Every Premier League Goalkeeper EVER Ranked

15th August, 1992 to the 15th August, 2022.

The English Premier League.

330 goalkeepers.

Thirty years on the button.

Let’s have it.

FACTS AND FIGURES CORRECT AS OF AUGUST 15th, 2022.

330. 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.

329. Neil Cutler — 1999–2000 — Aston Villa

328. Adam Rachel — 1996–1999 — Aston Villa

327. Kiko Casilla — 2020–2022 — Leeds United

326. Ralf Fährmann — 2019–2020 — Norwich City

325. Martyn Margetson — 1992–1996 — Manchester City

324. Jon Sheffield — 1994 — Swindon Town

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

323. Daniele Padelli — 2007 — Liverpool

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

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

320. Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson — 2020-present — Arsenal

319. Diego Penny — 2009–2010 — Burnley

318. Fabri — 2018–2019, 2020–2021— Fulham

317. Will Norris — 2017–2022 — Wolves, Burnley

316. 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.

315. Giedrius Arlauskis — 2015–2017 — Watford

314. João Virgínia — 2019-present — Everton

313. Kristoffer Klaesson — 2021-present — Leeds United

312. Mervyn Day — 1992–1993 — Leeds United

311. Jason Steele — 2007–2009, 2018-present — Middlesbrough, Brighton and Hove Albion

310. Doni — 2011–2013 — Liverpool

309. Patrice Luzi — 2002–2005 — Liverpool

308. Danny Coyne — 2003–2004 — Leicester City

307. Michael McGovern — 2019–2020, 2021–2022— Norwich City

306. Martin Herrera — 2002–2005 — Fulham

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

304. Andy Collett — 1992–1993 — Middlesbrough

303. Matt Murray — 2003–2004 — Wolves

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

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

301. Peter Kurucz — 2009–2012 — West Ham

300. Vladimir Stojković — 2010 — Wigan Athletic

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

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

297. Simon Moore — 2019–2021 — Sheffield United

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

295. 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.

294. Joel Pereira — 2015–2021 — Manchester United

293. Phil Morgan — 1994–1995 — Ipswich Town

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

291. Kevin Dearden — 1992–1993 — Tottenham Hotspur

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

289. Stefan Wessels — 2007–2008 — Everton

288. Kristoffer Nordfeldt — 2015–2018 — Swansea City

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

287. Zack Steffen — 2019-present — Manchester City

286. Patrick Foletti — 2002 — Derby County

285. Rami Shaaban — 2002–2004 — Arsenal

284. John Karelse — 1999–2003 — Newcastle United

283. 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.

282. John Keeley — 1992–1993 — Oldham Athletic

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

280. Gavin Bazunu — 2018-present — Manchester City, Southampton

279. 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 could easy remain the best moment of my life for all time.

278. Ryan Allsop — 2015–2018 — Bournemouth

277. 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 chant ‘There’s only two Andy Gorams’.
FUN FACT: He played professional cricket for Scotland between 1989 and 1991.

What a fun guy.

276. Ben Amos — 2008–2015 — Manchester United

275. Ricardo — 2002–2005 — Manchester United

274. 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.

273. Mark Halstead — 2010–2011 — Blackpool

272. Lee Harper — 1994–1997 — Arsenal

271. 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.

270. Joel Coleman — 2017–2019 — Huddersfield Town

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

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

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

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

265. Bailey Peacock-Farrell — 2019–2022 — Burnley

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

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

263. Jan Mucha — 2010–2013 — Everton

Certainly not Mucha-do about nothing.

262. Jakob Haugaard — 2015–2018 — Stoke City

261. Roberto — 2019–2020 — West Ham United

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

259. Kostas Chalkias — 2004–2005 — Portsmouth

258. Harald Wapenaar — 2003–2005 — Portsmouth

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

Might be the weirdest Spurs signing ever n’all.

256. Rhys Wilmot — 1994–1996 — Crystal Palace

255. Marlon Beresford — 1998–2002 — Middlesbrough

254. 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.

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

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

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

250. Marek Rodák — 2013–2014, 2018–2019, 2020–2021, 2022-present — Fulham

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

248. Freddie Woodman — 2014–2016, 2017–2022 — Newcastle United

247. Jak Alnwick — 2011–2015 — Newcastle United

God bless those Alnwick boys.

