Anointed The ‘Chosen One’ By Gigi Buffon, The Next Great Italian Keeper Made His Italy Bow At 17 Years Old

The list of great Italian goalkeepers surpasses that of any other nation on the planet. The likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Dino Zoff and Walter Zenga, to name just a few, have all represented the Azzurri with great ability and longevity. On Thursday, we got our first look at the next great Italian goalkeeper, AC Milan’s exceptional 17-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma. 

Brad Guzan And Barcelona Legend Victor Valdes Will Battle For EPL Starting Job

The story arcs that football provides us with are both fascinating and absurd. Who could’ve guessed that, come 2016, Brad Guzan would be doing battle with Victor Valdes to be named the starting goalkeeper for Middlesbrough?

Guzan, the 31-year-old Illinois native with 50 USA appearances to his name, is expected to join the newly promoted Premier League club on a free transfer following Aston Villa’s relegation. 

Hungary Are Eliminated, But Gabor Kiraly And His Sweatpants Won Euro 2016

Before Hungary were knocked out of Euro 2016 by Belgium Sunday, their 40-year-old keeper Gabor Kiraly and his sweatpants became the breakout stars of the tournament.

Kiraly initially made waves because his old-man rec-league sweatpants getup is perfect for the Internet to latch onto and/or fall in love with. 

We didn't expect much from Kiraly and Hungary, in part because of the sweatpants and in part because the Hungarian National Team are not exactly considered world-beaters.

Goalkeeper Pulls His Team from the Depths of Defeat with a Laser Dropkick

As the moments of desperation evolved, goalkeeper Jamie Butler scored an incredible full field laser to even the game at two goals a piece. Following a favorable skip from right outside the 18 yardbox, the ball found it's way into the upper left corner out of reach from the opposing goalie. Crazy moments like these are why we love the game!

This Goalkeeper Never Gave Up And Took Down The Table Leaders By Himself

Currently playing in the Polish top flight, Sebastian Nowak thought the game was over when table leading opponents, Wisla Krakow scored in the second minute of stoppage time. It is safe to assume, Wisla thought they would be victorious on the day as well. However, Nowak had other ideas and one minute later came in unmarked on a corner kick and executed a perfect header to tie the game up. Pandamonium ensued and the match would end in a 2 - 2 draw. 

Were Manchester United Right To Sign David De Gea Instead of Manuel Neuer?

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that David De Gea was not his first choice keeper after the retirement of Edwin Van Der Sar. Instead, it was World Cup champion and Bayern Munich stalwart Manuel Neuer who caught the eye of the legendary manager.

Goalkeeper Goal Alert!

GOALKEEPER GOAL, EVERYBODY. This one comes out of the Danish Superliga and by netminder Steffen Rasmussen of the club AGF Aarhus (real name Aarhus Gymnastikforening). Times were tough as AGF were trailing AaB Fodbold late in the match. But luckily 6 mintues of added time gave Rasmussen the opportunity to create greatness. In the 4th minute of added time, the Stenvad, Denmark native left his post in goal to particpate in a last gasp effort for AGF. And what do you know, the 33-year-old gets left completely unmarked and heads home the equalizer!

Gigi Buffon May Be 38, But He's Still Breaking Records Like A Boss

Gigi Buffon has broken the record for consecutive minutes without conceding a goal in Serie A. 

He Saved Messi’s Shot Like His Son Had Dreamed. So Messi Gave Him His Boots.

The legend of Messi grows and grows. His latest straight-out-of-a-hollywood-script moment comes from the FIFA Club World Cup final that took place on December 20, 2015. It may have happened three months ago, but River Plate keeper Marcelo Barovero has apparently only just shared the story yesterday to Sport ENGLISH. Barovero’s son received a gift from Messi after the final.