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Brazil: Keeper Ceni scores historic 100th goal (+video)

Posted in South America Football by peterbein on March 28, 2011

It is quite unusual for any goalkeeper to score so much as one goal in his career, let alone one hundred of them. South American goalkeepers have, more often the not, been blessed with having great ability inbetween the posts and some have even been known to venture much further out in order to score goals. The likes of José Luis Chilavert, René Higuita and Jorge Campos were great keepers with a tendancy for goalscoring but none of them can come close to current São Paulo FC custodian Rogério Ceni. The Brazilian notched up his 100th goal in football this weekend in the Campeonato Paulista fixture between his club and arch-rivals Corinthians with his strike proving to be the winning goal in a 2-1 victory. Both teams are lying in the top three having played 16 of their 19 regular season games in the current state championship and are already through to the knockout rounds. Alas, that didn’t take any of the shine away from what was a beautifully struck free-kick from Ceni, who is the first goalkeeper ever to hit an historic century of goals.