The Harry Potter Compendium
The Harry Potter Compendium
File:Oliver wood 3.png

Gryffindor Keeper Oliver Wood.

Keeper is a position in the Wizarding sport of Quidditch. There is one Keeper per team, and it is their job to guard the three goal posts attempting to stop the other team's Chasers from scoring. The keeper also wears the most protection than any other position, which includes a helmet, shoulder/chest pads and knee pads. This effectively makes them heavier than most of their other team-mates; as a result, keepers are typically well-built and athletic players who usually stick close to the goal posts where they can deploy their defensive skills to their fullest capacity.

History of the Keeper

The position of the Keeper has existed since around the 13th century, although the role has 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 are only allowed out of this area to head off incoming Chasers.

Known Keepers

Team Name
American National Quidditch team Ralph Heidelberger
Australian National Quidditch team Jonny Nuhaka
Bulgarian National Quidditch team Lev Zograf
English National Quidditch team Denison Frisby
French National Quidditch team Bastien Janvier
German National Quidditch team Hermann Weil
Gryffindor Quidditch team Cormac McLaggen
Oliver Wood
Ron Weasley
Vicky Frobisher
Hufflepuff Quidditch team Herbert Fleet
Irish National Quidditch team Barry Ryan
Japanese National Quidditch team Tamotsu Iwamoto
Kenmare Kestrels Darren O'Hare
Nordic National Quidditch team Martin Helstrom
Ravenclaw Quidditch team Grant Page
Slytherin Quidditch team Miles Bletchley
Kevin Bletchley
Spanish National Quidditch team Sendelina de la Felino
Tutshill Tornados Merwyn Finwick

Fictional Keepers

Team Name
Unknown Grenouille



Gryffindor Keeper Ron Weasley in 1996.

Game of Quidditch
Harry Potter and Snitch.jpg
Officials: Quidditch referee
Player positions: BeaterChaserKeeperSeeker
Playing equipment: Beater's batBludgerBroomstickGolden SnitchQuaffle