"DREAM OF SAVING GOALS AS MUCH AS THEY DREAM OF SCORING THEM."
Was there any worse position to play back when you were a kid? Pretty much a confirmation you were the least liked (or, worse, least skilled) player on the team, being relegated to goalkeeper was the sort of soul-crushing experience that would stick with you for years—much like your first heartbreak and or having to flush your first goldfish.
We all wanted to be the one to score the goals, chase the ball, be the hero. But, as goalkeeper, those glorified actions were basically out of reach. Sure, you could save the day by stopping a goal, but where was the celebration dance for that?
Mercifully, this all changed in the ’90s, when three iconic players decided to buck the trend and forever change what it means to be a goalkeeper. Here at Fan Ink, we wanted to pay tribute to the players who inspired millions of children to dream of saving goals as much as they dream of scoring them.