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# How many steps is a soccer goalkeeper allowed to take?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

The goal keeper may take as many or as few as they want. They must stay within the penalty area and release the ball within 6 seconds of taking possession.

Some recreational youth leagues allow a goalkeeper to walk or run up to four steps in the run-up to a drop-punt, but this is not standard in FIFA-sanctioned matches, including adult and youth associations affiliated with FIFA.

Wiki User

12y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

You have an unlimited amount of steps but you must get rid of the ball in 6 seconds

Wiki User

12y ago

Any number, as long as they release the ball within 6 seconds and do so before the ball leaves the penalty area.

Wiki User

11y ago

You have to trow the ball in where it was kicked out but you can back up about 5 steps to take the steps to get to the place where the ball was out.

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