Goalkeepers Are Different

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Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

24 April 2016
Ray Clemence is unable to prevent a dog from running circles around him in the penalty box while two other players find themselves all in a tangle in the net, the Egyptian keeper who became a member of parliament, Hibernian's penalty shoot-out hero and a few more goalkeepers who found themselves on the silver screen are among those featured in the latest update.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, In the Net, Getting Personal, Politcally Speaking

26 March 2015
An Easter update that doesn't include a single bar of chocolate. There's a bumper crop of goalscoring goalkeepers, a selection of keepers that have appeared on the silver screen and a couple of goalkeeping debuts, both good and bad. There's also the story of the keeper who was knocked out after the ball rebounded off the woodwork and hit him on the back of the head.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Quirky Injuries, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal

12 March 2016
A long overdue update sees Sweden's Ronnie Hellström and England's Alan Hodgkinson join the ranks of Goalkeeping Greats plus a bumper crop of goalscoring goalkeepers, including the striker who completed his hattrick after donning the gloves during a game in Brazil, and some more memorable goalkeeping-related quotes.

Goalkeeping Greats, Quirky Facts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Words of Wisdom

7 February 2016
Queen of the South's Allan Ball played over 700 first class games for the club and was only ever booked once. Find out why alongside a couple of Sporting Masters in Quirky Facts. This week's update also includes additions to the good, the bad and the quirky when it comes to goalkeeping debuts, some more nicknames and unlikely middle names plus the keeper involved in the 1964 betting scandal and the Swiss master who joined the police force.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law

25 January 2016
A bumper update for the new week with a crop of goalkeeper quotes, a host of nicknames and family connections, a couple of law-breaking goalies, some goalkeeping achievements and the strange tale of Gary Plumley's one and only appearance for Watford in the 1987 FA Cup semi final.

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

About Us

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

"Excellent and well-written" - When Saturday Comes

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

Words of Wisdom
  • "It's disappointing to be dropped from any team - even my mates' fantasy league team"
    Robert Green
  • "I dreamt of playing for a club like Manchester United, and now here I am at Liverpool"
    Sander Westerveld
  • "He had no chance of beating Schmeichel from there, but it was always worth a try"
    Alan Parry
  • "If you're a goalkeeper, it doesn't matter what you save the ball with - if you keep it out, it's not a goal"
    Mark Lawrenson
  • "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"
    Lev Yashin
  • "Goalkeepers aren't born today until they're in their late twenties or thirties"
    Kevin Keegan
  • "And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction"
    John Motson
  • "It was like deja vu all over again"
    Shaka Hislop

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