The 11th Man

Welcome to another addition of World Soccer 2017. last week on the blog we talk a lot about the Barclay’s premier and how it is arguably the best league in the entire world. Of course that is something is different depending on the type of football you enjoy watching but it is always fun to insight conversations about these things. Today we will be talking about the unsung heroes on the pitch, the goalkeepers. The goalies have undeniably that hardest job on the team seeing as how they are the last line of defense between the goal and the opposition. Goalie has to be mentally strong as well as being acrobatically skilled. Every great team has a great goalie because without that you would ever be able to keep other great teams under a certain amount of goals. in the featured image is a picture of Edwin Van der sar who was one of Manchester United’s greatest goalies. he’s won major titles like Champions league and the premier league cup and is still playing even at the ripe old age of 46 in his home country of the Netherlands.

(The picture above is of another Manchester United, Anders Lindegaard, making a diving save)

Goalies tend to not get the attention they deserve because they aren’t normally scoring goals and they are far too overlooked in my opinion. Every team around the world that could be considered good has an amazing keeper to back them up. for example Chelsea’s goalie is Courtois who is considered the best Belgium goalie right now and there could be a case made that he is the best goalie in the premier right now with Chelsea sitting comfortably at the top of the table at this point in time. Chelsea is showing no signs of slowing down and a bit of the credit has to go to the man in goal. Another great goalie and also one of my personal favorites is David De Gea, the Manchester United keeper. The Spaniard has gotten the red devils out of a lot of sticky situations with his great height and athleticism, not to mention his accuracy with his feet as well. There are tons of other goalies not just in the premier league but all of the world in leagues like the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, and even the MLS who deserve much more recognition than they get and hopefully today’s post will give you readers a bit more appreciation for the guys that wear a different color than their teammates. Thanks for tuning into another weekly addition of World Soccer 2017!

Check out the video below to see some insane saves from the previous season.


Author: worldsoccer2017

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