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Despite being some 100-odd yards away from the action, goalkeepers have been known to pop-up from time-to-time to score vital goals for their sides. None more so than Paraguayan goalie José Luis Chilavert. A dead ball specialist, he regularly scored from the penalty spot for both club and country and held the record for the most career goals by a goalkeeper until Brazilian Rogério Ceni came along and toppled his figure of 62 career goals. ChilavertIn 1998 he captured the attention of the World's sporting press after curling a free kick around the wall and past his opposite number during an International against Argentina in Buenos Aires and in 1999 he became the first goalkeeper to score a hat-trick in the history of the game (for Velez Sarsfield against Ferro Carril Oeste). But in today's game players like Chilavert are the exception rather than the rule.

This wasn't always the case, however. Prior to 1912, goalkeepers regularly appeared on the score sheet thanks to rules that allowed them to handle the ball up to the halfway line. It was under these rules that two opposing goalkeepers both scored in the same match (Third Lanark v Motherwell, 1910) - the one and only time such a feat has ever occurred in a first class fixture...until August 2nd 2000 when Velez Sarsfield's Jose Luis Chilavert (who else?) and River Plate's Roberto Bonano both netted from the penalty spot in a Copa Mercosur tie!

Between the Sticks
Arguably the most famous goal of all time by a keeper was Pat Jennings' effort in the 1967 Charity Shield while playing for Spurs against Manchester United. His goal clearance flew past Alex Stepney in the opposition goal after being caught by a gust of wind. Unfortunately for Stepney, the whole incident was captured on camera by Match of the Day.

The first recorded instance of a goalkeeper scoring direct from a goal-kick was on April 14th 1900 when Manchester City's Charlie Williams beat his opposite number, J.E. Doig, in the Sunderland goal.

Alex Stepney was later to discover what it was like to have the boot on the other foot when, in 1973, he found himself in the unique position of being Manchester United's top scorer at Christmas. His goal-getting talents were first spotted in a pre-season friendly in Spain and when United's regular penalty-taker Willie Morgan was injured manager Tommy Docherty decided to give Stepney the responsibility. The goalkeeper paid back the faith placed in him by netting every he spot-kick he was required to take (both of them!).

Probably the most dramatic goal ever scored by a goalkeeper was Jimmy Glass's effort for Carlisle United in May 1999 that saved the club from the ignominy of non-league football. Jimmy Glass - Cumbrian folk heroWith only ten seconds of the game remaining and with the scores level at 1-1, Glass netted from close range after his opposite number in the Plymouth Argyle goal had parried a header from a United corner. His goal secured Cumbria's last professional side's League status and sent Scarborough down instead. To add salt to the Yorkshire club's wounds, Glass was playing his last game for United having arrived on loan from Swindon Town only three weeks before…

Former Mexican international Jorge Campos scored 31 goals while with his first club Pumas. However, his stats were distorted by the fact he used to go up front and play as a striker late in a game.

There must be something in the water up in Carlisle because 17 months later one of their goalkeepers did it again, although in less dramatic circumstances. During a midweek game against Blackpool, goalie Peter Keen launched a routine clearance that ended up bouncing over Jon Kennedy, his opposite number in the Tangerines' goal, and into the back of the net. It made little difference to the eventual outcome as Blackpool were 3-0 up at the time but it went down in history as one of the most bizarre goals ever seen at the seaside.

Chesterfield goalie Arthur Birch scored five times during the 1923-24 season, all from the penalty spot

Another keeper to score from the penalty spot was Zimbabwe International Bruce Grobbelaar. He netted a spot kick in 1980 in a game against York City while playing for Crewe Alexandra. Typical Bruce, he told his opposite number exactly where he was going to put his spot kick…

Arsenal legend Frank Moss found the net in March 1935 while playing against Everton at Goodison Park. Having been injured in the first half going for a corner, Moss returned in the second half, shoulder heavily strapped, and played outside left. He'd already gone close with a couple of chances when in the 75th minute he latched onto a cross from Ted Drake and buried the ball in the back of the Everton net.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Massimo Taibi scored for Reggina on his return to Italy after his ill-fated spell at Old Trafford. He rose to head home a corner in the dying minutes of Serie A game against Udinese, becoming only the second goalkeeper to score from open play in the Italian league in the process.

“Who was the first Italian goalkeeper to score?” I hear you cry! That honour belongs to Michelangelo Rampulla, who scored for Cremonese against Atalanta in 1992. Like Taibi, he scored with a header from a corner in the dying minutes of the game.

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. In Dagenham & Redbridge's case, that man was former Welsh Internation goalkeeper Tony Roberts. With the clock ticking away, the Daggers were on the verge of going out in the Fourth Qualifying round to Basingstoke Town, having trailed 2-1 since the 56th mintue. Then, in the fourth minute of injury time, up stepped Roberts to fire home the equaliser. Dagenham won the replay and went on to reach the Third Round proper, going out to Premiership outfit Ipswich Town.

It was thought that Roberts was the first goalkeeper to score in the FA Cup, but that distinction belongs to Alan Cooling, who found the net for Hampton way back in 1977.

Darren Acton also scored a last-minute equaliser - with his head - for Nuneaton Borough in a game against Droylsden.

Sunderland's Mart Poom added his name to the list of goalscorers in September, 2003 at the end of a Division One clash between Sunderland and his former side, Derby County, at Pride Park. With Derby leading 1-0 in the dying minutes of injury time, Poom ran upfield in just in time to meet Sean Thornton's corner, which he duly headed into the net past his opposite number.

Not wishing to be outdone by his Sunderland counterpart, Leeds United's Paul Robinson scored a last minute equaliser against Swindon Town in the Carling Cup four days later. Having sent the game into extra time, Robinson then saved a penalty in the shoot-out to win the game for the Yorkshire club. Just over three-and-a-half years later, Robinson scored his second career goal, this time for Tottenham Hotspur, when an 80-yard freekick bounced over the head of England team-mate Ben Foster in the Watford goal.

The 2003/04 season proved to be a vintage campaign for goalkeepers, with Blackburn Rovers' Brad Friedal following in the footsteps of Robinson and Poom in a game against Charlton Athletic at the valley. With the match fast approaching injury time, Friedal went up for a corner and duly equalised. However, there was a sting in the tail for the American custodian as Claus Jensen scored the winner for the Addicks a minute later.

Conceding a goal in the last minute against your promotion rivals can be a bitter pill to swallow at the best of times but imagine how Wycombe Wanderers felt when Colchester United goalie Scott Barrett scored in the dying minutes of injury time during the 1991/92 season. With the game delicately poised at 1-1 Barrett lofted the ball from his own area into the back of the Chairboys' net. Colchester went on to win the Conference title - and promotion back to the Football League - on goal difference after both sides finished level on 92 points.

Plymouth Argyle 'keeper Fred Craig scored five goals for the club, all from the penalty spot. He netted three times during the 1926/27 season against Brentford, Newport County and Charlton Athletic and scored in the final game of the following season against Crystal Palace. His final goal for The Pilgrims came in the 1929/30 season when he struck the winner in a thrilling 4-3 victory over Torquay.

Ray Clemence once scored for Tottenham in a friendly against a Guernsey FA XI in 1985.

Peter Schmeichel scored thirteen goals in his long and distinguished career, including heading Manchester United's equaliser from a corner in an UEFA Cup Tie against Rotor Volgograd in 1996. United went out on the Away Goal rule. Blessed with a goal-scoring record that would shame a number of outfield players, Schmeichel's last effort was not enough to save Aston Villa when they lost to Everton 3-2 in the 2001/02 season.

On 18 November 1967, injury-hit Hartlepool United were forced to field goalkeeper Ken Simpkins as a forward. He scored the winning goal in a 3-2 victory at Port Vale.

Marc de Clerc had a memorable debut when he turned out for Aberdeen in 1980. After just twenty-two minutes of play he kicked a clearance that bounced straight passed the opposing keeper and into the back of the net.

Former England International Peter Shilton scored the only goal of his career during a game between Leicester City v Southampton in 1967.

In 1911 James Brownlie ran the entire length of the field to take a penalty for Third Lanark. He missed, but scored off the rebound.

Watford 'keeper Steve Sherwood found his name on the score sheet in a game against Coventry City in 1984 after one of his clearances fooled City's keeper, Steve Ogrizovic. Ogrizovic had better fortune two years later when he scored himself while playing against Sheffield Wednesday.

Former Middlesbrough and Northern Ireland keeper Jim Platt was once used as an emergency striker for Boro's reserve side and scored a hattrick!

Kevin Pressman has been known to take a mean penalty, netting the vital spot kick during a number of Penalty Shootouts for Sheffield Wednesday.

In 1982 Chesterfield goalkeeper Jim Brown scored from 97-yards to help his team beat Stockport County. It was his second career goal, having found the net two years earlier when playing for the Washington Diplomats in a North American Soccer League game against Atlanta.

Having injured his hand in a League game while playing for Reading in 1962, goalie Arthur Wilkie went up front and scored twice as the Royals beat Halifax Town 4-2.

