Premier League Golden Glove
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 is the joint highest winner of the Golden Glove award with four.
|Awarded for||The most clean sheets in a given Premier League season|
|Presented by||Premier League|
|Most awards||Petr Čech and Joe Hart (4)|
|Most Consecutive Wins||3 (Pepe Reina, Joe Hart)|
|Most number of clean sheets||24 (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. 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. 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.
In 2005, the inaugural Premier League Golden Glove was awarded to Petr Čech of Chelsea. Čech's 24 clean sheets in a single season remains the current record. 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.
During the 2008–09 season, Edwin van der Sar surpassed Čech's previous record of 10 consecutive clean sheets by reaching 14. During his streak, Van der Sar went 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal. In the process, he broke both Čech's Premier League record (1,025 minutes), Steve Death's Football League record (1,103 minutes) and also the all-time league record in Britain (1,155 minutes) for most consecutive scoreless minutes.
|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|
|2004–05||Petr Čech||Czech Republic||Chelsea||24|||
|2006–07||Pepe Reina (2)||Spain||Liverpool||19|||
|2007–08||Pepe Reina (3)||Spain||Liverpool||18|||
|2008–09||Edwin van der Sar||Netherlands||Manchester United||21|||
|2009–10||Petr Čech (2)||Czech Republic||Chelsea||17|||
|2010–11||Joe Hart||England||Manchester City||18|||
|2011–12||Joe Hart (2)||England||Manchester City||17|||
|2012–13||Joe Hart (3)||England||Manchester City||18|||
|2013–14||Petr Čech (3)||Czech Republic||Chelsea||16|||
|2014–15||Joe Hart (4)||England||Manchester City||14|||
|2015–16||Petr Čech (4)||Czech Republic||Arsenal||16|||
|2017–18||David de Gea||Spain||Manchester United||18|||
Awards won by nationalityEdit
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