The goalkeepers who have scored in the English Premier League

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There is literally nothing better in football than a goalkeeper going up for a late corner.

You can keep your trophy wins, unbeaten records and brilliant summer signings – we all really live to see a manager on the sidelines give their goalie the thumbs up to charge forward when a goal is needed in injury time.

But however that goal goes in, whether it’s a long punt forward or a brilliant diving header, it’s always dramatic.

Here’s every goalkeeper who has scored in the Premier League so far.

1. Peter Schmeichel

The first goalie to do it. The OG. Peter Schmeichel is one of the greatest stoppers of all time and he was unusually prolific too.

The sight of the massive Dane charging onto free kicks and corners was unsurprisingly a distraction for opposition defenders.

He got most of his goals for Hvidovre in Denmark and got another in the UEFA Cup for Manchester United, but his Premier League goal came during his sole season at Aston Villa.

Pretty well executed volley, eh?

2. Brad Friedel

Spare a thought for Friedel. The American scrambled in an equaliser against Charlton back in 2004 to seemingly rescue a point for his Blackburn side.

Friedel instinctively prodded in and was subsequently mobbed by his Rovers teammates, but there was still enough time for Charlton to steal the victory courtesy of Claus Jensen.

Football, eh? What a tough game.

3. Paul Robinson

This one was straight from a set piece. Did Robinson work on it at Tottenham’s training ground? He surely did, right?

Back in 2007, From a free kick near the touchline, the former England number one went looking for his Spurs strikers but instead ended up doing the finishing himself, enticing a slightly embarrassed grin from Watford’s Ben Foster.

Robinson had gotten on the scoresheet in the past too, netting in a League Cup tie for Leeds.

4. Tim Howard

Howard looked more than a little sheepish after fooling Bolton’s Adam Bogdan with a piledriver from his own box.

The ball bounced ridiculously high to totally bamboozle his opposite number.

The Wanderers had the last laugh on that fateful day back in 2012, mind, as David Ngog and Gary Cahill overturned the deficit for a 2-1 win.

5. Asmir Begovic

Not only did Begovic score his first ever professional goal in this 1-1 draw with Southampton in 2013, he went into the Guinness World Book of Records for it for longest goal ever scored – until that feat was broken by Tom King of Newport.

The Bosnian’s strike also came after just 13 seconds, his long ball forward bouncing over Artur Boruc with a little wind assist.

The pair later became teammates at Bournemouth. Probably had more than a few awkward conversations about it.

6. Alisson Becker

Here it is… Alisson’s remarkable header deep into injury-time that handed Liverpool an incredible 2-1 victory over West Brom on Sunday, 16 May 2021.

With Liverpool’s Champions League hopes hanging by a thread with their trip to West Brom locked at 1-1, Alisson charged up for a late Trent Alexander-Arnold corner.

The Brazilian met it with all the force and precision of a seasoned striker, sending a header sailing past Sam Johnstone and into the far corner.

In a 2020/21 season that seemed so devoid of emotion due to the lack of fans in attendance, this brought all football fans together. Well, Manchester United and Everton supporters aside, perhaps.

DID YOU KNOW?

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

In November 1999, Paraguayan José Luis Chilavert became only the second goalkeeper to score a hat-trick with three penalties for Vélez Sársfield in a 6–1 victory against Ferro Carril Oeste, and in the following year he and Argentine Roberto Bonano from River Plate both scored in the same Copa Mercosur match.

On 2 November 2013, Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begović scored a goal which was the fastest for a professional goalkeeper in football history (13 seconds).

On 19 January 2021, Newport County goalkeeper Tom King broke the record for the longest goal in football history (96.01 metres / 105 yards), in a match against Cheltenham Town.

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