Former Leyton Orient and Millwall goalkeeper Ray Goddard finished his league career in style when he netted a penalty past a young Neville Southall during his last ever league appearance against Bury for Wimbledon in 1981.

In 1988, Hibernian found themselves in the news after future Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram found the net during a match against Morton.

Other keepers to score from clearances include Andy Paterson (Glentoran v Linfield, 1989), Ray Charles (East Fife v Stranraer, 1990) and Iain Hesford (Maidstone United v Hereford United, 1991)

Perennial crowd favourite 'Big' Jim Stannard also has one career goal to his credit, which he scored during his second spell with Fulham.

Argentinian goalie Carlos Roa, he of the David Batty penalty save in France '98, scored a penalty of his own in 1998 for his club side Mallorca in the Spanish Cup Final.

Manchester City legend Bert Trautmann began life as a centre forward with German side TuRa Bremen.

In a similar vein, Charlton Athletic legend Sam Bartram started life as a centre forward and had trials with Reading before making the switch to goals.

Former Inverness Caledonian Thistle goalkeeper Jim Calder started his career up front for Inverness Thistle.

Future Northern Ireland keeper Alan Fettis scored twice for Hull City after an injury crisis saw him employed as an emergency centre forward.

Walton & Hersham got more than they bargained for when they took Millwall youngster Phil Smith on loan in November 2000. The young goalkeeper scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Barton Rovers after a long clearance was caught by the wind and bounced over the opposing keeper and into the net.

Mark Bosnich scored Australia's last goal from the penalty spot as they beat the Solomon Islands 13-0 in a World Cup Qualifier

Bristol Rovers' goalie Peter Roney was one of the first custodians to add his name to the roster of goalscoring goalkeepers, netting for the West Country club in April, 1910.

Former Mexican Under-23 goalkeeper Oscar Perez scored from open play in injury time against South Korea in an international friendly played in the US. Having just cleared a corner, the last thing the Koreans expected was to see the opposition goalkeeper standing on the edge of the box but Perez was there and the ball fell nicely for him to strike it past his opposite number in the Korean goal.

Oswaldo SanchezThere must be something in the water down Mexico way. During a Coppa Merconorte tie against El Nacional of Ecuador in October 2000, Mexican international Oswaldo Sanchez equalised for Guadalajara in last minute. The game ended 3-3.

El Salvador's Álvaro Misael Alfaro scored 31 goals in his career - eleven from the penalty spot - with five different clubs - Luis Ángel Firpo, San Salvador, Águila, Alianza and Isidro Metapán.

Bulgarian keeper Dimitar Ivankov has found the net with three different clubs in two countries, scoring over forty first class goals in the process. A mean penalty-taker, he first found the net while playing for Levski Sofia before continuing his streak with Kayserispor and Bursaspor in Turkey.

Another prolific goalscorer from the penalty spot is Peru international Johnny Vegas Fernández, who has over thirty goals to his name, including eight from open play, during a club career that includes Sport Boys, Sporting Cristal and Unión Comercio.

On September 18th, 1973, Bristol City beat Hull 3-1 at Ashton Gate. They went ahead 2-1 in a wet and windswept second half when City's goalkeeper, Ray Cashley, scored with a freak clearance from 98 yards.

It's not only the men that can put them away with aplomb. During a cup game against Maidstone United, Millwall Lionesses' goalie Pauline Cope was so bored with the lack of action in her half of the field that she moved up to the halfway line to play as a makeshift sweeper. She needed little encouragement when she subsequently picked up a loose ball and ran through the entire Maidstone United defence to score. Millwall went on to win the game 15-0.

England Internationals Chris Woods and David Seaman have both missed vital spot kicks in their time. Woods missed a penalty awarded in open play during a European Cup tie for Rangers while Seaman missed a penalty during the 1993 Charity Shield shoot-out between Arsenal and Manchester United.

England fans won't need reminding that it was goalkeeper Ricardo that scored the decisive spot-kick at the end of penalty shoot-out when Portugal knocked England out of Euro 2004 at the Quarter Finals stage.

After being sacked as manager of Dover Athletic, Neville Southall passed the time by earning a living as goalkeeping coach for Ryman League outfit Canvey Island and playing centre forward for The Bull Fossils in the Dover & District Sunday League, earning the nickname Nev "The Strike" Southall for his surprising prowess up front. Big Nev also once scored for Everton in a League Cup penalty shoot-out against Charlton Athletic.

Lee Williams, who is currently with Holywell Town, is a specialist penalty taker and once scored three goals from the spot while playing with Welsh side Total Network Solutions.

German goalkeeper Jörg Butt hit nine goals for for SV Hamburg - all from the penalty spot - during the 2000/01 season.

