Goalkeepers Are Different

"Everything you've ever wanted to know about
goalkeepers and a little bit more"

Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

4 April 2015
Some fine quotes from George Best, Dave Beasant and Kasey Keller among others plus the goalkeeper who had a school named after him, a Welsh goalkeeper who decided against taking holy orders in order to become a policeman and a couple of disastrous war-time debuts.

Goalkeeping Debuts, I Fought the Law, Politically Speaking, Words of Wisdom

1 March 2015
A St. David's day update that is unfortunately devoid of Welsh goalkeepers. Instead we have a couple of goalscoring goalies, a keeper who failed in his bid to become a Tory Councillor and the NASL goalkeeper who thought it was a good idea to pose naked for Playgirl in the States.

Quirky Facts, Getting Personal, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Politically Speaking

8 February 2015
A bumper update featuring the goalkeeper arrested for swearing at a policeman, Leicester City fielding three different keepers for an FA Cup tie, a collection of nicknames and quirky quotes plus the keeper who became a Freeman of the City of London after hanging up his gloves.

Quirky Facts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, I Fought the Law, Getting Personal, Words of Wisdom

24 January 2015
First update of the year featuring cricket lover Nigel Martyn, the footballing skills of Manuel Neuer, Stan Collymore's views on David James and the ever-eccentric John Burridge and his choice of super hero undergarments while playing for Wolves.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Getting Shirty, Words of Wisdom

About Us

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

"Excellent and well-written" - When Saturday Comes

"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
  • "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"
    Lev Yashin
  • "Goalkeepers aren't born today until they're in their late twenties or thirties"
    Kevin Keegan

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