Every Premier League Goalkeeper EVER Ranked

15th August 1992 to the 25th December 2020.

The English Premier League.

318 goalkeepers.

Let’s have it.

FACTS AND FIGURES CORRECT AS OF DECEMBER 25th, 2020.

318. Nick Culkin — 1997–2002 — Manchester United

FUN FACT: In 2014, he became the first ever player to feature for both Manchester United and F.C. United of Manchester.

317. Will Norris — 2017-present — Wolves, Burnley

316. Neil Cutler — 1999–2000 — Aston Villa

315. Adam Rachel — 1996–1999 — Aston Villa

314. Ralf Fährmann — 2019–2020 — Norwich City

313. Martyn Margetson — 1992–1996 — Manchester City

312. Jon Sheffield — 1994 — Swindon Town

FUN FACT: In the game against Villa, Sheffield became the first Premier League player to wear the number 40.

311. Daniele Padelli — 2007 — Liverpool

310. Paul Rachubka — 2000–2004, 2010–2011, Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, Blackpool

309. Nick Colgan — 1992–1998, 2008–2009 — Chelsea, Sunderland

308. Diego Penny — 2009–2010 — Burnley

307. Fabri — 2018–2019, 2020-present — Fulham

306. Gunnar Nielsen — 2007–2012 — Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City

FUN FACT: With his brief appearance, Nielsen became the first, and thus far, only Faroese player to ever grace the Premier League.

305. Giedrius Arlauskis — 2015–2017 — Watford

304. Mervyn Day — 1992–1993 — Leeds United

303. Bailey Peacock-Farrell — 2019-present — Burnley

FUN FACT: May have ignored my friend in a Barnsley nightclub. It’s alright Bailey, I’d ignore him too.

302. Doni — 2011–2013 — Liverpool

301. Patrice Luzi — 2002–2005 — Liverpool

300. Danny Coyne — 2003–2004 — Leicester City

299. Michael McGovern — 2019–2020 — Norwich City

298. Martin Herrera — 2002–2005 — Fulham

297. Steve Banks — 1992–1993, 2001–2003 — West Ham United, Bolton Wanderers

296. Andy Collett — 1992–1993 — Middlesbrough

295. Matt Murray — 2003–2004 — Wolves

FUN FACT: Watched me perform in Guys & Dolls one time.

294. Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard — 2002–2005 — Manchester City

293. Peter Kurucz — 2009–2012 — West Ham

292. Vladimir Stojković — 2010 — Wigan Athletic

291. Gerry Peyton — 1992–1994 — Everton, Norwich City, Chelsea, West Ham United

290. Lee Camp — 2013–2014 — Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion

289. Simon Moore — 2019-present — Sheffield United

288. Ruud Boffin — 2010–2012 — West Ham United

287. Neil Finn — 1995–1998 — West Ham United

FUN FACT: Though he’s no longer the youngest ever Premier League player, he remains the Prem’s youngest ever ‘keeper.

286. Joel Pereira — 2015-present — Manchester United

285. Phil Morgan — 1994–1995 — Ipswich Town

284. Carl Ikeme — 2003–2004, 2009–2012 — Wolves

283. Kevin Dearden — 1992–1993 — Tottenham Hotspur

282. Joe Lewis — 2004–2005, 2013–2014 — Norwich City, Cardiff City

281. Stefan Wessels — 2007–2008 — Everton

280. Kristoffer Nordfeldt — 2015–2018 — Swansea City

FUN FACT: His first name is Bo. Bo Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

279. Robin Olsen — 2020-present — Everton

278. Patrick Foletti — 2002 — Derby County

277. Rami Shaaban — 2002–2004 — Arsenal

276. John Karelse — 1999–2003 — Newcastle United

275. Colin Doyle — 2003–2006, 2007–2008, 2009–2011 — Birmingham City

FUN FACT: Bradford signed Doyle from Blackpool in 2016 by triggering his release clause, which was set at the mighty fee of £1.

274. John Keeley — 1992–1993 — Oldham Athletic

273. Scott Howie — 1993–1994, 1998 — Norwich City, Coventry City

272. Tony Caig — 2000–2001, 2003–2006 — Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United

FUN FACT: I won a ‘Best Performance’ award at one of his training camps. I was like 15 and it will remain the best moment of my life for all time.

