The ten best fictional goalkeepers

Goalkeeper Magazine NovemberList piece for Goalkeeper Magazine presenting ten of the best fictional goalkeepers from books, comics, films and TV shows.

“Esteemed sportswriter Brian Glanville’s Goalkeepers Are Different was published in 1972 by Puffin and aimed at younger readers, but it’s a must-read for goalkeepers of all ages. The book tracks the progress of young keeper Ronnie Blake as he establishes himself between the sticks at fictional first division side Borough, competing against the best teams and players of the era. It feels like an authentic glimpse into the life of a goalkeeper in the early 70s, set in an evocative world of studs, mud and sideburns, and regarded by many as the best football book ever written.”

Read the full story in issue four of Goalkeeper Magazine.


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