246. Ian Andrews — 1992–1994 — Southampton

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

244. Jason Kearton — 1992–1996 — Everton

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

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

Completed it, mate.

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

240. Caoimhin Kelleher — 2019-present — Liverpool

239. Dorus de Vries — 2011–2012 — Wolves

238. Paul Smith — 2003–2005 — Southampton

237. Marco Ambrosio — 2003–2004 — Chelsea

236. Lewis Price — 2007–2008 — Derby County

235. Orestis Karnezis — 2017–18 — Watford

234. Mark Travers — 2017–2020, 2022-present — 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.

233. Robin Olsen — 2020–2021, 2022-present — Everton, Aston Villa

Oh wait…

232. Steve Mandanda — 2016–2017 — Crystal Palace

Me too, Steve.

231. Lars Leese — 1997–1998 — Barnsley

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

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

Anything else, Ian?

FUN FACT: See above.

229. Massimo Taibi — 1999–2000 — Manchester United

228. Ian Ironside — 1992–1993 — Middlesbrough

227. Iain Turner — 2003–2011 — Everton

226. Stefan Postma — 2002–2006 — Aston Villa

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

224. Ørjan Nyland — 2019–2020 — Aston Villa

223. Alan Blayney — 2001–2005 — Southampton

222. David Button — 2008–2012, 2018–2021 — Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton and Hove Albion, West Bromwich Albion

221. Kevin Pilkington — 1992–1998 — Manchester United

220. Martin Taylor — 1996–1997 — Derby County

219. David Martin — 2006–2010, 2019–2022 — Liverpool, West Ham United

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

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

216. Daniel Bachmann — 2012–2020, 2021–2022 — Stoke City, Watford

215. Stephan Andersen — 2004–2007 — Charlton Athletic

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

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

212. 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.

211. Brian Horne — 1992 — Middlesbrough

210. Vince Bartram — 1994–1998 — Arsenal

209. Henrique Hilário — 2006–2014 — Chelsea

208. Álvaro Fernández — 2021–2022 — Brentford

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

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

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

204. Nick Hammond — 1993–1994 — Swindon Town

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

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

201. Matt Duke — 2008–2010 — Hull City

200. Sergio Romero — 2015–2021 — Manchester United

199. Andreas Isaksson — 2006–2008 — Manchester City

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

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

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

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

FUN FACT: Has more medals than appearances for Liverpool.

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

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

192. Sergio Rico — 2018–2019 — Fulham

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

190. Loris Karius — 2016–2022 — Liverpool

189. 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’.

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

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

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

185. David Raya — 2021-present — Brentford

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

183. Matteo Sereni — 2001–2002 — Ipswich Town

182. Andy Dibble — 1992–1996 — Manchester City

181. 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.

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

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

178. Jonathan Gould — 1992–1996 — Coventry City

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

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

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

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

173. Ian Bennett — 2002–2005 — Birmingham City

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

171. Mark Beeney — 1993–1999 — Leeds United

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

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

168. Angus Gunn — 2017–2022 — Manchester City, Southampton, Norwich City

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

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

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

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

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

162. 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.

161. Kevin Miller — 1997–1998 — Crystal Palace

160. Claudio Bravo — 2016–2020 — Manchester City

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

Funny how things work out.

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

157. Jon Hallworth — 1992–1994 — Oldham Athletic

156. 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.

155. Eldin Jakupović — 2013–2015, 2016–2022 — Hull City, Leicester City

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

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

152. Nico Vaesen — 2002–2006 — Birmingham City

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

150. Lee Grant — 2016–2022— Stoke City, Manchester United

149. Eike Immel — 1995–1996 — Manchester City

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

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

146. Alphonse Areola — 2020–present — Fulham, West Ham United

145. Sam Johnstone — 2011–2018, 2020–2021, 2022-present — Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace

144. David Ospina — 2014–2019 — Arsenal

143. David Stockdale — 2008–2014 — Fulham

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

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

140. Gerhard Tremmel — 2011–2017 — Swansea City

139. Jamie Ashdown — 2004–2010 — Portsmouth

138. Paulo Gazzaniga — 2012–2021, 2022-present— Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham

  • 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 neighbours), but Wigan having a European scout at all. I thought they shipped ’em all to Honduras.
  • 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.

137. Mike Pollitt — 2005–2013 — Wigan Athletic

Such is the curious tale of Michael Francis Pollitt.

