5 goalkeepers with the most clean-sheets in Bundesliga history
Germany is a country renowned for producing some of the game's best goalkeepers in recent years. With the likes of Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp and Manuel Neuer to name a few, Germany has a lot of depth in their goalkeeping department.
The Germans have always had top shot-stoppers in the past as well, with the likes of Harald Schumacher, Bodo Illgner, Andreas Kopke and Jens Lehmann to name a few, all representing Germany at World Cup.
Since the Bundesliga was founded in 1963, goalkeepers have recorded numerous clean sheets during the course of their careers in the league. However, here we take a look at five of the all-time record holders for the most shutouts in Bundesliga history.
#5 Ulrich Stein (146 clean sheets)
Former German goalkeeper and European Cup winner, Ulrich Stein began his career playing for Arminia Bielefeld in 1978. In two seasons he left Arminia Bielefeld to join Hamburger SV in 1980.
Stein would go on to spend seven years at the club, where he lifted the European Cup in 1983. Eintracht Frankfurt lured the talented shot-stopper away from Hamburger SV in 1987 as Stein would go on to represent the club for eight years.
With a reputation for sudden outbursts, Stein was involved in many controversies during his playing career, most notably when he was removed from the national team for referring to then manager Franz Beckenbauer as a laughing stock to the footballing community.
However, Stein was a good keeper who kept 146 clean sheets in 512 Bundesliga appearances and was part of the German squad that finished runners-up in the 1986 World Cup.