The Premier League is the best league in the world. Aspiring young players dream of making it in England’s top flight but only a select few can achieve greatness on the big stage.
Being a goalkeeper in the Premier League is a tough task. You can go from hero to zero in a matter of seconds – that is the nature of the goalkeeper position.
Goal Scoring Goalkeepers:
Ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, just five goalies have scored in the Premier League. You may remember a few of these goals from back in the day!
Without further ado, it is time to look at the list of goalkeepers. Keep an eye on the latest football betting odds if you fancy a goalkeeper to score this season…
Schmeichel became the first goalkeeper to score in the Premier League era in Aston Villa’s 3-2 defeat to Everton in October 2001.
The big Dane smashed home a superb volley at the back post to score the ninth goal of his career.
Remember when Peter Schmeichel scored this volley for Aston Villa?pic.twitter.com/zJILkWH8Hf
— 90s Football (@90sfootball) August 27, 2018
Arguably the greatest goalkeeper in Premier League history, that strike against Everton was Schmeichel’s first and last goal in English football.
He did, however, score for Manchester United in a UEFA Cup clash with Rotor Volgograd in 1995.
It looked like Friedel had snatched a late point for Blackburn when the Rovers goalkeeper scored from close range as the clock ticked into injury time.
However, what followed sent shockwaves across the Premier League.
Charlton went down the other end and Claus Jensen snatched a famous victory.
The Valley crowd were in raptures while Friedel was left on the ground with his head in his hands. This is undoubtedly one of the most eventful ends to a Premier League fixture.
Robinson became the third goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal in March 2007 but he also became the first to score from a free-kick.
Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster was left red-faced after misjudging the bounce midway through the second half.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 17, 2020
One of the mot fortuitous goals in Premier League history, Robinson’s strike was special for a number of reasons.
To this day, he remains the only England goalkeeper to score a top flight goal – and he did so against a fellow Three Lions star.
The windy conditions on Merseyside played a big part in Howard’s goal against Bolton, with the ball travelling strongly over the helpless Adam Bogdan.
In fact, Howard had some kind words for his counterpart in the immediate aftermath of the contest.
While it was some strike from Everton’s goalkeeper, Bolton had the last laugh as goals from David Ngog and Gary Cahill earned the Wanderers a 2-1 win.
However, Howard’s strike will live long in the memory for Toffees fans.
The most recent Premier League goal from a keeper and quite possibly the best, Begovic’s strike earned a place in the Guinness World Records for the longest goal in competitive football.
The Stoke man’s effort was officially recorded at 91.9m and came less than 30 seconds into the contest.
Just to remind you, Asmir Begovic once scored a PL goal from his own box 1⃣3⃣ seconds in the game.
The goal has been recognized as the longest in competitive football.
Obviously one of the most bizzare goals we've seen in the PL..#TBThursday
— SportyBet Nigeria (@sportybetng) February 13, 2020
It was a fantastic strike and one that will forever be associated with Stoke’s tenure in the Premier League.
This was a once in a lifetime moment and Begovic’s effort is unlikely to be emulated at the highest level of English football.
*Credit for the main photo belongs to Dave Thompson / AP Photo*
FIRST PUBLISHED: 1st September 2020