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The Premier League Golden Glove is an annual association football award presented to the goalkeeper who has kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League. In football a team's defense or goalkeeper may be said to "keep a clean sheet" if they prevent their opponents from scoring any goals during an entire match. Liverpool keeper Alisson was the winner for the 2018–19 season, with 21 clean sheets.

Premier League Golden Glove
Joe Hart playing football
Joe Hart is the joint highest winner of the Golden Glove award with four.
Awarded forThe most clean sheets in a given Premier League season
Sponsored byCadbury
CountryEngland
Presented byPremier League
First awarded2005
Last awarded2019
Current holderAlisson
Highlights
Most awardsPetr Čech and Joe Hart (4)
Most Consecutive Wins3 (Pepe Reina, Joe Hart)
Most number of clean sheets24 (Petr Čech; 2004–05)

The Premier League was founded in 1992, when the clubs of the First Division left the Football League and established a new commercially independent league that negotiated its own broadcast and sponsorship agreements.[1] Since 2017–18 season the award has been sponsored as the Cadbury Golden Glove, replacing Barclays who had sponsored the award since its inception during the 2004–05 season. Originally, the Golden Glove could only be won outright by a single player; should there have been a tie, the goalkeeper with the superior clean sheets-to-games ratio received the award.[2] However, starting in the 2013–14 season, the Golden Glove is shared by goalkeepers with an equal number of clean sheets, regardless of the number of games they played.[3]

In 2005, the inaugural Premier League Golden Glove was awarded to Petr Čech of Chelsea.[4] Čech's 24 clean sheets in a single season remains the current record.[5] Since 2005 Čech and Joe Hart have won the award on the most number of occasions with 4 successes, with Cech the only goalkeeper to have won the award with two different teams (Chelsea and Arsenal). Pepe Reina was the first goalkeeper to achieve consecutive wins of the award, managing to do so in 3 consecutive seasons between 2005 and 2008. Joe Hart later repeated the achievement with Manchester City between 2010 and 2013.[4][6]

During the 2008–09 season, Edwin van der Sar surpassed Čech's previous record of 10 consecutive clean sheets by reaching 14.[7][8] During his streak, Van der Sar went 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal.[8] In the process, he broke both Čech's Premier League record (1,025 minutes),[9] Steve Death's Football League record (1,103 minutes)[10] and also the all-time league record in Britain (1,155 minutes) for most consecutive scoreless minutes.[11]

WinnersEdit

 
Petr Čech won the inaugural Premier League Golden Glove in 2005.
Key
Player (X) Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)
  Indicates multiple award winners in the same season
  Denotes the club were Premier League champions in the same season
Premier League Golden Glove winners
Season Player Nationality Club Clean sheets Ref(s)
2004–05 Petr Čech   Czech Republic Chelsea  24 [5]
2005–06 Pepe Reina   Spain Liverpool 20 [2]
2006–07 Pepe Reina (2)   Spain Liverpool 19 [12]
2007–08 Pepe Reina (3)   Spain Liverpool 18 [13][14]
2008–09 Edwin van der Sar   Netherlands Manchester United  21 [8][15]
2009–10 Petr Čech (2)   Czech Republic Chelsea  17 [2]
2010–11 Joe Hart   England Manchester City 18 [16][17]
2011–12 Joe Hart (2)   England Manchester City  17 [18]
2012–13 Joe Hart (3)   England Manchester City 18 [6][19]
2013–14  Petr Čech (3)   Czech Republic Chelsea 16 [20]
2013–14  Wojciech Szczęsny   Poland Arsenal 16 [20]
2014–15 Joe Hart (4)   England Manchester City 14 [21]
2015–16 Petr Čech (4)   Czech Republic Arsenal 16 [22]
2016–17 Thibaut Courtois   Belgium Chelsea  16 [23]
2017–18 David de Gea   Spain Manchester United 18 [24]
2018–19 Alisson   Brazil Liverpool 21 [25]

Awards won by nationalityEdit

Country Total
  Czech Republic 4
  England 4
  Spain 4
  Belgium 1
  Brazil 1
  Netherlands 1
  Poland 1

Awards won by clubEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  17. ^ Clayton, David (8 May 2013). "Hart wins Golden Glove award". MCFC.com. Manchester City FC. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
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  20. ^ a b "Suarez and Pulis claim Barclays season awards". Premier League. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
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  23. ^ Twomey, Liam (21 May 2017). "Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois wins Premier League Golden Glove award". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  24. ^ "De Gea reflects on wining first Golden Glove award". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures.
  25. ^ "Alisson takes Golden Glove prize with last-day clean sheet". Goal. Goal.com.