List of Premier League goalkeepers with 100 or more clean sheets

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David James has kept the most Premier League clean sheets, with 170 in 572 matches

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. David James holds the current record for most clean sheets with 170.
Petr Čech in the 2004-05 season hold the record for most clean sheets kept in a single season with 24. the records for consecutive clean sheets were set with Čech becoming the first goalkeeper to keep 10 consecutive clean sheets, since Van der Sar eclipsed this with 14 set in 2008-09.[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.

Players[edit]

List of Premier League goalkeepers with 100 or more clean sheets
Rank Player Apps Clean
sheets
Average Club(s) Ref.
1 England James, DavidDavid James 572 170 0.30 Liverpool (72), Aston Villa (21), West Ham (18), Manchester City (20), Portsmouth (39) [2]
2 Czech Republic Čech, PetrPetr Čech 332 166 0.50 Chelsea (166) [3]
3 Australia Schwarzer, MarkMark Schwarzer 514 152 0.30 Middlesbrough (93), Fulham (56), Chelsea (2), Leicester City (1) [4]
4 England Seaman, DavidDavid Seaman 344 142 0.41 Arsenal (138), Manchester City (4) [5]
5 England Martyn, NigelNigel Martyn 372 138 0.37 Crystal Palace (25), Leeds United (82), Everton (31) [6]
6 Spain Reina, JoseJose Reina 285 134 0.47 Liverpool (134) [7]
= Netherlands Van der Sar, EdwinEdwin Van der Sar 314 134 0.43 Fulham (42), Manchester United (92) [8]
8 United States Friedel, BradBrad Friedel 450 132 0.29 Liverpool (6), Blackburn Rovers (77), Aston Villa (35), Tottenham Hotspur (14) [9]
9 Denmark Schmeichel, PeterPeter Schmeichel 310 129 0.42 Manchester United (113), Aston Villa (7), Manchester City (9) [10]
10 United States Howard, TimTim Howard 372 125 0.33 Manchester United (16), Everton (109) [11] [12]
11 Republic of Ireland Given, ShayShay Given 442 116 0.26 Blackburn Rovers (1), Newcastle United (91), Manchester City (15), Aston Villa (9) [13]
12 Denmark Sørensen, ThomasThomas Sørensen 364 109 0.30 Sunderland (36), Aston Villa (46), Stoke City (27) [14]
13 Finland Jääskeläinen, JussiJussi Jääskeläinen 436 109 0.25 Bolton Wanderers (89), West Ham United (20) [15]
14 England Hart, JoeJoe Hart 267 104 0.38 Manchester City (94), Birmingham City (10) [16]
(Bold denotes goalkeeper currently playing in Premier League)
(Italics denote goalkeeper currently playing outside the Premier League)
Statistics correct as of 9 May 2015.

Milestones[edit]

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

Consecutives[edit]

Games Player Club Dates Season(s)
14 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar Manchester United 22 November 2008 – 18 February 2009 2008-09
10 Czech Republic Petr Čech Chelsea 18 November 2004 – 15 March 2005 2004-05
8 Spain Jose Reina Liverpool 29 October 2005 – 28 December 2005 2005-06
8 Czech Republic Petr Čech Chelsea 31 January 2007 – 7 April 2007 2006-07
7 Wales Neville Southall Everton 1 November 1994 – 17 December 1994 1994-95
7 Denmark Peter Schmeichel Manchester United 8 May 1997 – 30 August 1998 1996-97 - 1997-98
7 Wales Paul Jones Southampton 13 January 2001 – 17 March 2001 2000-01
6 Austria Alex Manninger Arsenal 31 January 1998 – 14 March 1998 1997-98
6 Czech Republic Petr Čech Chelsea 30 April 2005 – 17 September 2005 2004-05 - 2005-06
6 Spain David De Gea Manchester United 2 February 2013 – 30 March 2013 2012-13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "van der Sar record" 9 September 2013. Independent.
  2. ^ "David James" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  3. ^ "Petr Čech"11 February 2014. Premier League.
  4. ^ "Mark Schwarzer" 26 March 2015. Premier League.
  5. ^ "David Seaman" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  6. ^ "Nigel Martyn" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  7. ^ "Jose Reina" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  8. ^ "Edwin Van der Sar" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  9. ^ "Brad Friedel" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  10. ^ "Peter Schmeichel" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  11. ^ "Tim Howard" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  12. ^ "Everton Premier League clean sheets" 27 December 2013. Premier League.
  13. ^ "Shay Given" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  14. ^ "Thomas Sørensen" 9 September 2013. Premier League.
  15. ^ "Jussi Jääskeläinen" 26 March 2015. Premier League.
  16. ^ "Joe Hart" 25 May 2015. Premier League.