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5 Premier League goalkeepers with the most clean sheets in a single season

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Manchester United's David De Gea won the Golden Glove award last season.
Manchester United's David De Gea won the Golden Glove award last season.

Being a goalkeeper is probably the most difficult and most underrated role anyone can have on a football pitch. All it takes is one slip up and you go from hero to zero in a flash.

Football, 'The Beautiful Game,' as we've known it, is budging more and more towards becoming an attacking game with each passing day with managers devising innovative strategies to put pressure on the opposition's defense, especially the goalie.

So, it is easy to conclude that the most difficult task in the modern fast-paced and aggressive era of football is to keep a clean sheet.

They say scoring goals wins you games. Well, the thing is you can always score more goals - you have 90 minutes plus injury time, but once you concede a goal, the clean sheet is gone for good and all you can do is wait for the next match.

Goalkeepers who can manage to fight off all the odds stacked against them and make a habit of keeping clean sheets consistently, end up establishing themselves as icons.

The Premier League has seen a lot of such icons plying their trade between the sticks for some of the best clubs over the years.

So, we take a look at the top 5 goalkeepers with the highest number of clean sheets in the Premier League's history.


#5 Pepe Reina - 20 Clean Sheets (2005-06 season)

Pepe Reina was the top goalkeeper in England for three consecutive seasons.
Pepe Reina was the top goalkeeper in England for three consecutive seasons.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who now plays for Italian club AC Milan, was at one point of time at the top of the Premier League because of his brilliant shot-stopping abilities.

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He won the PL Golden Glove award on three consecutive occasions from 2006 to 2008, managing to keep a career-best 20 clean sheets in the 2005-06 season for the Reds as they finished third in the league.

Till date, no other Liverpool #1 has managed to achieve the figure, but the Brazilian Alisson Becker can change things if he manages a shutout in 5 of the remaining 10 games of the season.

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