Goalkeepers with highest clean sheets in Premier League history


5) Nigel Martyn: 138 clean sheets

Nigel Martyn became the 1st million pound goalkeeper when Crystal Palace signed him from Bristol Rovers in 1989. He stayed at Palace, where he developed into an excellent goalkeeper also representing the Three Lions during that time. After staying at Palace for seven years, Martyn moved to Leeds for a fee of 2.5 million Euros. He continued to perform for Leeds, further amassing more clean sheets and joined Everton in the summer of ’03, which proved to be his last club before retiring due to an ankle injury. He made more than 600 appearances in his career with more than half coming in the Premier League.


4) David Seaman: 142 clean sheets

The 6ft 3in goalkeeper began his illustrious career with Leeds, though, left the club without making an appearance to join Peterborough United making 91 appearances. Brief spells for Birmingham and QPR followed before the move to Arsenal, which revolutionised his career. He was one of the few players to play for Arsenal both before and during the Wenger Era, making more than 400 appearances for the Gunners. He established himself as one of the world’s best at Highbury in a 13-year spell. He joined Manchester City in ’03 before retiring a year later.


3) Mark Schwarzer: 152 clean-sheets

A premier league winner with Chelsea, Mark Schwarzer is best recognised for his time with Middlesbrough after some brief spells with Kaiserslautern and Bradford City. For Borough, Schwarzer played over 350 games in an 11-year period, before joining Fulham. Throughout his career, Schwarzer remained a top and reliable goalkeeper, which earned him a move to Chelsea. He ended his career with Leicester City and was remarkably a part of their title-winning side as well. He is the oldest player to have played in the knockout stages of the Champions League.


2) David James: 169 clean sheets

England’s no1 during his heyday, David James played for numerous clubs in the Premier League. The most productive of those was at Liverpool where he stayed at for seven years before moving to Aston Villa. James also played for Portsmouth for four years making more than 100 appearances in the process. The 6ft 4in, unfortunately, was declared bankrupt in 2014, after a divorce with his wife, Tanya. He even had to resort to selling his stuff for paying off the debt. The ex-England international currently works for BT Sport as a football pundit.


1) Petr Cech: 194 clean-sheets

Cech is one of the few players to have played for both Chelsea and Arsenal; who is loved by both sections of fans. Indeed, Petr Cech is one of the most celebrated goalkeepers in the football world. The Czech Republic goalkeeper was part of the most successful era of Chelsea under Roman Abramovich, winning four league titles. Cech played a crucial part in the Champions League final win, saving Ivica Olic and Bastian Schweinsteiger’s penalty in Munich in 2012. It was his brilliant service for the Blues that convinced Chelsea to let him go to Arsenal, where he has continued to perform admirably.