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. 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.
Pepe Reina, Joe Hart and Petr Čech have each won the award on three occasions, the most times out of all keepers. Both Reina and Hart achieved this in three consecutive seasons, setting another record for most consecutive awards. 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 reaching 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. Čech and Wojciech Szczęsny are the most recent players to win the award.