Questions tagged [goalkeeper]

Questions regarding goalkeepers, their plays and stats in football (soccer), handball, ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, etc. Questions using this tag should also be tagged with the specific sport(s) in question.

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Does a penalty count against a shutout in football?

In soccer, if a goalkeeper does not save a penalty that happened during the game (as opposed to during a penalty shootout) do they still get a shutout? I was just curious because I know that in a ...
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Ice-hockey penalty shot saves

In ice-hockey when there is a penalty shot and player missed the net so goalkeeper didn't need to make a save, is it still counted as a save for the goalkeeper for his penalty shot save percentage? ...
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Ice-hockey goalie shutout when empty net goal is scored

In ice-hockey, will goalie be credited with a shutout if he was the only goalie in that game and has a 100% save percentage but was pulled out on a delayed penalty (or simply near the end of the game) ...
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Is there a correlation between goalkeeper height and penalty save rate?

A tall goalkeeper can be quite intimidating for a penalty taker. Is there any research or statistics that actually shows that there is a correlation between goalkeeper height and penalty save rate?
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Who was that specific goalkeeper who was so agressive he earned a red card?

Somewhere between 1996 and 2002 perhaps when I was a child, I distinctly remember seeing a bald goalkeeper getting a red card in either one of the World Cups or European championships. Sadly I can't ...
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Fouls by the goalkeeper when in possession of the ball

Is the ball considered to be in play or out of play when the goalkeeper has possession? What should be the restart if the goalkeeper commits a foul/misconduct when he has the ball in his hands?
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How many goalkeepers scored goals in the old First Division?

As of May 2021, six goalkeepers have scored goals in the English Premier League: Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel, Paul Robinson, Tim Howard, Asmir Begovic, and Alisson. Is there a record of how many ...
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Can a goalkeeper head a backpass then pick it up?

Let's say hypothetically that a player plays a lobbed pass back to the keeper (played with the player's foot), and the keeper manages to control the pass with his head. Is he allowed to pick up the ...
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The goalkeeper finds the ball first with his hands, is it a penalty?

In this play: At the play starting at 16:25 and more specifically at about 16:58, the keeper touches first the ball and secondly possibly touches the opponent's feet. ...
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Is neck pain a common side-effect when diving?

I've been getting a lot of tightness in my shoulders and neck after doing diving practice. I wonder if it's because of the impact when I hit the ground and my head shakes a bit. Are there any ways to ...
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Keepers saving with the other hand

It's a pretty common sight to see keepers save a shot that is outside the box or from a distance with their other hand ie. if the ball is heading towards the right hand side of the goal(from the ...
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Do goalkeepers always go to the ground to collect a rolling ball?

I've only recently become interested in international football. I notice that, what seems like is all of the times, the goalkeeper will go to the ground to collect a rolling ball. Is this a rule? ...
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Has a goalkeeper ever scored in field hockey?

I know nowadays a goalkeeper can't go further than the 23 metre area and be involved in play. But they can take a penalty stroke. So, does anyone knows of a goal scored by a goalkeeper in either ...
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In soccer, is it a foul if a player kicks a goalie's hand when trying to kick the ball?

At a soccer game last night I was playing goalie. The ball was bouncing around in front of the net, and I was trying to grab it with my hand while the opponent was trying to kick it into the net. ...
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In Futsal, can a goalkeeper score with a drop kick (i.e. released from hands)?

The question is about Futsal. Consider the following situation: The goalkeeper holds the ball in his hands after the opposing team's attack. The ball has not left the field so it is not a goal ...
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Have the three goalkeepers of a squad ever been used during a World Cup?

Usually, the same goalkeeper plays all the games during the competition, and I rarely saw the second goalkeeper playing, even less the third one. Have there been occurrences of teams having their ...
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Can a goalkeeper chip the ball to the head of a teammate from a goal kick to circumvent the backpass restriction?

If you've been following the 2019 International Champions Cup, you've certainly not missed Benfica's unorthodox goal kick against Milan (clip on Twitter). If you can't see the video, just know the ...
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Taking the ball after scoring penalty [duplicate]

Why do players intend to take the ball with them after they have scored a goal? In addition to this, the opponent players(especially goalkeepers) don't intend to give away the ball. What could be the ...
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Why do referees suddenly care so much whether or not the goalkeeper has a foot on the goal line during a penalty kick?

