Amazing Goalkeeper Scores His 100th Goal

Brazilian Rogerio Ceni converted a free kick on Sunday to become the first ever goalkeeper in world football to score 100 goals, helping Sao Paulo defeat rivals Corinthians 2-1 in the process. "It was beautiful," said Ceni, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002 as their third-choice keeper.

Ceni struck a perfect right-footed shot over the wall, curling the ball into the top right corner past goalkeeper Julio Cesar in the 54th minute at the Arena Barueri to mark his 100th goal. "As a goalkeeper you don't enter the match thinking about scoring a goal, but it happened just as I wanted: with a free kick, deciding an important match. For me, it doesn't matter that it was against Corinthians, but for the fans it must have been important," he said.

It was Ceni's 56th free kick goal, while the others have came from penalties - in one memorable season for Sao Paulo in 2005 Ceni scored an incredible 21 goals in all competitions.

FIFA says Ceni has 98 goals, but the goalkeeper counts two he scored in unofficial friendlies - one against a combined Santos and Flamengo in 1998 and the other against Russian club Uralan Elista in an exhibition tournament in 2000. Even by FIFA's count, he is the goalkeeper with the most goals ever scored.

Ceni, 38, appeared 17 times for Brazil between 1997 and 2006 but never managed to get on the scoresheet for his country.

Here is his 100th goal...



Here are all 100 of Rogerio Ceni's goals...

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