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Goalkeepers without gloves, those where the days

DATE: 22.06.2016 - SOCCERVOICE - NEWS - SEASON 2016-17

To see goalkeepers with gloves in the early days of football was not usual, and it wasn't before the 1974 World Cup that gloves was ok
 

As a previous footballer and growing up in the 70's it was seldom you had goalkeepers wearing gloves. Watching games from the 1966 and 1970 World Cup and of course before that, it was seldom to see anything but bare hands.

Famous goalkeepers such as Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton never wearing gloves Shilton who was a goalkeeper in four different decades, playing in the football league from 1966 to 1996, became one who adjusted and started to use them when they were regular garment.

Zepp Maier was one that really set the standard and when West Germany became World Cup winners in 1974, he was in goal with his massive gloves and since then the trend was changing.
 

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But still you had goalkeepers that neglected the fact that it was a World Cup winner wearing them, and just played on without gloves. David Harvey was in goal for Leeds and they won the league in 74, without any gloves.

Leeds reached the 1975 European Cup final and Harvey was replaced with David Stewart who then had gloves on, so did the winner that night, Zepp Maier, who again won a major trophy with his massive gloves.

David Stewart and other English goalkeeper used pairs who were more or less glued to the hands, while Zepp Maier's was more like the once used today. Derby County won the league in 1975, Colin Boulton their goalkeeper was one who used the gloves occasionaly but not always.

Peter Shilton and Gary Bailey who used to be two of the best goalkeepers in the late 70's played without them and also Wales number one Dai Davies appeared in the early 80's without gloves.

 

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In the 1976 FA Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United, neither Ian Turner or Alex Stepney were gloves. Ray Clemence had gloves in 1974 and in 1973 Jimmy Montgomery made some fantastic saves wearing gloves.

Going into the 80's gloves were usual and you never saw a goalkeeper without them. Looking at old clips and photos from the Gordon Banks days, he could be with and without them.

In the 1970 World Cup game v. Brazil, when Banks made his fantastic save from Pele's header, he had white gloves, he also used gloves in the 1966 final v. West Germany, but that was not especially made for football.

In games for Stoke he could play without them, and has later said that it was mostly used on rainy days and in dry weather it was better to play without them.

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