Goalkeepers Are Different

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Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

30 November 2023
A small but perfectly formed update that features 15-year-old Max Woodford's debut for Stevenage, the Scottish goalkeeper that made history by facing the first-ever penalty kick and the Italian World Cup winner who went over 900-minutes without conceding a goal. There's also the Bristol City keeper that saved a spot-kick on his first ever appearance in a first-class game, the Ghanaian arrested for fraud and the Swedish stopper who went on to make his debut on the silver screen.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, I Fought the Law

27 October 2023
Something for the weekend? How about a site update featuring five forgettable debuts, including George Long's calamitous first appearance for Norwich City, plus the Ukrainian goalkeeper who scored 25 goals in his career the Lazio keeper who scored an injury-time equaliser in the Champions League. There's also the Norwegian goalie who took up politics, the Belgian international who fell foul of the law, some keepers who joined the forced at the end of the careers and the Belize international named after a United States president.

Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law, Politically Speaking

14 September 2023
An update to fill the void between the international break and the domestic season restarting this weekend, featuring the goalkeeper that defected at a German airport, the Romanian keeper who appeared in two films and had a song written about him and the Crystal Palace midfielder who had to replace an England international between the sticks. There's also some more sporting masters, Pakistan's first captain and Serie A's smallest goalkeeper. If that wasn't enough, there's also a few keepers letting off steam in Words of Wisdom!

Quirky Facts, Getting Personal, Politically Speaking, Emergency Measures, Words of Wisdom

14 August 2023
The start of the new football season typically heralds a fresh start for many a goalkeeper who decided to try their hand at a new club over the summer but sometimes that dream turns into a nightmare and the beginning of the 2023/2024 season is no exception. As such the latest update features the Port Vale keeper hit for seven, the Bosnian stopper who conceded in the first minute and the Notts County custodian who got his marching orders. There's also a collection of keepers who found the net during their careers, the American international who was blind in one eye, the Scottish goalkeeper who rubbed mud under his eyes and the outfield players who found themselves between the sticks.

Goalkeeping Debuts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal, Emergency Measures

29 July 2023
As everyone sits patiently around, waiting for the start of the new football season, there's another site update to keep everyone entertained between pre-season friendlies and the Women's World Cup, featuring Jerzy Dudek's aversion to the number 13 shirt at Real Madrid and the Bosnian international who turned to politics after retiring. There's also the Zaire goalkeeper that was subjected to a police search in the middle of a World Cup qualifier, some more sporting masters, the England ladies keeper who was forced to give up the game after becoming a police constable and the last man to be awarded a championship winners medal posthumously.

Quirky Facts, Getting Shirty, I Fought the Law, Politically Speaking

25 June 2023
A summer update to help satisfy those suffering from withdrawal symptoms now there is no more football for at least another month. To help past the time, there's the usual collection of titbits and trivia, including the Newcastle United goalkeeper who became a detective, the night Rangers had to mock up a Parma shirt for Gianluigi Buffon and Peter Shilton's dismay when seeing the new England keeper shirt for the first time. There's also the 14-year-old Australian keeper who made his debut in a cup tie, the Swiss keeper who was beaten eight times on his first start and the Israeli keeper arrested for being a public nuisance. There's also some more nicknames, quirky middle names and a collection of family footballers.

Getting Shirty, Goalkeeping Debuts, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law

About Us

Goalkeepersaredifferent.com came to life in the summer of 1999. A treasure trove of goalkeeper facts, trivia and a whole lot more, it has kept football fans and goalkeepers alike amused and entertained with its collection of goalie titbits ever since. But don't just take our word for it...

"Educational and charming" - Oliver Kahn

"Excellent and well-written" - When Saturday Comes

"Excellent" - Guardian Unlimited

"Goalkeepers are the drummers of football... Great quirky facts, a great website" - Website Wasteland, The Gideon Coe Show, BBC Radio6 Music

Words of Wisdom
  • "It's disappointing to be dropped from any team - even my mates' fantasy league team"
    Robert Green
  • "I dreamt of playing for a club like Manchester United, and now here I am at Liverpool"
    Sander Westerveld
  • "He had no chance of beating Schmeichel from there, but it was always worth a try"
    Alan Parry
  • "If you're a goalkeeper, it doesn't matter what you save the ball with - if you keep it out, it's not a goal"
    Mark Lawrenson
  • "Goalkeepers aren't born today until they're in their late twenties or thirties"
    Kevin Keegan
  • "And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction"
    John Motson
  • "It was like deja vu all over again"
    Shaka Hislop
  • "I still don't buy the idea that I'm a sex symbol"
    Hope Solo
  • "Peter Schmeichel will be like a father figure to Kasper Schmeichel"
    Jamie Redknapp
  • "Casper Ankegren's a bit of a Dracula-type keeper... doesn't like crosses"
    Andy Ritchie
  • "I discovered it's not the gloves but what's in them that counts"
    Neville Southall
  • "You cant have nice goalkeepers. Nice goalkeepers don't win you anything!"
    Alan Hodgkinson
  • What goalkeeper doesn't like a little action?"
    Karen Bardsley
  • "The goalkeeper position is not an easy one. You can only speak about it if you are a goalkeeper yourself"
    Simon Mignolet

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