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Soccer Goalkeeper

What is goalkeeper in soccer?

A player position in soccer (goalie, goaltender) who is positioned in the goal area and is responsible for blocking shots on the goal by the opposing team. This is the only player in soccer who is allowed to use any part of his body when making contact with the ball.

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The goaltender (or goalkeeper, blocking keeper or goalie) is positioned inside the goal area and is responsible for making saves and shots on goal. The goaltender is allowed to use their hands. A goaltender must have excellent leadership and communication skills in addition to athleticism, to help inspire his teammates and direct his defenders to mark up or take other defensive actions.

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