271. Danny Ward — 2012-present — Liverpool, Leicester City

270. Marek Rodák — 2013–2014, 2018–2019, 2020-present — Fulham

269. Ryan Allsop — 2015–2018 — Bournemouth

268. Caoimhin Kelleher — 2019-present — Liverpool

267. Andy Goram — 2001 — Manchester United

FUN FACT: He is the only goalkeeper on this list to earn the nickname ‘The Goalie’.
FUN FACT: When Goram won the 2002 Scottish Challenge Cup with Queen of the South, he became the first player to collect a full set of winner’s medals for the four Scottish football competitions.
FUN FACT: Due to his schizophrenia, Rangers fans coined the now iconic ‘There’s only two Andy Gorams’.
FUN FACT: He played professional cricket for Scotland between 1989 and 1991.

What a fun guy.

266. Mark Travers — 2017–2020 — Bournemouth

FUN FACT: At 18 years old, Travers scored on his senior debut, playing for Weymouth, securing a 3–2 win over Bishop’s Stortford.

265. Ben Amos — 2008–2015 — Manchester United

264. Ricardo — 2002–2005 — Manchester United

263. Lenny Pidgeley — 2003–2006 — Chelsea

FUN FACT: During his 2005/2006 season with Chelsea, he was given the number 40 shirt, referencing when he was on loan at Watford and Chelsea beat The Hornets 4–0.

262. Mark Halstead — 2010–2011 — Blackpool

261. Lee Harper — 1994–1997 — Arsenal

260. Luke Daniels — 2008–2009, 2010–2015 — West Bromwich Albion

FACT: While on loan at Shrewsbury, Daniels appeared in 2009 League Two Play-Off final, conceding a 90th minute winner from Gillingham’s Simeon Jackson.

259. Joel Coleman — 2017–2019 — Huddersfield Town

258. Jake Kean — 2009–2012, 2015–2016 — Blackburn Rovers, Norwich City

257. Robert Sánchez — 2018-present — Brighton and Hove Albion

256. Jed Steer — 2011–2016, 2019-present — Norwich City, Aston Villa

255. Lance Key — 1992–1996 — Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham Athletic

254. Steve Mautone — 1996–1997 — West Ham United

253. Joe Murphy — 2002–2003, 2004–2006 — West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland

252. Jan Mucha — 2010–2013 — Everton

251. Jakob Haugaard — 2015–2018 — Stoke City

250. Roberto — 2019-present — West Ham United

249. Jan Laštůvka — 2006–2007, 2008–2009 — Fulham, West Ham United

248. Kostas Chalkias — 2004–2005 — Portsmouth

247. Harald Wapenaar — 2003–2005 — Portsmouth

246. Jimmy Walker — 2005–2010 — West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur

Might be the weirdest Spurs signing ever n’all.

245. Rhys Wilmot — 1994–1996 — Crystal Palace

244. Marlon Beresford — 1998–2002 — Middlesbrough

243. John Burridge — 1993, 1994–1995 — Newcastle United, Manchester City

FUN FACT: Before a game against Newcastle in 1982, Kevin Keegan bet Burridge £100 that he wouldn’t play the game in a Superman outfit. Obviously desperate for the hundred quid, 22,500 fans watched as Burridge played the 90 dressed as Krypton’s favourite son. His side got promoted that season.

242. Tommy Wright — 1992–1993, 1994–1997, 1999, 2000–2001 — Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Manchester City

241. Darren Ward — 2004–2005, 2007–2009 — Norwich City, Sunderland

240. Les Sealey — 1992–2001 — Aston Villa, Manchester United, West Ham United

239. Jak Alnwick — 2011–2015 — Newcastle United

God bless those Alnwick boys.

238. Ian Andrews — 1992–1994 — Southampton

237. Andy Marriott — 1992–1993, 1999–2001, 2003 — Nottingham Forest, Sunderland, Birmingham

236. Jason Kearton — 1992–1996 — Everton

235. Jason Brown — 2000–2001, 2006–2011 — Charlton Athletic, Blackburn Rovers

234. Ron-Robert Zieler — 2008–2010, 2016–2017 — Manchester United, Leicester City

Completed it, mate.

