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.
"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]
If you're a young football fan, you'd be forgiven for thinking of Spain as a perennial football powerhouse. After all, the past 11 years has seen La Roja reach a Confederations Cup final... [READ MORE]
Every team needs a hero every so often. Sometimes though, that hero is the least expected of people. When Alisson Becker was forced out of Liverpool's 4-1 opening day win over Norwich City due to a calf injury... [READ MORE]
In 1963, Dynamo Moscow's Lev Yashin was awarded the Ballon d'Or for being the year's top footballer. This came following a year that saw him win the Soviet Top League for the fifth and... [READ MORE].
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]