The position of goalkeeper is considered to be the most important position on a futsal court.
The goalkeepers main role is to prevent the opposition from scoring but they are also pivotal in the attacking play of the team. A goalkeeper can regularly assist in creating goals with a variety of distribution skills both with the means that the goalkeeper is constantly involved in the play and must stay alert and be focused at all times.
Transfer From Futsal to Football
It is now clearly evident that the modern football goalkeeper is utilising and embracing the skill set of the Futsal goalkeeper.
There are multiple aspects of the Futsal GK skill set that are transferable across to football, the main ones are listed below:
- Distribution - Throw & Pass
- The 'cross' - Blocking & Spreading
- Foot Saves - Lateral Split & Forward Kick through