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. In 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!
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. With 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.
Like father, like son; Schmeichel's son Kasper has also scored while keeping goal. In March, 2014, he netted a stoppage time equaliser for Leiester City against Yeovil Town.
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.
There 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, scoring four times from the spot.
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 Brøndby'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 René Higuita has three international goals to his name plus a further 38 first-class goals, including eleven in one season for Independiente Medellín, making him the fourth highest goalscoring goalkeeper of all time. His three international strikes came against Finland in 1988, and two the following year against Peru, where he scored the only goal of the game, and against Venezuela.
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.
Ukraine international Andriy Dykan has eleven career goals to his name, nine of which have come from the penalty spot.
Former Bradford City and Los Angeles Galaxy keeper Donovan Ricketts scored twice in his native Jamaica with the quaintly named Village United before joining Bolton Wanderers in 2004.
Wiener Neustadt goalkeeper Jörg Siebenhandl got the Austrian season off to a flyer in 2011 when he netted the first goal of the campaign with a 90-yard effort after just two minutes.
Another goalkeeper to find the net in 2011 was Brazilian Saulo Fontes. The Sport Club do Recife keeper netted a last minute winner against Vitória during a Campeonato Pernambucano match but unfortunately tore his knee ligament while celebrating and was sidelined for six months.
Colombia international goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón has one goal to his name during an impressive career that has seen him play in seven different countries. He found the net while playing for Argentine side Independiente during his second spell at the club.
Saudi Arabia's Mohamed Al-Deayea, who played in four World Cup finals with the national side, scored three goals during an eleven year spell with Al-Hilal.
Belgium international Christian Piot, who was part of the Red Devils 1970 World Cup squad, scored ten times during his career, including one for the national team, all from the penalty spot.
Hibernian goalkeeper Mark Oxley scored what proved to winning the goal on the opening day of the League campaign in Scotland in August, 2014. Oxkley, who was onloan from Hull City, saw his 19th minute clearance bounce over his opposite number Darren Jamieson in the Livingston goal.
Nigeria international Vincent Enyeama has twenty career goals to his name, after becoming designated penalty taker with both Enyimba International and Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Efford Chabala, who died in the air disaster that blighted the Zambia national team in 1993, started his career as a striker and only went in goal after his team's regular keeper failed to show up for a game. Chabala later played upfront for the Mufulira Wanderers during the 1988 season and scored five times.
FC Augsburg's Marwin Hitz netted an injury time equaliser against Bayer 04 Leverkusen when the two teams met in the Bundesliga in February 2015. The match ended 2-2.
In February 1952, Stoke City goalkeeper Dennis Herod was forced to play outfield after dislocating his shoulder in an away game at Aston Villa. Left unmarked by Villa's defenders, he found himself in a one-on-one situation with opposition keeper Con Martin and cooly slotted home for the only goal of his career. Stoke won 3-2.
With Portland Thorns trailing 1-0 against FC Kansas City and down to ten men after McCall Zerboni was sent off, Thorns fans could have been forgiven for thinking there was no way back as the game entered injury time. However, with time running out Portland keeper Michelle Betos went forward for the last corner of the game and equalised with a header that any striker would have been proud of. The game ended 1-1.
Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Pat Dunne become Shamrock Rovers' penalty taker during his second spell with the club, including one against Cork Hibs in December 1972.
After a successful career with the likes of Modena, Reggiana and Lazio among others, Italian goalkeeper Marco Ballotta came out of retirement to play up front for Prima Categoria (eighth level) side Calcara Samoggia, scoring 24 goals in his first spell with the club.
Turkey international Sinan Bolat made headlines in December 2009 when he headed home Standard Liège's equaliser against AZ Alkmaar in the 95th minute to earn his side a 1-1 draw in the final Champions League group game. The point ensured Liège finished third and went through to the Europa League at their opponent's expense.
Yugoslav goalkeeper Zoran Simovic had the distinction of scoring for two different clubs, finding the net with Napredak Kruševac and Galatasaray.
In 2014 Universidad de Chile beat Real Garcilaso 1-0 in the Copa Libertadores thanks to a penalty scored by goalkeeper Johnny Herrera. It was the first - and so far only - goal of his career.
