4 Famous Footballers Who Have Represented Their Clubs As Goalkeepers

Because football positioning is so important, each player has a preferred position or one in which he is asked to play. Many footballers have aspired to be perfect in one area of play to the point where they are unable to play in other areas of the pitch as a result of this culture. 

Goalkeeping, on the other hand, is a position in which many outfield players can not and do not suit because it requires distinct types of practice. However, you might be surprised to learn that some footballers have defied the odds to play as goalkeepers. 

Such circumstances arise when a team’s substitution slots are depleted. So, here are four footballers who have represented their clubs as goalkeepers.

  • Harry Kane
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Kane played as a goalkeeper for Tottenham, back in 2014, during a Europa League game against Asteras Tripoli. Hugo Lloris earned a red card, and the striker collected the gloves, after which he conceded from a free-kick.

  • Dani Alves

In a Coupe de France match against Sochaux in 2018, in which PSG was winning 4-1, Kevin Trapp, who was the team’s goalkeeper then, got sent off in the closing minutes. Alves had to play as the goalkeeper for his team.

  • Kyle Walker

Walker is another footballer that played in the post for his team. Against Atalanta in a 2019/2020 Champions League match, the defender had to stand in the goal post for Manchester City as Ederson was red-carded, and Bravo also got injured. He was also able to save a free kick in the match.

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  • Enzo Perez

After the pandemic break, River Plate had to play in the Copa Libertadores against Santa Fe but had just 11 players available. As all the club’s goalkeepers were also not eligible to play, Perez had to stand between the sticks for his team, and they also ended up qualifying for the next round.

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