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List of Premier League goalkeepers with 100 or more clean sheets

 

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, 14 goalkeepers have managed to keep 100 or more clean sheets in the Premier League.

During the 1997–98 season, Peter Schmeichel became the first player to keep 100 Premier League clean sheets. Petr Čech holds the current record for most clean sheets with 171.

Petr Čech while playing for Chelsea in the 2004–05 season holds the record for most clean sheets kept in a single season with 24. The record for consecutive clean sheets was also set with Čech becoming the first goalkeeper to keep 10 consecutive clean sheets, since Van der Sar eclipsed this when he went 14 games without conceeding in 2008-09 for Manchester United.[1]

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, five goalkeepers have won the award with Joe Hart holding the record for most wins – four times.

Contents

  • Players 1
  • Milestones 2
  • Consecutives 3
  • References 4

Players

List of Premier League goalkeepers with 100 or more clean sheets
Rank Player Apps Clean
sheets
Average Club(s) Ref.
1 Čech, PetrPetr Čech 343 172 0.50 Chelsea (166), Arsenal (6) [2][3]
2 James, DavidDavid James 572 170 0.30 Liverpool (72), Aston Villa (21), West Ham (18), Manchester City (20), Portsmouth (39) [4]
3 Schwarzer, MarkMark Schwarzer 514 152 0.30 Middlesbrough (93), Fulham (56), Chelsea (2), Leicester City (1) [5]
4 Seaman, DavidDavid Seaman 344 142 0.41 Arsenal (138), Manchester City (4) [6]
5 Martyn, NigelNigel Martyn 372 138 0.37 Crystal Palace (25), Leeds United (82), Everton (31) [7]
6 Reina, JoseJose Reina 285 134 0.47 Liverpool (134) [8]
= van der Sar, EdwinEdwin van der Sar 314 134 0.43 Fulham (42), Manchester United (92) [9]
8 Friedel, BradBrad Friedel 450 132 0.29 Liverpool (6), Blackburn Rovers (77), Aston Villa (35), Tottenham Hotspur (14) [10]
9 Schmeichel, PeterPeter Schmeichel 310 129 0.42 Manchester United (113), Aston Villa (7), Manchester City (9) [11]
10 Howard, TimTim Howard 381 128 0.34 Manchester United (16), Everton (112) [12][13]
11 Given, ShayShay Given 442 116 0.26 Blackburn Rovers (1), Newcastle United (91), Manchester City (15), Aston Villa (9) [14]
12 Hart, JoeJoe Hart 277 110 0.40 Manchester City (100), Birmingham City (10) [15]-
13 Sørensen, ThomasThomas Sørensen 364 109 0.30 Sunderland (36), Aston Villa (46), Stoke City (27) [16]
= Jääskeläinen, JussiJussi Jääskeläinen 436 109 0.25 Bolton Wanderers (89), West Ham United (20) [17]
(Bold denotes goalkeeper currently playing in Premier League)
(Italics denote goalkeeper currently playing outside the Premier League)
Statistics correct as of 31 October 2015.

Milestones

Milestone Player Match Date
1st clean sheet Tim Flowers Southampton 0–0 Tottenham Hotspur 15 August 1992
Erik Thorstvedt Southampton 0–0 Tottenham Hotspur 15 August 1992
50th clean sheet Peter Schmeichel Manchester United 3–0 Arsenal 22 March 1995
100th clean sheet Peter Schmeichel Crystal Palace 0–3 Manchester United 27 April 1998
150th clean sheet David James Portsmouth 0–0 Everton 1 December 2007

Consecutives

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 November 2004 – 15 March 2005 2004–05
8 Jose 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

References

  1. ^ "van der Sar record" 9 September 2013. Independent.
  2. ^ "Petr Čech" 11 February 2014. Premier League.
  3. ^ "Petr Čech statistical record" 30 August 2015. Chelseafc.com
  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. ^ "Jose Reina" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  9. ^ "Edwin Van der Sar" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  10. ^ "Brad Friedel" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  11. ^ "Peter Schmeichel" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  12. ^ "Tim Howard" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  13. ^ "Everton Premier League clean sheets" 27 December 2013. Premier League.
  14. ^ "Shay Given" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  15. ^ "Joe Hart" 25 May 2015. Premier League.
  16. ^ "Thomas Sørensen" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  17. ^ "Jussi Jääskeläinen" 26 March 2015. Premier League.
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