Football's 5 greatest goalscoring goalkeepers
Goalkeepers are underrated commodities, and understandably, given the nature of their work, have their ability with their feet discounted.
However, the apparent lack of technical skill and composure has seen many an exception over the years, with some keepers known for goalscoring contributions as much as their defensive reliability.
Mind you, some keepers should be confined to their penalty box. Take David James for instance, and his colossal failure while going upfront in a match against Fulham:
Nevertheless, there are a select few who have racked in the goals on a regular basis, most from the penalty spot or from freekicks, with some keepers even renowned goalscorers from open play!
Here is a list of the top 5 greatest goalscoring goalkeepers, players who were as adept at finding the net as they were at keeping the ball out of it.
5) Jorge Campos (40 goals)
Mexican international Jorge Campos was signed as a goalkeeper for each of the 10 clubs he represented, with the player even making 130 appearances with the national team.
However, his ability as a striker was well-recognised over the years, with Campos known to exchange his keeping gloves for scoring boots on more occasions than one. Often, when his side needed a goal, a substitute goalkeeper would be brought in, with Campos going further up the field to become an additional striker.
This sometimes served to devastating effect, with the 5’6″ player netting 40 goals during his career.
One of those goals came in a 1996 meeting between Atlante and Cruz Azul, as substitute goalkeeper Felix Fernandez was brought on, with Campos going forward. With five minutes left to play, Campos did this: