On January 3, 1977 Pat Kruse of Torquay United scored the fastest own goal in English football by heading the ball past his own keeper after only six seconds against Cambridge United.
" I wish I hadn't done it now. In future I shall concentrate strictly on the football."
The above quote from David James came after he let 3 goals in playing as goalkeeper for Liverpool FC. He was blaming dying his hair blue as the reason for the poor performance.
When England beat Malta 5-0 at Wembley on 12 May 1971, Gordon Banks only handled the ball 4 times in the 5 - 0 win over Malta at Wembley on May 12 1971 and all from back passes.
The now famous spanish singer, Julio Iglesias, played goalkeeper for Real Madrid reserves in his youth. However , he was involved in a car crash at aged 19 and spent the next two years in a wheelchair and started learning to sing and the rest his history.
During a match, goalkeeper Shay Given keeps a bottle of holy water in his bag.
The heaviest ever England player was a goalkeeper called Willie 'Fatty' Foulke. At 6 feet 6 inches tall, he weighed 22 stones and played for England around the turn of the century.
Scottish goalkeeper Andy Goram has won three cricket caps for Scotland.
Ex-Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Michael Stensgaard was out of action for six months after injuring his shoulder trying to prevent an ironing board from folding on him.
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