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Goals scored by goalkeepers are a somewhat rare event in football. Goalkeepers spend the majority of a match in the penalty area of their own team, a marked area around the goal they are defending in which they can handle the ball, in order to defend their goal. It is highly unusual for a goalkeeper to move far beyond this area and join an attack, as this leaves the defence vulnerable to long-distance attempts until the goalkeeper can return to defend it.

The most prolific goalscoring goalkeepers are those who take penalties or free kicks. Other occasions where goalkeepers sometimes score include set pieces where a goalkeeper joins an attack as a team is chasing a goal in order to prevent a defeat, or from goal kicks or otherwise regular clearances which travel the length of the pitch into the opposite goal.

The record is held by the Brazilian Rogério Ceni,[1] with 131 goals.[2] He scored his landmark 100th goal in a 2–1 win for São Paulo on 27 March 2011.[3]

In November 1999, Paraguayan José Luis Chilavert became the only goalkeeper to score a hat-trick with three penalties for Vélez Sársfield in a 6–1 victory against Ferro Carril Oeste,[4] and in the following year he and Argentine Roberto Bonano from River Plate both scored in the same Copa Mercosur match.[5] On 2 November 2013, Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begović scored the fastest goal for a professional goalkeeper (13 seconds, although this has been beaten) in football history and the longest goal in football history (107.17 yards/98 meters) in a match against Southampton.


José René Higuita Zapata is a retired Colombian football goalkeeper. He was nicknamed El Loco for his high-risk ‘sweeper-keeper’ playing style and his flair for the dramatic. Wikipedia[1]

Born[2]27 August 1966 (age 52 years), Medellin, Colombia
Team(s) Notes
Rogério Ceni[3]  Brazil[4] 1990–2015 São Paulo[5] 131 Record for a goalkeeper,[2] record number of free kicks (61), record number of penalties (69), record number of club goals (131). Scored 14 goals (six free kicks and eight penalties) in Copa Libertadores[6].
José Luis Chilavert[7]  Paraguay[8] 1982–2004 ParaguayReal ZaragozaVélez SársfieldPeñarolStrasbourgSportivo LuquenoSan Lorenzo de AlmagroClub Guaraní[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] 67 Record number of international goals (8), only goalkeeper to score a hat trick (3 goals in a single game)[6]
Jorge Campos[17]  Mexico[18] 1988–2004 UNAM PumasAtlante[19][20] 46 [2][7]
René Higuita[21]  Colombia[22] 1985–2010 ColombiaDeportivo RionegroGuaros FCBajo Cauca FCAucasIndependiente MedellínTiburones Rojos de VeracruzAtlético NacionalReal ValladolidMillonarios[23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32] 41 Also famous for his scorpion kick save against England in 1995[2][8][33]
Johnny Vegas Fernández[34]  Peru[35] 1997–2017 Sport BoysUnion HuaralUniversidad San Martín de PorresFBC MelgarSport AncashCienciano[36][37][38][39][40][41] 39 [2]
Márcio[42]  Brazil[43] 2002– BahiaFortalezaAtlético Goianiense[44][45][46] 34 [9]
Hans-Jörg Butt[47]  Germany[48] 1994–2012 VfB OldenburgHamburgBayer LeverkusenBayern Munich[49][50][51][52] 32 Record number of penalty goals in a single professional league of Europe (Bundesliga); includes three goals in UEFA Champions League (record for a goalkeeper) and one in the German League Cup[10][53][54]

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  1. ^ Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
  2. ^ Born (www.google.com)
  3. ^ Rogério Ceni (en.wikipedia.org)
  4. ^ Brazil (en.wikipedia.org)
  5. ^ São Paulo FC (en.wikipedia.org)
  6. ^ Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org)
  7. ^ José Luis Chilavert (en.wikipedia.org)
  8. ^ Paraguay (en.wikipedia.org)
  9. ^ Paraguay national football team (en.wikipedia.org)
  10. ^ Real Zaragoza (en.wikipedia.org)
  11. ^ Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield (en.wikipedia.org)
  12. ^ C.A. Peñarol (en.wikipedia.org)
  13. ^ RC Strasbourg Alsace (en.wikipedia.org)
  14. ^ Sportivo Luqueno (en.wikipedia.org)
  15. ^ San Lorenzo de Almagro (en.wikipedia.org)
  16. ^ Club Guaraní (en.wikipedia.org)
  17. ^ Jorge Campos (en.wikipedia.org)
  18. ^ Mexico (en.wikipedia.org)
  19. ^ Club Universidad Nacional (en.wikipedia.org)
  20. ^ Atlante F.C. (en.wikipedia.org)
  21. ^ René Higuita (en.wikipedia.org)
  22. ^ Colombia (en.wikipedia.org)
  23. ^ Colombia national football team (en.wikipedia.org)
  24. ^ Deportivo Rionegro (en.wikipedia.org)
  25. ^ Guaros Fútbol Club (en.wikipedia.org)
  26. ^ Bajo Cauca FC (page does not exist) (en.wikipedia.org)
  27. ^ S.D. Aucas (en.wikipedia.org)
  28. ^ Independiente Medellín (en.wikipedia.org)
  29. ^ Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz (en.wikipedia.org)
  30. ^ Atlético Nacional (en.wikipedia.org)
  31. ^ Real Valladolid (en.wikipedia.org)
  32. ^ Millonarios F.C. (en.wikipedia.org)
  33. ^ Scorpion kick (en.wikipedia.org)
  34. ^ Johnny Vegas Fernández (en.wikipedia.org)
  35. ^ Peru (en.wikipedia.org)
  36. ^ Sport Boys (en.wikipedia.org)
  37. ^ Union Huaral (en.wikipedia.org)
  38. ^ Universidad San Martín de Porres (en.wikipedia.org)
  39. ^ FBC Melgar (en.wikipedia.org)
  40. ^ Sport Ancash (en.wikipedia.org)
  41. ^ Cienciano (en.wikipedia.org)
  42. ^ Márcio Luiz Silva Lopes Santos Souza (en.wikipedia.org)
  43. ^ Brazil (en.wikipedia.org)
  44. ^ Esporte Clube Bahia (en.wikipedia.org)
  45. ^ Fortaleza Esporte Clube (en.wikipedia.org)
  46. ^ Atlético Clube Goianiense (en.wikipedia.org)
  47. ^ Hans-Jörg Butt (en.wikipedia.org)
  48. ^ Germany (en.wikipedia.org)
  49. ^ VfB Oldenburg (en.wikipedia.org)
  50. ^ Hamburger SV (en.wikipedia.org)
  51. ^ Bayer 04 Leverkusen (en.wikipedia.org)
  52. ^ Bayern Munich (en.wikipedia.org)
  53. ^ UEFA Champions League (en.wikipedia.org)
  54. ^ DFB-Ligapokal (en.wikipedia.org)

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