in a League Cup final under his own jersey, some more disastrous debuts and a small collection of personal titbits.

Quirky Facts, Getting Shirty, Goalkeeping Debuts, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law

14 August 2016
The now-traditional new season update with a collection of Goalkeeping Debuts for you to enjoy, including Gábor Király's first appearance for Hungary back in 1998, plus a selection of goalscoring goalkeepers, Italy's youngest ever custodian and the Swedish keeper who combines a day job between the sticks with a fairly successful rap career

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal

21 July 2016
A long overdue update sees Czechoslovakia's František Plánička joing the parthenon of Goalkeeping Greats, Hope Solo notches up her 100th clean sheet at international level, two goalkeepers fall foul of the law and the goalposts of the 1978 World Cup come under scrutiny as does France's use of all three keepers in the Group Stages.

Goalkeeping Greats, Quirky Facts, In the Net, I Fought the Law, 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 lot 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...

"Excellent and well-written" - When Saturday Comes

"Excellent" - Guardian Unlimited

"Goalkeepers are the drummers of football... Great quirky facts, a great website" - Website Wasteland, The Gideon Coe Show, BBC Radio6 Music

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
  • "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
  • "I still don't buy the idea that I'm a sex symbol"
    Hope Solo
  • "Peter Schmeichel will be like a father figure to Kasper Schmeichel"
    Jamie Redknapp

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