233. Ben Alnwick — 2005–2012 — Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur

232. Dorus de Vries — 2011–2012 — Wolves

231. Paul Smith — 2003–2005 — Southampton

230. Marco Ambrosio — 2003–2004 — Chelsea

229. Lewis Price — 2007–2008 — Derby County

228. Orestis Karnezis — 2017–18 — Watford

227. Steve Mandanda — 2016–2017 — Crystal Palace

Me too, Steve.

226. Lars Leese — 1997–1998 — Barnsley

FUN FACT: He is the subject of the book Der Traumhüter by Ronald Reng. The Dream-Shepherd.

225. Ian Feuer — 1994–1995, 2000, 2001 — West Ham United, Derby County

Anything else, Ian?

FUN FACT: See above.

224. Massimo Taibi — 1999–2000 — Manchester United

223. Ian Ironside — 1992–1993 — Middlesbrough

222. Iain Turner — 2003–2011 — Everton

221. Stefan Postma — 2002–2006 — Aston Villa

220. Marcus Bettinelli — 2010–2014, 2018–2019, 2020-present — Fulham

219. Orjan Nyland — 2019–2020 — Aston Villa

218. Alan Blayney — 2001–2005 — Southampton

217. David Button — 2008–2012, 2018-present — Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton and Hove Albion, West Bromwich Albion

216. Kevin Pilkington — 1992–1998 — Manchester United

215. Martin Taylor — 1996–1997 — Derby County

214. David Martin — 2006–2010, 2019-present — Liverpool, West Ham United

213. Gavin Ward — 1994–1995, 1997–1998 — Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers

212. Aidan Davison — 1995–1996, 1999–2000 — Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City

211. Stephan Andersen — 2004–2007 — Charlton Athletic

210. Carlo Nash — 1997–1998, 2000–2001, 2002–2005, 2007–2014 — Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Middlesbrough, Wigan Athletic, Everton, Stoke City, Norwich City

209. Sieb Dijkstra — 1994–1996 — Queen’s Park Rangers

208. Andy Petterson — 1993, 1998–1999 — Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic

He is now a sensational coach, so he just keeps getting better. Imagine what he’s gonna be like when he’s 90.

207. Brian Horne — 1992 — Middlesbrough

206. Vince Bartram — 1994–1998 — Arsenal

205. Henrique Hilário — 2006–2014 — Chelsea

204. Richard Lee — 2005–2007 — Blackburn Rovers, Watford

203. Alphonse Areola — 2020-present — Fulham

202. Declan Rudd — 2011–2014, 2015–2016 — Norwich City

201. Ben Roberts — 1995–1997, 1998–2003 — Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic

200. Nick Hammond — 1993–1994 — Swindon Town

199. Alan Fettis — 1996–2000 — Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers

198. Anders Lindegaard — 2010–2016, 2017–2019 — Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion, Burnley

197. Matt Duke — 2008–2010 — Hull City

196. Sergio Romero — 2015-present — Manchester United

195. Andreas Isaksson — 2006–2008 — Manchester City

194. Bernard Lama — 1997–1998 — West Ham United

193. Chris Day — 1995–1996, 1999–2000 — Tottenham Hotspur, Watford

192. Ben Hamer — 2006–2008, 2014–2019 — Reading, Leicester City, Huddersfield Town

191. Pegguy Arphexad — 1997–2003 — Leicester City, Liverpool

FUN FACT: Has more medals than appearances for Liverpool.

190. Sam Johnstone — 2011–2018, 2020-present — Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion

189. Espen Baardsen — 1996–2000, 2002–2003 — Tottenham Hotspur, Everton

188. Paul Heald — 1992, 1994, 1995–2000 — Coventry City, Crystal Palace, Swindon Town, Wimbledon

187. Sergio Rico — 2018–2019 — Fulham

186. Alan Miller — 1992–1994, 1995–1997, 2000–2003 — Arsenal, Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers

185. Loris Karius — 2016-present — Liverpool

184. Neil Moss — 1995–2003 — Southampton

FUN FACT: Had over 30 coins thrown at him by Millwall fans in 2007, which Wikipedia totals at ‘around £5’.