Operario PR goalkeeper Jhonathan proved to be an unlikely match winner when he scored the decider against Nacional in Brazil. Helped by the horrendous weather conditions, his clearance cannoned in off the bar on the stroke of half-time.
Urawa Red Diamonds' goalie Yuki Takita became the first J. League goalkeeper to score a goal when he converted a penalty kick against Yokohama Flügels in November 1996.
In August 2015, ADO De Haag's Martin Hansen scored an outrageous backheel volley to earn his side a point against PSV Eindhoven. Hansen's equaliser came in the fifth minute of injury time.
Before Hope Solo's goalkeeper took off at college, she scored 109 goals as a striker while at High School, winning the State Championship in her senior year.
Spanish goalkeeper Toni Prats found the net twice during his time with Real Betis, both freekicks against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid during 1999/2000 season.
Danny Cepero became the first MLS goalkeeper to score in open play when he found the net from a free kick deep inside his own half in the 83rd minute of his debut for New York Red Bulls against Columbus Crew in October, 2008.
In September 2015, Holbeach United's goalkeeper Ricky Drury made the headlines when he scored a dramatic overhead kick in the fourth minute of injury time to secure a draw for his team against Worcester City in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. However he was unable to prevent City from winning the replay 2-0.
Torquay United's Martin Rice scored a goal during a loan spell with Truro City. With Truro 3-0 up against Abingdon United, they were awareded a penalty in injury time, which Rice duly took and converted with aplomb!
West Germany international Volkmar Groß also found the net from the penalty spot during his time with Tennis Borussia Berlin during the 1976/77 season.
Stevenage's Jesse Joronen opened the scoring when his side entertained Wycombe Wanderers in October 2015. Joronen, who was on-loan from Fulham, found the net after his clearance sailed over the head of his opposite number Matt Ingram in the Wanderers goal. Stevenage went on to win the game 1-0.
Ghana's Daniel Adjei has proved quite adept at finding the net from the penalty spot. The Ghanaian keeper first scored for his club Liberty Professionals against King Faisal in the Glo Premier League then was successful in a penalty shoot-out against Mozambique in the All African Games.
AC Nancy's Grégory Wimbée entered the history books in November 1996 when he became the first goalkeeper to score a goal in the French League. Having gone up for a corner in the dying seconds in a game against Racing Lens, the ball found its way to Wimbée, who had stayed up after the corner was cleared, in the opposition box, who swiveled like a pro to hook the ball into the net. The game ended 1-1.
Swedish goalkeeper Hampus Nilsson rounded off a fine 5-0 victory for IFK Värnamo in October, 2010 when he scored in the 90th minute in a game against Kristianstads FF.
In October 2011, Bermuda's Jason Williams scored the winner for North Village against Devonshire Cougars in a cup semi-final. Williams struck directly from a goal kick that looped over his opposite number Che Clarke to claim a 3-2 victory for North Village.
Scottish journeyman David Crawford found the net with a clearance while playing for Arbroath in a game against Montrose in October, 2014.
Another goalkeeper to score with a clearance was Hemel Hempstead Town goalkeeper Jamie Butler, although Butler's goal was slightly more dramatic. With Hemel Hempstead losing 2-1 in injury time of their Vanarama South clash against Sutton United in February 2016, Butler launched a long punt upfield that bounced past his opposite number and into the back of the net to secure a draw for his side.
Morecambe's Barry Roache was the hero for his team when he too scored a last minuted equaliser in February 2016, against Portsmouth in League Two. Roache rose to meet a corner and headed home in the fourth minute of stopage time to earn a point.
Dutch legend Edwin Van der Sar scored a penalty for Ajax to complete a 9-1 victory over De Graafschap during the 1997/98 season.
Czechoslovakia keeper Imrich Stacho scored eleven goals during his career, including one at international level against the Republic of Ireland back in 1959 in a qualifying match for the 1960 European Championships.
Scottish goalkeeper John Martin found the net once during his nineteen year spell with Airdrieonians.
