“The first position is quite surprising because it is not the world’s top player.”
ONENEWS.MY.ID The role of the goalkeeper is often in the spotlight on the field. His brilliant action in the form of saving sometimes makes the guard a hero to his comrades. Moreover, when the rescue came in a critical situation.
Just look at Hassan Sunny’s action in the 2020 AFF Cup, which received a lot of praise for his incredible clean sheet statistics. There was also Nadeo Argawinata who became the hero of the Garuda squad when he was able to thwart a penalty from Singapore’s Faris Ramli in the final minute of the match.
On a more global scale, some great goalkeepers have written their names in Europe’s top leagues brilliantly as the most clean sheets collectors throughout 2021.
In this line there are popular names such as Ederson Moraes. The Manchester City goalkeeper is one of the best, even though he’s not at the top of the rankings
Without Ederson between the posts, Pep Guardiola’s side would not be the same. And, it’s not just because of the goalkeeper’s unique ability with the ball in his hands or feet. The former Benfica player is one of the best at securing restricted areas.
Whenever he makes a save, Ederson usually does it beautifully. And, that’s why he had 11 clean sheets in the 2021/2022 Premier League until before the turn of the year. That’s the most of any goalkeeper in the division.
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However, in terms of clean sheets kept in all competitions, both at club and national level, and among those operating in Europe’s top five leagues, Ederson had to settle for second place. But, not Alisson Becker from Liverpool or Edouard Mendy from Chelsea who sat in front of Ederson.
Ederson in the back 4 this is humiliating pic.twitter.com/wYeWZTUPqS
— #fxcktherefs (@packedpg) January 1, 2022
The player in question is Sevilla’s Yassine Bounou with 32 clean sheets in 59 games. The Moroccan goalkeeper’s record is impressive and is part of the reason why Sevilla currently sit second in the La Liga standings.
He is also still 30 years old, which for a goalkeeper is still young. So, don’t be surprised if Bounou earns a lot of money if he is willing to move to one of Europe’s big clubs in the near future.
Well, here are the 10 goalkeepers with the most clean sheets in Europe’s top five leagues during the 2021 calendar year:
10. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City), 24 clean sheets 72 games
9. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), 24 clean sheets 64 games
8. Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain), 24 clean sheets 57 games
7. Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan), 24 clean sheets 52 games
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6. Alisson Becker (Liverpool), 25 clean sheets 56 games
5. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), 26 clean sheets 63 games
4. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), 29 clean sheets 67 games
3. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea), 29 clean sheets 57 games
2. Ederson (Manchester City), 30 clean sheets 59 games
1. Yassine Bounou (Sevilla), 32 clean sheets 59 games
Yassine Bounou, the Seville & Morocco goalkeeper had the most clean sheets by a goalkeeper in 2021! He recorded 32 clean sheets in 59 games.🤯 pic.twitter.com/BoKm2B2UHL
— The Football Crew (@footballcrew_uk) December 31, 2021