183. Keiren Westwood — 2003–2004, 2011–2014 — Manchester City, Sunderland

182. Ilan Meslier — 2020-present — Leeds United

181. Stephen Bywater — 1998–2003, 2005–2006, 2007–2008 — West Ham United, Derby County

180. Simon Tracey — 1992–1995 — Sheffield United, Manchester City, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Wimbledon

179. Matt Gilks — 2010–2011, 2014–2015 — Blackpool, Burnley

178. Matteo Sereni — 2001–2002 — Ipswich Town

177. Andy Dibble — 1992–1996 — Manchester City

176. Édouard Mendy — 2020-present — Chelsea

175. Jürgen Macho — 2000–2004 — Sunderland, Chelsea

FUN FACT: Peter Crouch nearly killed him. The lanky striker collided with the ‘keeper and made him swallow his tongue. Lord bless those medics.

Maybe not a ‘fun’ fact.

174. Tony Warner — 1994–1999, 2005–2010 — Liverpool, Fulham, Hull City

173. Frode Grodås — 1996–1998 — Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur

172. Jonathan Gould — 1992–1996 — Coventry City

171. Andy Oakes — 1999–2002, 2004–2005 — Derby County, Bolton Wanderers

170. Simon Royce — 1998–1999, 2000–2005 — Charlton Athletic, Leicester City

169. Angus Gunn — 2017-present — Manchester City, Southampton

168. Stephen Pears — 1992–1993, 1995–1996 — Middlesbrough, Liverpool

167. Radek Černý — 2005–2008, 2011–2013 — Tottenham Hotspur, Queen’s Park Rangers

166. Ian Bennett — 2002–2005 — Birmingham City

165. Mike Hooper — 1992–1996 — Liverpool, Newcastle United

164. Mark Beeney — 1993–1999 — Leeds United

163. Alec Chamberlain — 1992, 1999–2000, 2006–2007 — Chelsea, Watford

162. Júlio César — 2012–2013 — Queen’s Park Rangers

161. Richard Kingson — 2007–2011 — Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool

160. Fraser Digby — 1992, 1993–1994 — Swindon Town, Manchester United

159. Ádám Bogdán — 2007–2012, 2015–2019 — Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool

158. Lionel Pérez — 1996–1997, 1998–2000 — Sunderland, Newcastle United

157. Stuart Taylor — 1999–2013, 2016–2018 — Arsenal, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Reading, Southampton

156. Juergen Sommer — 1995–1996 — Queen’s Park Rangers

FUN FACT: When playing in America in the early 2000’s, Sommer answered an S.O.S. call from one Sam Allardyce, then manager of Bolton, when all of his goalkeepers had been injured. Sommer heroically flew in to play the FA Cup tie, and promptly got injured during the game.

155. Kevin Miller — 1997–1998 — Crystal Palace

154. Claudio Bravo — 2016–2020 — Manchester City

153. Andy Marshall — 1994–1995, 2001–2002, 2003–2004, 2009–2013 — Norwich City, Ipswich Town, Wolves, Aston Villa

Funny how things work out.

152. Adam Federici — 2006–2008, 2012–2013, 2015–2018 — Reading, Bournemouth

151. Jon Hallworth — 1992–1994 — Oldham Athletic

150. David Watson — 1997–1998 — Barnsley

FUN FACT: Watson was born in Barnsley, came through the youth ranks at Barnsley, and spent his entire senior career at Barnsley. He has had coaching positions at eight clubs since his retirement, none of them at Barnsley.
So yes, you can get sick of Barnsley.

