When it comes to football all eyes are fixed on the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo, but what about the goalkeepers?
Just before the 2018 World Cup began, BBC Sport revealed that winners of the tournament are more accurately defined by their goalkeepers than any other player, with four of the past five Golden Glove awards going to the keeper of the team that lifts the trophy at the end of the tournament.
As the last line of defence, they play a vital role within the make-up of a team and wearing the right goalkeeping gloves is just as important as boots on a striker. With this is in mind, FORZA has delved into the keeper catalogues to give you a rundown of their best goalie gloves on the market.
The younger brother of the FORZA Goalkeeping Glove range, the FORZA Sicuro is the perfect pairing for Sunday League savers at club level. You’ll never drop the ball with the 3mm thick ClubGrip latex palm, which offers high durability and an enhanced performance unlike ‘low budget’ alternatives from brands such as Sondico.
Built to last with Fingerspine protection and reinforced stitching which can handle all shots on target, you won’t need to sub them halfway through the season, whilst the easy mesh body and secure wrist strap ensures the comfort needed for 90 minutes of play.
The roll-cut design offers a snug, true-to-size secure fit and topped off with a wrap thumb, punches out of the penalty area are no match for the FORZA Sicuro Goalkpeerer Gloves.
At £16.99 the FORZA Sicuro offers more in terms of durability and performance than your average ‘low budget’ goalkeeper gloves, designed to perform in all weather conditions they are available in size four for your mini Muslera all the way up to size 11.
Designed with professional level goalkeepers in mind, the FORZA Centro Goalkeeper Gloves are made for non-league number ones all the way up to premier league top cats. Featuring a 3.5mm latex ProGrip palm with silicon inner-grip print to help you accumulate saves and clean sheets, the FORZA Centro’s hybrid cut of roll and negative fits close to your hand, offering maximum movement and protection.
With removeable tough Fingerspine protection coming as standard, keepers have the flexibility and dexterity with the FORZA Centro design, without reducing performance. The innovative Air Mesh body offers the ultimate breathability and comfort in warmer climes, whilst the luxurious laminated foam and supportive wrap-around wrist strap ensures a secure fit for even the most daring of saves.
Long lasting, hard-wearing and bursting with quality, you will struggle to find a better mid-range glove on the market for the price that caters from size 4 up to 11 – something many other brands don’t offer.
The crème de la crème of the goalkeeping glove world, the FORZA Mondo Goalkeeper Gloves has been designed to the highest specifications for the very best elite keepers out there. Protecting your target will never have looked so easy with 4mm of highly innovative, latex UltiGrip palm featuring silicon inner-grip print to ensure optimum, grip and absorption every time you’re called up to make a save.
Unlike many professional gloves which don’t offer any finger defences, the FORZA Mondo includes easily-removeable Fingerspine+ protection, which is extremely useful for keepers with old or reoccurring injuries, as well as those starting out who want the very best glove technology.
Incorporated within these gloves is an added thickness latex backhand with Flexfit rubber punch zone and a fully elasticated wrap-around strap for a secure-fit, so you can clear your defence lines with a single swipe whilst still being protected from injury.
Available in five sizes, from large youth to extra large adult, the FORZA Mondo Goalkeeper Gloves provide the very best comfort with the 3D Air Mesh body that provides sufficient airflow for games and training.
All of the FORZA Goalkeeper Gloves cater to goalies across a complete range of budgets with handy carry bags coming as standard. So whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional there’s a FORZA glove to fit you.
Don’t just take our word for it when it comes to FORZA Goalkeeper Gloves, GKCorner has reviewed the FORZA Sicuro here, whilst Henry Save-All has given a run down of the FORZA Centro here. To hear more about our fantastic FORZA football range, sign up to our newsletters here.