Premier League Golden Glove

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Joe Hart playing football.
Joe Hart has won the most Golden Glove awards, with four.

The Premier League Golden Glove is an annual association football award presented to the goalkeeper who has kept the most clean sheets (when a goalkeeper concedes no goals during a single match) 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, the goalkeeper with the superior clean sheets-to-games ratio received the award.[1] However, starting in the 2013–14 season, the Golden Glove is 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 to negotiate their own broadcast and sponsorship agreements.[3] In 2005, the Premier League Golden Glove was first awarded, with Petr Čech its inaugural recipient.[4][5] Joe Hart has won the award on four occasions, the most out of all goalkeepers. Hart played for Manchester City in each of his four winning seasons and they are the club that has received the most.[6] Hart's four awards mean English goalkeepers have won the Golden Glove the most, ahead of Spain and the Czech Republic with three. Both Pepe Reina and Hart have won the award in three consecutive seasons, which is the current record for consecutive awards.[5][7]

Čech set the record for matches without conceding a goal in a single season – with 21 – to win the inaugural award in 2005.[4] This feat was equalled by Edwin van der Sar during the 2008–09 season,[8] who also surpassed Čech's previous record of 10 consecutive clean sheets by reaching 14.[9] During his streak, Van der Sar went 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal.[8] In the process, he broke Čech's Premier League record (1,025 minutes),[10] Steve Death's Football League record (1,103 minutes)[11] and the all-time league record in Britain (1,155 minutes) for most consecutive scoreless minutes.[12] Hart, the current recipient of the award, conceded no goals in 14 matches during the 2014–15 season, the lowest total to have won the award. [13]

Winners[edit]

Petr Čech playing football.
Petr Čech won the inaugural Premier League Golden Glove in 2005.
Key
Club were Premier League champions 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 Cech, PetrPetr Čech Czech Republic ChelseaClub were Premier League champions 21 [4]
2005–06 Reina, PepePepe Reina Spain Liverpool 20 [1]
2006–07 Reina, PepePepe Reina Spain Liverpool 19 [14]
2007–08 Reina, PepePepe Reina Spain Liverpool 18 [15][16]
2008–09 van der Sar, EdwinEdwin van der Sar Netherlands Manchester UnitedClub were Premier League champions 21 [8][17]
2009–10 Cech, PetrPetr Čech Czech Republic ChelseaClub were Premier League champions 17 [1]
2010–11 Hart, JoeJoe Hart England Manchester City 18 [18][19]
2011–12 Hart, JoeJoe Hart England Manchester CityClub were Premier League champions 17 [20]
2012–13 Hart, JoeJoe Hart England Manchester City 18 [7][21]
2013–14 Cech, PetrPetr Čech Czech Republic Chelsea 16 [22]
Szczęsny, WojciechWojciech Szczęsny Poland Arsenal 16 [22]
2014–15 Hart, JoeJoe Hart England Manchester City 14 [13]

Awards won by nationality[edit]

Country Total
England 4
Czech Republic 3
Spain 3
Netherlands 1
Poland 1

Awards won by club[edit]

Club Total
Manchester City 4
Chelsea 3
Liverpool 3
Arsenal 1
Manchester United 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c Wilson, Steve (21 July 2008). "Petr Cech signs five year extension at Chelsea with Michael Essien set to follow". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Bird, Liviu (12 August 2013). "Premier League Preview: Top 5 goalkeepers to watch". NBC Sports (NBC Sports Group). Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hart grabs Golden Glove award". MCFC.co.uk. Manchester City F.C. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Booth, Mark (8 May 2013). "Three in a row for Golden Hart". MCFC.com (Manchester City FC). Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Mariner, James (1 June 2011). "Edwin van der Sar: A career in pictures". The Independent. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Van der Sar concedes following 14 clean sheets". FourFourTwo (Haymarket Media Group). 4 March 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Man Utd record delights Ferguson". BBC Sport (BBC). 27 January 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Where Are They Now? Reading 1978–79". The Football League Paper (London). 6 November 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  12. ^ Mole, Giles (18 February 2009). "Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar still lags behind European clean sheet record". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Aguero and Hart seal Golden Awards double for Man City". Premier League. 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  14. ^ Eaton, Paul (8 August 2007). "Reina nets goalkeeping award". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Reina collects Barclays Golden Glove Award". Premier League. 15 May 2008. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Pepe Reina picks up Barclays Premier League golden gloves prize". Liverpool Echo. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "English Premier League 2008–2009: Table". Statto. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "Hart handed Barclays Golden Glove". Premier League. 20 May 2011. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  19. ^ Clayton, David (8 May 2013). "Hart wins Golden Glove award". MCFC.com (Manchester City FC). Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Joe Hart wins Premier League Golden Glove award". Manchester Evening News. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "Stats Zone Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year". FourFourTwo (Haymarket Media Group). 31 May 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  22. ^ a b "Suarez and Pulis claim Barclays season awards". Premier League. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.