Bruce Grobbelaar Autographs | Liverpool Goalkeeper signed Memorabilia
Authentic Bruce Grobbelaar Autographs | Liverpool Goalkeeper signed Memorabilia. Autographs obtained during a private signing session.
Bruce David Grobbelaar (born 6 October 1957) is a Zimbabwean former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, most prominently for English team Liverpool between 1981 and 1994, and for the Zimbabwean national team. Remembered for his gymnastic-like athletic ability, unflappable confidence and eccentric and flamboyant style of play. He was appointed as goalkeeper coach for Ottawa Fury FC of the North American Soccer League in 2014. In March 2018 he was announced as goalkeeper coach for the Matabeleland football team.
Born in South Africa, Grobbelaar grew up in neighbouring Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe), and served in the Rhodesian Army before he joined the Vancouver Whitecaps of the North American Soccer League in 1979. He gained Liverpool’s attention during a loan spell at Crewe Alexandra during the 1979–80 season, and signed for the Merseyside club in 1981. Making 628 appearances for Liverpool over the next 13 years, including 440 in the League, he won the League championship with the club six times, as well as three FA Cups, three League Cups and the 1983–84 European Cup.
Grobbelaar left Liverpool for Southampton in 1994, transferred to Plymouth Argyle two years later, and thereafter played for an assortment of English lower-league teams, never for more than a few games.
By the time Liverpool had completed their research on Grobbelaar; he had returned to Vancouver with his loan spell now over. Liverpool approached Tony Waiters with the idea of taking Grobbelaar to Anfield; and Waiters, who had a working relationship with Liverpool in the 1970s, paved the way for the move. Grobbelaar signed for Liverpool for £250,000 on 17 March 1981 as their reserve goalkeeper, but in mid-1981; regular goalkeeper Ray Clemence’s departure to Tottenham Hotspur gave Bruce Grobbelaar Autographs his opportunity.
In 14 years at the club, he had won six league title medals, three FA Cup winner’s medal; three Football League Cup winner’s medals and a European Cup winner’s medal.
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