Goalkeepers

José Becker, Father Of Liverpool GK Alisson, Drowns In Brazil

The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker drowned in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, local police said.

José Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property when the accident happened on Wednesday afternoon, Doroteo Machado Filho, a police inspector in the town of Lavras do Sul, told Reuters. No foul play was suspected.

Liverpool issued a statement asking for Alisson's privacy to be respected.

Atleti’s Shock Loss Sealed By Goal From Midfield

MADRID — La Liga leaders Atlético Madrid's recent wobble in form continued as they fell to their first defeat in 12 league games when they were beaten 2-0 at home to Levante on Saturday.

Jose Luis Morales gave the visitors the lead on the half-hour mark with a deflected strike from just inside the area to deceive keeper Jan Oblak, while Jorge de Frutos knocked into an empty net to score the second in added time after Oblak had committed himself forward to contest a corner.

Nobody Had A Better Weekend Than This Portuguese Goalkeeper

Sometimes as a goalkeeper you have a day where you're unbeatable. But this is a rare nadir that requires the perfect combination of variables.

You have to be feeling great, every shot is just within the outer reaches of your diving range and you have to make a big save early. 

Due to the amount of luck involved, these matches are scarce — not unlike a no-hitter or perfect game in baseball — but not unachievable.

The most likely ending is a deflected shot finding the back of the net in the 85th minute, a result of luck finally running out.

Bernd Leno Reveals The Moment That Made Him Leave Social Media Forever

Arsenal's Bernd Leno has opened up about his experiences with online abuse and says being told to copy compatriot and former Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke, who committed suicide in 2009, drove him away from social media.

Former Barcelona, Benfica and Hannover 96 goalkeeper Enke took his own life by jumping in front of an express train after spending several years battling against depression.

"I had a very bad game and then one guy on social media said to me 'do it like Enke'," goalkeeper Leno, 28, told Sky Sports.

Everyone Wanted To See An Ederson PK Attempt; Instead We Got An Even Better Ederson Assist

When the VAR awarded Manchester City a penalty in the first half against Tottenham on Saturday, soccer Twitter erupted. The Citizens have had a woeful record from the spot, missing nine since the start of last season. But there was one player who had yet to attempt a penalty kick, and social media demanded he be allowed to take it.

Twitter wanted Ederson to score a penalty, but Pep Guardiola left them sorely disappointed when Rodri calmly converted to send City on its way to a 3-0 demolition of Jose Mourinho’s Spurs. But Ederson still found a way to contribute offensively.

The Numbers Don't Lie When It Comes To Ranking Premier League Goalkeepers

Life as a goalkeeper is difficult. A keeper can have fantastic game, but if one ball gets past them, they receive all of the blame.

Stats like goals against or save percentage have been used haphazardly to evaluate goalkeepers for years, but they fail to paint the whole picture.

For instance, if a goalkeeper plays behind a good defense they will be expected to allow fewer goals. Conversely, if opposing teams keep hitting top-corner screamers, the keeper allows goals that they can do little to prevent.

Alisson Goes Full Loris Karius To Effectively End Liverpool’s Title Defense

After 73 minutes of tense, tactical equality between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday, Alisson suffered a goalkeeping meltdown unseen since Loris Karius’ infamous night in Kyiv to transform a 1-1 stalemate to a 3-1 City lead inside three minutes of total madness. 

Goalkeeper Scores One Of The Cleanest Half Volleys You Will Ever See In Epic Comeback Win

Three points seemed out of the question for 3. Liga side Ingolstadt as the league title contenders trailed 1-0 with only two minutes of stoppage time left on Saturday. Then came the craziest 70 seconds of soccer, which featured a goalkeeper goal and a last-minute winner to give Ingolstadt all three points.

Let’s start with what you came for: that gorgeous goalkeeper volley.

This Goalkeeper Scored Goals From Free Kicks In 3 Consecutive Games

A historic event took place in a game between Boca Juniors de Cali (not the Argentinian one) and Valledupar FC, a match played on Matchday 3 of Colombia's Primera B. 

This event is about Nelson Ramos, who became the first goalkeeper in the history of professional soccer to score goals from free kicks in three consecutive matches in official competitions.

January 17, 2021: Boca Juniors 1-1 Atlético FC. Goal by Nelson Ramos. Minute 35.

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