On the less positive side of things, On 10 October 2009, West Ham United goalkeeper Rob Green became the first ever England goalkeeper to be sent off during a match for his professional foul on Ukrainian Artem Milevskiy.
"My olde man's a dustman..."
Meanwhile, George Kitchen, who played in goal for the Hammers before the start of the First World War, was a professional golf player at the age of 14 and became a club pro after retiring from football.
More recently, Shaka Hislop used to work for NASA, while that other Hammers goalkeeping favourite, David James, is an avid collector of seventies superstunt bikes the good old Raleigh Chopper. James not only holds the Premier League record for most clean sheets, with 173, but also the most-silly hairstyles.
Oops! Valdo just sneaked in there!
But undoubtedly, still our most memorable net minder was none other than...