The Ten Commandments Of Goalkeeping Attire


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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11 Responses

  1. JD says:

    “Goalkeepers are the only people on the pitch who spend most of their match standing around doing very little”
    Dimitar Berbatov?

  2. Dermot O'Dreary says:

    I could be wrong, but I think that until fairly recently, the laws of the game stated that keepers had to wear long-sleeved shirts. Can anyone confirm this? If so, when did this far-reaching change come into effect?

  3. fred says:

    Might want to re-write point 4, you’ve missed out your killer stat.

    Thoroughly agree with all points. I would add that tracksuit trousers should have the number one one them in the form of a single strip of masking tape affixed along one leg.

  4. MoeTheBarman says:

    JD – lol!

    As for short sleeved goalkeeper shirts, I always thought it was a French thing. Campos aside, the only time I see short sleeved shirts are on French keepers.

  5. Garry says:

    I totally agree with you on all points. Especially on keepers wearing the same coloured shorts and socks as their outfield team mates. I recall from The Observers book of football from the mid seventies that it was a regulation that goalkeepers shirts must only be of the following colours green, royal blue, red, white or yellow. It also stated that yellow must only be used in international fixtures.

  6. Matthew says:

    With the squad numbers I remember a few years ago at Orient the then 1st choice keeper Paul Hyde was out with a broken leg and had all the kits with number 1 on , in a game at Barnet stand in keeper Billy Turley came out in a with a shirt on with what can only be described as a having a roll of plasters cut into a number 1, think in this instance squad numbers should be allowed :-)

  7. t'OM says:

    What about when you’re a substitute goalkeeper, sitting on a bench. Surely the rules of the game prevent you from breaching rule four. If I’m on the bench I wear #30.

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