Goalkeepers Are Different

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

Goalkeepers Are Different

Recent Updates

20 September 2014
A bumper crop of an update featuring twenty different goalkeepers - two of whom called Phil Parkes! - and some debut howlers, strange middle names, goalkeeping policeman, goalscoring maestros and the former West Ham keeper that inspired a musical album...

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

13 September 2014
A mix of goalkeeping firsts, quirky middle names, the international goalkeeper with twenty career goals to his name, the two Welsh goalkeepers who were called on to keep Scotland out at the eleventh hour and Russell Osman taking up the gloves for Ipswich Town.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Words of Wisdom, Getting Personal

31 August 2014
An end of summer update featuring the goalie arrested for taking exception to having his beard being pulled, another arrested for swearing, the 45-year-old still plying his trade in Serie B and the international with a degree in political science but who apparently has no interest in politics...

Getting Personal, Goalkeeping Debuts, I Fought the Law, Politically Speaking

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  • "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"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