Goalkeepers Are Different

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Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

1 October 2017
Germany's Oliver Kahn and Amadeo Carrizo of Argentina are the latest additions to the list of Goalkeeping Greats as we welcome in the new month while Peter Shilton, Alex Stepney, Mark Bosnich and Portsmouth's John Milkins provide some quirky facts . There's also something of an international flavour to the pearls of wisdom offered up by Neville Southall of Wales, Scotland's Alan Rough and the England trio of Gordon West, David James and Joe Hart.

Goalkeeping Greats, Quirky Facts, Words of Wisdom

16 September 2017
When experts discuss the varied history of goalkeeper gloves, they rarely mention the thin, string-like pair Gordon Banks wore in the 1966 World Cup final, let alone where he bought them from. Find out who supplied the England keeper with his mittens along with the modern-day French international who'd play games in bare hands during the Summer months. There's also some more goalscoring goalkeepers, some pearls of wisdom from some of the game's greatest keepers plus some rather strange superstitions and lucky charms in Getting Personal.

Hands In Gloves, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal, Words of Wisdom

3 September 2017
An eclectic mix of goalkeeping anecdotes for those going back to school this week(!) including the two goalkeepers who played the cornet in their local Salvation Army bands, a keeper who was converted into a right back and a couple of facts you probably really didn't want to know with a medical theme. There's also the usual gaggle of sporting masters including the goalie drafted by the San Diego Chargers, some happy debuts and a couple of custodians who who enjoyed a career in the police force.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Keepers of the Faith, I Fought the Law

12 August 2017
An update to celebrate the start of the new football season, with the now traditional mix of debuts, both good and bad, together with a list that surprisingly doesn't include Lev Yashin of goalkeepers who were crowned Player of the Year in the Soviet Union. There's also some more goalscoring goalkeepers and a couple of outfield players that valiantly wwent between the sticks when called upon plus some more sporting masters and some personal oddities and quirky middle names.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal

9 July 2017
A cheeky update that features Pat Jennings's ropey Arsenal shirt, Wycombe Wanderers's "hypnotic" new goalkeeper shirt, the Wigan Athletic goalkeeper who packed a secret weapon for the FA Cup Final and the reason behind why Watford's Steve Sherwood wore red in the same competition. Meanwhile Pep Guardiola shares his coaching philosophy and Team USA's Kasey Keller recalls the moment he told his tutor he had signed for Millwall.

Getting Shirty, Hands In Gloves, Words of Wisdom

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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...

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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
  • "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
  • "Casper Ankegren's a bit of a Dracula-type keeper... doesn't like crosses"
    Andy Ritchie

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