Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, many great goalkeepers have featured in the League. Keepers like Petr Cech, Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar have all contributed to their team's success both in domestic and international competition with their solid performances in goal.
Here in this article, you will see the top 10 goalkeepers with most clean sheet in the history of the UEFA Champions League.Currently, there are lots of goalkeeper that have amazing clean sheets records but yet to appear in the top 10 list of the UEFA champions league clean record.
1) Didier Drogba Son Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba is currently blessed with a talented young player who is currently following in the footsteps of his dad. The rising star player is currently a source of joy and happiness to Didier Drogba due to his development in his football career.
10. Fabien Barthez Without doubt the best French goalkeeper, Barthez first played for Olympique de Marseille and won the Champions League in 1993. In addition to being champion of France with Monaco and champion of England with Manchester United, he shines under the jersey of the France team.
At the age of 38 years and 264 days, Maarten Stekelenburg becomes the oldest ever player to play for the Netherlands at a World Cup / European Championship, overtaking Edwin van der Sar’s record set in 2008 (37 years, 236 days). Maarten Stekelenburg went three full seasons without playing a league game, also he hadn’t played for the Netherlands since 2016 but after covering for Ajax’s Andre Onana (who was banned for doping) this season, the 38-year-old is now back in goal for his country in a major championship.
Manchester United is considered one of the greatest football clubs in Europe. They have won all the major European trophies such as the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup, and English Premier League. In the year 2007, Manchester United literally had 11 legends in their starting squad.
In terms of being successful in international football, the Dutch team has achieved success in international football and has also gone a long way to establish itself as one of the footballing nations in the world. From safe hands, Van Der Sar to quick legs Arjen Robben, the Dutch team has seen some remarkable players, play in their national team and below is a list of the best players, to have come from Holland.
Former Super Eagles of Nigeria shot stopper, Vincent Enyeama was spectacular and world class during his senior career debut which spanned nearly 20 years for both club and country. Vincent Enyeama during his spell played for several clubs across the globe and was also a member of the Nigeria national team from the period of 2002 and 2015, and also served as the captain from 2013 till his official retirement from international football.
Casillas holds the record for most UEFA Champions League clean sheets with 59 in 177 games.The second goalkeeper on the list is Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus, who has 52 clean sheets in 124 games.While the next goalie on the list is Edwin Van der Sar, the former Manchester United goalie kept 51 clean sheets in 98 games.
The professional career of footballers is usually short; most footballers retire around the age of 35 to 40 years. Therefore, to stay in the sport, most of them venture into coaching or punditry. Over the years, there have been players who have gotten themselves one university degree or the other.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are undoubtedly two of the best footballers in the world. They have dominated the world of football and have competed for some of the most prestigious individual awards in football. Aside from both players' individual brilliance, which has helped them achieve so much success in football, The different set of players they have played with has also contributed to their success in football.
A top goalkeeper is the foundation of a good defense, and a good defense is essential to winning titles. With that in mind, here are the top five goalkeepers of the Premier League era. 5. David De Gea: 344 appearances, 123 clean sheets De Gea was chosen as the replacement for Edwin Van Der Sar by Sir Alex Ferguson, and the Spaniard is still the number one at Manchester United.
Former Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas is the goalkeeper who has kept the most clean sheets in the history of the Champions League. The Spaniard played 177 Champions League games and kept clean sheets in 59 of them. Former Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon has kept the second-highest number of clean sheets in the history of the Champions League.
On multiple occasions, footballers have been forced to play as goalkeepers due to a reason or another. Here are 5 outfield players who had no other choice but to play as goalkeepers for their team. (1)Harry Kane This player is one of football's finest strikers and he is also the captain of the English national team.
Golden gloves award is an award handed out to ‘keeper who finishes the season with the most clean sheets. However, keeping this record is a very fierce one. This award is presented to the keepers at the end of each campaign. Checkout the list of keeper with the most golden glove award.
1. Manchester United: 452 clean sheets United, the most successful team in Premier League history, is understandably at the top of this list, having dominated for much of the century under renowned manager Sir Alex Ferguson. To keep bringing trophies to Old Trafford, the Scot supervised transitions between many teams, with much of his victories built on a strong defensive unit that contributed to a league-high 452 clean sheets.
Throughout the latter half of the 2010s, David de Gea was regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world, where his magnificent goalkeeping helped Atletico Madrid win the UEFA Europa and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010, after then, the Spanish international made his way to Old Trafford on the 29th of June 2011, for a British record fee of £18.9 million for a goalkeeper, replacing United's legendary goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar as the new safest hand for Manchester United, where he has been occupying the NO:1 position for the club till today.
If there is one thing that Manchester United has been known for, it is the amount of goalkeeping talent and experience that the club has always had. The club has seen world class keepers come and go, Faces like Tim Howard, Edwin Van Der Sar, Fabian Barthez and Peter Schmeichel.
Gianluigi Buffon played for Parma from 1995 and stayed at the club till the summer of 2001, when he left the club of his youth to join Italian giants, Juventus for a record fee of around £32million. The Italian was signed by Juventus to replace Edwin van der Sar, who was set to leave Turin at that time.
It is no longer news that Cristiano Ronaldo has make a sensational return to old Trafford after spending twelve years away from the club. Ronaldo initially spent six years at united under Legendary Manger, Alex Ferguson. However, his most successful season at Manchester united came in the 2007-2008 season when he won the UEFA champions League title and later went on to win his first Ballon D'or and FIFA world player of the year following his exploits that year.