Now, the goalkeeper is out with a memoir about his life until that point: The keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them.
“The state has been trying to lay its hands on them for years,” one keeper of a 700 book-strong library told the paper.
The former Scotland keeper is only remembered today for an unfortunate afternoon against England at Wembley in 1961.
c.1300 (late 13c. as a surname), "one who has charge of some person or thing, warden," agent noun from keep (v.). Sense of "one who carries on some business" is from mid-15c. Sporting sense (originally cricket) is from 1744. Meaning "something (or someone) worth keeping" is attested by 1999. Brother's keeper is from Genesis iv:9.
Someone or something worth keeping or trying to keep: This husband's a keeper