149. Eldin Jakupović — 2013–2015, 2016-present — Hull City, Leicester City

148. Saša Ilić — 1998–1999, 2000–2002 — Charlton Athletic, West Ham United

147. Ross Turnbull — 2002–2013 — Middlesbrough, Chelsea

146. Nico Vaesen — 2002–2006 — Birmingham City

145. Victor Valdés — 2015–2017 — Manchester United, Middlesbrough

144. Lee Grant — 2016-present — Stoke City, Manchester United

143. Karl Darlow — 2014–2016, 2017–present — Newcastle United

142. Emiliano Martinez — 2012-present — Arsenal, Aston Villa

141. Eike Immel — 1995–1996 — Manchester City

140. Alexander Manninger — 1997–2002, 2016–2017 — Arsenal, Liverpool

139. Mark Bunn — 2008–2014, 2015–2016 — Blackburn Rovers, Norwich City, Aston Villa

138. David Ospina — 2014–2019 — Arsenal

137. David Stockdale — 2008–2014 — Fulham

136. Steve Simonsen — 1999–2004, 2008–2010 — Everton, Stoke City

135. Darren Randolph — 2004–2007, 2015–2017, 2019-present — Charlton Athletic, West Ham United

Wasn’t praised enough for what he could do and really deserved more credit for his reflexes alone.
He was revered in the Championship and in Scotland, but the Prem so rarely holds their goalies in acclaim.

134. Gerhard Tremmel — 2011–2017 — Swansea City

133. Mike Pollitt — 2005–2013 — Wigan Athletic

Such is the curious tale of Michael Francis Pollitt.

132. Jamie Ashdown — 2004–2010 — Portsmouth

131. Paulo Gazzaniga — 2012-present — Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur

  • He was scouted for Gillingham by Wigan’s European scout to create one of the weirdest footballing statements ever. Not just for Wigan doing Gillingham’s work (not exactly neighbors), but Wigan having a European scout at all.
  • After 22 appearances in all comps, he was signed by Premier League side Southampton, and even he thought it was crazy.
  • Would play Champions League football and be capped for Argentina while playing for Spurs.

I’m not saying that Paulo doesn’t deserve this, but it’s such a weird path that folk don’t bring up enough.
His reflexes and play with the ball at his feet are sound as owt, but his decision-making and general positioning can be troublesome at times.

130. Raimond van der Gouw — 1996–2003 — Manchester United, West Ham United

129. Brad Jones — 2001–2009, 2010–2015 — Middlesbrough, Liverpool

128. Kevin Poole — 1994–1995, 1996–1997, 2001–2005 — Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers

127. Joel Robles — 2013–2018 — Wigan Athletic, Everton

126. Neil Etheridge — 2008–2014, 2018–2019 — Fulham, Cardiff City

125. Gábor Király — 2004–2005, 2006–2007 — Crystal Palace, West Ham, Aston Villa

Shorts.

124. Jan Stejskal — 1992–1994 — Queen’s Park Rangers

123. Peter Enckelman — 1999–2008 — Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers

Is there a touch?

122. Willy Caballero — 2014-present — Manchester City, Chelsea

121. Matt Clarke — 1996–2001 — Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford City, Fulham

120. Brian Jensen — 2002–2003, 2009–2010 — West Bromwich Albion, Burnley

119. Kelvin Davis — 1999–2000, 2005–2006, 2012–2016 — Wimbledon, Sunderland, Southampton

118. Clive Baker — 1992–1994 — Ipswich Town

117. Márton Fülöp — 2004–2010, 2011–2012 — Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion

116. Maarten Stekelenburg — 2013–2014, 2015–2020 — Fulham, Southampton, Everton

115. Costel Pantilimon — 2011–2017 — Manchester City, Sunderland, Watford

114. Aaron Ramsdale — 2017-present — Bournemouth, Sheffield United

113. Dean Henderson — 2015-present — Manchester United, Sheffield United

112. Alan Kelly — 1992–1994, 2001–2004 — Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers

111. Rob Elliot — 2004–2007, 2011–2016, 2017–2020 — Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United

110. David Marshall — 2013–2014, 2016–2017 — Cardiff City, Hull City

109. Paddy Kenny — 2006–2007, 2011–2012 — Sheffield United, Queen’s Park Rangers

108. Keith Branagan — 1995–1996, 1997–1998, 2000–2002 — Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town

107. Erik Thorstvedt — 1992–1996 — Tottenham Hotspur

FUN FACT: He was the first Norwegian to play in the Premier League, as well as the first Norwegian to win the FA Cup.

