River Plate Midfielder Puts in MOTM Goalkeeping Display

River Plate Midfielder, Enzo Pérez put in a man of the match performance between the sticks last night in the Copa Libertadores.

Pérez was forced to play in goal after a Covid outbreak hit the River Plate squad leaving them with just 11 players.

20 members of the first team squad were ruled out, with all 4 of the goalkeepers being amongst these.

To make things even worse, the South American Football Confederation refused to allow the use of academy players.

On top of this, Pérez was also carrying a hamstring injury leaving very little hope for River Plate before the match.

The Covid-hit squad stepped up to the plate though, and ended up beating Santa Fe 2-1!

2 goals within the first 10 minutes for River Plate seemed to settle the nerves, particularly for Pérez who was in unfamiliar territory.

The stand-in goalkeeper would’ve been dreaming of a clean sheet after keeping the visitors at bay for over 70 minutes.

It wasn’t to be though for the Argentinian, who finally conceded after making a number of good saves.

If the victory wasn’t enough, Pérez was also named MOTM to top off what was a truly memorable night in the footballing world.

Glove Spotting: Enzo Pérez

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Pérez was sporting the blackout Reusch Attrakt Freegel S1 as his goalkeeping heroics earnt his side a 2-1 victory.

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Premier League Golden Glove Quiz

Golden Glove

Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson was handed the Premier League Golden Glove award for the second consecutive season last night.

He is the first goalkeeper to win the accolade back to back since 2013, when a certain Manchester City keeper achieved this feat.

The Brazilian has kept 18 clean sheets so far this season and was closely followed by Edouard Mendy (16) & Emiliano Martinez (15)

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Every Goalkeeper to Score a Premier League Goal

Alisson became only the 6th goalkeeper in Premier League history to score a goal this weekend, with his headed effort at the Hawthorns.

The last Premier League goalkeeper who managed to hit the back of the net was Asmir Begovic in 2013.

In this blog, we take a look at the elite group of goalkeepers who have found themselves on the scoresheet in the Premier League.

Peter Schmeichel

Türkçe: Dünyanın en iyi kalecilerinden olan PETER SCHMEİCHEL son dakikalarda attığı kafa golleriyle ünlüdür, 13 January 2021, Own work, Futbol61tstrabzon

The first goalkeeper to get himself a goal in the competition was none other than ‘The Great Dane’.

Playing for Aston Villa at the time, Peter Schmeichel came up for a corner and volleyed home an effort late on against Everton in 2001.

This was ultimately just a consolation goal though, as ‘The Villains’ ended up losing 3-2 on the night.

Brad Friedel

Brad Friedel of Aston Villa, 13 August 2008, 18:39, Aston Villa-FH 227, Dagur Brynjólfsson from Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

In similar circumstances, Friedel thought he had rescued a point for Blackburn in 2001 after scrambling the ball home from a corner.

The Americans elation was short lived, as Charlton went up the other end and scored in the dying embers to make it 3-2.

Paul Robinson

Unlike the first two on the list, as well as managing to score, Robinson actually ended up on the winning side.

In a 2007 fixture against Watford, the England goalkeeper scored Tottenham’s second goal in what was a 3-1 victory.

The goal came from a free kick in his own half which somehow found its way over Ben Foster’s head after taking a nasty bounce.

Tim Howard

19 March 2015, 21:00, Тим Ховард / Tim Howard, Aleksandr Osipov from Ukraine

Tim Howard put his side 1-0 up against Bolton in 2012 with a strike from 101-yards on a gusty day.

Goals from David Ngog & Gary Cahill meant that Bolton had the last laugh as they overturned the deficit to win 2-1.

Asmir Begovic

A year later in 2013, Asmir Begovic scored what was the longest goal in football history at the time.

This record was only recently beaten by goalkeeper, Tom King playing for Newport County.

Despite Begovic’s best efforts, his record breaking goal only earned Stoke a point at home to Southampton.

Alisson

Saving the best for last? Alisson is the most recent goalkeeper to join the group after his fantastic last gasp header to snatch all 3 points from West Brom.

Of the 6 goalkeepers on the list, the Liverpool keeper is the only one to score a winning goal as well as a header.

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Edouard Mendy Breaks Champions League Record

Edouard Mendy broke a Champions League record last night as Chelsea progressed to the final of the competition.

The Blues number one managed to keep an eighth clean sheet of the season in a 2-0 win against Real Madrid.

