Premier League Golden Glove

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Pepe Reina wearing a yellow long-sleeved goalkeeper's shirt with the Liverpool FC, Adidas and Carlsberg logos printed on the front, along with goalkeeper gloves, yellow shorts and socks, and white cleats.
Joe Hart – wearing a red long-sleeved goalkeeper's shirt of the England national football team featuring the "Three Lions" and Umbro logo, gold star and the number 1, along with red shorts and socks, and white cleats – looks towards the right while clutching a football in his right hand.
Pepe Reina (left) and Joe Hart (right) have won the most consecutive Golden Glove awards 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. Originally, the Golden Glove could only be won outright by a single player. Should there have been a tie in the number of clean sheets, the goalkeeper with the superior clean sheets-to-games ratio received the award.[1] However, starting in the 2013–14 season, the Golden Glove can now be shared by goalkeepers with an equal number of clean sheets, regardless of the number of games they played.[2]

The Premier League was founded in 1992, when the clubs of the First Division left The Football League. They established a new commercially independent league in order to negotiate their own broadcast and sponsorship agreements.[3] Individual awards for players were soon created, with the Golden Boot presented at the end of the inaugural season,[4] and the Premier League Player of the Season award first bestowed the two seasons later.[5][6] However, it took over a decade to elapse before the Premier League Golden Glove was first awarded in 2005.[7][8]

Pepe Reina, Joe Hart and Petr Čech have each won the award on three occasions, the most times out of all keepers.[7] Both Reina and Hart achieved this in three consecutive seasons, setting another record for most consecutive awards.[8][9] Čech set the record for most clean sheets in a single season – with 21 – to win the inaugural award in 2005.[10] This feat was equalled by Edwin van der Sar during the 2008–09 season,[11] who also surpassed Cech's previous record of 10 consecutive clean sheets by reaching 14.[12] During his streak, Van der Sar went 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal.[13] In the process, he broke Cech's Premier League record (1,025 minutes),[14] Steve Death's English football league record (1,103 minutes)[15] and the all-time league record in Britain (1,155 minutes)[16] 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.[17] Čech and Wojciech Szczęsny are the most recent players to win the award.[2]

Winners[edit]

Petr Cech wearing a rugby style headgear, a volt-green long-sleeved goalkeeper's shirt with the Chelsea FC, Adidas and Samsung logos printed on the front and Premier League champions patches on the sleeves, goalkeeper gloves, black shorts with a number 1 on the left-leg side and Chelsea logo on the right-leg side, and volt-green socks.
Petr Čech won the inaugural Premier League Golden Glove in 2005 and is the most recent player to win the award (along with Wojciech Szczęsny).
Edwin van der Sar wearing a yellow long-sleeved goalkeeper's shirt with the Manchester United FC, Nike and AIG logos printed on the front, goalkeeper gloves, black shorts with a number 1 and Nike logo on the left-leg side and Man United logo on the right-leg side, white socks, and black and red cleats.
Edwin van der Sar, the 2009 winner, set new Premier League records with 14 consecutive clean sheets and 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal.
Key
Player (X) Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)
dagger Indicates multiple award winners in the same season
§ Denotes the club were Premier League champions in the same season
Premier League Golden Glove winners
Season Player Nationality Club Clean sheets Ref(s)
2004–05 Čech, PetrPetr Čech  Czech Republic Chelsea§ 21 [10]
2005–06 Reina, PepePepe Reina  Spain Liverpool 20 [1]
2006–07 Reina, PepePepe Reina (2)  Spain Liverpool 19 [1]
2007–08 Reina, PepePepe Reina (3)  Spain Liverpool 18 [18][19]
2008–09 van der Sar, EdwinEdwin van der Sar  Netherlands Manchester United§ 21 [20]
2009–10 Čech, PetrPetr Čech (2)  Czech Republic Chelsea§ 17 [1]
2010–11 Hart, JoeJoe Hart  England Manchester City 18 [21][22]
2011–12 Hart, JoeJoe Hart (2)  England Manchester City§ 17 [23]
2012–13 Hart, JoeJoe Hart (3)  England Manchester City 18 [9][24]
2013–14dagger Čech, PetrPetr Čech (3)  Czech Republic Chelsea 16 [2]
2013–14dagger Szczęsny, WojciechWojciech Szczęsny  Poland Arsenal 16 [2]

Awards won by nationality[edit]

Country Total
 Czech Republic 3
 Spain 3
 England 3
 Netherlands 1
 Poland 1

Awards won by club[edit]

Club Total
Chelsea 3
Liverpool 3
Manchester City 3
Arsenal 1
Manchester United 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General

Specific

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