Pepe Reina(left) and Joe Hart(right) have won the most Golden Glove awards – both consecutively and overall – with three each.
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. For sponsorship purposes, it has been referred to as the Barclays Golden Glove since its inception during the 2004–05 season. Unlike the Premier League Golden Boot, which can be shared in the event of a tie, the Golden Glove is won outright by a single player. Should there be a tie in the number of clean sheets, the goalkeeper with the superior clean sheets-to-games ratio receives the award.
Pepe Reina and Joe Hart have each won the award on three occasions, the most times out of all players. Both goalkeepers achieved this in three consecutive seasons, setting another record for most consecutive awards.Petr Čech set the record for most clean sheets in a single season – with 21 – to win the inaugural award in 2005. This feat was equalled by Edwin van der Sar during the 2008–09 season, who also surpassed Cech's previous record of 10 consecutive clean sheets by achieving 14. During his streak, Van der Sar went 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal. In the process, he broke Cech's Premier League record (1,025 minutes),Steve Death's English football league record (1,103 minutes) and the all-time league record in Britain (1,155 minutes) for most consecutive scoreless minutes. Van der Sar's streak stands as the second longest in a European top football division – behind Dany Verlinden's 1,390 minutes – and the third longest in the world after Mazarópi's 1,816 minutes. Hart is the most recent player to win the award.