Goalkeepers Are Different

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Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

14 July 2014
A mixed bag to mark the end of the World Cup featuring this year's Golden Glove winner, Holland's rotating goalkeepers, the England international who was afraid of ghosts, Bert Trautmann's diagnosis and two keepers who unfortunately wished they had not played such a blinder in Cup football

Quirky Facts, Quirky Injuries, Getting Personal, Words of Wisdom

6 July 2014
A World Cup update featuring the new US Secretary of Defence Tim Howard, penalty distractor Tim Krul, a 43-year-old Faryd Mondragó, a keeper-turned-policeman who made his debut against his son and a quote from the President of the United States of America.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law, Words of Wisdom

14 June 2014
A World Cup-themed update including the World Cup's first substitute goalkeeper, the Under-16 World Cup finalist who became a policeman, a goalscoring Belgian who played in the 1970 World Cup finals despite a disastrous debut the previous year and list of Golden Glove winners.

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

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

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"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  • "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"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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