Who are the premier league all time top scoring goalkeepers? Footy Area brings you a compilation of extraordinary goalkeepers who didn’t just keep cleansheets, but also scored a few goals.
The Premier League has been graced with world-class goalkeeping talent throughout its history.
And a few of those legends have stamped their names in the sands of time by scoring goals.
1. Asmir Begovic
Asmir Begovic was born on the 20th of June, 1987 in Trebinje, Yugoslavia.
Begović started off his professional football career with Portsmouth in the summer of 2003.
The Bosnian shot stopper was never really a first choice goalkeeper for the most part of his career.
After a few spells on loan, he eventually made his debut for Portsmouth in May 2009 before securing a permanent move to Stoke City for £3.25 million in February 2010.
Begovic quickly won the hearts of the fans at Stoke; and in the 2012/13 season, he won the club’s Player of the Year award.
The shot stopper made history in November of 2013 when he became the fifth goalkeeper to score a goal in the Premier League.
Begovic’s goal also got him the Guinness World Record for ‘longest goal scored in football’.
The then Stoke City keeper scored the goal from a staggering 97.5 yards out (89.15m) against Southampton after just 13 seconds into the game.
He eventually went on to join Chelsea for £8m in July 2015, where he remained the second choice goalkeeper until he secured a move to AFC Bournemouth two years later.
2. Brad Friedel
Brad Friedel was born on the 18th of May, 1971 in Lakewood, Ohio, United States of America.
The 6ft 3in giant enjoyed an illustrious career in the Premier League which spanned for 18 years.
Brad will always be famous for his stoppage time equalizer against Charlton Athletic in the 2004/05 season.
The Premier League great holds numerous records in the league.
He holds the Premier League record for the most consecutive appearances with 310 consecutive games.
A feat he achieved during his stay at Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Tottenham.
The former USA international was also the oldest player in Aston Villa’s history.
A record he set in February 1, 2011 at the age of 39 years and 259 days. His last appearance for Aston Villa was a 1-0 home win to Liverpool in May 22 2011.
3. Tim Howard
Timothy Matthew Howard was born on the 6th of March, 1979 in North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
Tim Howard is widely considered to be the greatest goalkeeper in American football history.
The former American international won a lot of trophies during his playing days in the Premier League.
In the 2003/04 season, he was named 8nbtue Premier League Team of the Year and was awarded the Golden Gloves in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Tim Howard’s 100 yard Premier League goal came against Bolton Wanderers in 2012.
The ball was passed back to him and an attempted clearance turned to joy when it took a big bounce off the ground, over the goalkeeper and into the net.
4. Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson was born on October 15, 1979 in Beverly, England.
Paul started off his career at Leeds United aged 16 years old. He then went on to make 119 appearances for the club, scoring one goal in League Cup tie against Swindon Town.
The former England International then secured a move to Tottenham in 2004 following Leeds United’s relegation to the Championships.
Paul Robinson made 175 appearances for Spurs’ and scored another goal in a Premier League match against Watford on March 17, 2007.
5. Peter Schmeichel
Peter Schmeichel was born on the 18th of November 1963 in Gladsaxe Municipality, Denmark.
The famous treble-winner is notorious for scoring goals.
The Manchester United legend has over 11 career goals to his name in an illustrious career which spanned over 20 years.
The pick of the 11 goals was a remarkable over-head kick in the FA Cup which was flagged as an offside anyway.
The fact is that Schmeichel possessed the natural flair and instincts of a striker. He scored all manner of goals; from curlers, to headers, and even over-head kicks. Peter was that good!
On the 20th of October, 2001, Peter Schmeichel became the first goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal.
The goal came in a 3–2 defeat away to Everton; this feat has been repeated only four times by the aforementioned goalkeepers in this post.
Peter Schmeichel is the greatest of all the Premier League all time top scoring goalkeepers.
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