10 Goalkeepers With Most Clean Sheets in Premier League History.
In football, one of the most underrated positions is the goalkeeper position. In my opinion, goalkeepers don’t get as much praise as they deserve. With the barrage of attacks they face during games, keeping clean sheets in games is an outstanding feat from them.
Speaking about clean sheets, it is one of the things that contributes to winning games, league titles and knockout competitions. In the Premier League, some goalkeepers have kept many clean sheets. At the moment, Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, Ederson of Manchester City and Alison of Liverpool are keeping clean sheets regularly.
Looking into the history books, these goalkeepers will have to do a lot more to match some of the best in Premier League history. In Premier League history, many goalkeepers have kept many clean sheets during their own playing days.
In this article, let us take a look at the 10 goalkeepers with the most clean sheets in history. Here we go.
10. Peter Schmeichel.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper is regarded as the greatest goalkeeper in Premier League history. Although he begins this list from the 10th spot with 128 clean sheets in the Premier League, he is undoubtedly the best in Premier League history.
9. Edwin Van Dar Sar.
Up next on this list is another former Manchester United great, Edwin Van Dar Sar. The former Netherlands international holds the record for the most consecutive clean sheets in Premier League history, with 14 straight clean sheets.
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That run of consecutive clean sheets earned him a staggering 1311 minutes of play without conceding any goal. However, he only managed 132 clean sheets while playing for the Red Devils and Fulham. He is also one of the greatest in the league.
8. Tim Howard.
Tim Howard was a popular goalkeeper at Everton during his playing career. Howard kept 132 clean sheets in the Premier League, the same as Edwin Van Dar Sar.
7. Brad Friedel.
Friedel was another goalkeeper who once played for Everton. The club based in Liverpool have been ever present in the Premier League. Before Brad Friedel retired, he had also kept 132 clean sheets.
6. Pepe Reina.
Pepe Reina is a former Liverpool first choice goalkeeper. The Spanish international is one of the best to have played in English football. Reina was able to keep 136 clean sheets while plying his trade in the Premier League.
5. Nigel Martyn.
Nigel Martyn is another goalkeeper who was very instrumental during his days. In the Premier League, he kept 137 clean sheets.
4. David Seaman.
The former Arsenal shot stopper kept 141 clean sheets while playing in the Premier League. Seaman ranks as one of the best goalkeepers in Premier League history.
3. Mark Schwarzer.
Mark Schwarzer was one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League during his time. He was in goal for a host of Premier League clubs. In all, he kept 151 clean sheets, which is the third best in Premier League history.
2. David James.
David James is undoubtedly one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the Premier League. He is more known for his time at Portsmouth. As a Premier League goalkeeper, James didn’t concede a single goal, in a staggering 169 of the matches he played in.
1. Petr Cech.
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The former Chelsea first choice goalkeeper holds the record for the highest number of clean sheets kept by a goalkeeper in Premier League history. He kept a ridiculous 202 clean sheets while playing for Chelsea and Arsenal. He remains the only goalkeeper to have reached at least 200 clean sheets.
He holds the record for the fewest goals conceded in a single Premier League season.