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List of Premier League goalkeepers with 100 or more clean sheets

In association football, a goalkeeper may be said to "keep a clean sheet" if they prevent their opponents scoring any goals during an entire match.

Since the Premier League's formation at the start of the 1992–93 season, 15 goalkeepers have managed to keep 100 or more clean sheets in the Premier League.

Peter Schmeichel and Petr Čech became the first goalkeepers to keep 100 and 200 clean sheets, respectively, while Čech being the fastest do so in both the scenarios.

Petr Čech holds the record for most clean sheets kept in a single season, with 24.[1] The record for consecutive clean sheets was also set by Čech, who became the first goalkeeper to keep ten consecutive clean sheets; Edwin van der Sar later eclipsed this when he went 14 games without conceding in 2008–09 for Manchester United.[2]

The first goalkeepers to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League were Tim Flowers and Erik Thorstvedt on the opening day of the inaugural season in a 0–0 draw between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur; all other goalkeepers conceded that day.

Each year the goalkeeper who has kept the most clean sheets during the Premier League campaign is awarded the Premier League Golden Glove award. First presented in 2004–05, seven goalkeepers have won the award, with Joe Hart and Petr Čech holding the joint record for most wins at four.

PlayersEdit

List of Premier League goalkeepers with 100 or more clean sheets
Rank Player Apps Clean
sheets
Average Club(s) Ref.
1   Petr Čech 443 202 45.60% Chelsea (162), Arsenal (40) [3]
2   David James 572 169 29.55% Liverpool (72), Aston Villa (21), West Ham United (18), Manchester City (19), Portsmouth (39) [4]
3   Mark Schwarzer 514 151 29.38% Middlesbrough (92), Fulham (56), Chelsea (2), Leicester City (1) [5]
4   David Seaman 344 140 40.70% Arsenal (137), Manchester City (3) [6]
5   Nigel Martyn 372 137 36.83% Crystal Palace (25), Leeds United (82), Everton (30) [7]
6   Pepe Reina 285 134 47.02% Liverpool (134) [8]
7   Edwin van der Sar 313 132 42.17% Fulham (42), Manchester United (90) [9]
  Tim Howard 399 132 33.08% Manchester United (16), Everton (116) [10]
  Brad Friedel 450 132 29.33% Liverpool (6), Blackburn Rovers (77), Aston Villa (35), Tottenham Hotspur (14) [11]
10   Peter Schmeichel 310 128 41.29% Manchester United (112), Aston Villa (7), Manchester City (9) [12]
11   Joe Hart 340 127 37.35% Manchester City (109), Birmingham City (10), West Ham United (4), Burnley (4) [13]
12   Shay Given 451 113 25.06% Blackburn Rovers (1), Newcastle United (89), Manchester City (14), Aston Villa (9) [14]
13   Jussi Jääskeläinen 436 108 24.77% Bolton Wanderers (89), West Ham United (19) [15]
14   Thomas Sørensen 364 107 29.40% Sunderland (35), Aston Villa (46), Stoke City (26) [16]
15   David de Gea 281 102 36.30% Manchester United (102) [17]
(Bold denotes goalkeeper currently playing in the Premier League)
Statistics correct as of 22 September 2019.

ConsecutivesEdit

Games Player Club Dates Season(s)
14   Edwin van der Sar Manchester United 22 November 2008 – 18 February 2009 2008–09
10   Petr Čech Chelsea 18 December 2004 – 15 March 2005 2004–05
8   Pepe Reina Liverpool 29 October 2005 – 28 December 2005 2005–06
8   Petr Čech Chelsea 31 January 2007 – 7 April 2007 2006–07
7   Neville Southall Everton 1 November 1994 – 17 December 1994 1994–95
7   Peter Schmeichel Manchester United 8 May 1997 – 30 August 1998 1996–97 and 1997–98
7   Paul Jones Southampton 13 January 2001 – 17 March 2001 2000–01
6   Alex Manninger Arsenal 31 January 1998 – 14 March 1998 1997–98
6   Petr Čech Chelsea 30 April 2005 – 17 September 2005 2004–05 and 2005–06
6   David de Gea Manchester United 2 February 2013 – 30 March 2013 2012–13
6   Joe Hart Manchester City 24 May 2015 – 19 September 2015 2014–15 and 2015–16
6   Fraser Forster Southampton 13 January 2016 – 13 February 2016 2015–16
6   Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 1 October 2016 – 26 November 2016 2016–17
6   Ederson Moraes Manchester City 15 September 2018 – 4 November 2018 2018–19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Petr Cech Statistics – 2004/05". premierleague.com. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ "van der Sar record" 9 September 2013. Independent.
  3. ^ "Petr Čech" 11 February 2014. Premier League.
  4. ^ "David James" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  5. ^ "Mark Schwarzer" 26 March 2015. Premier League.
  6. ^ "David Seaman" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  7. ^ "Nigel Martyn" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  8. ^ "José Reina" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  9. ^ "Edwin van der Sar" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  10. ^ "Tim Howard" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  11. ^ "Brad Friedel" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  12. ^ "Peter Schmeichel" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  13. ^ "Joe Hart" 25 May 2015. Premier League.
  14. ^ "Shay Given" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  15. ^ "Jussi Jääskeläinen" 26 March 2015. Premier League.
  16. ^ "Thomas Sørensen" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  17. ^ "David De Gea" 24 February 2019. Premier League.