Top 10: Goalscoring goalkeepers

Andres Palop

The keeper with the wonderfully onomatopoeic name wrote himself into Sevilla folklore with his performances in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup. With the Andalusians trailing in injury-time of a last-16 tie against Shakhtar Donetsk, something special was urgently needed.

Up popped Palop to score a dramatic equaliser from a 94th-minute corner. The marking was shocking but the header flawless, and the commentary team brilliantly sum up the excitement buzzing around the ground as the game moved into extra-time.

The Rojiblancos won the tie 3-2 and eventually lifted the trophy. Palop played the hero again in the final, saving three penalties against Espanyol as his side became only the second team to successfully defend their title.

Andres Palop


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