Every team on the planet needs a world-class goalkeeper.
It’s almost impossible for a side to challenge for silverware without a reliable presence between the posts.
Just look at Liverpool’s success since they replaced Loris Karius with Alisson Becker…
Over the past 20 years, there have been a plethora of amazing shot-stoppers, some of the best to have ever played the game in fact.
But how do they rank in terms of clean sheets kept? Well, you’re about to find out. Below, we’ve provided the 25 goalkeepers with the most clean sheets to their name since the year 2000.
All data sourced from Transfermarkt.
25. Kasper Schmeichel
Clean sheets – 205
The 33-year-old is one of the best ‘keepers in the world at Leicester, following in the footsteps of his father, Peter!
24. Mark Schwarzer
Clean sheets – 207
One of the Premier League’s finest. The Australian was a permanent fixture between the posts for Middlesbrough and then Fulham between 1997 and 2013.
23. Andreas Isaksson
Clean sheets – 210
Sweden’s former number one enjoyed his best domestic days at PSV Eindhoven. The 38-year-old retired from the professional game in 2018.
22. Silvio Proto
Clean sheets – 212
The 37-year-old excelled at Anderlecht between 2005 and 2016 and the Belgian is still on the books at Lazio.
21. Artur Boruc
Clean sheets – 215
A bit of a surprise to see the Bournemouth man in the top 25, but then you remember the Pole’s immensely successful spell at Celtic between 2005 and 2010.
20. Julio Cesar
Clean sheets – 216
Inter Milan and Brazil’s former number one was a mighty fine player in his prime. The 40-year-old announced his retirement back in 2018.
19. Thibaut Courtois
Clean sheets – 218
The fact Courtois is still just 28 and already 19th on this list is impressive. The Belgian is now excelling at Real Madrid and will be flying up the order in no time at all.
=17. Steve Mandanda
Clean sheets – 219
The Frenchman is still going strong with Marseille, enjoying a stellar personal campaign in 2019/20.
=17. Volkan Demirel
Clean sheets – 219
The Turk was a mainstay in Fenerbahce’s team for 17 years after his debut in 2002. Demirel announced his retirement last year.
16. Joe Hart
Clean sheets – 223
A bit of a laughing stock these days, but Hart’s statistics warrant some respect be put on his name. At Manchester City, the Englishman was one of the very best in the world.
15. Samir Handanovic
Clean sheets – 230
Still one of the finest goalkeepers in the business with Inter Milan. Amazingly, his Slovenian countryman Jan Oblak doesn’t make the top 25.
14. Allan McGregor
Clean sheets – 240
A Rangers legend and the Scotsman is still a regular in Steven Gerrard’s team at the age of 38.
13. Tim Howard
Clean sheets – 242
A candidate for the most underrated goalkeeper of the Premier League era. The American’s stint with Everton between 2006 and 2016 was enormously successful.
12. Rui Patricio
Clean sheets – 244
A Sporting Lisbon icon, Portugal’s number one and currently smashing it at Wolves. Is it any surprise to see Patricio in 12th? Absolutely not.
11. Hugo Lloris
Clean sheets – 253
France’s World Cup-winning captain and arguably Tottenham’s greatest ever goalkeeper. There’s still time for Lloris to get himself into the top 10 as well.