Another German who has found the net is Arsenal's Jens Lehmann, who scored twice for Schalke - The first came from the penalty spot against 1860 Munich while the second was a flying header three seasons later against Dortmund.

It has been brought to my attention that former Woking goalie Laurence Batty was something of a force in front of goal, netting five in his career with The Cards. Admittedly four were from the penalty spot, but the fifth was scored from open play against Wivenhoe in 1991, one of seven Woking scored that day.

Notts County's Steve Mildenhall once scored from a freekick in his own half in a Worthington Cup tie against Mansfield Town.

Preston North End's Andy Lonergan scored his side's equaliser in a Championship clash against Leicester City in 2004 when his clearance sailed over Kevin Pressman's head in The Foxes' goal. Pressman later claimed that he lost sight of the ball in the sun...

Another North End keeper to find the net was Iain Turner, who scored his side's second against Notts County in August 2011. Like Lonergan, Turner saw his kick sail over the head of his opposite number.

Croatia's Stipe Pletikosa was Hajduk Split's penalty taker before he moved on to Shahktar Donetsk.

São Paulo's Rogério Ceni scored his 54th career goal against Al Ittihad in the 2005 Club World Championship from the penalty-spot. A freekick specialist, he is the second highest-scoring goalkeeper in the history of the game.

Russian international Aleksandr Filimonov scored the only goal of his career with Druzhba Yoshkar-Ola during his only season with the Third Division club in 1991.

Luiz Martinez scored Colombia's second goal against Poland in a World Cup warm-up game for the Poles in May, 2006. Martinez's clearance somehow beat Tomasz Kuszczak at the opposite end of the ground even though the Polish goalkeeper looked like he had it covered.

Very few goalkeepers have managed to score for different clubs but Scottish goalkeeper Hamish McAlpine was one of first. The one time penalty taker for Dundee United added to his tally of three league goals when he scored directly from a kick out while playing for Raith Rovers.

Danish international goalkeeper Jesper Christiansen originally started his career as a centre forward in Denmark's Serie 3 and only went in goal for a laugh. He proved so good at his new position that he was offered a contract by Roskilde B 06, eventually moving on to Glasgow Rangers and FC Copenhagen.

Another Danish keeper to find the net was Brřndby's Mogens Krogh, who scored with a header from a corner during the 1995/96 season in a league game against Aarhus to make the scores 3-3.

Rafael Dudamel once scored for Venezuela from a freekick against Argentina during a World Cup qualifier.

Tranmere Rovers' Gavin Ward beat his opposite number Glenn Morris of Leyton Orient after his free kick - taken on the edge of his own area - sailed over Morris' head, having been caught up in a swirling wind. Tranmere won 3-0.

In 1996, Carlos Bossio becamethe first goalkeeper in Argentine football to score with a header, after heading home the equaliser from a corner for Estudiantes in a game against Racing Club.

In the summer of 2006, Australian keeper Adam Federici scored the only goal of the game for Reading in a pre-season friendly against Bromley after being played up front by The Royals. Three years later Federici scored again, but in more dramatic circumstances, when he fired home the equaliser from close range in a game against Cardiff City. The goal kept Reading's promotion bid on track in the process.

Veteran Mark Crossley decided to get in on the act and give Sheffield Wednesday fans an earlier Christmas present when he scored a dramatic late equaliser for Sheffield Wednesday in a 3-3 draw with Southampton at Hillsborough in 2006.

Romanian goalkeeper Necula Raducanu managed to score seven goals during his career, all with Rapid Bucharest.

Blackpool's George Farm became one of the first goalkeepers ever to score n a first class game when he headed the opening goal during a league game against Preston North End in October, 1955. Farm had earlier injured his shoulder and - in the days before substitutes - switched roles with striker Jackie Mudie. However, despite his best efforts, Preston won 6-2.

South Africa's Rowen Fernandez has found the net twice for Kaiser Chiefs. Oncee from a penalty and the second from a rebound after opposite number Brian Baloyi of Mamelodi Sundowns saved his original spot kick

Having already netted once in his career for Valencia, Andrés Palop added a dramatic second for Spanish side Sevilla during the 2006/07 UEFA Cup competition. With his side trailing in a last-sixteen tie against Shakhtar Donetsk, Palop popped up to score an injury-time equaliser to send the game into extra-time. Sevilla won the tie 3-2 and went on to lift the trophy - with Palop saving three penalties in the Final against Espanyol - becoming only the second time to successfully defend their title in the process.

American Adin Brown netted his first career goal in July 2007, coming up for a corner during stoppage time to score the equaliser for Aalesund in a 2-2 draw with Rosenborg.

