The number one shirt belongs to players ready to keep the goals out of the net for their entire football career. They are called goalies, goalkeepers, and shot-stoppers among other names. They are expected to do anything humanly possible to stop the ball from rolling over that line between the posts. However, some are not satisfied with only goalkeeping tasks. They also want to celebrate scoring goals on the other end. Today, we want to take a closer look at some of the best scoring goalkeepers in the history of football.
5. Oscarine Masuluke- Nominee 2017 FIFA Puskas Award
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😯 ⚽️ This goal was nominated for a FIFA Puskas Award.
👏 🙌 An injury-time bicycle kick by a goalkeeper.
We celebrate Oscarine Masuluke's moment of magic. pic.twitter.com/GeRhS1YrhF
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) November 30, 2017
Baroka FC is certainly not a name many football fans may be aware of today. However, they were introduced to Oscarine Masuluke in 2017 FIFA Awards held in London. The goalkeeper was in the event because he had scored a spectacular overhead kick to claim a point deep in injury time against giants Orlando Pirates.
The crazy bicycle kick goal was therefore nominated alongside other great goals. The only bad news is that Olivier Giroud ‘Scorpion Kick’ goal for Arsenal against Crystal Palace won 2017 FIFA Puskas Award.
4. Peter Schmeichel- 13 goals
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— Bibzz (@Bibin_Alexander) March 18, 2018
Manchester United legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel will always be remembered for his mad skills between the posts. The former Denmark international did not only stop anything thrown towards him but also score them himself. In fact, he netted 13 goals during his career that started with Hvidovre, Brøndby, Sporting CP, Aston Villa, Manchester City and the Red Devils.
3. Rene Higuita- 44 goals
— That Stat Football (@That_Stat_) April 3, 2018
Colombia legendary goalkeeper Rene Higuita is up there with the very best. The shot-stopper is not only famous for the outrageous ‘Scorpion Kick’ but also mad skills on the field of play. The superhuman keeper netted 44 goals in his career. He scored 41 for all the clubs he played for among them Real Valladolid, and 3 for Columbia national team.
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