Best premier league goalkeepers ever

Tue 25 August 2020 | 12:30

Who are the best premier league goalkeepers ever? It is a bit difficult to answer this question due to the presence of many brilliant goalkeepers in the English Premier League.


English Premier League

has always had great players of different nationalities in different posts, with one of the most important ones as the goalkeepers. Without a good goalkeeper, the chances of team success are slim.

As many football lovers know, the English Premier League has always had the best goalkeepers in the world. The legends who have played a key role in their teams. In fact, many championships would not have happened without their presence.

The premier league top goalkeepers of all time

In this article, we will review the best goalkeepers in the Premier League history.

Peter Schmeichel

  • Full name: Peter Bolesław Schmeichel

  • Date of birth: 18 November 1963 (age 56)

  • Place of birth: Gladsaxe, Denmark

  • Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)

  • Playing position(s): Goalkeeper

The Danish legend, who is one of the

best premier league goalkeepers ever

made his debut at the age of eight.

In 1987, he joined Brondby, Denmark's most famous club, and was called up to the national team the same year and making his national debut against Greece that year.

He won the Danish League with the team in 1987, 1988, 1990, and 1991, and moved to

Manchester United

at the end of the 1990-91 season.

He spent eight dream seasons in Old Trafford and played a key role in the team's success.

In his second season at the club, he was an ever-present as they won the Premier League title. During the season, he kept 22 clean sheets and was named in the PFA’s Team of the Year. With Red Devil, he won 4 Premier League titles, and 6 other major trophies including the Champions League in 1999.


Schmeichel played more than 300 games for Manchester United and then moved to Sporting Lisbon Portugal, but after two seasons, he returned to England and played for Aston Villa and then Manchester City.

Titles & Achievements

During his football career he won many titles, including: Premier League in 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, FA Cup in 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, Football League Cup in 1991–92, FA Charity Shield in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, UEFA Champions League in 1998–99, European Super Cup in 1991, Primeira Liga in 1999–2000, UEFA European Championship in 1992, IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 1992, 1993. He is always

one the best goalkeepers in the premier league history

due to these titles.

David Seaman

  • Full name: David Andrew Seaman

  • Date of birth: 19 September 1963 (age 56)

  • Place of birth: Rotherham, England

  • Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

  • Playing position(s): Goalkeeper

One of the best premier league goalkeepers is David Seaman with a ponytail.

The Gunner fans will not forget his brilliance in 13 seasons. Winning the English Premier League in 1989, 1991 and winning two Premier League trophies in 1998 with Arsenal will always be remembered by fans.

In 1998-99, he played every league game for the Gunners, and with conceding just 17 goals, he became one of

the best goalkeepers in the Premier League


In 1993, in the League Cup, David won three penalties to win the title for Arsenal.

he helped the Gunners to win 9 major trophies, including 2 Premier League titles.

As he got older, Seaman failed to live up to the expectations of Arsenal fans.

Arsenal's number one goalkeeper wasn’t successful in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups with his country's national team.

Titles & Achievements

Some of the most important titles he won: Football League First Division in 1990–91, Premier League in 1997–98, 2001–02, FA Cup in 1992–93, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, Football League Cup in 1992–93, FA Charity/Community Shield in 1991, 1998, 2002, European Cup Winners' Cup in 1993–94, UEFA Cup runner-up in 1999–2000, European Super Cup runner-up in 1994.

Edwin van der Sar

  • Full name: Edwin van der Sar

  • Date of birth: 29 October 1970 (age 49)

  • Place of birth: Voorhout, Netherlands

  • Height: 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)

  • Playing position(s): Goalkeeper

One of the most respected goalkeepers of all time is Edwin van der, Sar. According to many football experts, he is one of

the best premier league goalkeepers ever


He started his brilliant times in 1999 at Juventus and played about 226 games for this team.

In the 1999-2000 season, he played in 32 of 34 games and conceded just 20 goals.

The Dutch goalkeeper left Italy for England in 2001 and joined Fulham on a four-year deal.

Edwin joined Manchester United after Fulham in 2005 and played a key role in Manchester United's Premier League title in the same year. 2007-2008 was even better for him. Not only did United retain their league title, but they also won the Champions League, with the Dutchman starring in the victorious penalty shootout.

In 2008–09, he was able to break the world record for a closed goal by 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal.

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson once remarked that he wished had hired Edwin a few years ago, but regrets are useless.

Titles & Achievement

The titles that the Duch goalkeeper has won include: Supercup in 1993, 1994, 1995, UEFA Champions League in 1994–95, UEFA Cup: 1991–92, UEFA Super Cup in 1995, Intercontinental Cup in 1995, Premier League in 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, Football League Cup in 2005–06, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup in 2008.

Petr Cech

  • Full name: Petr Čech

  • Date of birth: 20 May 1982 (age 38)

  • Place of birth: Plzen, Czechoslovakia

  • Height: 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)

  • Playing position(s): Goalkeeper

In this paragraph, we want to know more about the next 

best premier league goalkeepers ever

.  Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech joined Chelsea in the summer of 2004.  Cech quickly gained fan support with his high skill.He was the team's number one goalkeeper in his 11 seasons at Stamford Bridge and won many titles with Chelsea. he won a total of 13 major trophies, including four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Champions League title, and one UEFA Europa League title.

