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Five goalkeepers with the most clean sheets in PL history

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The team's defensive unit claims a clean sheet only if they have provided to keep out the opposite team from netting a score. Goalkeepers and defenders are most commonly in charge, earning credit for one as it's their main responsibility.

Chelsea v Sunderland - Premier League
Courtois is the current Golden Glove holder

The goalkeeper with the most clean sheets in a single season is awarded the Golden Glove for his achievements. However, since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, only a handful of goalkeepers have consistently performed well over the course of multiple seasons racking up clean sheets.

Here, we take a look at five goalkeepers with the most in PL history.  

#5 Nigel Martyn: 138 clean sheets

England v Italy
Martyn in goal for England v Italy

Retired England international and Premier League goalkeeper, Nigel Martyn began his career in 1987 at Bristol Rovers. In 1989, Crystal Palace offered Bristol Rovers £1m for the Englishman's services - he then became the first million pound goalkeeper signing.

Developing his career and ability at Palace, Martyn made his mark for the south London club and earned an opportunity to represent his country. After spending seven years at Palace, including plenty of great memories as well as his impressive clean sheet tally, Leeds chairman Howard Wilkinson completed a record £2.5m deal for him.

Seamlessly transitioning into his new surroundings in 1996, Leeds proved to be the perfect fit for him. With solid goalkeeping displays, he continued to rack up clean sheets before eventually leaving to join Everton in 2003 with the possibility of more playing opportunities on Merseyside.

This was where he remained before announcing his retirement after three seasons at Goodison Park, having made a total 372 Premier League appearances across three clubs in England's top tier.

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