Austria goalkeeper Otto Konrad has two career goals to his name, scoring once for Sturm Graz and again later in his career with Salzburg.
Petr Kouba, who kept goal for the Czech Republic during the 1996 European Championships, scored from the penalty spot for Spart Prague during a league match against SK České Budějovice during the 1994/95 season.
Romania international Vilmos Zombori still holds the record for the most goals scored by a goalkeeper in the Romanian league, have found the net a total of five times during his time with Ripensia Timişoara before the Second World War.
Dutch goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer scored from the penalty spot in a match against Nigeria during the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.
Another Dutch goalkeeper to score from the penalty spot is Harry Schellekens, who enjoyed a career with NEC Nijmegen, FC Groningen and Vitesse Arnhem. He scored six goals in total, all penalties.
Argentina international Diego Pozo scored five times during a ten year spell with Godoy Cruz but has failed to find the net since leaving the club in 2005.
Anatoly Pata netted seven penalties in the Soviet Union during the late 80s/early 90s - four for Dynamo Stavropol and three for Dynamo Izobilny.
The wonderfully named Albanian goalkeeper Elvis Kotorri scored four goals for KF Elbasani during his second and third spells with the club.
James Raeside, who won one cap for Scotland back in 1906, scored three goals for Bury during his time with The Shakers.
Nicaragua goalkeeper Denis Espinoza scored in his side's victory over Belize in the Central America Cup in 2011.
Partizani Tirana goalie Alban Hoxha netted an audacious spot-kick during his side's penalty shoot-out against Hungarian side Ferencvaros in the second qualifying round of the 2016/17 Champions League. Hoxha opened the scoring with a "Panenka" then went on to save three penalties as Tirana progressed to the next round.
In August 2014, Erik Cummins became the first goalkeeper to score in the Eredivisie since 2005 when he scored for Go Ahead Eagles against SBV Excelsior.
Former Norway international goalkeeper Håkon Opdal found the net from the half-way line for Start in a game against Vålerenga in September, 2015 after his freekick beat his opposite number.
Spennymoor Town's Dan Lowson found himeself in the spotlight in September, 2016 after he scored an 80-yard free-kick in the first round of FA Cup qualifying against Radcliffe Borough. Spennymoor went onto win the game 5-3.
On the same day, Dartford goalkeeper Deren Ibrahim also found the net, when he netted a 70-yard freekick against Hungerford Town in the National League South. Ibrahim's effort beat his opposite number without even a bounce.
Duisberg's Mark Flekken scored an injury time equaliser with a deft backheel against Osnabrück in August, 2016 in only his second game for the club.
Another goalkeeper to score in September 2016 was Belgian goalkeeper Ruud Boffin who found the net for Eskişehirspor from a direct freekick in his own half during a Turkish league game against Ümraniyespor.
Uzbekistan goalkeeper Jasurbek Umrzakov scored from his own penalty box during the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship in a group game against North Korea in rather comical circumstances. Having hoofed a clearance up field, his opposite number Jang Paek Ho raced from his penalty box to meet the ball only to misjudge his header then slip over twice while trying to prevent the from ball trickling into the back of his net.
Ian MacFarlane found the net during his spell with Hamilton Academicals before he retired from the game.
Suriname's Ronny Aloema scored three times from the penalty spot during his international career for the South Americans.
Steffen Rasmussen has one goal to his name during a fifteen-year spell and over 400 games with AGF Aarhus in Denmark.
India goalkeeper Peter Thangaraj also played as a centre forward and once scored st international level against Burma in the Colombo Cup in 1953.
VfL Bochum keeper Ralf Zumdick scored a penalty past German international Andreas Köpke in 1988 during a 3-0 victory over FC Nürnberg.
Paraguay international Tobías Vargas scored the only goal of his career during a loan spell with Capiatá in 2013.
German goalkeeper Gerald Hillringhaus won "Goal of the Month" in September, 1989 when he scored his only goal for SV Türk Gücü München.
Laurence Lunn scored from the penalty spot for Mossley in the Cheshire County League during the 1927/28 campaign, in what proved to be his final seeason in football having kept goal for Crewe Alexandra, Barrow and Accrington Stanley.
