The goalkeeper is the player directly responsible for preventing the opposition from scoring by defending the goal. The goalkeeper is the only player in the side who may use hands and arms (within the penalty area) to play the ball.
Boots for Goalies
adidas also provide some top level goalkeepers with premium football boots in the form of their Predator 18 range, be it Manuel Neuer & ter Stegen in the 18.1 Predator or the laceless 18+ version.
Some goalkeepers, like outfield players, strictly stick to leather constructed football boots and Nike's Tiempo Legend VII or leather version of adidas' X are the preferred models for keepers such as David De Gea, Hugo Lloris, & Jan Oblak.
Historically, goalkeepers would select a boot model which was protective and supportive however that has changed in recent years with keepers preferring thinner and more sock-like options. Nike's Mercurial Superfly VI epitomises that with Jack Butland and Joe Hart both lacing-up in the so-called speed-themed model.
Puma will forever be a firm favourite amongst goalkeepers, mainly due to having Gianluigi Buffon headlining the brand for many years who currently wears the Puma ONE 18.1, the same boot by young goalkeeping star Donnarumma.
Football boots produced by adidas, Nike, & Puma are the frontrunner options for professional goalkeepers within the professional game. The technical requirements for modern day goalkeepers has become an essential part of the game, especially when analysing the likes of David De Gea and Ederson who essentially act as their team's quarterback.
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