Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been nominated for the coveted PFA Premier League Player of the year award. The Spaniard has enjoyed another great year between the posts. He has kept a total of 16 clean sheets so far this season. If nothing changes in the next couple of matches, the Red Devil shot-stopper will lift the coveted Golden Gloves that has eluded him for so long. Today, we want to take a look at seven legendary goalkeepers he will need to beat to become the best in English Premier League history.
7.Edwin van der Sar- 133 Clean Sheets
Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar takes the 7th place in the Premier League goalkeepers hall of fame. The Dutch legendary shot-stopper kept 133 clean sheets in his career in England with the Red Devils and Fulham. He started his career with Ajax, before moving to Juventus. He played 130 times for his country Netherlands.
6. Pepe Reina- 134 Clean Sheets
What an atmosphere!!😍 go on reds!! #LIVMCI 💪🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Pepe Reina (@PReina25) January 14, 2018
Napoli number one goalkeeper Pepe Reina is a legend in Premier League despite the fact that he left several years ago. The Spaniard kept 134 clean sheets during his time at Liverpool. He has also played under Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich. It is clear he could’ve reached 200 if he was still playing in England today.
5. Nigel Martyn- 137 Clean Sheets
Nice touch from @andrearadri And @LUFC to send me this , honoured to be a part of the legends club . It says about a legends match , bit of hard work in the new year to get fit for it then 💪👊 pic.twitter.com/Mw7Ca2W4Dw
— Nigel Martyn (@nmartyn25) December 23, 2017
Former Crystal Palace and Leeds United goalkeeper Nigel Martyn may not have big names like everybody else on the list but he kept 137 clean sheets in his career. He started his career at Bristol Rovers in 1987 and ended it at Everton in 2006.
4. David Seaman- 140 Clean Sheets
Arsenal is certainly the home of record breakers because David Seaman also played for them. The former England number one kept 140 clean sheets in his career. He also played for Manchester City, and Queens Park Rangers. He was capped 75 times for Three Lions.