Top 5 FIFA World Cup Goal Keeping Moments

by on June 27, 2010

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Top FIFA Goalkeepers of 1978-2006

by on June 20, 2010

Gianluigi Buffon

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.

Keep watching and come back for an update!

Being a Soccer Goalie: Soccer Goal-Keeper

Iker Casillas Fernandez

Soccer is a game of dribbling and passing the ball, creating goal opportunities and scoring a goal in order to win the match. The game that is also known as football is played between two teams and each side can have eleven players playing in a team. The most important player of this game is none other than Goalie or Goal-keeper who stands at the goal-post to save the ball from going into the goal post and not allowing opponent players to score a goal. Soccer Goalie is the only player in the entire game who is allowed to touch the ball with hands. Rest others can play the ball with foot, head or chest.

Being a soccer goalie is a tough task as it requires lots of skills. Apart from learning the dribbling, passing and other skills required by other players, goalie also needs to learn to stop the ball from going into the goal post. It is very important for him to keep his eye on the ball as ball comes into the goal scoring area. If a goalie can scare an opponent to play a wrong shot, it is said that the job is well done. It is always important for a goalie to keep his calm and nerve while the ball comes to him. He is the last one of the team who can stop an opponent form scoring.

Soccer is a game of passing and dribbling the ball and scoring maximum number of goals to win a game. The game is played between two sides, each side having maximum eleven players playing on the soccer ground. A goal-keeper or a goalie is the last player of the team who can stop an opponent from sending a ball into the goal post and scoring a goal. Let us look at some of the best goal-keepers in the 2005-10 world of soccer.

1. Gianluigi Buffon: This Italian is the best goal-keeper in the world and he was the one who stopped Zizu’s header in 2006 world cup final to stop France from winning a game and helped Italy to lift the world cup by stopping the balls while the game was in its last stag of penalty shootout.

2. Peter Czech: A Czech Republican who is currently paying from the football club Chelsea is one of the best goal-keepers who have a record of 855 minutes without conceding a goal. He is known to be Chelsea and Czech Republic’s best ever goal keeper.

3. Edwin Van Der SAR: A Dutch captain who is also playing in the football club Manchester United has done his duty to its best by scoring countless numbers of goals.