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"I have to fly around our hoops and stop the other team from scoring."
— Description of the position[src]

Gryffindor Keeper Ron Weasley defending the hoop

Keeper was a position in the wizarding sport of Quidditch. There was one Keeper per team, and it was their job to guard the three goalposts attempting to stop the other team's Chasers from scoring.[1][2][3] The Keeper also wore the most protection than any other position, which included a helmet, shoulder/chest pads and knee pads. This effectively made them heavier than most of their other team-mates.

History

The position of the Keeper had existed since at least the 13th century, although the role had changed somewhat over time. The Keeper was essentially a Chaser, with the added responsibilities of guarding the posts. However, with the addition of the scoring zone in 1620, Keepers generally kept inside this area in order to prevent the opposition from scoring. Keepers were only allowed out of this area to head off incoming Chasers.[3]

Traits

Keepers were typically well-built and athletic players who usually stuck close to the goal posts where they could deploy their defensive skills to their fullest capacity.[3]

Known Keepers

Team Name
American National Quidditch team Ralph Heidelberger[4]
Susan Blancheflower[5]
Australian National Quidditch team Jonny Nuhaka[4]
Brazilian National Quidditch team Raul Almeida[6]
Bulgarian National Quidditch team Lev Zograf[4]
English National Quidditch team Denison Frisby[4]
French National Quidditch team Bastien Janvier[4]
German National Quidditch team Hermann Wiel[4]
Gryffindor Quidditch team Cormac McLaggen[7]
Oliver Wood[8]
Ron Weasley[9]
Haitian National Quidditch team Lenelle Paraison[10]
Hufflepuff Quidditch team Herbert Fleet[4]
Irish National Quidditch team Barry Ryan
Jamaican National Quidditch team Kquewanda Bailey[11]
Japanese National Quidditch team Tamotsu Iwamoto[4]
Todoroki[12]
Kenmare Kestrels Darren O'Hare
Nordic National Quidditch team Martin Helstrom[4]
Norwegian National Quidditch team Karl Wang[13]
Pride of Portree Meaghan McCormack
Ravenclaw Quidditch team Brennan Doyle[14]
Andre Egwu[14]
Grant Page[4]
Slytherin Quidditch team Miles Bletchley[2]
Kevin Bletchley[4]
Spanish National Quidditch team Sendelina de la Felino[4]
Tutshill Tornados Merwyn Finwick
Undetermined Hogwarts House team Jacob's sibling[15]
Unidentified keeper

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 11 (Quidditch)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
  5. USA VERSUS BRAZIL (I)
  6. BRAZIL VERSUS WALES
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 19 (Elf Tails)
  8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en)
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
  10. BRAZIL VERSUS HAITI
  11. USA VERSUS JAMAICA
  12. PLAY-OFF FOR THIRD PLACE
  13. BULGARIA VERSUS NORWAY
  14. 14.0 14.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "Poor Sport"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Quidditch Season 3, Chapter 1 (An Unfriendly Friendly)
  16. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 8 (The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)
  17. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Side Quest "Team Gryffindor" (Gryffindor players only)
  18. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 13 (Detention with Dolores)
Game of Quidditch
Quidditch pitch.gif
Officials: Quidditch referee
Player positions: BeaterChaserKeeperSeeker
Playing equipment: Beater's batBludgerBroomstickGolden SnitchQuaffle
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