Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced that this will be his last season in top-flight football. The 36-year-old shot-stopper has lost his first team place to 26-year-old Bernd Leno. The Czech Republic legend has lifted all trophies available in club level especially during his successful spell with Chelsea. He leaves behind few records that will be tough to break for many years to come. The likes of Ederson, David De Gea, Kepa and Alisson Becker can only dream about his numbers and achievements. Today, we want to see who else joins him in this special list of best keepers in English football by clean sheets.
Petr Cech Statement released on Twitter today;
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) January 15, 2019
7. Edwin van der Sar- 132 Clean Sheets
Happy Birthday Edwin Van Der Sar 🎉
🏟 313 PL Appearances
⛔️ 132 Clean Sheets
He Still Holds The Record For The Most Consecutive PL Games Without Conceding (14) ❌ pic.twitter.com/ULejTF1fjs
— Premier League Statman ⚽️ (@EPLStatman) October 29, 2018
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. Others with 132 clean sheets include USA duo, Tim Howard and Brad Friedel.
6. Pepe Reina- 134 Clean Sheets
Happy Birthday Pepe Reina 🎉
He kept 134 clean sheets in 285 PL Appearances for Liverpool ⛔️ pic.twitter.com/8P89wKvBLa
— Premier League Statman ⚽️ (@EPLStatman) August 31, 2018
AC Milan second choice 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
#OnThisDay in 1989, Nigel Martyn became the first £1million goalkeeper when he moved from Bristol Rovers to Crystal Palace.
29 years later, the record's gone up just a bit.
£70m, to be exact 📈 pic.twitter.com/omuNhHzUfR
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 15, 2018
Former Crystal Palace and Leeds United goalkeeper Nigel Martyn may not have big names like everybody else in 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
Happy Birthday David Seaman 🎉
🏟 344 PL Appearances
❌ 140 Clean Sheets
🏆 3 League Titles (2 PL)
🏆 4 FA Cups
🏆 1 League Cup
What a save this was in the FA Cup ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/oFnJlKygaZ
— Premier League Statman ⚽️ (@EPLStatman) September 19, 2018
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.