Former French international goalkeeper Dominique Baratelli scored twice in a career that included 593 French First Division matches.

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Paul Smith probably had the easiest job of any keeper when it came to putting the ball in the net. The Forest custodian was allowed to put the ball into the net straight from the kick-off at the start of the club's Carling Cup tie against Leicester City in September 2007 after the original game was abandoned after City defender Clive Clark collapsed. Forest had been one up at the time and the mark of sportsmanship on the part of Leicester City was reported across the world.

Australian goalkeeper Les Pogliacomi scored six goals in one season for the Wollongong Wolves before later moving onto Oldham Athletic.

Egyptian international Essam El-Hadary found the net from 70 meters for his side Al-Ahly during a 2002 African Super Cup game against South Africa's Kaiser Chiefs.

Linfield and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Alan Mannus found the net in 2003 when one of his goalkicks bounced over the head of his opposite number, Gavin Cullen, in the Omagh Town goal.

Sebastián Peratta scored twice during a four-year spell with the wonderfully named Deportivo Morón in Argentina.

South Korea goalkeeper Jung Sung-Ryeong managed to put the ball past his opposite number after clearing the ball upfield during a friendly against the Ivory Coast in July, 2008.

A month later Brazilian goalkeeper Eduardo Martini repeated Jung's feat when he scored for Avaí against Paraná in the second tier of the Brazilps Series B with a similar punt up field.

Ivory Coast international Boubacar Barry has scored twice in his career at club level, first with ASEC Mimosas in 1999 then netted his second with Stade Rennais a few seasons later.

Former professional goalkeeper Steve Book had to wait until he dropped out of League football at the end of his career before he scored his first goal. The former Cheltenham Town and Swindon keeper had decided to keep his hand in, as it were, while acting as goalkeeping coach for Bristol Rovers by signing as a player for non-league Mangotsfield United and in one of his first appearances for the club he sliced a free-kick from his own area that somehow managed to beat his opposite number in the Rugby Town goal.

In 1995 Hereford United's Chris Mackenzie scored with a clearance from the other end of the pitch during a game against Barnet. His opposite number that day was future Northern Ireland international Maik Taylor, who was making his debut for The Bees.

Hereford United found themselves on the wrong end of a goalscoring keeper when they came up against Chris Weale in 2009. The former Bristol City goalie was on loan at Yeovil Town when he headed a late equaliser to earn The Glovers a 2-2 draw against United.

Macedonia international Tomislav Pacovski has two career goals to his credit, scoring once while with FK Rabotnicki and a second during his season-long spell with FK Vardar.

Former Yugoslavian international Dragan Pantelic was quite prolific from the penalty spot, scoring 25 career goals, including two for the national side.

Ex-Chesterfield, Oxford United and Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Steve Hardwick scored eight goals during a six-year spell with Newcastle United.

Former Scotland international George Wood, who had spells with Aston Villa, Arsenal and Crystal Palace amongst others, found the back of the net while playing for East Stirling during the 1970/71 season.

Mark McGeown also found the net during his 104-game spell with Stranraer.

Disgraced Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes found the net four times during his time with Flamengo, scoring his fourth goal during a 2-1 defeat against Fluminense two months before he was arrested on suspicion of murdering his former lover.

Former Celtic keeper Artur Boruc scored from the penalty spot for Legia Warsaw in 2004 during a 6-0 thrashing of Widzew Lódz, celebrating his goal by waving the corner flag above his head.

Ex-Republic of Ireland keeper Jim McDonagh found the net during his second spell with Bolton Wanderers.

The delightfully named Panama keeper Ñscar McFarlane has 19 career goals to his name, scoring for three different clubs between 2000 and 2010, namley Panama Viejo, Tauro and Club Atlético Independiente

Between 1905-1912, West Ham United's George Kitchen scored five times from the penalty spot, including a goal on his debut against Swindon Town!

In February 1964, Manchester City's Harry Dowd broke his finger during a game against Bury and scored an equaliser after he was shoved up front as a makeshift striker.

Another keeper to take advantage of an injury was Blackpool's George Farm, who opened the scoring in a game against Preston North End in October 1955 after hurting his shoulder. His replacement between the sticks couldn't prevent a 6-2 drubbing, however.

Hartlepool United's Scott Flinders ended the 2010/11 season in style by scoring his side's 90th minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth in the 'Monkey Hangers' penultimate game of the campaign.

Helsingborgs' Pär Hansson scored a penalty during his side's 9-0 victory over Askeröds in 2011.