Watford's Billy Biggar netted two penalties during his six-year stay at Cassio Road.
Northampton Town's Alan Starling scored a penalty in the penultimate game of the 1975/76 season - and Starling's career with the Cobblers - against Hartlepool United. The goal ensured that every regular Northampton Town squad member got their name of the scoresheet that season.
Guyana' Kai McKenzie-Lyle scored from a corner in injury time on his international debut in October, 2016 against Suriname in a Caribbean Cup qualifier. Suriname won 3-2.
Turkey international Selda Akgöz has four career goals to her name and has found the net with all three of the club sides she has played for - Ovacık Gençlik Spor, Fomget Gençlik ve Spor and Trabzon İdmanocağı.
Spurs Ladies reserve goalkeeper Toni-Anne Wayne netted her side's fifth and final goal in a 5-1 drubbing of Enfield in the FA Women's Premier League Cup. Wayne came on as sub with five minutes to go after Spurs' other substitute failed to show.
Aberystwyth Town goalkeeper Chris Mullock put his side 1-0 up with a stunning goal from a long-range free-kick from his own half in a Welsh Premier League game against Rhyl. Aberystwyth triumped 4-0.
Marco Amelia nodded home a freekick for Liverno against Partizan Belgrade during the 2006/07 UEFA Cup competition. The goal proved crucial and helped the Italian side reach the last 32 of the competition.
Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke scored a remarkable overhead-kick deep into injury time during a game against Orlando Pirates in November 2016, becoming something of an internet sensation in the process. Millions around the world saw Masuluke's effort in the 96th-minute that earned his side a 1-1 draw in the South African Premiership after the clip went viral, although it has to be said that his post-goal celebration was a bit dodgy...
Colombia international goalkeeper Miguel Calero scored three goals during a career in both his native Colombia and his adoptive home of Mexico. He twice found the net while between the sticks for his first club Deportivo Cali and later scored against Chiapas during his eleven-year stint with Pachuca.
Dominican Republic goalkeeper Óscar Mejía scored three times during a spell with Atlético Marte and also had two international goals to his name by the time he retired.
Tsang Man Fai had eventful debut for Fourway Rangers in February, 2011 in a Hong Kong First Division match against TSW Pegasus. Tsang not only scored in the game but also set up a teammate for the winning to claim an assist too! He had previously found the net while out on-loan to Ongood.
In April 2013, 1860 Munich goalkeeper Vitus Eicher scored after a launching a 70-metre clearance down the field in the 58th minute of a Regionalliga Bayern against TSV Buchbach. After one bounce, the ball sailed over the head of the opposition goalkeeper and nestled in the back of the net.
Argentine goalkeeper Darío Sala scored one goal during a year-long spell with Colombian side Deportivo Cali in 2003.
Another Argentine goalkeeper to have found the net is Cristian Lucchetti, who has twenty five career goals to his name with four different clubs, including twenty one over two spells with Banfield. All his goals have come from the penalty spot.
Danish international Peter Kjær has three career goals to his name, scoring once during a spell with Vejle BK and a brace with Superliga club Silkeborg IF.
Having enjoyed a successful 26-year career with the likes of Inter Milan, Modena, Lazio and Parma, overhauling Dino Zoff's record as the older keeper to play in Serie A in the process, Italian goalkeeper Marco Ballotta made a remarkable comeback in the lower leagues as a centre forward, scoring 24 goals in one frutiful season.
In 1991, Yeovil Town's David Fry scored with a wind assisted drop kick during a 7-2 win against Slough Town.
After a long career that included spells with Southend United, Chester City and over two hundred games for Wrexham, Wales international Brian Lloyd found the net with Stockport Country before he wound his career down in non-leage football.
El Salvador international Dagoberto Portillo had four career goals to his name when time was prematurely called on his career due to a match-fixing scandal. Portillo scored once during a spell with Isidro Metapán and notched another three while with Once Municipal.
Another Salvador keeper to find the net was Benji Villalobos, who scored from the penalty spot for Águila in a game against Isidro Metapán, becoming the eighth goalkeeper to score in the Salvadoran Apertura.
