Goalkeepers

One Does Not Simply Score Penalties Against Tim Krul

Tim Krul is best known for being brought on by Louis van Gaal before the Netherlands penalty shootout against Costa Rica in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals. It was a rare decision that turned out to be a stroke of genius from Van Gaal, with Krul saving penalties from both Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana to send the Netherlands into the semifinals.

Chucklehead Goalie Tries To Beat Up Goalpost

Goalposts cannot feel pain. This I believe, and I believe it strongly. Goalkeepers, however, can surely feel pain, especially after they let in a goal off the goalpost and then headbutt said goalpost in frustration. That is what Cray Valley Paper Mills goalkeeper Jordan Carey did during his side's 5-2 loss to Ashford United.

Man Utd Players Surprise Young GK With Cerebral Palsy In Inspiring Video

Eleven-year-old Samuel suffers from cerebral palsy and cannot walk without assistance, but he doesn’t let his condition stop him from pursuing his dreams. Manchester United inspires the young goalkeeper, but at the end of the day, Samuel is an inspiration to all of us.

Sam revealed, “Having cerebral palsy is very hard, and playing football is a bit difficult but I don’t really take that as a big issue, I just get on with it.” 

Newcastle United Goalkeeper Slices Flying Side-Volley Backwards

After spending £6.5 million on Belgian Matz Sels in the offseason but watching him commit a series of high-profile errors to start the campaign, Newcastle United turned to 26-year-old goalkeeper Karl Darlow to steady the ship.

Darlow has since been great in net for the league league leaders, but he undoubtedly suffered the worst moment of his career in Newcastle’s 2-2 draw with Norwich City on Tuesday. 

The Seattle Reign Have Two Goalies For 2017, But Not Hope Solo

The signs have continued to add up for Hope Solo to miss the Seattle Reign season opener. Even with the regular season kick-off still two months away, it appears as though the team has moved on from the iconic keeper. 

First, the club announced the acquisition and signing of Madalyn Schiffel from Europe. The club made moves with another NWSL club to be able to bring her in, signalling that she would, at a minimum, challenge for the starting spot. 

The Revival Of Iker Casillas Means One Last Titanic Clash With Gianluigi Buffon

On February 22nd and March 14th, two titans of the goalkeeping position will clash in their final duel at the highest level of the game. Perhaps we shouldn’t ever write-off the possibility of the 35-year-old Iker Casillas and the 39-year-old Gianluigi Buffon encountering each other on the pitch again, but we should be exceptionally grateful for at least one last bout.

Watch Keylor Navas Knock The Phone Out Of A BBC Producer's Hand

Elite goalkeepers have to be extremely accurate with their punts. You can't just lump it down the field and hope your team comes up with the ball if you play for one of the best clubs in the world.

Inaccuracy is not a concern for Real Madrid goalie Keylor Navas, who knocked the phone out of an unsuspecting BBC producer's hands at a recent training session. Better yet, the producer was recording video at the time, so we get to watch this:

A Goalie In The Spanish Third Division Scored From A Punt

How exactly does a goalkeeper go about scoring on a punt?

Like this:

And that celebration!

Egypt's 44-Year-Old Goalie Has Them In The AFCON Final

Egypt and Burkina Faso met Wednesday with a trip to the Africa Cup of Nations on the line, and the match was ultimately decided by Egypt's 44-year-old goalkeeper, Essam El-Hadary.

El-Hadary made several fine saves in open play (which ended 1-1) before saving Burkina Faso's final two penalties to win the shootout.

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