Playermaker technology provides both technical and physical stats that are relevant to goalkeepers of all playing levels and capabilities. Although our statistical output doesn't include any hand-to-foot interactions, there are many ball-to-foot interactions that are helpful and relevant to a goalkeeper's success on the field.
NOTE: All of Playermaker's technical and physical stats are relevant to the goalkeeper position. Below, we elaborated on a few stats which we find extra relevant and helpful for goalkeepers to pay attention to.
Playermaker's Technical stats for goalkeepers:
- Touches / Receives
- High-level goalkeepers must be adequate in controlling the ball with both their right and left feet. Using both feet allows the goalkeeper to be versatile and confident when handling the ball in high-pressure situations.
- Average duration spent on the ball
- It is important for goalkeepers to be capable of quickly releasing the ball in times of stress. If an opposing player is pressuring / approaching a goalkeeper who has the ball at their feet, the keeper must be able to quickly release the ball in order to prevent a loss in possession, a turnover, and a poorly made decision / execution.
- Goalkeepers should be able to distribute the ball to teammates with both feet. There are many times in which a keeper is forced to use their weaker foot in order to make a clearance or a simple pass to a teammate.
- Kick velocity
- It is important for goalkeepers to be able to kick the ball quickly and powerfully for a multitude of reasons. Some of these reasons include: quickly kicking the ball to start a counter-attack, clearing the ball over the heads of opposing players, and sending long balls or passes to open teammates.
- Top speed
- Often, goalkeepers are involved in many situations where they must be able to hit a quick enough speed in order to execute and win a play. For example, following a quick burst off the goal line, keepers must be fast enough to beat an opposing player to the ball in a 1-v-1 or breakaway scenario.
- Accelerations / decelerations
- Accelerations and decelerations fall under the category of intense speed changes, of which every great goalkeeper should work at improving on a regular basis. More specifically, goalkeepers should be explosive when coming off the goal line for the following scenarios: punching the ball on corner kicks, free kicks, lofting shots on goal, diving, moving across the goal quickly for shots that are placed in the corners, breakaways, 1-v-1 situations, initiating a quick counter-attack and quickly throwing the ball to an open teammate.