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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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Following 21 goalkeepers have been asked to report to the course coordinators on Feb 24.
The number of times that figure has been eclipsed for a goalkeeper in the Premier League can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
He is a really good goalkeeper and we brought him in because we wanted him to play.
I know for sure that TP (Rehenesh) will be our goalkeeper and they will have one goalkeeper," said the NorthEast United coach.
The national hockey camp commenced from July 24 for the Asia Cup barring the goalkeepers.
However, should Krul stay on Tyneside, Benitez would also give the goalkeeper the opportunity to force his way into the side.
Dubai: Eight young goalkeepers representing various clubs from Dubai have been going through an intensive training programme being held under the aegis of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) at the National Training Centre in Coverciano, Italy.
The youngster was promoted to the first-team squad last term but with several senior goalkeepers already under contract, his five-year stay was not extended.
So we wanted to raise the standards, not only by scouting goalkeepers, but also by training and coaching them.
Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay said: "We have been watching Simon for a year or so and he is a real up-and-coming goalkeeper.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed the reasons behind signing goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland after suggestions that his arrival would spell the end for Pepe Reina.
The one position that I found difficult to pinpoint my pick for was the goalkeeper, I just cannot make my mind up who has been the best performing goalkeeper in the league.
The goalkeeper was initially a doubt for the double-header at Hampden after being forced out of last month's 3-1 friendly win over Australia at Easter Road with a groin injury.
Playing regularly helps a goalkeeper to adjust well into the team.
The England under-21 goalkeeper has been recalled from loan to Cheltenham Town because of Boaz Myhill's thumb injury.