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].
Football has seen some curious crossovers in its history -- as should be expected, given the sport is over 150 years old. Given that, it should come to no one's surprise to learn that many of the game's top... [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.
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].
"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]
On the second episode of Keeper Talk, Mouhamad Rachini (@ThatArabKeeper) and Bill Reno (@letsallsoccer) rank some goalkeeper kits, discuss Manuel Neuer's latest sweeper 'keeper play, and ponder over Adrián's ability to replace Alisson Becker.
On the debut episode of Keeper Talk, Mouhamad Rachini (@ThatArabKeeper) and Bill Reno (@letsallsoccer) discuss David de Gea's new contract, the battle between Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois, and Mattia Perin's unfortunate luck with injuries and living up to expectations.
*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]