David Bingham became something of celebrity after he scored against West Bromwich Albion during their 2011 Summer tour of the United States. The San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper found the net with a clearance from the edge of his own box that bounced over the head of his opposite number at the Buck Shaw Stadium

Canada's Quillan Roberts shocked England with an equaliser three minutes from time during their FIFA Under-17 World Cup clash in 2011. Trailing 2-1, the youngster floated a long ball into the opposition box as the Canadians pressed forward only for his punt to bounce over despairing dive of England's Jordan Pickford.

With Seville trailing 2-1 away to Shaktar Donetsk in the UEFA Cup, keeper Andres Palop rescued the Spanish side by heading home from a corner four minutes into injury time to help keep his side in the competition that they went on to win in 2006.

The much-travelled Gavin Ward made a goal-scoring start to his Tranmere Rovers career when he found the net with a freekick from the edge of his 18-yard box against Leyton Orient in September 2006.

Dutch goalkeeper Jan van Grinsven scored twice for Den Bosch during his time with The Blue White Dragons while the delightfully named Fred Grim also found the net during his spell with Dutch side Cambuur.

German goalkeeper Volkmar Groß scored a goal from the penalty spot for Tennis Borussia Berlin during the 1976/77 Bundesliga season.

Switzerland's Eldin Jakupović enjoyed a dream start to his loan spell with Grasshopper Zurich in 2007 when he scored a 94th-minute equaliser in a 3-3 draw against BSC Young Boys.

Stanley Menzo is not a particular famous name in wortld football but you've probably seen him in action at some point. He's the French Guyanan goalkeeper who ran the length of the pitch with the ball, dancing around most of his opponents in the proecess before firing a low shot past his opposite number and into the back of the net!

Everton's Tim Howard added his name to the ever-growing list of keepers who've found the net after his wind-assisted clearance bounced over the head of Bolton's Adam Bogdan when the two sides met at Goodison Park in January, 2012.

Erwin Ramírez scored from the penalty spot during Ecuador's 4-0 over Bolivia during the 1991 Copa América tournament.

Whilst working his way up through the ranks at Old Trafford during the 1950s, goalkeeper Ray Wood was asked to play up front for the "A" team to help out and went on to score four goals. Despite this fleeting moment of glory, Wood preferred to stay between the sticks and went on to win the League title with the club.

St. Mirren's Campbell Money scored two penalties for The Saints in December 1992 against Cowdenbeath and Clydebank.

In April 2012, Mansfield Town goalkeeper Alan Marriott became the latest goalkeeper to find the net after his up-field clearance bounced over the head of his opposite number Joslain Mayebi in the Wrexham goalk at the other end.

Former Manchester United and Vitesse Arnhem goalkeeper Raimond van der Gouw scored a penalty in his last-ever professional game for AGOVV Apeldoorn.

Goalkeepers were made of sterner stuff in the good old days. After breaking his arm during a game against Aston Villa in February 1952, Stoke City's Dennis Herod went out on the left-wing and scored The Potters' winning goal in a 3-2 victory.

Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer successfully converted his spot-kick during the Champions League final penalty shoot-out against Chelsea in 2012.

Former Danish international Troels Rasmussen, who represented Denmark in three major tournaments, scored five times for AGF, all from the penalty spot.

Henry Smith, who was part of Scotland's Euro 92 squad, found the net during his spell with Ayr United.

Bayern Munich's Jean-Marie Pfaff scored the decisive penalty against PAOK Salonika during the 1983-1984 season after their UEFA Cup tie went the distance. The Belgian international put the German club through having saved the previous penalty.

When Luton Town signed goalkeeper Tony Read from Peterborough United in 1965, they got more than they bargain for when he was employed as an emergency centre forward after a goalscoring spree in the reserves. He went on to score twelve goals - including a hattrick against Notts County - before returning between the sticks as a keeper.

In September 2012, Jakob Kohler, goalkeeper for Danish second division side Frem, scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser against Skjold Birkerod with an acrobatic overhead kick.

Not to be outdone, Toulouse goalkeeper Ali Ahamada followed Kohler's example just a few weeks later and headed home an impressive equaliser of his own in the dying seconds of a Ligue 1 game against Rennes, becoming the first goalie to score in France since 1996.

Belize's Charlie Slusher found the net during his side's 7-1 demolition of Nicaragua in 2002.

Zambia's Kennedy Mweene has something of a reputation for scoring from the penalty spot, having netted 10 goals for the Free State Stars since 2005. He proved his worth during the 2013 African Nations Cup when he stepped up to rescue a point from the spot against Nigeria during the opening group games.

Terry Adlington found the net for Torquay United during a 1963 FA Cup tie against Barnet. An injury during the game saw him play on the wing as The Gulls won 6-2.