This is the most that has ever been achieved by a goalkeeper for an English club in a single season!

As well as keeping eight clean sheets, Mendy has only conceded 3 goals in the 11 games that he has started.

It has been a rollercoaster of a journey for the Senegalese keeper, who was forced to register for unemployment in 2014.

Mendy, was then playing in the fourth tier of French football 2 years later where he had to work his way through the ranks.

Ligue 1 side, Rennes then signed Mendy in 2019 before he made his move to London a year later for around £20 million.

He is now only one step away from attaining the ultimate dream of winning the Champions League.

Standing in the way is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City who defeated PSG to earn their place in final.

The all English clash will take place on the 29th of May, where Mendy will be hoping to get his hands on some silverware.

Glove Spotting: Edouard Mendy

Edouard Mendy

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Mike Maignan Reaches 19 Clean Sheets in Ligue 1

Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan kept his 19th clean sheet of the Ligue 1 campaign on Saturday in a 2-0 victory against Nice.

This result meant that Maignan now has the most clean sheets out of any goalkeeper in Europe’s top 5 leagues this season.

He is in good company in the clean sheet rankings, sitting above Ederson who is on 18 and Oblak on 17.

In doing so, the French keeper has only let in an impressive 22 goals in 35 matches.

It has been a fantastic season for Maignan and Lille who currently sit top of the French division.

Maignan and his teammates will be hoping to end the season strongly and win their first league title since 2011.

With 3 games remaining, LOSC are ahead of PSG by 1 point as they look to cause an upset in the title race.

Lille will be desperate to hold on to their shot-stopper who will now undoubtedly be on the radar of some of Europe’s elite clubs.

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American Goalkeepers in the Premier League

American Goalkeepers
“File:Zack Steffen on June 9, 2019.jpg” by Jamie Smed is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Zack Steffen became the latest American goalkeeper to make his mark on the English game this weekend as he lifted the Carabao Cup.

He became only the fourth American keeper to win the competition, keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory against Tottenham.

It has been a successful start to life in Manchester for Steffen who will hope to follow in the footsteps of goalkeeping greats such as Brad Friedel & Tim Howard.

Below we take a look at some of the best American goalkeepers to appear in the Premier League.

5. Marcus Hahnemann

PL Appearances: 115

PL Club(s): Reading, Wolves, Everton

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Hahnemann made his move over from the MLS in 1999, having stints at Rochdale & Fulham in the lower tiers of English football early on. It wasn’t until 2006 where he made his first Premier League appearance for Reading after earning promotion. He Returned to the MLS in 2012 where he won 2X Open Cups & 1X Supporters Shield with the Seattle Sounders.

4. Brad Guzan

PL Appearances: 154

PL Club(s): Aston Villa, Middlesbrough

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Guzan arrived at Aston Villa in 2008 where he initially gained experience in European competitions as well as a short loan move to Hull City. He eventually became the number one in 2012 and consolidated this position for the next few years. Like Hahnemann, Guzan returned to the MLS where he is still playing for Atalanta United.

3. Kasey Keller

American Goalkeepers

PL Appearances: 201

PL Club(s): Leicester, Tottenham, Southampton, Fulham

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Keller’s Premier League career lasted a total of 5 years where he represented a number of different clubs. He was also a part of the Leicester City squad that won the the League Cup in 1997. As well as making over 200 appearances in the Premier League, Keller made a name for himself on the international stage. Not only did the shot stopper appear at numerous World Cup’s, but he also won the American Footballer of the Year on 3 separate occasions.

2. Tim Howard

American Goalkeepers

PL Appearances: 399

PL Club(s): Manchester United, Everton

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Tim Howard established himself as a Premier League great and is also recognised as one of the greatest American footballers of all time. His journey in England started off at Manchester United where he was a part of teams that won the Community Shield, FA Cup & League Cup. He was perhaps more renowned for his time at Everton though, where he held the number one spot for a decade.

1. Brad Friedel

PL Appearances: 450

PL Club(s): Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa, Tottenham

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When looking at American Goalkeepers in the Premier League no one has appeared more times than Brad Friedel. During his time in England he played for some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs including Liverpool & Spurs. His most successful spell was at Blackburn Rovers where he won the League Cup in 2002.

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EFL Cup Goalkeeper Quiz – Test Your Knowledge

The EFL Cup is up for grabs this afternoon as Manchester City face Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s City will be hoping to win the competition for the 4th consecutive year.

Spurs, on the other hand will be hunting down their first piece of silverware since 2008.