106. Michael Oakes — 1992–1999, 2003–2004 — Aston Villa, Wolves

105. Tomasz Kuszczak — 2004–2012 — West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United

104. Allan McGregor — 2013–2015, 2016–2017 — Hull City

103. Chris Woods — 1992–1996, 1997 — Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Sunderland

102. Kevin Hitchcock — 1992–2001 — Chelsea

101. Nigel Spink — 1992–1996 — Aston Villa

BONUS ROUND
WHEN OUTFIELD PLAYERS DON THE GLOVES

Vinnie Jones

6/10

Julian Dicks

3/10

Lucas Radebe

7/10 — for inspiring a legend

John Terry

2/10

Phil Jagielka

9/10

John O’Shea

5/10

Carl Jenkinson

1/10

Àngel Rangel

6/10

Jose Enrique

5/10

Steve Brown

6/10

Geoff Horsfield

4/10

100. Bruce Grobbelaar — 1992–1996 — Liverpool, Southampton

99. Nicky Weaver — 2000–2001, 2002–2007, 2009–2010 — Manchester City, Burnley

98. Tony Roberts — 1992–1996 — Queen’s Park Rangers

FUN FACT: He is the only goalkeeper to be sent off in the FA Cup for a foul in the opposition box.
FUN FACT: One of three goalkeepers to score in the FA Cup.

97. Sander Westerveld — 1999–2002, 2005–2006 — Liverpool, Portsmouth, Everton

96. Kepa Arrizabalaga — 2018-present — Chelsea

95. Bobby Mimms — 1992–1996 — Blackburn Rovers

94. Jonas Lössl — 2017-present — Huddersfield Town, Everton

93. Vicente Guaita — 2018-present — Crystal Palace

92. Vito Mannone — 2006–2017 — Arsenal, Sunderland

91. Magnus Hedman — 1997–2001, 2006–2007 — Coventry City, Chelsea

90. Jack Butland — 2013–2018, 2020-present — Stoke City, Crystal Palace

89. John Filan — 1995–1999, 2005–2007 — Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic

88. Thomas Mhyre — 1997–2001, 2002–2003, 2005–2007 — Everton, Sunderland, Charlton Athletic

87. Roy Carroll — 2001–2007, 2007–2008 — Manchester United, West Ham United, Derby County

FUN FACT: Won a trophy in his only game as manager, leading Barnet to victory over Stevenage in the Herts Senior Cup Final as caretaker.

86. Bernd Leno — 2018-present — Arsenal

85. Craig Gordon — 2007–2012 — Sunderland

84. Julian Speroni — 2004–2005, 2013–2019 — Crystal Palace

FUN FACT: Speroni was the last player born in the 70’s to play in the Premier League.

83. Gary Walsh — 1992–1997, 1999–2001, 2005–2006 — Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Bradford City, Wigan Athletic

82. Manuel Almunia — 2004–2012 — Arsenal

81. Michel Vorm — 2011–2020 — Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur

80. Alisson — 2018-present — Liverpool

79. Rui Patricio — 2018-present — Wolves

78. Richard Wright — 1994–1995, 2000–2008, 2012–2016 — Ipswich Town, Arsenal, Everton, West Ham United, Manchester City

77. Craig Forrest — 1992–1995, 1997–2002 — Ipswich Town, Chelsea, West Ham United

76. Fabian Barthez — 2000–2004 — Manchester United

75. Martin Dubravka — 2018-present — Newcastle United

74. Alex McCarthy — 2007–2008, 2012–2013, 2014-present — Reading, Queen’s Park Rangers, Crystal Palace, Southampton

73. Nick Pope — 2016-present — Burnley

72. Hans Segers — 1992–1996, 1998–2001 — Wimbledon, Tottenham Hotspur

71. Steve Harper — 1993–2009, 2010–2015, 2016 — Newcastle United, Hull City, Sunderland

70. Bryan Gunn — 1992–1995 — Norwich City

69. Fraser Forster — 2006–2009, 2010–2012, 2014-present — Newcastle United, Southampton

68. Tony Coton — 1992–1997 — Manchester City, Manchester United, Sunderland

FUN FACT: He is a five-time Club Player of the Year award winner across his spells at Watford and Manchester City, as well as being the 2nd man inducted to the former’s Hall of Fame.

