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Sweeper Keeper

Sweeper Keeper

A Sweeper Keeper is a modern style keeper who plays a high defensive line and starts attacks form the back.

Their primary job is the same as a normal goalkeeper but they also play a secondary role of sweeping up balls from around the penalty area and start quick counter attacks.

Can sometimes be described as a ball playing goalkeeper.

Examples of sweeper keepers are: Hugo Lloris and Manuel Neuer.

Reference: Sweeper Keeper

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