The Premier League has seen plenty of good goalkeeping talent, but the following players are at the top of the ladder. These are some of the best shot-stoppers to have graced the pitches of England.
A goalkeeper’s job is not easy as one mistake is all it takes to ruin a keeper’s match and in some instances, his career. However, these guys didn’t let the pressure get to them and have performed like true champions. Here is a list of the greatest Premier League keepers of all time:
#1 David Seaman
Arguably one the greatest keeper to have donned English colours, David Seaman was one of the Premier League’s most consistent shot-stoppers in the 90’s and the early 2000’s. Despite having quality defenders like Sol Campbell, Martin Keown, and Tony Adams, Arsenal were saved time and again by the Englishman’s heroics in front of goal. These spectacular performances solidified his position as England’s first-choice keeper, a role which he held for fourteen years.
Arsenal paid £1.3 million to secure his services in 1990. He remained in North London for thirteen years and made a whopping 405 appearances. Seaman was one of the primary reasons for the club’s Premier League and FA Cup doubles in the late 90s. Perhaps, the greatest save of all time was made by Seaman when he spectacularly palmed away a close-range Sheffield United header.
As far as personal accolades are concerned, the Englishman has won it all (well almost!) He was named in the 1996 UEFA Team of the Tournament and was also a part of the 1997 PFA Team of the Year.