COSMIN MOTI, FIELD PLAYER AS GOALIE WHO WON A SHOOTOUT/GOD https://t.co/JUDcwDY6jz
— Ryan Rosenblatt (@RyanRosenblatt) August 27, 2014
His name is Cosmin Moti and he is a Romanian center back for the Bulgarian team Ludogorets Razgradand. He had to step in after the goalkeeper was injured in the 118th minute but could not be subbed because Ludogorets Razgrad had used all their subs. This defender puts Jasper Cillessen’s performance in the world cup semifinals to shame. Some goalkeepers cannot even save one shot during a penalty shootout and this defender saved two. That’s an otherworldly level of athleticism. Because of his two saves Ludogorets Razgrad would win 6-5 in penalties and qualified for the group stages of the 2014 Champions League.
And of course for us Americans it brings back memories of this Eddie Gaven moment…