According to the world of football, when a goalkeeper is able to keep a clean sheet means, he or she is able to prevent the opponent from scoring.
Since the formation of English Premier League (EPL), most goalkeepers strive hard to achieve this. To no avail has most goalkeepers being able make it. Check the top 16 goalkeepers in EPL to break a tie to 100+ Clean Sheets in Premier League history.
Petr Cech kept the most Clean sheet of 202 from 443 appearances which constitute a 45.60%. David James followed by 169 from 572 appearances which constitute a 29.55%. Mark Schwarzer followed closely by 151 out of 514 appearances which constitute a 29.38%. David Seaman came with 141 out of 344 appearances which constitute a 40.99%. Nigel Martyn had 137 out of 372 appearances constituting 36.83%. Pepe Reina was able to get 136 out of 297 appearances had 42.79%
With Edwin van de Sar (313 appearances), Tim Howard (399 appearances) and Brad Friedel (450 appearances), they all have the same 132 clean sheets with 42.17%, 33.08% and 29.33% respectively. Comparing their appearances and number of clean sheet kept, Edwin van de Sar will be the stand out in this category.
Peter Schmeichel kept a total of 128 out of 310 appearances constituting a percentage of 41.29%. Peter Schmeichel is the first goalkeeper to reach 100 clean sheets in Premier League history. Joe Hart followed closely with 127 out of 340 appearances with a percentage of 37.35%. David de Gea who is the only goalkeeper to stay in an English team and got 122 clean sheets with 339 appearances constituting 35.99%
Following David de Gea is Shay Given who kept 113 clean sheets with 25.06% out of 451 appearances. Jussi Albert Jääskeläinen follow suit with 108 clean sheets out of 436 appearances with almost 24.80%. Thomas Sørensen who is a Danish footballer being the 15th on the list made 107 clean sheets with 29.40% out of 364 appearances and finally Hugo Lloris who is the current goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspurs with 104 clean sheets out of 298 and with 34.90%.
Making it an exciting moment in history of Premier League, some of them continue to maintain these legacies. Let's wait to see the new records some of these goalkeepers will set or maintain in the upcoming face of football.
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