67. Boaz Myhill — 2000–2003, 2008–2018 — Aston Villa, Hull City, West Bromwich Albion

66. Dmitri Kharine — 1992–1999 — Chelsea

65. Artur Boruc — 2012–2020 — Southampton, Bournemouth

64. Marcus Hahnemann — 2001–2002, 2006–2008, 2009–2012 — Fulham, Reading, Wolves, Everton

63. Ali Al-Habsi — 2006–2013 — Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic

62. Tom Heaton — 2005–2010, 2014–2015, 2016-present — Manchester United, Burnley, Aston Villa

61. Paul Gerrard — 1992–1994, 1996–2004, 2006–2007 — Oldham Athletic, Everton, Sheffield United

60. Adrián — 2013-present — West Ham United, Liverpool

59. Ed de Goey — 1997–2003 — Chelsea

58. Mart Poom — 1996–2003, 2005–2007 — Derby County, Sunderland, Arsenal

57. John Ruddy — 2005–2010, 2011–2014, 2015–2016, 2018-present — Everton, Norwich City, Wolves

56. Mat Ryan — 2017-present — Brighton and Hove Albion

55. Pavel Srníček — 1992–1998, 1998–2000, 2003–2004, 2006–2007 — Newcastle United, Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth

54. Dave Beasant — 1992–1997, 1998–1999, 2001, 2003–2004 — Chelsea, Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham

FUN FACT: As their goalkeeping coach, Beasant was on the bench for Stevenage against Carlisle United in October 2014. He was 55. Fine wine, eh?

53. Russell Hoult — 1996–2000, 2002–2003, 2004–2006 — Derby County, West Bromwich Albion

52. Wojciech Szczęsny — 2009–2017 — Arsenal

51. Thibaut Courtois — 2011–2018 — Chelsea

50. Kevin Pressman — 1992–2000 — Sheffield Wednesday

49. Jerzy Dudek — 2001–2007 — Liverpool

48. John Lukic — 1992–2001 — Leeds United, Arsenal

47. Antti Niemi — 2002–2005, 2006–2010 — Southampton, Fulham, Portsmouth

46. Chris Kirkland — 1998–2012 — Coventry City, Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic

45. Brad Guzan — 2008–2017 — Aston Villa, Middlesbrough

44. Scott Carson — 2003–2004, 2005–2009, 2010–2011, 2019-present — Leeds United, Liverpool, Charlton Athletic, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester City

43. Mark Bosnich — 1992–2003 — Aston Villa, Manchester United, Chelsea

42. Wayne Hennessey — 2009–2012, 2013-present — Wolves, Crystal Palace

FUN FACT: Was part of the Stockport County team that set a League Two record by winning nine consecutive games without conceding a goal. These nine games were Hennessey’s first at senior level.

41. Ederson — 2017-present — Manchester City

40. Steve Ogrizovic — 1992–2000 — Coventry City

39. Maik Taylor — 1997, 2001–2006, 2007–2008, 2009–2011 — Southampton, Fulham, Birmingham City

38. Carlo Cudicini — 1999–2012 — Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur

37. Jens Lehmann — 2003–2008, 2011 — Arsenal

FUN FACT: Holds the Champions League record for most consecutive clean sheets with 10. Ten straight nights of not shitting the bed; some of us can only dream.

36. Heurelho Gomes — 2008–2014, 2015–2020 — Tottenham Hotspur, Watford

35. Simon Mignolet — 2010–2019 — Sunderland, Liverpool

34. Jordan Pickford — 2011-present — Sunderland, Everton

33. Paul Jones — 1997–2004 — Southampton, Liverpool, Wolves

32. Luděk Mikloško — 1993–1998 — West Ham United

31. Tim Krul — 2006–2009, 2010–2016, 2017–2018, 2019–2020 — Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion, Norwich City

30. Mark Crossley — 1992–1993, 1994–1997, 1998–1999, 2000–2007 — Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Fulham

29. Neil Sullivan — 1992–2004 — Wimbledon, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea

28. Dean Kiely — 2000–2007, 2008–2009, 2010–2011 — Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion

27. Shaka Hislop — 1995–2002, 2003–2006 — Newcastle United, West Ham United, Portsmouth

26. Asmir Begović — 2005–2020 — Portsmouth, Stoke City, Chelsea, Bournemouth

FUN FACT: Scored the longest goal ever for Stoke against Southampton, booting it 91.9m from his own box into poor Artur Boruc’s net.

