10 top goalscoring keepers
It has long been known that goalkeepers are a different breed to outfield footballers.
They are often in their own world, which is understandable given they have to wear a different shirt to their teammates and are often too far away to take part in celebrations.
However, once in a while they want to take part in the action and, if lucky, even manage to score which is one of the most rare and exciting things to see in the game.
But who are the best goalies at making a habit of it? Read on with FootyOn to find out our top 10 most memorable goalscoring keepers…
We start off with the greatest of all goalscoring keepers – former Brazil international and Sao Paulo clubman Ceni.
Although he never actually netted for his nation in 16 caps, he still boasts a number of records including most goals for a goalie with an unbelievable 131.
All of them came from free-kicks and penalties (both records again for a stopper), and in 2005 managed to net 21 times during the season.
Ceni retired as a player in 2015 and is now manager of his boyhood club.
Jose Luis Chilavert
Some way behind Ceni on the goalscoring keepers list in second is ex-Paraguay stopper Chilavert.
But the former Real Zaragoza and Strasbourg goalie trumps Ceni in terms of having netted for his nation (eight times).
While, he is also the only ever keeper known to have scored a hat-trick in a competitive game.
Chilavert won a number of trophies before retiring in 2004, and was also named IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper three times while at Argentine outfit Velez Sarsfield, who he netted 48 times for.
Only Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas and Manuel Neuer have claimed the prestigious prize more.
Just five goalkeepers have scored in the history of the Premier League.
Schmeichel was the first back in 2001 for Aston Villa (12/1 with bet365 for promotion from the Championship this season).
Although not as prolific as the above keepers, unlike them he was known for netting in open play.
Schmeichel’s sole goal for Manchester United came in a 1995 UEFA Cup match against Rotor Volgograd.
However, he most notable moment in the opposition’s box came in the 1998/99 Champions League final, when he contributed to Teddy Sheringham’s equalising strike against Bayern Munich.
What most memorable goalkeepers list would be without Colombia cult hero Higuita?
Known for his audacious scorpion kick clearance against England, the Colombian also scored the odd goal – 41 in total.
Nicknamed ‘el loco’ (the madman), he was one of the first high profile sweeper-keepers.
Though, Higuita was far more prone to mistakes than the likes of Neuer.
On the topic of German keepers, former Die Mannschaft and Bayern Munich man Butt scored for four different clubs in his home country.
He also incidentally netted against Juventus for each of them – with Bayern, Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg.
Butt also has the record for most ever goals scored in the Champions League for a keeper, with three.
Nigeria centurion Enyeama is the only current keeper on our list so far, and turns out for Lille.
He is yet to net for the French outfit, and failed to do so for the Super Eagles too.
But, Enyeama has 20 goals in total throughout his career, including nine for former side Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Masuluke is the only non-international on our list, and has only ever scored one professional goal.
But it was the South African 23-year-old’s strike at the end of 2016 that hit global headlines.
In injury time of a top-flight fixture for Baroka FC against Orlando Pirates in his homeland, Masuluke fired in an incredible overhead kick to give his side a point.
Again, not someone who was renowned for scoring many goals, but Robinson gets into this list thanks to the following.
The former England, Tottenham and Leeds United stopper has two strikes to his name.
Both of which were not from penalties, though one was a free-kick.
Robinson’s first was a header in a League Cup game, but the second was a strike from all of from 87 metres away in the Premier League.
It might be cheating to put these last two keepers on this list, as they were strikers when they scored, but it’s still a feat on its own to switch from those two positions.
Super centurion Campos, who had 130 caps for Mexico, makes this list thanks to starting off as a forward earlier in his career with Pumas.
Although previously coached as a keeper, he offered his services as a striker as he wasn’t getting any game time.
Campos amazingly scored 21 in all competitions that season, though soon reverted back to wearing gloves and the rest is history.
The eccentric stopper still at times played up front after starting the match in goal.
Northern Ireland’s Magennis did the opposite of Campos, having started his career as a goalie before swapping to a striker.
It clearly paid off, as he has since earned 25 caps for his country and plies his trade for Charlton Athletic.