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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by prinsam30: 1:52pm On Jun 14, 2017
OP now that I know, wetin u want make I do
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by OlaDapxon(m): 1:54pm On Jun 14, 2017
so informative
thank u
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by Leez(m): 1:54pm On Jun 14, 2017
Odunharry:


Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide. Even though all eleven players are essential to the team, the goalkeeper is often at the centre of attention. He is often the captain of the team, acts as a guide and is responsible for the game tactic. We started looking for interesting facts about goalkeepers and discovered trivia you surely haven’t heard before! 

1. Goalkeepers try to distract their enemies with colourful jerseys

Have you ever asked yourself why a goalkeeper’s kit always looks different from his teammates’? There is a surprising yet simple explanation for that! The often obnoxiously bright colours of their jerseys are supposed to draw the attention of the striker when they are about to score a goal. Chances are high that the player subconsciously aims at the goalkeeper instead of the unprotected corners of the goal. Peter Shilton, who played more games for the England men's team than anyone else, insisted on always wearing red!


2. Jorge Campos played for Mexico as both a goalkeeper and a striker

Another world-famous goalkeeper was Jorge Campos, who defended his team as a goalkeeper and on the field as an exceptional striker. He was famous for his bold-coloured jerseys, which he also designed himself. He also played for the national team alternately in both positions! A unique combination, which ultimately turned him into a living legend.


3. Goalkeepers spit on their gloves

Goalkeepers’ gloves are made of very sensitive latex, which grips best when wet. That’s also the reason why you can often see goalkeepers spit into their hands!


4. Peter Schmeichel used handball techniques as a goalkeeper

Peter Schmeichel, who became known as the goalkeeper for the Danish team, initially started his career as a handball player. After making the transition to football, he took the unique techniques he learned while playing handball with him. His technique was dominated by his intimidating appearance and was best known through his signature “Starfish” move, where he spread both his arms and legs. His son, Kasper Schmeichel, followed in his footsteps and became goalkeeper for the Danish national team. He uses the same techniques his dad took over from his career as a handball player!


5. Gianluigi Buffon’s transfer to Juventus Turin cost an incredible 38 million euros

Gianluigi Buffon is still the most expensive goalkeeper of all time following his move from Parma to Juventus in 2001 – for 38 million euros. Adjusted for inflation, the transfer would cost 53 million euros today. An unbelievable number that still hasn’t been beaten but is well-deserved: Buffon has been named World’s Best Goalkeeper four times and prevented 484 goals for his team.


6. Diego Alves holds more penalty shots in his league than anyone else

In the Spanish League 74% of all penalty shots are scored, except if you’re facing Diego Alves, who plays for FC Valencia. In his career, he has faced 46 penalties, saving 23 of them; two missed the target. He puts down his success as a goalkeeper to an understanding of the economic practice of “Game Theory”, a complex mathematical theory which is modelled after various behaviours in social conflict situations. This way, he gets into the striker’s head. Rather impressive!



http://www.power-horse.com/en-af/sports/article/6-things-you-didnt-know-about-goalkeepers/
umm op your no 1 is wrong
goalies wear seperate gear to seperate them from the rest of d team not to distract strikers
its as old as time and was one of the first laws of d game

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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by seacoast(m): 1:54pm On Jun 14, 2017
I was trying to rush but Hen T Hen network said "NO U MUST BE ON THE 2ND PAGE" IGIOTS
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by OlaDapxon(m): 1:55pm On Jun 14, 2017
so informative
thank u
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Enyeama is the greatest keeper in football history
one of the greatest!
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by SmartyPants(m): 1:57pm On Jun 14, 2017
Number 1 is wrong. Keepers wear colorful jerseys to help them stand out from defenders which makes referring decisions on things like offsides and handballs easier.

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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by goshen26: 1:59pm On Jun 14, 2017
@2, why can't they just get one bucket of water beside the net so they can wet the glove as they like...

My tot tho

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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by 0b100100111: 2:00pm On Jun 14, 2017
Lastly, Peter Rufai is the best goal keeper in the universe. In 2004, aliens sent a mail to FIFA attesting to this fact.