Steaua Bucharest's Helmuth Duckadam scored his only goal for the club from the penalty spot in during Romania's domestic Cup competition against AFC Progresul Bucharest.

Jamaica's Aaron Lawrence also scored his only career goal from the penalty spot - firing home in an international friendly against India in 2004.

Brazilian Eduardo Allax Scherpel found the net twice for two different clubs in his brief career. The first came for Bangu in 2001, the second in 2003, while playing for Atlético-MG.

In February 2011, Australia Danny Vukovic became the first goalkeeper to score in the Hyundai A-League when he netted a 93rd minute penalty for Wellington Phoenix against the North Queensland Fury.

Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera also scored from the penalty spot for Galatasaray against Manisaspor on the last day of the 2011/12 Turkish League season.

The wonderfully named Arthur Box scored for Burslem Port Vale from the penalty spot against Manchester United way back in March, 1906.

Former Colombia keeper Rene Higuita has three international goals to his name plus a further 38 first-class goals, making him the fourth highest goalscoring goalkeeper of all time.

In 1952, Ian Black became the first - and so far only - Fulham goalkeeper to find the net when he was moved up front following an injury in the days before substitutes were allowed. The Scottish international nodded home a cross from Arthur Stevens in what proved to be a consolation in a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester City.

Stoke City's Asmir Begovic scored after just 12 seconds against Southampton in November 2013. Begovic's wind-assisted clearance, which sailed over the head of his opposite number Artur Boruc, is believed to be the quickest goal ever scored by a goalkeeper.

Another Stoke City goalkeeper, Bill Rowley, was one of the first to find the net, way back in 1885. He scored in the 12-0 demolitioning of Ironbridge in the final of the Burslem Challenge Cup.

Spurs goalkeeper John "Tiny" Joyce twice scored from the penalty spot before the outbreak of the First World War - once in a League game against Bolton Wanderers and again against Bayern Munich in a friendly. Such was Joyce's reputation as a penalty marksman that his rival keeper in the Munich goal ran off, leaving him to put the ball into an empty net!

In November 2013, Alcudia goalkeeper Tolo Barceló scored a dramatic overhead kick again Mallorca B to equalise in the very last minute of the game and earn his side a 1-1 draw.

Honourable Mentions
Morton 'Monty' Betts played in goal when he made his only International appearance way back in the late 19th Century but played up front for Wanderers in the first ever FA Cup Final. Naturally he scored the game's only goal…

Eric Viscaal, a Belgian outfield player, was forced to take over in goal during a clash between AA Ghent and Lokeren in 1994 after Ghent's regular keeper was sent off. His first act was to save a penalty, and then, with seconds to go, Ghent were awarded a penalty and duly went up the other end and scored.

The Mighty Quinn

In 1999, Sunderland Centre Forward Niall Quinn was forced to don the gloves with 13 minutes of the game left after regular keeper Thomas Sorensen was stretchered off. Quinn kept a clean sheet as Sunderland beat Bradford City 1-0 having scored the match winner only minutes before going in goal…Quinn had previously saved a penalty from Welsh International Dean Saunders while playing for Manchester City.

Niall Quinn isn't the only emergency goalkeeper to save a penalty. Forty years or so before he stopped Dean Saunders' effort, the legendary Nat Lofthouse did exactly the same thing for Bolton Wanderers in a game against Wolves. The 'Lion of Vienna' went between the sticks following an injury to the Trotter's keeper and, to the delight of the crowd, saved a penalty. Lofthouse later described it as one of his proudest moments in football.

England legend Bobby Moore also saved a penalty when he went in goal for West Ham in the early Seventies and saved a penalty only to see the rebound fall straight to the feet of the attacker, who made no mistake with the follow up.

Rochdale striker Lee McEvilly had an eventful game when his side took on York City in April 2003 in the Third Division. When his team mate Matthew Gilks contrived to knock himself unconscious by hitting his head against one of his posts The Dale were left in something of a quandry as they didn't have a back-up goalkeeper on the bench so McEvilly replaced Gilks between the sticks. The striker equipped himself well, almost saving a penalty in the process, but later in the game Rochdale were awarded a penalty. Despite being the club's regular penalty taker McEvilly wasn't allowed to take the spot kick and he had to stand helpless by as Paul Connor's effort was saved. Minutes later Rochdale were awarded a second penalty and McEvilly stepped up to take it. His initial effort was saved but he scored from the rebound. The game ended 2-2.

Striker Paul Moody, once of Southampton, Fulham, Oxford United and Millwall, played a whole season in goal for a Hampshire non-league side before finding his feet up front.