Swedish goalkeeper Bengt Andersson ended his career with six goals to his name, the last of which came in 1996. He scored three goals in each of his spells with IK Brage and Örgryte.
Fellow Swede Mattias Asper headed home a 93rd minute equaliser from a freekick for Mjällby in a league game against Häcken in September, 2010.
Fabio Coltorti went one better when he scored a 90th minute winner for RB Leipzig in a 2-1 victory over SV Darmstadt in 2015.
Aldershot Town's Nikki Bull scored from the penalty spot in the final home game of the 2002/03 season. He later found the net again during a spell with Margate.
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.
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.
One-time Manchester Ciity full-back Bobby McDonald donned the goalkeeper's jersey during a league game against Watford at the start of the 1982/83 season after Joe Corrigan dislocated his shoulder in the third minute of the game. Remarkably, despite having to play the remaining 87 minutes, McDonald pulled off a string of outstanding saves and kept a clean sheet with City winning 1-0.
The late, great mecurial talent Robin Friday, who scored a hatful of goals with both Reading and Cardiff City, played for his local district side in goal during the 1960s.
Former England centre half Russell Osman replaced Ipswich Town's Paul Cooper in goal when the latter was forced to leave the field of play following an injury against West Bromwich Albion in 1980.
In November 2014, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane went in goal for the final three minutes of Spurs' Europa League tie against Asteras Tripoli after Hugo Lloris had been sent off. Kane had earlier scored his first career hattrick as Tottenham ran out 5-1 winners.
In March 1982 Leicester City beat Shrewsbury Town 5-2 in an FA Cup quarter-final, despite changing their goalkeeper three times. The Foxes were 2-1 down when keeper Mark Wallington, who had not missed a game in seven years, was forced out the game through injury. Striker Alan Young went in goal but also had to go off after being knocked out and was replaced by winger Steve Lynex. Young, who came too in the physio's room and questioned why he was wearing a goalkeeper top, went back in goal after returning to the field of play. Both stand-in keepers kept a cleansheet.
Millwall's Nicky Chatterton was forced to go in goal in a game against Fulham in April 1982 after Peter Gleasure was carried off injured in the 75th minute. Chatterton was on course to keep a clean sheet until youngster Keith Stevens score an own-goal in injury time. The match ended 4-3 to the Lions.
Another Lions player to don the green jersey was defender Dave Donaldson, who went in goal three times in the 1970s, against Bolton, Cardiff City and Chelsea.
Kilmarnock and Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis began his professional career as a goalkeeper, making the bench for Cardiff City when they played Liverpool in a Carling Cup tie back in 2007.
Southampton wing-half Cliff Huxford was forced to go in goal on two occasions when Saints keeper Ron Reynolds was unable to continue between the sticks due to injury.
George Waller offered to play in goal for Sheffield United against Newton Heath in March, 1934 when an injury crisis robbed United of their first choice keepers. The Steelers won 2-0 and Waller impressed so much that he retained his place for the next two games, despite at least one keeper making a full recovery.
Arguably the most dramatic case of an outfield player taking over the gloves came in a promotion six-pointer in São Paolo's third division in May 2010, when victory for either Juventus or Palmeiras would see them go up. With the game delicately poised at 2-2, Palmeiras goalkeeper Rafael Borges was sent off in injury time for throwing a punch just as his side were about to defend a corner. Striker Diogo Acosta, who had scored both of his team's goals, took over in goal as Juventus threw everyone, includding their goalkeeper, up front in search of the decisive goal. However, they failed to trouble Acosta who caught the ball and then, seeing his opposite number running back to his box, launched a clearance that ended up in the empty Juventus net at the other end of the pitch. Palmeiras won 3-2 with Acosta scoring a remarkable hattrick.
Fred Nidd enjoyed a career both between the sticks and outfield as a defender at the turn of the 20th Century. Although primarily a fullback, he went in goal while with Grimsby Town, where he scored his only senior goal, and four consecutive games for Watford during a two-season spell at Vicarage Road.
Liverpool legend Phil Neal once went in goal for Northampton Town following an injury to goalkeeper Alan Starling back in 1974.