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Meet The Goalkeeper That Scored 131 Goals In His Career

Goals scored by goalkeepers are a somewhat unusual circumstance in football. Goalkeepers play the majority of a match in the penalty area of their team in which they can handle the ball, to keep the ball from entering the goalpost. It is highly uncommon for a goalkeeper to move far beyond this area and join an attack, as this leaves the defense unprotected to long-distance attempts which can cost the team a lot.

The most prolific goalscoring goalkeepers are those who take penalties or free kicks. Other circumstances where goalkeepers sometimes score include set pieces where a goalkeeper joins an attack as a team is chasing a late goal to prevent a defeat, or from goal kicks or otherwise regular clearances which travel the length of the pitch into the opposite goal. These types of instances are generally rare and when they do happen it is generally considered a fluke rather than the intended consequence.

Here is the goalkeeper that scored 131 career goals:

Rogerio Ceni: he is a Brazilian professional player, he played as a goalkeeper for the Brazilian club, Sao Paulo, and also for the Brazil national team. He retired from professional football in 2015. Ceni was the official taker of free kicks and penalties for São Paulo from 1997 until his retirement, a period in which he scored 131 goals. The Brazilian is regarded as one of Brazil's greatest goalkeepers ever. He won 20 major titles, including three Brazilian Leagues, two Copa Libertadores, and the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup.

Other goalscoring keepers are Luis Chilavert (Paraguay), Johnny Fernandez (Peru), Dimitri Ivankov (Bulgaria), and many others.

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