Goalkeepers are a special breed.
It takes a certain type of person to desire the most solitary, pressure-ridden position on a football pitch, and yet so many exceptional talents do. An often thankless task, the best that a keeper can often hope for is to not to be the face of the blame or be the butt of the joke.
Goalkeepers are regularly the single player made an example of when a team has underperformed, because a mistake between the sticks can be the difference between a win and a loss. Therefore, it's fair to say that all keepers have a touch of unpredictability about them.
But these goalkeepers took it a step further. Not content just to be considered a bit mad, these men were, in their various ways, eccentrics of the highest order.
To quote the legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: "In the end, you need to be a little masochistic to be a goalkeeper. A masochist and egocentric as well. A masochist because when you play in goal, you know the only certain thing in life is that you will concede goals."
Epitomising that ideal, these men are some of the craziest goalkeepers of all time.