There is only one recorded instance in soccer history of a goalkeeper being
struck by lightning during a match. The goalkeeper was killed instantly and went
straight to Heaven. He was greeted by an Archangel who offered to show him around.
'Would you like to see our football pitch?' asked the Archangel.
'Football pitch?' said the goalkeeper. 'Do you play football here?'
'Of course,' said the Archangel. 'We're playing Hell tomorrow in the Cup and
we needed someone in goal. Why do you think we sent for you?'