I brought her some (goalkeeper) gloves after a basketball game and she liked the way they felt.
There is something in the gloves which makes a goalie perfect. Those gloves are meant to create marvel by saving the goals in the most astounding ways. Since 1930, magical goalkeepers have been appearing and setting records in World Cup. They jump, they flip, they slide, they sweep and go to any extent to save their net from being attacked by the opponents. Have a look at the most outstanding World Cup goalkeepers in 1978-2006:
2006 FIFA World Cup (Germany)
• Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
• Jens Lehmann (Germany)
• Ricardo (Portugal)
2002 FIFA World Cup (Korea/Japan)
• Oliver Kahn (Germany)
• Rüştü Reçber (Turkey)
1998 FIFA World Cup (France)
• Fabien Barthez (France)
• José Luis Chilavert (Paraguay)
1994 FIFA World Cup (USA)
• Michel Preud’Homme (Belgium)
1990 FIFA World Cup (Italy)
• Sergio Goycochea (Argentina)
• Gabelo Conejo (Costa Rica)
1986 FIFA World Cup (Mexico)
• Harald “Toni” Schumacher (Germany)
1982 FIFA World Cup (Spain)
• Dino Zoff (Italy)
1978 FIFA World Cup (Argentina)
• Ubaldo Matildo Fillol aka El Pato (Argentina)
Did you notice that most of the goalkeepers gave their best performance at home? Wait for the 2010 FIFA World Cup to end and see who is going to come next in this list.
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Since beginning his career at the ripe old age of 13, Gianluigi Buffon has steadily climbed the ranks of the “who’s who” among great goalkeepers. From his professional career with the Italian club Juventus to being an integral part of the Italian National Team, Buffon has consistently come through for his teammates, saving goals and saving games, keeping their chances alive. Read more..