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].
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), from a moment in goalkeeping history to highlighting some star performers. This edition covers some topics that happened between Monday, July 20 and Sunday, July 26.
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].
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.
*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]