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

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

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

133. Joel Robles — 2013–2018, 2022-present — Wigan Athletic, Everton, Leeds United

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

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

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

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

128. Willy Caballero — 2014–2021, 2021-present — Manchester City, Chelsea, Southampton

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

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

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

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

123. Clive Baker — 1992–1994 — Ipswich Town

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

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

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

119. José Sá — Wolves — 2021-present

118. Dean Henderson — 2015-present — Manchester United, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest

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

116. Rob Elliot — 2004–2007, 2011–2016, 2017–2020, 2021–2022 — Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United, Watford

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

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

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

112. 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.

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

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

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

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

107. Kevin Hitchcock — 1992–2001 — Chelsea

106. Nigel Spink — 1992–1996 — Aston Villa

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

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

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

102. 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.

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

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

Fun not pictured.

Lewis Dunk

3/10

100. Kepa Arrizabalaga — 2018-present — Chelsea

99. Bobby Mimms — 1992–1996 — Blackburn Rovers

98. Jonas Lössl — 2017–2021, 2022 — Huddersfield Town, Everton, Brentford

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

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

FUN FACT: He was awarded the Guldbollen in 2000, the award for the best Swedish (male) football player of the year, making him the sixth and most recent goalkeeper on the 75-year list. The other goalkeepers are Kalle Svensson (1952), Bengt Nyholm (1961), Ronnie Hellström (1971, 1978), Jan Möller (1979), and Thomas Ravelli (1981).

95. Illan Meslier — 2020-present — Leeds United

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

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

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

91. 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 boss.

90. Édouard Mendy — 2020-present — Chelsea

89. Bernd Leno — 2018-present — Arsenal

88. Craig Gordon — 2007–2012 — Sunderland

87. 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.

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

85. Manuel Almunia — 2004–2012 — Arsenal

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

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

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

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

80. Rui Patricio — 2018–2021 — Wolves

79. Fabian Barthez — 2000–2004 — Manchester United

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

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

76. Bryan Gunn — 1992–1995 — Norwich City

75. 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.

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

73. Dmitri Kharine — 1992–1999 — Chelsea

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

71. Vicente Guaita — 2018-present — Crystal Palace

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

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

68. Martin Dubravka — 2018-present — Newcastle United

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

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

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

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

63. Ed de Goey — 1997–2003 — Chelsea

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

61. John Ruddy — 2005–2010, 2011–2014, 2015–2016, 2018–2022 — Everton, Norwich City, Wolves

60. Mat Ryan — 2017–2021 — Brighton and Hove Albion, Arsenal

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

58. Aaron Ramsdale — 2017-present — Bournemouth, Sheffield United, Arsenal

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

56. 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?

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

54. Wojciech Szczęsny — 2009–2017 — Arsenal

53. Thibaut Courtois — 2011–2018 — Chelsea

52. Kevin Pressman — 1992–2000 — Sheffield Wednesday

51. Jerzy Dudek — 2001–2007 — Liverpool

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

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

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

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

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

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

44. Nick Pope — 2016–present — Burnley, Newcastle United

43. Wayne Hennessey — 2009–2012, 2013–present — Wolves, Crystal Palace, Burnley, Nottingham Forest

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.

42. Alisson — 2018-present — Liverpool

41. Steve Ogrizovic — 1992–2000 — Coventry City

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

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

38. 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.

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

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

35. Ederson — 2017-present — Manchester City

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

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

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

31. Tim Krul — 2006–2009, 2010–2016, 2017–2018, 2019–2020, 2021–2022 — Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion, Norwich City

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

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

28. Asmir Begović — 2005–2020, 2021-present — Portsmouth, Stoke City, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Everton

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

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

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

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, 2014–2022 — Manchester City, Leicester City

19. Joe Hart — 2006–2021 — 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 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, 2021–2022 — 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 in 2014/15 and Leicester in 2015/16). The first 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. David Seaman — 1992–2004 — Arsenal, Manchester City

2. 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.

1. Petr Čech — 2004–2019, 2020–2021 — 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 329 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.

Again, this ranking ultimately does not matter. I had fun researching top flight ‘keeps and just wanted to show it (and them) off a bit. It’s a position I love and if I need to show that by organising things, hierarching things, then that’s just how this tribute has chosen to manifest. There’s so many more to admire as well, and so many more who’ve brought me enjoyment in this game — so maybe more on them down the line.

Cheers, guys.

Keep it streets ahead,

C.L.R.

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