Goalkeepers Are Different

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

Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

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

13 December 2014
Harald Schumacher offers to replace Battiston's teeth, Harry Adams gets on his bike in the name of politics plus a couple of quirky middle names and the Zambia goalkeeper who decided to go up front for a spell during the 1988 season in a festive site update.

Getting Personal, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Words of Wisdom, Politically Speaking

22 November 2014
An overdue update featuring Roy Carroll's two games in a day, Harry Kane's stint in the Tottenham goal and the keeper who was so frustrated with the constant rule changes he gave up the game and joined the police force. There's also a coupe of goalkeeper nicknames for good measure.

Quirky Facts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, I Fought the Law, Getting Personal

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  • "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"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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