" />" />" />
Jose Luis Chilavert
Emile Heskey, eat your heart out. Paraguayan keeper Chilavert scored 62 times in his career (eight in 74 international matches). A somewhat extrovert keeper, he developed an enviable prowess with free-kicks. In 1999, in the single most eye-catching game of a notable career, he scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 win in the Argentinean first division.
The Mexican keeper is most often remembered for designing his own garish shirts, but he too had an eye for goal - and scored 38 in his career. The difference was that he often played up front. In his early career, his first team place was blocked by a more established keeper, so he got games as a striker (scoring 14 goals in his first season). Later in his career, when his team were struggling for goals, a substitute keeper would be brought on and
The most dramatic is undoubtedly Jimmy Glass. Carlisle United needed a win to stay in the football league, but were held at 1-1 in the 90th minute of the 1988-89 season. Glass pops up for a corner and lashed home the winner to ensure legendary status (in
Smith had the easiest goal of all.
It was a goalie that put
It could be something in the air at Tottenham - England keeper Robinson lumped a free kick from the edge of his own box a full 95 yards to bounce over the head of fellow England wannabe Ben Foster (then on loan at Watford) and into the net. Robinson had the decency to admit: 'It was fantastic to score a goal, but I can't really pretend that I meant it.
As a kind of revenge, Stepney took to scoring goals himself. During Manchester United's disastrous relegation season of 1973, manager Tommy Docherty entrusted him to take penalties. Despite the player's own misgivings, he entered the New Year as joint-top scorer that season - with two.
The single most famous goal by a keeper was by Pat Jennings, who lumped a clearance from his own box during the 1968 Charity Shield game - and then watched it bounce over the head of Manchester United keeper Alex Stepney at the other end.
The former Aston Villa, Manchester United and
Peter Schmeichel scored thirteen goals in his distinguished career, including heading Manchester United's equaliser from a corner in a Uefa Cup tie against Rotor Volgograd in 1996 (pictured), although United still went out on the away goals rule. He scored more goals than many a defender, his last one in a 3-2 win against Everton during his spell at Aston Villa.