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Goalkeepers With Most Clean Sheets in Premier League History

Goalkeepers With Most Clean Sheets in Premier League History

The Premier League, in its history, has seen some of the best players of the game dazzle the fans with their games. This includes brilliant goalscorers, expert playmakers, robust defenders and the unbeatable goalkeepers. Among these, it is the last group of players whose job is to stop the most anticipated part of a game, i.e. goals. 

In the Premier League, some goalkeepers achieved legendary status, becoming an integral part of multiple title-winning squads. And is the case with top goalkeepers; the better they are usually, the more clean sheets they have. For a shot-stopper, a clean sheet is equivalent to a hat trick, as it ensures that in a league match, the team doesn’t end up on the losing side.

So, here is the list of goalkeepers with the most clean sheets in the history of the Premier League.

Edwin van der Sar- 132, Fulham and Manchester United 

Before David de Gea, Edwin van der Sar manned the Manchester United goal. The Dutch goalkeeper started his career at Ajax, where he would win 14 trophies before leaving for Juventus, where he would spend his next three years. From there, he finally made his way to the Premier League by joining Fulham.

He would spend four years at Craven Cottage, helping the club win the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002. His performance caught the interest of Sir Alex Ferguson, who signed him in 2005, and for the next six years, he would win 11 trophies. This included four Premier League titles, three Community Shields, two Football League Cups, one UEFA Champions League, and one FIFA Club World Cup. He ended his Premier League career with 132 clean sheets.

Tim Howard- 132 Manchester United and Everton 

Tim Howard remains one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League era. Howard started his career in his native country with the North Jersey Imperials. Howard would then join MetroStars, where his impressive performances led Manchester United to sign him in 2003. However, he played second fiddle mostly to Edwin van der Sar for the next five years.

And after five years of playing as the second man, Howard left Manchester for Everton. Here, he would have the best time of his career as he kept multiple clean sheets. While he failed to win any trophies at Goodison Park, Howard kept more than 100 clean sheets, eventually ending his Premier League with 132 clean sheets to his name.

Brad Friedel- 132, Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa Tottenham 

Brad Friedel has a Premier League career that spanned close to two decades, from…

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