During the Women's World Cup 2019, the Nigerian goalkeeper defended a penalty kick in the 75th minute only for it to be retaken due to the fact that she did not have a foot on the goal line as the ...
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Can the goalkeeper release the ball at their own goal, then save it from going in?

In this YouTube video (should start at 13 seconds), the goalkeeper releases the ball, involuntarily aiming it towards his own goal. Would he be allowed to save it using his hands? I read in this ...
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Can a keeper pick up the ball after receiving the ball with his feet? [duplicate]

Say the attacker is actively pressing the keeper. I have seen in situations keepers picking up the ball but I am not sure of the exact rules.
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Goalie drills for beginning street hockey goalies

I am just starting as a goalie in street hockey. Are there any good drills to do? I need to work on my hand eye coordination and reflexes mainly. I am good on butterfly saves, I just need help on ...
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Why there are too few black goalkeepers in high-level football?

I'm watching a football match, and a black goalkeeper is guarding one of the goals. This seems to be very rare by my observation. For example, in the 100m dash, all the recent Olympic and World ...
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Do goalkeepers return faster than field players from injury in football?

Goalkeepers in football are of course not as physically active as the field players. I was wondering whether this means that goalkeepers are allowed to return from an injury earlier than field ...
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Is it legal to use a trick involving another player to pass the ball to the keeper without kicking it?

It says in Law 12, under "Cautions for unsporting behaviour", that: A player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour including if a player: [...] uses a deliberate trick to pass the ball (...
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In football, what happens when a team commits an offence for which play need not be stopped, and then scores a goal immediately after?

In the Laws of the Game, there is a small—yet non empty—set of offences for which the referee must not immediately blow his whistle as he usually does for 'normal' fouls, but must instead allow play ...
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Why did Manuel Neuer leave the goal post and come to the midfield position in group qualifiers?

In the do or die match between Germany and South Korea in 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage, after conceding one goal, the German goalkeeper came forward to attack, leaving the goal post empty. Due to ...
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Youngest goal keepers in the World Cup

Francis Uzoho Nigeria's goalie in the 2018 World Cup was only 19 years of age. While it is not uncommon to see teenagers in the World Cup in general, it is uncommon to see goalies starting for their ...
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NHL goalies with back to back 50 save regular season games

Henrik Lundqvist of New York Rangers made back to back 50 saves in wins against the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames in the 2017-18 season of the NHL. 50 save games are impressive feats for ...
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When can a goalkeeper take the ball into their hands?

A goalkeeper cannot handle the ball if a teammate passes ball to them. But can the goalkeeper take the ball into their hands if it is deflected from the leg? Also, can they take the ball in their ...
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How far out of the net can a goalie freeze the puck in the NHL?

Hockey goalies wear glove on one hand to catch the puck. I've seen the goalies freeze the puck by putting their glove on the puck when it's on ice feet outside of the crease. What are the goalie ...
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How often does pulling the goalie work?

In ice hockey, when a team is losing by one goal in the waning minutes, the goalie is often replaced by another player, giving more offense, but creating the risk of an empty-net goal. How often do ...
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Can a goalkeeper use his/her hands within the opponents penalty area?

The Wikipedia article on goalkeepers states that: The goalkeeper is the only player in the side who may use his or her hands and arms to catch, throw and save the ball, but only within the penalty ...
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Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?

When doing a penalty shootout, is it possible for the opposing team's goalkeeper to take a kick? I've never seen it happen, but it seems that since the goalie is part of the team, he/she should be ...
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Can you hit a football when the goalkeeper is touching it?

When the ball is on the ground and goalkeeper has put a hand on top of the ball, can the attacker hit the ball away from under the goalkeeper's hand? The goalkeeper just got to the ball. They aren't ...
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In football, what rules handle a player changing their position with the goalkeeper?

In football it is my assumption that any players on the same team can exchange their positions without waiting for the ball to leave play or without making any explicit indication to the other team. ...
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