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Synonyms for goalkeeper

the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

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

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To date, Manchester United is looking to bring in a new goal keeper to complete its squad.
Newcastle United Goal Keeper Tim Krul warms up with children from Walker Technology College, Newcastle, as part of the Playstation Schools Cup.
Top goalscorers were Jack Mulray and Den Denson from The Farmers and goal keeper of the competition was Daniel Allen of The Farmers.
The Al-Rayan players who had found it tough to reach the vicinity of Esteqla's net began shooting long shots from far distance, two of which were with the goal gate's frame in 37th and 38th minutes, which were beautifully blocked by the Estaqlal goal keeper, Seyyed Mahdi Rahmati.
The match witnessed one red card to Yarmuk's Goal Keeper Hamid Al-Qalaf.
Summary: England had a last minute goal keeper crisis during its first training session ahead of Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier with Bulgaria.
Goal keeper Brad Jones and his partner, Dani Lawrence, have organised the event in aid of blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.
DUNGANNON Swifts goal keeper Sean O'Neill earned a standing ovation for his heroics in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Seaview, O'Neill produced a string of stunning saves to secure a valuable point for Dixie Robinson's men and dent Crusaders' charge at the top-end of the Carling Premiership.
There were some stand-out performances from Matthew Downs, Charlie Savill and goal keeper Jamil Bennet who made some great saves.
n Which goal keeper can jump higher than a crossbar?
The goal keeper moved to his right and Sansom deftly placed the ball to the right centre of the goal.
DEVASTATED Cardiff goal keeper Peter Enckelman admitted he dropped a clanger to hand Portsmouth the FA Cup.
That looked to have been enough until a controversial leveller five minutes into injury time when Westfield goal keeper Jon Pugh pumped a desperate long ball into the area which a panicked Sam Brooks headed into his own net.
Hart's Allison Carivau blasted a shot from about 15 yards out, deflecting it off Havelin's head to the right of a Centurions' goal keeper Marina Constantinou to give the Indians a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute.
It was the Moors who dominated the first period with Utd in debted to goal keeper Sean Bowles.