5 highest goalscoring goalkeepers
- Not all goalkeepers like staying in the 18-yard box. Here is the list of top 5 goalscoring goalkeepers of all time
Goalkeeper is a player in soccer whose role is to stop the ball from entering the goal.
This is the definition that Google gave me when I pressed 'enter' on my keyboard after typing 'goalkeeper meaning' in the search bar. And then I went on to watch the video of Serie A side Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scoring a goal in the 94th minute to salvage a point for his side. What an irony, isn't it?
Goalscoring is not at all a goalkeeper's thing, but some number ones have gone on to establish themselves as better goalscorers than shot stoppers. Here is a list of 5 goalkeepers who earned fame for their goalscoring skills:
#5 Jorge Campos (40 goals)
Speaking of goalscoring goalkeepers, most think of number ones who scored from penalties, freekicks or even set pieces. While that is the case with most goalkeepers, Jorge Campos was different (like his self-designed kits).
Campos, who as Wikipedia told me is one of the best goalkeepers of his generation, sometimes used to remove his gloves and the goalkeeper kit in exchange of a number nine jersey. Yes, the Mexican not only used to play as a goalkeeper but also as a striker.
When he began his career in 1988 with Club de Futbol Universidad Nacional A.C or simply known as Pumas, he was only the second option to Adolfo Rios. Campos didn't like sitting on the bench and desperately wanted first team opportunities.
Instead of competing with Rios, the player asked for opportunities as a centre forward. The then 22-year-old player was deployed as a striker and surprisingly he scored 14 goals that season, even contending for the top goalscorer title.
Even though he earned a spot as first team goalkeeper in the following season, he was often used a forward throughout his career leading him to score 40 goals.