Then there are the rest, like Tim Howard for Everton on Wednesday, who just punt a ball hopelessly forward and, with a little help of Mother Nature, embarrass their opposite number.
Here, WORLD FOOTBALL salutes those who always raise a smile, even if their goal comes against your team.
Rogerio CeniNo wonder the record goalscoring goalkeeper comes from the country that has lavished the world with some of the game's greatest players. Ceni is a one-club man in his native Brazil where he has represented Sao Paulo more than 1,000 times.
As the club's free-kick and penalty taker he is recognised by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) as the goalkeeper to have scored the most goals in history.
Jose Luis Chilavert
One of football's great characters, Chilavert was as talented as he was eccentric.
He was three times named the planet's best stopper, while at the same time scoring regularly for his variety of clubs and his South American country, Paraguay.
He even scored four goals in 2002 World Cup qualifying.
The now retired Chilavert was also never far from controversy during his illustrious playing days. And even after his career, the keeper has landed himself in trouble with authorities.
Peter SchmeichelThe great Dane became the first goalkeeper to score in the Premier League, when he powered home for Aston Villa against Everton.
He had earlier scored for Manchester United, back in 1995 in a UEFA Cup clash against Rotor Volgograd. He also was denied setting the Premier League record earlier than he eventually did, when a spectacular overhead kick was chalked off for offside.
Brad FriedelUsually, a goalkeeper's 90th-minute intervention is the final act of a match. For poor Friedel, who thought he had rescued a point for Blackburn at Charlton in February, 2004, it wasn't.
The American had tapped in from a corner to save his side, but before the referee had time to blow his final whistle, the Addicks' Claus Jenson had beaten Friedel at the other end to secure a memorable 3-2 win for the Londoners.
Paul RobinsonRobinson scored from his own half to embarrass his England rival Ben Foster in Tottenham's Barclays Premier League victory over Watford in March 2007.
Robinson wheeled away in celebration after his free-kick bounced over Foster, who was on loan from Manchester United.
PAT JENNINGSThe Northern Ireland legend was one of the world's finest keepers in his day, but he also famously scored in the 1967 Charity Shield.
Playing for Tottenham, Jennings unleashed a giant kick out of his hands which bounced over United's Alex Stepney and into the net.
PETER SHILTONEngland's most capped player netted for Leicester with a long-distance effort against Southampton in a 5-1 win in October 1967.
JIMMY GLASSPerhaps the most famous example of all, simply for the importance of the strike.
Here's the scenario - Carlisle are playing Plymouth in the final game of the 1998-99 season, they need to win to stay up, but - shock, horror - it's 1-1 in the 90th minute.
Up steps on-loan goalkeeper Jimmy Glass...