Premier League has had many superstars in the form of Rooney, Aguero, Kane, Vardy, etc. But the real superstars are Man United's veteran Edwin Van der Saar, Czech Republic's Petr Cech Englishman Joe Hart, current Spanish wonder David de Gea and many more. They are known for their excellent goal saving prowess. The number of clean sheets they have is probably more than imaginable. It's is amazing to see their utmost dedication in guarding the post like a true warrior. Here are some big names in the PL with the most number of clean sheets:
|1||Petr Cech||Chelsea, Arsenal||443||202|
|2||David James||Liverpool, Manchester City, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Aston Villa||572||169|
|3||Mark Schwarzer||Middlesbrough, Fulham, Chelsea, Leicester City||514||151|
|4||David Seaman||Arsenal, Manchester City||344||140|
|5||Nigel Martyn||Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Everton||372||137|
|7||Edwin Van der Saar||Fulham, Manchester United||313||132|
|8||Tim Howard||Manchester United, Everton||399||132|
|9||Brad Friedel||Liverpool, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur||450||132|
|10||Peter Schmeichel||Manchester United, Manchester City, Aston Villa||310||128|
|11||Joe Hart||Manchester City, Birmingham City, West Ham United, Burnley||340||127|
|12||Shay Given||Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Manchester City, Aston Villa||451||113|
The tall, headgear wearing superstar from the Czech Republic is a wonder for all fans, especially for Chelsea fans. His Golden years with the Blues was a sight worth witnessing. His amazing display of class on the post was deadly and gelled well with the lethal attacking play from the club for years. An astonishing 162 clean sheets for them proved his supremacy for years till he lost his place owing to the rose of Thibaut Courtois.
He joined the side for £7 million, which was a club record at that time. He is considered as one of the greatest keepers in this era, and arguably the best in the Premier League. He was awarded the Golden Globe four times, which is a joint record. He was also a part of four of their five PL title wins.
Even his national records are wonderful. He has the most number of caps and also played almost every tournament the country has been part of. He has virtually won every National award. He currently plays for Arsenal. Though the 36 year old is no longer in his prime, he is still a lethal weapon for the Gunners.
The Englishman played a lot of matches in England, and was a part of many top flight clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City. Having started his career with Watford, James went on to feature in the Premier League for Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City and Portsmouth. He once held the clean sheets record until Cech surpassed him.
In the national colors, he played under the shadow of David Seaman for many years, which hampered his international career. In fact, he made his presence felt in 2005, but couldn't make much of an impact. The 48 year old, after retiring, came to India and coached the side Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League.
The former Australian keeper played at the top level for almost 20 years and had a great Premier League career. He played for many clubs like Middlesbrough, Fulham and Chelsea.He has the third most number of clean sheets, a majority of them for Middlesbrough. He saved an important penalty in the 2004-05 season against Man City to ensure qualification into the UEFA cup.
After a short stint with Fulham, he joined Chelsea, aged 41. He also became the oldest player to represent them and also play the Champions League. He further moved to Leicester City in 2015 but was released within a year. He played for nearly 20 years in national colors, playing in both the 2006 and 2010 World Cup as the first choice keeper, before hanging his boots in 2013.