To celebrate the website's two-year anniversary, goalkeeper journalist Mouhamad Rachini is ranking the 10 best goalkeepers of all time from each of the big five European leagues. This is La Liga's edition. [READ MORE].
GK Analysis: A goalkeeper breaks down Sergio Ramos’ penalties.
Try as he might, Neto just could not reach Sergio Ramos’ penalty shot. On Saturday, Oct. 24, the FC Barcelona man became the latest in a long list of goalkeepers tasked with trying to save a Ramos penalty attempt... [READ MORE].
GK Analysis: How Mikel Merino illegally obstructed Thibaut Courtois’ line of sight.
On Sunday, June 21, Real Madrid defeated Real Sociedad by a score of 2-1. Goals from Sergio Ramos -- the new top-scoring defender in Liga Santander history -- and Karim Benzema sealed the deal for the visitors, who've... [READ MORE].
3 goalkeepers to watch when Spanish, Italian and English football return.
Football is back, baby! Well, OK, football has been back for a while; the South Korean K League 1 opened their season on May 8, the German Bundesliga returned on May 16, and the Portuguese Liga NOS returned on June 3... [READ MORE].
Classic GK Analysis: Saint Iker performs two miracles in Seville.
For a number of soccer fans, especially those who grew up in the 21st century, former Real Madrid and Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas may be the greatest goalkeeper in the sport's history. He's... [READ MORE.
GK Analysis: What to make of Thibaut Courtois on Levante’s game-winner?
Stop me if you've heard this before: Thibaut Courtois' error cost Real Madrid a win. It seems to be the story of his Los Blancos career. Since controversially forcing his way to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in 2018, Courtois'... [READ MORE]
GK Analysis: Last-minute save showcases all of Oblak’s strengths.
Jan Oblak clearly doesn't believe in New Year's resolutions. While most of us are spending our first days of 2020 living through our "new year, new me" fantasies, Oblak has continued doing what he's always... [READ MORE].
The Iker Casillas story: Chapter Five
"That's enough, for fuck's sake!" Iker Casillas was livid. The Real Madrid goalkeeper raised his right arm disapprovingly, his mouth clenched and his eyes fixated on the ground beneath him. Unable to contain himself, Casillas... [READ MORE]
The Iker Casillas story: Chapter Four
"Mourinho saw him as a grass, a mole, a traitor and an egoist." Those were the words of Diego Torres in his 2014 book The Special One: The Dark Side of José Mourinho. José Mourinho, not a stranger... [READ MORE]
The Iker Casillas story: Chapter Three
On November 29, 2010, Barcelona and Real Madrid met in one of the most highly-anticipated Clasicos in recent times. The match was the first of its kind to be played since Spain's World Cup win. 13 players... [READ MORE]
The Iker Casillas story: Chapter One
Every 16-year-old wishes they could be pulled out of class because of an emergency. We've all dreamed of it at some point. You imagine yourself sitting in class, bored out of your mind, your surroundings... [READ MORE]
The Iker Casillas story: All Chapters
This is the homepage for my six-part series on the career of Iker Casillas, as told by rival fans. Chapters will be revealed every three days, with Chapter One coming out on September 15 and Chapter Six coming out on September 30. You can access all six chapters here.
What if David de Gea joined Real Madrid in 2015?
David de Gea is set to become the richest goalkeeper in the world. Although not yet official, reports suggest that De Gea will sign a new six-year contract with Manchester United. The deal is valued... [READ MORE]
Who won the Cillessen-Neto “swap” deal?
Two months after telling Ziggo Sport that he would like to move to a new club for more playing minutes, Barcelona's Jasper Cillessen got his wish. The 30-year-old Dutchman was included as part of an unusual... [READ MORE]
Between the Sticks’ La Liga Bronze, Silver, and Gold Glove winners.
With the 2018-2019 European club seasons having come to a close, Between the Sticks is honouring the best goalkeepers from the top five European leagues (Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Premier League, and Serie A)... [READ MORE]
Madrid’s other GK battle: Should Los Blancos promote Luca Zidane or Andriy Lunin?
While rumours swirl around the futures of Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois with Real Madrid, debates have also emerged regarding the place of Luca Zidane and Andriy Lunin at the club. Luca is the... [READ MORE]
Where should he go? Three potential destinations for Jasper Cillessen.
After three seasons with Barcelona, Jasper Cillessen is finally ready for a challenge elsewhere. The Dutch international joined the club from Ajax in 2016 following the departure of Claudio Bravo, but he’s only ever seen limited playing time. In three years with the... [READ MORE]
Five top-class Marc-André ter Stegen performances.
Happy (belated) birthday, Marc-André ter Stegen! Barcelona’s great German goalkeeper turned 27-years-old on April 30—just three days after ter Stegen helped the club clinch its 26th Spanish league title. It was the 12th... [READ MORE]