English version

goalkeeper

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
goalkeepergoal‧keep‧er /ˈɡəʊlˌkiːpə $ ˈɡoʊlˌkiːpər/ ●●○ noun [countable]  DSthe player in a sports team whose job is to try to stop the ball going into the goal syn goaltender American English
Examples from the Corpus
goalkeeperKen Roberts, Eccleshall manager, on dietary habits of 20st goalkeeper Sid Kelly.Specialist positions such as goalkeeper and striker would be joined by the mediator and even ambassador.It actually meant quite a lot to me to score a goal past the number-one goalkeeper.He may have been an outstanding goalkeeper but he was hardly a product of the Harvard Business School.He rounded off the scoring with a simple fourth after rounding goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli.And the goalkeeper made a brilliant save to tip Philliskirk's long-range shot over the bar.The goalkeeper is always to blame and always will be.But Brentford owed their victory to goalkeeper Graham Benstead, who made some fine saves.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.