Goalkeeper (association football)

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The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football.wikipedia
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The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football.
A team is made up of one goalkeeper and ten outfield players who fill various defensive, midfield, and attacking positions depending on the formation deployed.

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The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football.
Players are not allowed to touch the ball with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area.

Squad number (association football)

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The squad number for a first choice goalkeeper is generally number 1, although they may wear any jersey number between 1 and 99.
For instance, "1" is frequently used by the starting goalkeeper, as the goalkeeper is the first player in a line-up.

Kit (association football)

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The special status of goalkeepers is indicated by them wearing different coloured kits from their teammates.
Shirts must have sleeves (both short and long sleeves are accepted), and goalkeepers must wear shirts which are easily distinguishable from all other players and the match officials.

Corner kick

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Goalkeepers usually perform goal kicks, and also give commands to their defence during corner kicks, direct and indirect free kicks, and marking.
The defending team also has the choice of whether to instruct a player to place him or herself beside one or both of the goalposts to provide protection to the goal in addition to the goalkeeper.

Penalty kick (association football)

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Goalkeepers have a specialised role as the sole defender in penalty kicks and penalty shoot-outs.
A penalty kick (commonly known as a penalty or a PK) is a method of restarting play in association football, in which a player is allowed to take a single shot on the goal while it is defended only by the opposing team's goalkeeper.

Penalty shoot-out (association football)

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Goalkeepers have a specialised role as the sole defender in penalty kicks and penalty shoot-outs.
Most notably, neither the kicker nor any player other than the goalkeeper may play the ball again once it has been kicked.

Association football tactics and skills

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Goalkeepers play an important role in directing on field strategy as they have an unrestricted view of the entire pitch, giving them a unique perspective on play development.

Bruce Grobbelaar

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The rushing playing style used by Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar seen during the 1980s–90s makes him one of the original sweeper-keepers of the modern era.
Bruce David Grobbelaar (born 6 October 1957) is a Zimbabwean former footballer who played as a goalkeeper, most prominently for the English team Liverpool between 1981 and 1994, and for the Zimbabwean national team.

Jimmy Thorpe

During the 1935-1936 English football season, young Sunderland AFC goalkeeper of the team, Jimmy Thorpe, died as a result of a kick in the head and chest after he had picked up the ball following a backpass in a game against Chelsea at Roker Park.
He played 139 games as a goalkeeper for his only club, Sunderland.

René Higuita

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René Higuita was another who became known for his unorthodox, skillful but sometimes reckless techniques.
José René Higuita Zapata (born 27 August 1966) is a retired Colombian football goalkeeper.

Gyula Grosics

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Gyula Grosics from the Hungary "Golden Team" of the 1950s was thought to be the first goalkeeper to play as the 'sweeper-keeper'.
Gyula Grosics (4 February 1926 – 13 June 2014) was a Hungarian football goalkeeper who played 86 times for the Hungary national football team and was part of the "Golden Team" of the 1950s.

Manuel Neuer

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As of 2011, Manuel Neuer has been described as a sweeper-keeper due to his speed and unique style of play which occasionally includes him acting as a sweeper for his team by rushing off his line to anticipate opposing forwards who have beaten the offside trap.
Manuel Peter Neuer (born 27 March 1986) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper and captain for both Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

Tommy Lawrence

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Tommy Lawrence has also been credited with revolutionising the role of the goalkeeper by effectively acting as an 11th outfield player.
Thomas Johnstone Lawrence (14 May 1940 – 10 January 2018) was a Scottish professional footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Goal kick

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Goalkeepers usually perform goal kicks, and also give commands to their defence during corner kicks, direct and indirect free kicks, and marking.
Goal kicks are most often taken by goalkeepers.

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur and France and former goalkeepers Fabien Barthez and Edwin van der Sar, have also been described as sweeper-keepers, while Claudio Bravo and Ederson Moraes of Manchester City have even been described as playmakers in the media.
Hugo Hadrien Dominique Lloris (born 26 December 1986) is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper and is the captain of both club Tottenham Hotspur and the France national team.

Fabien Barthez

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Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur and France and former goalkeepers Fabien Barthez and Edwin van der Sar, have also been described as sweeper-keepers, while Claudio Bravo and Ederson Moraes of Manchester City have even been described as playmakers in the media.
Fabien Alain Barthez (born 28 June 1971) is a French former footballer and racing driver who played as a goalkeeper.

Back-pass rule

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During the 1935-1936 English football season, young Sunderland AFC goalkeeper of the team, Jimmy Thorpe, died as a result of a kick in the head and chest after he had picked up the ball following a backpass in a game against Chelsea at Roker Park. The back-pass rule prevents goalkeepers handling direct passes back to them from teammates.
In association football, the back-pass rule prohibits the goalkeeper from handling the ball in most cases when it is passed to them by a team-mate.

Edwin van der Sar

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Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur and France and former goalkeepers Fabien Barthez and Edwin van der Sar, have also been described as sweeper-keepers, while Claudio Bravo and Ederson Moraes of Manchester City have even been described as playmakers in the media.
Edwin van der Sar (born 29 October 1970) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Claudio Bravo

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Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur and France and former goalkeepers Fabien Barthez and Edwin van der Sar, have also been described as sweeper-keepers, while Claudio Bravo and Ederson Moraes of Manchester City have even been described as playmakers in the media.
Claudio Andrés Bravo Muñoz (born 13 April 1983) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for club Manchester City and the Chile national team.

Scoring in association football

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The goalkeeper's primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring (moving the ball over the defended goal-line within the frame of the goal).
Generally, this is the last player to touch the ball, notwithstanding inconsequential deflections such as failed attempts at a save.

Ederson (footballer, born 1993)

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Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur and France and former goalkeepers Fabien Barthez and Edwin van der Sar, have also been described as sweeper-keepers, while Claudio Bravo and Ederson Moraes of Manchester City have even been described as playmakers in the media.
Ederson Santana de Moraes (born 17 August 1993), known simply as Ederson, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for club Manchester City and the Brazil national team.

Marc-André ter Stegen

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Other players who have been labelled "sweeper-keepers" in the media include Marc-Andre Ter Stegen of FC Barcelona and Germany, Spanish former goalkeeper Víctor Valdés, and former Soviet keeper Lev Yashin, the latter of whom is often cited by pundits as one of the goalkeepers who pioneered the role of the sweeper-keeper.
Marc-André ter Stegen (born 30 April 1992) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish club Barcelona and the Germany national team.

Penalty area

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Within the penalty area goalkeepers are able to use their hands, making them (outside throw-ins) the only players on the field permitted to handle the ball.

Víctor Valdés

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Other players who have been labelled "sweeper-keepers" in the media include Marc-Andre Ter Stegen of FC Barcelona and Germany, Spanish former goalkeeper Víctor Valdés, and former Soviet keeper Lev Yashin, the latter of whom is often cited by pundits as one of the goalkeepers who pioneered the role of the sweeper-keeper.
As a player, he played as a goalkeeper.