Top 10 Goalie Goals

The world of Twitter went into overdrive after Tim Howard rifled Everton into the lead with a 90 yard powerdrive during their 2-1 defeat to Bolton. Ok, so it was a wind-assisted clearance that flew over his opposite number’s head, but here are 10 goalkeepers that have also notched their names on the scoresheet.

  1. Tim Howard – Everton have struggled for goals this season but no-one expected the American shotstopper to provide the answer to their striking woes. Clearing the pressure from a Sylvain Distin pass back, the hurricane-level winds caught hold of the ball and sent it 90 metres over Adam Bogdan’s head. Howard now has more goals than Tim Cahill this season and the wind has more assists than Stewart Downing…
  1. Paul Robinson – Leeds were behind late on during a League Cup match against Swindon when Robbo came up for a corner. After the ball was pinged around the box, the England international rose like a salmon to nod Leeds level in injury time. It wasn’t the only time Robinson hit the back of the net either, as he netted for Spurs from a goal kick against Watford in the Premier League.
  1. Peter Schmeichel – Most people remember the Dane for his brilliant performances for Manchester United (and his big red nose), especially on the way to winning the Treble. However, he also bagged 9 career goals including a remarkable volley for Aston Villa against Everton in the Premier League. For superb technique though, check out this overhead kick he bagged during the early stages of his United career.
  1. Jimmy Glass – Not many people will know the name Jimmy Glass but Carlisle United fans almost certainly will. On loan from Swindon during the 1998-99 season, (a deal the club had to get special permission for because it was sealed after the end of the transfer window) his Carlisle side needed a win over Plymouth to avoid relegation. With 10 seconds left on the clock and the score locked at 1-1, Glass came up for a corner. When the Plymouth keeper palmed out Scott Dobie’s initial header, Glass volleyed in, making himself an instant hero and relegating Scarborough. You couldn’t make it up.
  1. Hans-Jorg Butt – A German international keeper with a penchant for the dead ball situation. Butt became renowned for his penalties and free kicks and has knocked in 26 goals in Germany’s top flight. It didn’t all go according to plan however, especially on this occasion when he celebrated for a little too long…
  1. Jose Luis Chilavert – The flamboyant Paraguayan won 74 caps for his country, but no-one remembers him for his talent between the sticks. He could bend a ball like Beckham and slot penalties like Zidane, ensuring he scored 62 professional goals for various clubs throughout his career. However, he also collected 8 for his country, giving him a better strike record than Emile Heskey. There are many examples of Chilavert’s crackers, but check out this one for River Plate from the halfway line.
  1. Rogerio Ceni – Forget Chilavert, Rogerio Ceni is the ultimate goalkeeping goalscoring machine. The Brazilian obviously learnt a few tricks off Roberto Carlos in his youth and collected an astonishing 103 goals for Sao Pauloin his career, a feat that will surely never be matched. Here is a selection of some of his best.
  1. Anonymous – No one has any idea who this guy is or who he plays for, but he manages to achieve something we’ve all attempted on FIFA at least once in our lives. Random goalkeeper, if you’re reading this, step forward and claim your prize. Serious dribbling tekkers.
  1. Adam Federici – Reading have had a few penalty area poachers such as Kevin Doyle or Dave Kitson, but Australian Adam Federici must have observed them in training as he poked home a last minute equaliser against Cardiff that gave his side a fighting chance at promotion in 2009.
  1. Andres Palop – 4 minutes into injury time and Sevilla needed a goal to beat Shaktar Donetsk in the last 16 of the UEFA Cup. Keeper Palop nonchalantly pops up in the area with a textbook header that helps them qualify for the next round. His side in fact, go on to win the tournament, beating Middlesbrough in the final 4-0.

6 thoughts on “Top 10 Goalie Goals

  1. There was one in MLS, October 16, 2010 in Toronto. Columbus Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer joined the field players in a stoppage time attack on Toronto’s goal, wrong footed a defender and scored a tieing goal at the death from the top of the box.

  2. En vérité, tous les joueurs ont des contacts avec les médias. maillot extérieur france Il ne s’agit pas d’un tra?tre, mais en réalité, simplement, du cours logique des choses. A vouloir cacher des secrets, on s’expose à ce maillot de foot de la france qu’ils soient révélés un jour.PifPaf : Une génération de footballeurs (voire plusieurs) a-t-elle été ruinée par Raymond Domenech ?Tout n’est pas à jeter dans ce qu’a fait Raymond Domenech. Simplement, au fond, il faut bien admettre qu’il n’a pas pu compter sur une génération exceptionnelle comme le maillot équipe de france extérieur fut celle de 1998.Son grand tort aura été de ne pas avoir compris cette réalité et de n’avoir jamais dégagé aucune intention de jeu,

  3. Standard Liége’s Sinan Bolat’s goal against AZ Alkmaar in the CL should be included as well if only because it was beautifully executed and in the dying seconds of an important game for both teams.

  4. That Peter Schmeichel goal….as good as it was….never counted. It was ruled offside (quite rightly, he was miles off) and United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wimbledon!

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