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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by jezyben: 2:03pm On Jun 14, 2017
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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by Nobody: 2:03pm On Jun 14, 2017
smiley
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by NeutralJUDGE(m): 2:08pm On Jun 14, 2017
So dats y goalkeepers spit....meanwhile i have been spitting on my palms when i was a kid evn witawt gloves

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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by TrapHedges(m): 2:11pm On Jun 14, 2017
Op d colorful jersey fact is wrong... They wear it to differentiate from the players. So a player doesn't use llis lland on the ball, and confuse d ref.
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by Nobody: 2:20pm On Jun 14, 2017
Peter Schmeichel! Greatest goal keeper of ALL time...
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by mrtayesynchro(m): 2:24pm On Jun 14, 2017
SonOfAfonja:


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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by Liberal85(m): 2:46pm On Jun 14, 2017
Actually the main reason goalkeepers' jerseys are different is to assist the referees and linesmen to differentiate between the infield players and the goalkeeper in cases such as offside...the colourful jersey theory farfetched

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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by Ekpekus(m): 2:56pm On Jun 14, 2017
I think Chilavet is worthy of mention here for his goalkeeping prowess and spotkick/freekicks exploit
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by tayorh(m): 2:58pm On Jun 14, 2017
Manchester City's Ederson is the most expensive goalkeeper, he was signed from Benfica for £34.7 million, Buffon was signed for £33 million...
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by godquality: 3:25pm On Jun 14, 2017
QueenOfNepal:
The worst thing to happen to a goalkeeper is picking balls out of his net always
taking this a step further. Picking the ball from his net after he conceded an own goal. Especially if the initial shot hit the cross bar then the back of the keeper's head and into the net. grin
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by somehow: 3:40pm On Jun 14, 2017
The number 1 is quite untrue, goal keepers wear different jersey from the players so as to differentiate them from others, not to distract anyone.

Tell me how many "colors" are on a goalkeeper's jersey that would amount to a distraction when the attacker is not even a woman that knows color.

Most men that even know colors, so where is the distraction coming from?
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by davidodiba(m): 3:49pm On Jun 14, 2017
QueenOfNepal:
The worst thing to happen to a goalkeeper is picking balls out of his net always

Hahaha... Keep wondering what might be going on in their minds each time
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by lonelydora: 4:17pm On Jun 14, 2017
Onyinye15:



3. Goalkeepers spit on their gloves

Very true

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Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by manciti: 4:53pm On Jun 14, 2017
I think another reason for a keeper to wear different bright colour is because he doesn't want to be mistaken as an out-field player by his team mate
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by Nobody: 5:26pm On Jun 14, 2017
Most times they wear opponent's colour angry
obynocute:
kul... the colourful jerseys aspect its what dat hv kept me confused for a while.. tnx op nd happy Sunday fam... lemme come and be going.
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by stealthtiger(m): 7:58pm On Jun 14, 2017
Wow games theory. For the systems engineers
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by TheSociopath(m): 8:21pm On Jun 14, 2017
Keepers also wear odd colours so that referees would differentiate them from outfield players when the box is crowded
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by R3m0t3C0ntr01(m): 11:05pm On Jun 14, 2017
Yeah... I also remember Diego Alves.
in the last match Valencia played with Barça, a penalty was awarded against Valencia. And expectedly, Messi stood to take it.
The keeper was smiling even before Messi kicked, because he saved the last penalty Messi played against him.
But Messi shot just in the middle while he dove left.
The most interesting part of it all was that when Messi was done celebrating, he went back to the guy and both of them started laughing at each other.
It was later I understood that Diego Alves had saved the last seven penalties played against him in LA Liga.
He and Messi shook hands and held each other's hand as they laughed for some seconds before the game resumed.
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by Drabrah(m): 11:19pm On Jun 14, 2017
Odunharry:


Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide. Even though all eleven players are essential to the team, the goalkeeper is often at the centre of attention. He is often the captain of the team, acts as a guide and is responsible for the game tactic. We started looking for interesting facts about goalkeepers and discovered trivia you surely haven’t heard before! 