One of football's founding fathers, Lord Alfred Kinnaird, has the unique distinction of being the only man ever to play in the FA Cup Final in goal and out and appear on the score sheet on both occasions. He appeared in nine Cup Finals in total, scoring in three of them. Unfortunately, his appearance between the sticks was marred by a bizarre own goal after he managed to carry the ball across his goal line when trying to deal with an awkward back pass.

Baven Penton was a prolific minor-league striker before the start of the First World War, scoring sixty alone in one season, persuading Southampton to take a punt on him. He scored three times in thirteen appearances for The Saints before going between the sticks when he joined Eastleigh Athletic in 1914.

Former Coventry City striker Steve Whitton started his career with the Sky Blues as their reserve team goalkeeper.

Southampton legend Ted Bates played in every position for The Saints, including stand-in goalkeeper.

Dutch striker Berry Powel, who joined Millwall from FC Den Bosch in January 2006, started life as a keeper before going upfront at the age of 19.

David Webb became an emergency goalkeeper for Chelsea after Peter Bonetti was injured in a game against Coventry City on December 18th, 1971. He then played the entire game the following week because both of Chelsea's goalkeepers were unfit and kept a clean sheet as The Blues beat Ipswich 2-0.

Former Welsh international Robbie Savage was forced to don the goalkeeper's jersey for Derby County after first choice keeper Stephen Bywater went off injured and substitute Saul Deeney was sent off during a game against Reading at the Madejski Stadium in March, 2010.

Other notable outfield players who have kept goal include former Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy (who kept a clean sheet for Millwall against Hull City in 1991) and former Scottish International David Speedie.

Until injury curtailed his career at the age of 26, former Inverness Caledonian Thistle legend Jim Calder was something of mean striker. Rather than give up the game, he went in goal and was part of the side that took the Scottish League by storm.

Northern Ireland and Aberdeen striker Josh Magennis started life in goal and was even capped at Under-17 level by the Irish FA before finding his feet up front.

Canadian George Jenkins was another player who started his career up front. Having enjoyed a successful spell in both the Canadian and American Leagues, including a spree of five goals in nine games for the wonderfully-named Indiana Flooring, a serious knee injury saw him move between the posts and eventually play for Glasgow Rangers and Hamilton Academical either side of the Second World War.

Tony Richards, who played for Walsall for nine seasons between 1954 and 1963, once scored and saved a penalty in the same match during a game against Bournemouth, having gone in goal after the Saddlers' regular goalkeeper was injured.

Striker Alan Shearer was released by Newcastle United after failing to impress the club's coaches during a youth match. Not that surprising when you consider that he played in goal...

In 1980 Glenn Hoddle was called upon to go in goal for Tottenham Hotspur during a midweek FA Cup replay at Old Trafford against Manchester United after Milija Aleksic was unable to carry on after a facial injury. Hoddle kept a clean sheet as Spurs won in extra-time thanks to a sublime goal from Ossie Ardiles.

28-years later and the shoe was on the other foot when United were forced to find a volunteer to go in goal following Tomasz Kuszczak's sending off after conceding a penalty during their FA Cup quarter-final tie against Portsmouth in March, 2008. Defender Rio Ferdinand duly took the gloves but couldn't prevent Pompey's Sulley Muntari from scoring to put the away side into the next round.

Hollywood hardman Vinny Jones twice volunteered to goal in goal for Wimbledon during his spell with the Crazy Gang. However, he didn't fare too well as first Sheffield Wednesday romped home to a 3-0 victory before Newcastle netted six after Paul Heald was sent off.

Phil Jagielka has always been pretty handy between the sticks and was used on more than one occasion as a stand-in keeper during his days with Sheffield United against the likes of Millwall and Arsenal. His performance against the Gunners earned rave reviews when they secured a victory in the Cup against expectations.

Henri Lansbury has the odd distinction of going in goal for club and country, despite being a midfielder. In 2010 he went in goal for England's Under-21 side during a 2-0 defeat against Germany but he was more successful when he took over from the dismissed Rob Green while on loan for West Ham United in February 2012 in a win over Blackpool.

In May, 1982, French side FC Girondins de Bordeaux played not one but two outfield players in goal in game against Nantes. In a rather bizarre move, Bordeux president decided to flex his muscles and make a stand after regular keeper Dragan Pantelic was banned for a year for an off-the-pitch incident. He decided to play French international Alain Giresse in goal, despite the midfielder being one of the smallest players in the squad. Giresse lasted almost an hour before being replaced by fellow international Marius Trésor, who standing at 6ft was a lot taller and could at least touch the crossbar. Unsurprisingly, Bordeaux lost 6-0.