Two of the best goalkeepers in the world meet again in the same stadium. Unai Simón for Athletic Bilbao and the Spanish national soccer team, and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and the Belgian national team. In this article we analyse their performances, some of them decisive for the final outcome of the match. Undoubtedly, two world-class goalkeepers who, despite their imposing physique and wingspan, do not leave anyone indifferent with their tactical solvency and their unselfishness with their footwork.
The group stage of Europe’s top competition, the Champions League, has resumed and with it we can once again enjoy the play of the best goalkeepers in the world. In this case, the competition brings us the clash of two giants of the old continent, Atlético de Madrid and Liverpool and, consequently, two of the best goalkeepers in the world: Alisson and Oblak. In this article we analyse the most outstanding actions of both goalkeepers and answer the question that every goalkeeping coach asks himself at the end of a match: Was my goalkeeper decisive?
Anyone who is involved in sport, especially football, is aware and has witnessed how in just a few years this world is changing at the same time as new tools are appearing to facilitate and improve daily work. In this article we want to bring goalkeeping coaches closer to the new technologies that have been developed and that we believe are more useful to improve goalkeeping training.
Who is Robert Sánchez, where does he play and why has he been called up by the Spanish national team for Euro 20/21? Did his performance really deserve it or was it a whim of the coach? That is the question that many goalkeepers and goalkeeping coaches are asking about a boy who until recently was unknown to us, but whose performance leaves no room for doubt.
2020 has been a tough year for all of us! But people are judged by their actions and maybe this past year our profession has not been entirely good… What do you think?
André Onana is a Cameroonian player, trained in La Masía and nowadays he’s succeeding in Amsterdam Football Club Ajax. Will he secure his place as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe in this Champions League?
The Real Madrid goal remains a mystery despite the League is already on. The arrival of the French goalkeeper Areola appears to be imminent and it seems that Courtois can finally rest easy. But, will it really be like that? What kind of goalkeeper is Areola? What’s his main skill as a goalkeeper? How does he train as a goalie?
A new opportunity and a possible rematch for Thibaut Courtois are going to make things difficult for Keylor Navas this season, one of the goalkeepers with the best performances on the planet in the last seasons. At the moment, Courtois is starting to make some changes… what will they be?
The Copa América is on and the best goalkeepers in the world are putting their gloves on to lead their national teams to the top. This is the case of the Venezuelan goalie Wuilker Faríñez, who has powerfully emerged, and a lot of people say that undoubtedly, he will be the best goalkeeper in this Copa América.
Unfortunately, this is a reality for many goalkeeping coaches. A hobby, a job, an investment of our time that often costs money. Unfair? Most probably yes, but how you adapt to this circumstance and which solutions you find, will be decisive in your sports career as a goalkeeper coach.
International goalkeeper Tim Howard ends his long professional record under the posts that led him to defend Manchester United, Everton and Colorado Rapid goals, plus USA National Team’s.
Pep Guardiola’s teams base a great part of the attack on the goalkeeper, being this figure key in the game construction. This is evidenced match after match by the Brazilian goalkeeper, Ederson.
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