Goalkeepers Are Different

"Everything you've ever wanted to know about
goalkeepers and a little bit more"

Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

4 April 2014
As Goalkeepers Are Different prepares to celebrate its 15th birthday, we thought it was time for a redesign. So for the first time since we launched back in 1999, the site has a new look. We hope you like it. We've added a few titbits too... If you yearn for the past, you can click the link in the footer and go retro.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, In The Net, Goalscoring Goalies

10 March 2014
A pre-Cheltenham update with no references to racing but it does have own-goals from two German keepers, two bad debuts (including one from a German keeper), a non-German goal scoring keeper and a former Leeds keeper who was arrested after six years on the run but who may have been in Germany at the time...

Quirky Facts, Getty Shirty, Goalkeeping Debuts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, I Fought the Law

28 February 2014
An update for the weekend including the French club that dispensed with their goalkeeper for a match, some dodgy shirts, another arrest and the keeper who believes that after God, the most important being in the universe is John Burridge. Yes, that John Burridge.

Getty Shirty, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, 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 and trivia, 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  • "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"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

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