There have been so many instances where goalkeepers are not given their due credit. Just because they could not save the goal of their opponents. Their contribution to the game often gets unnoticed and even after being such a crucial part of the match they are often criticized for their smallest mistakes. There have been many goalkeepers who have proven their worth and value many times. Moreover, they didn’t let anyone pick up their fingers against them. A clean sheet in football is the situation when the goalkeeper does not let the opponents score any goal. Here is a list of the top 5 players with the most clean sheets in Premier League history.
5. Nigel Martyn (137)
Antony Nigel Martyn was born on 11 August 1966. He is an English retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1987 until 2006. He kept 137 clean sheets in 372 appearances. Martyn has an incredible clean sheet percentage of 40.99%. He has kept clean sheets for the following team: Leeds United (82), Everton (30), Crystal Palace (25)
4. David Seaman (141)
David Andrew Seaman was born on19 September 1963. He is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. David is most popular for his time in Arsenal. He won 75 caps for England and has made the second-most appearances after Peter Shilton. Seaman has kept 141 clean sheets in 344 appearances. He kept clean sheets for the following teams: Arsenal (138), Manchester City (3).
3. Mark Schwarzer (151)
Mark Schwarzer OAM was born on 6 October 1972. He is an Australian former professional association footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Mark represented Australia at the international level from 1993 to 2013 and was selected for both the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. He is one of the greatest Premier League goalkeepers of all time. He kept 151 clean sheets in 514 appearances. Mark kept clean sheets for the following teams: Middlesbrough (92), Fulham (56), Chelsea (2), Leicester City (1)
2. David James (169)
David Benjamin James MBE was born on 1 August 1970. He is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. His most recent position was a manager at Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League in 2018. He is also a pundit on BT Sport’s football coverage. He has kept 169 clean sheets in 572 Premier League appearances. The teams he kept clean sheets are: Liverpool (72), Portsmouth (39), Aston Villa (21), Manchester City (19), West Ham United (18)
1. Petr Čech (202)
Petr Čech was born on 20 May 1982. He is a Czech former professional footballer who is a technical and performance advisor for the English club Chelsea. He also plays semi-professional ice hockey as a goaltender for Guildford Phoenix. Described by numerous players, pundits and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers in history, he is argued, alongside Peter Schmeichel, to be the greatest goalkeeper in Premier League history. He has kept the most clean sheets in Premier League history (202) in 443 appearances. He has kept clean sheets for Chelsea (162) and Arsenal (40).