Definitions for goalkeeper
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goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper, netmindernoun
the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeepernoun
the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
a designated player that protects a goal by attempting to prevent the opposing team from scoring.
In many team sports which involve scoring goals, the goalkeeper (sometimes termed goaltender, netminder, GK, goalie or keeper) is a designated player charged with directly preventing the opposing team from scoring by blocking or intercepting opposing shots on goal. Such positions exist in bandy, rink bandy, camogie, association football, Gaelic football, international rules football, floorball, handball, hurling, field hockey, ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, ringette, rinkball, water polo, and shinty as well as in other sports. In most sports which involve scoring in a net, special rules apply to the goalkeeper that do not apply to other players. These rules are often instituted to protect the goalkeeper (being a target for dangerous or even violent actions). This is most apparent in sports such as ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse, where goalkeepers are required to wear special equipment like heavy pads and a face mask to protect their bodies from the impact of the playing object (e.g. ball or puck.) In some sports, goalkeepers may have the same rights as other players; in association football, for example, the keeper is allowed to kick the ball just as any other player, but may also use their hands to handle the ball in a restricted area. In other sports, goalkeepers may be limited in the actions they are allowed to take or the area of the field or rink where they may be; in the NHL, for example, goalkeepers may not play the puck in the restricted areas behind the net or take the puck across the red line.
A goalkeeper is a designated player in games such as soccer, hockey or handball whose main role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring by guarding the goal area. They are the only player able to use their hands within a defined area in sports like soccer, and often require specialized skills and training.
In many team sports which involve scoring goals, a goalkeeper is a designated player charged with directly preventing the opposing team from scoring by intercepting shots at goal. Such positions exist in hurling, association football, Gaelic football, international rules football, handball, field hockey, ice hockey, netball, water polo, bandy, lacrosse, floorball, and other sports.
A person in a variety of sports.
In soccer, hockey, ice hockey and many other sports the goalkeeper keeps the ball from coming inside their net.
Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2016
The numerical value of goalkeeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of goalkeeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I believed our goalkeeper would save one, and the technique of our players in taking them was superb. I have to credit our big support team who have done a lot of work in that area over the last few months.
So they say they've approved 95% of the permits. Let's be more optimistic and assume that they approve 99%. What's the point if the 1% includes the head coach, captain or goalkeeper of the national team? Or those of a visiting team? Will any association accept to play without all or any of these? It's about the principle, not statistics. Footballers should not be denied to move at all.
You have a goalkeeper who makes difficult things look easy, thank you very much.
The guys in front of me were fantastic, every now and then it’s up to the goalkeeper to come up with the save and I was lucky enough to do that tonight.
Fernando is a great goalkeeper... We all make mistakes.. On other occasions, he has rescued us with incredible saves.
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- حارس مرمىArabic
- porterCatalan, Valencian
- målmand, målvogterDanish
- Schlussfrau, Torwart, Fliegenfänger, Torsteher, Keeper, Goali, Tormann, Torwächterin, Keeperin, Goalmann, Goalie, Schlussmann, Torfrau, Fliegenfängerin, Goalfrau, Torsteherin, Torhüter, Torhüterin, Torwartin, TorwächterGerman
- golulino, goluloEsperanto
- guardameta, portero, golero, arqueroSpanish
- goal, gardien de but, portière, gardienne de but, gardienne, gardien, portierFrench
- fear-bàireScottish Gaelic
- ゴールキーパー, キーパーJapanese
- 키퍼, 골키퍼Korean
- gwithyas gol, gwithyades wolCornish
- doelman, doelwachtster, keeper, doelwachterDutch
- guarda-redes, goleiroPortuguese
- portăriță, portarRomanian
- вратарь, голкиперRussian
- golman, голман, vratar, вратарSerbo-Croatian
- воротар, голкіперUkrainian
- thủ môn, thủ thànhVietnamese
- zeilihigaledan, zeiligaledan, zeilijigaledanVolapük
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