Man City man among 3 keepers wasted between the sticks

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Even the most die-hard football fan could be forgiven for not knowing who Gunay Guvenc was before today, but after the Besiktas goalkeeper literally blew up the internet with his training ground trick shot, there’s no chance of that being the case now.

Having started the last two games for the Turkish club, the reserve stopper could have a case for knocking on Slaven Bilic’s door and asking for an outfield spot after bending it better than Beckham in the below video:

Watching Guvenc’s undoubted skill inspired news.ladbrokes to dip into the archives and find three keepers who were clearly wasted in the net:

1) Rene Higuita

The Scorpion Kick may be what the extrovert Colombian is best known for, but Higuita’s career contained far more skilful moments than just a showboat save.

As proof of that point, the below tribute video begins with the shaggy-haired stopper signing an autograph for a young fan, before absolutely schooling all of his mates with the ball at his feet:

2) Jorge Campos

Every footballer fancies themselves as a striker, no matter what position they play, but the Mexican, famed for designing his own garish strips, successfully doubled as a frontman during his career.

Legend has it that he would wear an outfield strip under his keepers kit ready for the call to head upfield later in the game. The below flying volley is among his more impressive collection of 34 goals:

3) Joe Hart

Manchester City’s obsession with filming everything their players do at training bar visiting the little boys room has revealed the Head and Shoulders ambassador to be a man of hidden talents. Like our Turkish muse, Hart tends to save his skill for the practice pitch.

A couple of YouTube results turn up for the England star scoring goals, but this is the pick, even if you have to overlook the easy volley he misses which sets up the goal:

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