Premier League Golden Glove
|Premier League Golden Glove|
Joe Hart is the joint highest winner of the Golden Glove award with four.
|Awarded for||The most clean sheets in a given Premier League season|
|Presented by||The Football Association|
|Golden Glove||Petr Čech|
|Most awards||Petr Čech & Joe Hart (4)|
|Most Consecutive Wins||3 (Pepe Reina, Joe Hart)|
|Most number of clean sheets||21 (Petr Čech; 2005, Edwin van der Sar; 2009)|
|Most consecutive clean sheets||14 (Edwin van der Sar; 2009)|
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. 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.
The Premier League Golden Glove was first awarded in 2005, Petr Čech was the inaugural recipient. Čech and Joe Hart have 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 award the most.Čech and Hart's four awards mean Czech and English goalkeepers have won the Golden Glove the most, ahead of Spain with three. Both Pepe Reina and Hart have won the award in three consecutive seasons, which is a record.
Čech set the record for matches without conceding a goal 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 Čech'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 Čech's Premier League record (1,025 minutes), Steve Death's Football League record (1,103 minutes) and the all-time league record in Britain (1,155 minutes) for most consecutive scoreless minutes. Čech, is the current recipient of the award, having conceded no goals in 16 matches during the 2015–16 season despite having missed 4 games through injury.
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. The first, and so far current, sponsors of the Golden Glove competition have been Barclays, the sponsor of the Premier League since 2004.
The Premier League announced on 4 June 2015 that it would not pursue any further title sponsorship deals beyond the existing agreement to the end of the 2015–16 season, arguing that they wanted to build a "clean" brand for the competition more in line with those of major U.S. sports leagues.
|Indicates multiple award winners in the same season|
|Denotes the club were Premier League champions in the same season|
|2004–05||Cech, PetrPetr Čech||Czech Republic||Chelsea||21|||
|2005–06||Reina, PepePepe Reina||Spain||Liverpool||20|||
|2006–07||Reina, PepePepe Reina||Spain||Liverpool||19|||
|2007–08||Reina, PepePepe Reina||Spain||Liverpool||18|||
|2008–09||van der Sar, EdwinEdwin van der Sar||Netherlands||Manchester United||21|||
|2009–10||Cech, PetrPetr Čech||Czech Republic||Chelsea||17|||
|2010–11||Hart, JoeJoe Hart||England||Manchester City||18|||
|2011–12||Hart, JoeJoe Hart||England||Manchester City||17|||
|2012–13||Hart, JoeJoe Hart||England||Manchester City||18|||
|2013–14||Cech, PetrPetr Čech||Czech Republic||Chelsea||16|||
|2013–14||Szczęsny, WojciechWojciech Szczęsny||Poland||Arsenal||16|||
|2014–15||Hart, JoeJoe Hart||England||Manchester City||14|||
|2015–16||Cech, PetrPetr Čech||Czech Republic||Arsenal||16|
Awards won by nationality
Awards won by club
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