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De Gea joins exclusive club with 100th shutout

25 Feb 2019
David De Gea, Manchester United

Spaniard becomes only the seventh goalkeeper to reach century of PL clean sheets with one club

By helping his Manchester United team earn a 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Sunday, David De Gea joined an exclusive club. 

Man Utd's No 1 became only the seventh goalkeeper to keep 100 clean sheets for the same club in the Premier League. 

Leading the way is Petr Cech, who achieved 162 shutouts during his time at Chelsea, while Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart's 109 for Manchester City make him the only other clean-sheet centurion still playing in the top flight. 

Most PL clean sheets with one club
Player Club Clean sheets
Petr Cech CHE 162
David Seaman ARS 137
Jose Reina LIV 134
Tim Howard EVE 116
Peter Schmeichel MUN 112
Joe Hart MCI 109
David De Gea MUN 100
Man Utd double

De Gea is the second Man Utd goalkeeper in the 100 club, after Peter Schmeichel, who stopped the opposition from scoring 112 times for the Red Devils in the Premier League. 

The Spaniard also ranks highly in terms of clean sheets per match, with his ratio at 0.38 bettered by only five goalkeepers to have kept a ton of clean sheets.

Best PL clean-sheet ratios*
Player Starts Clean sheets Ratio
Jose Reina 285 134 0.47
Petr Cech 442 202 0.46
Edwin van der Sar 312 132 0.42
Peter Schmeichel 310 128 0.41
David Seaman 344 140 0.41
David De Gea 264 100 0.38
Joe Hart 340 127 0.37
Nigel Martyn 371 137 0.37

*Minimum 200 PL starts

Alisson ahead

De Gea managed the most shutouts last season but it is his opposite number in Sunday's Old Trafford encounter who strengthened his grip on the 2018/19 Golden Glove award.

Against United Alisson kept his 15th clean sheet of the season. He is three clear of his nearest challenger, Ederson, of Man City.

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