On this day in 1963, Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin was awarded the Ballon d’Or, which is a prestigious individual accolade that recognizes the footballer perceived to be the year’s best player. The Ballon d’Or had only been awarded for the eighth time that year, but Yashin’s victory meant... [READ MORE].
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].
One of the biggest criticisms Kepa Arrizabalaga faced last season was his reluctance to attack crosses and set-pieces. The Spaniard was very reserved -- he rarely, if ever, left his line, and it was even rarer to... [READ MORE]
Chelsea fans, your wish has been granted. With the current season already underway, the Blues have finally found a new goalkeeper in Édouard Mendy. Days after Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirmed the 28 year old's medical... [READ MORE]
It was the dream start to Arsenal’s 2020-21 season. On August 29, the Gunners defeated reigning Premier League champions Liverpool in the FA Community Shield. Arsenal, who qualified for the match as 2019-20 FA Cup champions, won... [READ MORE]
On August 21, 2020, Sevilla etched their names into European club history once again. The Europa League veterans came into the final as the competition’s most decorated club, and they concluded the match by adding a sixth... [READ MORE].
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Glove Bag! This weekly mailbag looks at some intriguing goalkeeper topics from the past week (Monday to Sunday). This edition covers some topics that happened between Monday, August 3 to Sunday, August 9.
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].
The title race is over, eh?
With seven games remaining going into Tuesday, Borussia Dortmund had a golden opportunity to close the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. The North Rhine-Westphalia-based club... [READ MORE].
On April 25, 2020, Between the Sticks will turn one year old. To celebrate the site's anniversary (as well as its 50th post), goalkeeper journalist Mouhamad Rachini is ranking the 10 best goalkeepers from each of the five continents; Africa, Asia/Oceania, Europe, North/Central America, and South America.
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.
Every player has that one game that we remember them for; that performance that trumps any other single-game show the player has put on. It's not just one spectacular goal or gritty tackle; this is... [READ MORE].
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]
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].
To celebrate the end of the 2010s, goalie journalist Mouhamad Rachini takes a look back at some of the top netminders to have kept the sheets clean this decade. [READ MORE].