25. Ian Walker — 1992–2002, 2003–2004, 2005–2007 — Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers

24. Kasey Keller — 1996–1999, 2001–2005, 2007–2008 — Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Fulham

23. Lukasz Fabianski — 2007-present — Arsenal, Swansea City, West Ham United

22. Robert Green — 2004–2005, 2006–2011, 2012–2013, 2014–2015, 2017–2019 — Norwich City, West Ham United, Queen’s Park Rangers, Huddersfield Town, Chelsea

21. Hugo Lloris — 2012-present — Tottenham Hotspur

20. Kasper Schmeichel — 2005–2009, 2014-present — Manchester City, Leicester City

19. Joe Hart — 2006-present — Manchester City, Birmingham City, West Ham United, Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur

FUN FACT: His first name is Charles.

18. Edwin van der Sar — 2001–2011 — Fulham, Manchester United

17. Pepe Reina — 2005–2014, 2020 — Liverpool, Aston Villa

16. Tim Flowers 1992–2002 — Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City, Manchester City

(not so) FUN FACT: Flowers was the final manager of Macclesfield Town, appointed on 28th August 2020, but the club would be dissolved on 16th September, before he could manage a game. See ya soon, Macc.

15. Thomas Sørensen — 1999–2015 — Sunderland, Aston Villa, Stoke City

14. Neville Southall — 1992–1998, 1999–2000 — Everton, Bradford City

13. Tim Howard — 2003–2016 — Manchester United, Everton

FUN FACT: Holds the world record for most saves in a World Cup match, with 15 against Belgium in 2014.
FUN FACT: He was the 2nd American to collect a winner’s medal for the FA Cup, when Manchester United won in 2004. The first American was Julian Sturgis, who won his with Wanderers in 1873; the second ever FA Cup.

12. David James — 1992–2010 — Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City, Portsmouth

11. Ben Foster — 2006–2020 — Manchester United, Watford, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion

FUN FACT: One of only three men to win the Alan Hardaker Trophy (Man of the Match in the League Cup Final) twice, and the only man to do so with different clubs.

10. David de Gea — 2011-present — Manchester United

9. Mark Schwarzer — 1997, 1998–2016 — Middlesbrough, Fulham, Chelsea, Leicester City

FUN FACT: Was part of two separate title-winning sides in consecutive seasons (Chelsea and Leicester, 2014/15 and 2015/16). The only player in the Premier League era to do that.

8. Paul Robinson — 1997–2012, 2016–2017 — Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley

7. Peter Schmeichel — 1992–1999, 2001–2003 — Manchester United, Aston Villa, Manchester City

6. Nigel Martyn — 1992–1993, 1994–1995, 1996–2006 — Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Everton

5. Brad Friedel — 1997–2000, 2001–2014 — Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur

4. Jussi Jääskeläinen — 1997–1998, 2001–2015 — Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United

3. Shay Given — 1994–2017 — Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Manchester City, Aston Villa, Stoke City

FUN FACT: Given is the only Irishman who doesn’t know where Dublin is.

2. David Seaman — 1992–2004 — Arsenal, Manchester City

1. Petr Čech — 2004–2019, 2020-present — Chelsea, Arsenal

So yes, this was not the greatest goalkeepers to ever play in the Premiership, it was The Greatest Premier League Goalkeepers (who have played in a game) — subtle difference.

To play at the highest level is an honour, and these 318 individuals can say that and will keep that with them for all time. No matter where I’ve ranked them, how many minutes they played, or how they played during those minutes, the fact of the matter is, they were good enough to get there.
And for those who didn’t make it; legends like Lonergan, or Ankergren, and folks who didn’t get a chance to get off the bench, this league ain’t the be-all and end-all, mate.

It can be a thankless position, so here’s my thanks. To y’all, and to all those who didn’t get there or haven’t got there yet.
The bar is Petr Čech, the clean sheet target — 202.
But it ain’t all about clean sheets. There’s so much more to it, so much you just have to eye up — this really is a position you have to see to judge.
There are still some climbing and there are thousands to come in the future — we’ll see ya there.

Keep it streets ahead,

C.L.R.

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