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Is it normal in sports for a defenceman to never score? (details inside)

Asked by talljasperman (21858points) January 12th, 2015

I played soccer, basketball, and baseball and indoor soccer and I never scored a goal. I always cleared the ball and passed it to the offense. WORSE still I scored on my own net in indoor soccer.

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ucme's avatar

Ashley Cole made 99 appearances for England (football) without scoring a single goal.
Didn’t stop him from being rated as a world class defender.

talljasperman's avatar

@ucme I have two silver medals for soccer. second best in Edmonton and second best in Alberta for under 14 years old.

elbanditoroso's avatar

It’s not impossible for a defenseman (any sport) to score, but it’s pretty rare. It would be a fluke type of situation, which just doesn’t happen often at all.

Don’t undersell the importance of defense, however. It’s at least as important as offense. Your goalkeeper is counting on you.

ucme's avatar

Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, some players couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo.

talljasperman's avatar

@ucme Visualizing someone hitting a cow with a banjo.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Like music to my rears, @ucme

ucme's avatar

@talljasperman No, no, no, no….then missing.

ucme's avatar

@elbanditoroso Fiddler on the Hoof…yaba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum.

Darth_Algar's avatar

In many sports it’s not unheard of, but it is rare, since defensemen focus on defense, not offense. In baseball there’s not really any difference since players play both defense and offense, depending on whether their team is at bat or not.

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