Can you name the last 20 goalkeepers to win the EFL Cup?

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UCL Goalkeepers: And Then There Were 4

UCL Goalkeepers The departures of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund in last nights Champions League action left us with the final 4 for this years competition.

Thibaut Courtois & Real Madrid will face off against Edouard Mendy’s Chelsea in the first Semi Final clash on Tuesday the 27th of April.

Manchester City & Ederson will travel to Paris the following day as they look to get past Keylor Navas and reach the Champions League final.

Here we take a look at the 4 remaining UCL goalkeepers and their journey’s so far in the competition.

Thibaut Courtois

Appearances: 10

Clean Sheets: 4

Goals Conceded: 11

Courtois will have to defeat his former club in Chelsea if he wants to get a shot at his first Champions League title. Real Madid have been dominant so far in this years competition in both group & knockout stages. Zidane’s side managed to top their group and cruise past Atalanta in the Round of 16, winning both legs. They also managed to defeat 2019 winners Liverpool in surprisingly comfortable fashion as they secured a place in the Semi Finals.

Edouard Mendy

Appearances: 9

Clean Sheets: 7

Goals Conceded: 2

Image: Edouard Mendy, 28 October 2020, soccer.ru, Дмитрий Пукалик

Chelsea’s summer signing has had an exceptional campaign so far conceding only 2 goals in his teams run up to the Semi Finals. He has also kept the most clean sheets out of any goalkeeper left in the competition (7). The Senegal international will be hoping to win what would be a first major honour in his professional career.

Keylor Navas

Appearances: 10

Clean Sheets: 2

Goals Conceded: 11

Keylor Navas and PSG have arguably had the toughest route to the Semi Final’s having to overcome Barcelona and current holders Bayern Munich. His highlight so far will likely be saving a Lionel Messi penalty in the Round of 16, something only a handful of goalkeepers can say that they have done. Navas is the only goalkeeper left who has won the competition before, on 3 separate occasions with Real Madrid.

Ederson

Appearances: 9

Clean Sheets: 6

Goals Conceded: 3

Manchester City joined Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea last night to make it 2 English sides in the Semi Final’s. Ederson will be setting his sights high as ‘The Cityzens’ hunt a quadruple for the 2020/21 season. The Brazilian goalkeeper will be high on confidence, with his performances meaning that he is yet to lose game in this years competition. His next outing will be the toughest yet, where he will have to keep out the deadly attacking duo of Mbappe & Neymar if he wants to reach the final.

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Etienne Green’s Saint-Étienne Dream

Colchester born Etienne Green had a dream introduction for AS Saint-Étienne this weekend as he made his debut for the Ligue 1 side.

With both the 1st and 2nd choice goalkeepers in Jessy Moulin and Stefan Bajic side-lined, Puel was forced to call upon the 20 year old.

Green certainly did not disappoint on his first outing, making himself the first Saint-Etienne goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet on his debut since 2006.

Not only did Green keep a clean sheet, but he also made a penalty save in a 2-0 victory against Nîmes.

Even more impressive is the fact that the penalty taker, Renaud Ripart previously had a 100% record from the spot until he faced Etienne Green.

The youngster, originally from Colchester, had been at the club since he was 9 and has came up through the ranks to earn his chance with the first team.

He has a French mother and an English father who named him after the team that he now plays for, in tribute.

Saint-Étienne posted a picture of a young Etienne Green as a mascot for the club stood with club legend, Jérémie Janot.

Janot replied saying “It was statistically impossible for Etienne Green to make his first-team debut with the green shirt…and yet.”

Focus will now be turned to Saturday’s game against Bordeaux where the young keeper will be hoping to continue his good start for ‘Les Verts’.

It is likely that Green will keep his place, with Moulin and Bajic both doubts for the next fixture.

Glove Spotting: Etienne Green

Etienne Green

Etienne Green went for a pair of Uhlsport Absolutgrip’s as he made his senior debut for Saint-Étienne.

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UCL Quiz – Real Madrid vs Liverpool

We are back to Champions League action tonight as Real Madrid host Liverpool in the Quarter Final of Europe’s elite competition.

This will be the 7th occasion that the pair have faced off, with the last time being in the 2018 final where Los Blancos came out on top.

It is likely that Klopp will opt for Alisson between the posts whereas Zidane will look no further than Courtois, who has played every minute this season.

Can you name the 7 goalkeepers to have already played in this fixture?

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