1. Goalkeepers try to distract their enemies with colourful jerseys

Have you ever asked yourself why a goalkeeper’s kit always looks different from his teammates’? There is a surprising yet simple explanation for that! The often obnoxiously bright colours of their jerseys are supposed to draw the attention of the striker when they are about to score a goal. Chances are high that the player subconsciously aims at the goalkeeper instead of the unprotected corners of the goal. Peter Shilton, who played more games for the England men's team than anyone else, insisted on always wearing red!


2. Jorge Campos played for Mexico as both a goalkeeper and a striker

Another world-famous goalkeeper was Jorge Campos, who defended his team as a goalkeeper and on the field as an exceptional striker. He was famous for his bold-coloured jerseys, which he also designed himself. He also played for the national team alternately in both positions! A unique combination, which ultimately turned him into a living legend.


3. Goalkeepers spit on their gloves

Goalkeepers’ gloves are made of very sensitive latex, which grips best when wet. That’s also the reason why you can often see goalkeepers spit into their hands!


4. Peter Schmeichel used handball techniques as a goalkeeper

Peter Schmeichel, who became known as the goalkeeper for the Danish team, initially started his career as a handball player. After making the transition to football, he took the unique techniques he learned while playing handball with him. His technique was dominated by his intimidating appearance and was best known through his signature “Starfish” move, where he spread both his arms and legs. His son, Kasper Schmeichel, followed in his footsteps and became goalkeeper for the Danish national team. He uses the same techniques his dad took over from his career as a handball player!


5. Gianluigi Buffon’s transfer to Juventus Turin cost an incredible 38 million euros

Gianluigi Buffon is still the most expensive goalkeeper of all time following his move from Parma to Juventus in 2001 – for 38 million euros. Adjusted for inflation, the transfer would cost 53 million euros today. An unbelievable number that still hasn’t been beaten but is well-deserved: Buffon has been named World’s Best Goalkeeper four times and prevented 484 goals for his team.


6. Diego Alves holds more penalty shots in his league than anyone else

In the Spanish League 74% of all penalty shots are scored, except if you’re facing Diego Alves, who plays for FC Valencia. In his career, he has faced 46 penalties, saving 23 of them; two missed the target. He puts down his success as a goalkeeper to an understanding of the economic practice of “Game Theory”, a complex mathematical theory which is modelled after various behaviours in social conflict situations. This way, he gets into the striker’s head. Rather impressive!



http://www.power-horse.com/en-af/sports/article/6-things-you-didnt-know-about-goalkeepers/


OP, abeg no vex if I say na OP u post, cos d only reasonable fact relating to ur title here is point 3.
Point 1 is jst an imagination/ illusion, probably frm ur mind. There're keepers dat put on black, abi black na bright colour? Me think keeper's uniform is diff jst to distinguish him.
Other points relate to individual keepers, buh u presented d topic like u were gonna say general fact abt keepers.
undecided
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by shumuel(m): 11:28pm On Jun 14, 2017
Odunharry:


Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide. Even though all eleven players are essential to the team, the goalkeeper is often at the centre of attention. He is often the captain of the team, acts as a guide and is responsible for the game tactic. We started looking for interesting facts about goalkeepers and discovered trivia you surely haven’t heard before! 

1. Goalkeepers try to distract their enemies with colourful jerseys

Have you ever asked yourself why a goalkeeper’s kit always looks different from his teammates’? There is a surprising yet simple explanation for that! The often obnoxiously bright colours of their jerseys are supposed to draw the attention of the striker when they are about to score a goal. Chances are high that the player subconsciously aims at the goalkeeper instead of the unprotected corners of the goal. Peter Shilton, who played more games for the England men's team than anyone else, insisted on always wearing red



http://www.power-horse.com/en-af/sports/article/6-things-you-didnt-know-about-goalkeepers/


I disagree with @bolded, Green is actually the best color for Keepers, check out the best clubs in the world their keepers jeresy is always green, with a green colored jersey a striker would have to look twice to be sure of the keeper's position before shooting, which could be a big distraction or a slight delay,, if a keeper is wearing Red or anyother color apart from Green it would be easy to identify a goal stopper's position without looking.
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by PhilAmadeus: 10:30am On Jun 21, 2017
Welldone Op,more grace bro
Re: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Goal Keepers. by Emaprince: 4:34pm On Jun 22, 2017

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