Cech won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award and incredibly conceded just 15 goals all season. In 2005-06 he conceded just 22, as Chelsea again won the Premier League title. Cech has won the Premier League Golden Glove with two different clubs. He won the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 2005, the award of Best Goalkeeper in the 2004–05, and also in the 2004–05 season, he won a league record for 1,025 minutes without conceding a goal. He has the third-most clean sheets since 2000 among all goalkeepers.

The incident on the field did not hinder the success of

one of

the premier league best goalkeepers of all time

. On October 14, 2006, something unprecedented happened in Chelsea's penalty area. In the first minute of the game, Petr Cech and Stephanhant both attacked the ball, but the striker hit the goalkeeper's head instead of the ball. He returned after just 2 months and gained 8 successive clean sheets just 6 months after the injury. That's why he was named as one the best goalkeepers in premier league history.

Titles & Achievement

During his football career Cech won many titles, including: FA Cup in 2016–17, FA Community Shield in 2015, 2017, EFL Cup runner-up: 2017–18, UEFA Europa League runner-up in 2018–19, UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2002, UEFA European Under-21 Championship Golden Player in 2002, Best Goalkeeper of French League in 2003–04, UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 2004, Premier League Golden Glove in 2004–05, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2015–16.

Joe Hart

  • Full name: Charles Joseph John Hart

  • Date of birth: 19 April 1987 (age 33)

  • Place of birth: Shrewsbury, England

  • Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

  • Playing position(s): Goalkeeper

Joe Hart is one of the best goalkeepers who plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Shrewsbury Town in the Football Conference and League Two was his first team. He joined

Manchester City

in 2006 at the age of just 19 but reached his peak three years later.

He spent his first season on loan at Transformers Rovers and Blackpool and for the 2009–10 season moved to Birmingham City and won the Premier League goalkeeper of the season for his performances.

 In the 2010-11 season, he returned to Manchester City and kept 18 clean sheets, winning the Golden Glove award. In the next season, Hart won the Golden Glove for the third year in a row. In 2016, despite being one of premier league top goalkeepers of all time, Hart was selected as the second goalkeeper and appeared only once in the Champions League. After this failure, he left Manchester City and joined to Torino.


Some of the most important titles that one of the premier league best goalkeepers of all time won: Premier League in 2011–12, 2013–14, FA Cup: 2010–11; runner-up in 2012–13, Football League Cup in 2013–14, 2015–16, UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up in 2009, Premier League Golden Glove in 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, Birmingham City Player of the Year in 2009–10, Manchester City Performance of the Season in 2010–11, Manchester City Player of the August 2010, March 2015,

David De Gea

  • Full name: David de Gea Quintana

  • Date of birth: 7 November 1990 (age 29)

  • Place of birth:  Madrid, Spain

  • Height: 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)

  • Playing position(s): Goalkeeper

The Spanish goalkeeper who always compared to Peter Schmeichel and van der Sar.

At the age of thirteen, he joined Atletico Madrid and in 2009 made his official debut for this team.

In 2011, he left

Atletico Madrid

and joined Manchester United, and with his high skills has become one of the Premier League’s greatest ever keepers. He was successful in Manchester United and has made over 300 appearances and won a Premier League title, an FA Cup, a League Cup, three Community Shields, and the UEFA Europa League.

He is always selected as one of the


premier league goalkeepers ever

because of the honors he has achieved.

Titles & Achievement

The titles that one of the top premier league goalkeepers of all time won are: UEFA Europa League in 2009–10, UEFA Super Cup in 2013, Premier League in 2012–13, FA Cup in 2015–16, EFL Cup in 2016–17, UEFA Europa League in 2016–17, UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2007, UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2011, 2013.

Jens Lehmann

  • Full name: Jens Gerhard Lehmann

  • Date of birth: 10 November 1969 (age 50)

  • Place of birth: Essen, West Germany

  • Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)

  • Playing position(s): Goalkeeper

The other best goalkeeper in Premier League is a German goalkeeper who played for Arsenal 5 seasons. Lehmann started his professional football career with Schalke 04 about 10 years in the late 1980s. He next moved to A.C. Milan an Italian team in 1998, which was an unsuccessful experience.

He returned to Germany and to play for

Borussia Dortmund

. Lehmann had a difficult time there, but step by step his form was improved. In 2003 he joined Arsenal and played for this team for 5 seasons from 2003 to 2008. Lehmann's debut season was his most successful time.

In 2003-04, Arsenal experienced a season without defeat, and the German goalkeeper kept 15 clean sheets and conceded just 26 goals as well.

Titles & Achievement

Here are some of the titles that were achieved by one of the best keepers in the premier league ever: UEFA Cup in 1996–97, Serie A in 1998–99, Bundesliga in 2001–02, UEFA Cup runner-up in 2001–02, Premier League in 2003–04, FA Cup in 2004–05, in UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2005–06, FIFA World Cup runner-up in 2002; third place in 2006, UEFA European Championship runner-up in 2008, FIFA Confederations Cup third place in 2005

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