Goalkeepers Are Different

"Everything you've ever wanted to know about
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Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

9 August 2015
Goalkeepers Are Different welcomes in the 2015/16 football season with a couple of forgettable goalkeeping debuts from both sides of the border. We have also tracked down a couple of even more forgettable goalkeeper-themed pop songs plus a couple of slightly more memorable keeper-related quotes.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Quirky Injuries, Words of Wisdom

25 July 2015
A bumper crop of goalscoring goalkeepers dominate this week's update together with a couple of shirty tales, the goalkeeper who took to the field with his favourite Spider-Man toy and a selection of goalkeepers who won their respective Player of the Year titles.

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

12 July 2015
An update heavy on goalkeepers with a religious bent, accidental collisions with the woodwork and the tragic story of the goalkeeper killed by lightning during a game plus the four goalkeeping brothers who have split their international loyalties between France and D.R. Congo.

Quirky Injuries, In The Net, Getting Personal, Keepers of the Faith

5 July 2015
Award-winning goalkeepers, goalscoring goalkeepers, rugby-playing goalkeepers, European Cup winning goalkeepers, deaf goalkeepers, free speaking goalkeepers and the disastrous debut of one football's greatest ever custodians all feature in the latest update that has a distinctly international feel.

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

26 June 2015
An overdue update featuring Gordon Banks' pop star nephew, the keeper who played two games in less than eight hours, the naked Spurs custodian, the Swedish goalie who made a political stand at the 1978 World Cup Finals and the goalkeeper who managed to knock himself out on his own crossbar.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Quirky Injuries, Politically Speaking, 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...

"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
  • "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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