Clean sheet record holder goalkeepers across top 4 European leagues

In the German Bundesliga, Oliver Kahn holds the record for most clean sheets with 196 from a total of 557 games. Kahn, the captain of the Germany national team during the 2002 World Cup, had stints with Karlsruher and Bayern Munich in the German top flight. Manuel Neuer is chasing the record of the legendary German as he has already amassed 157 clean sheets in 330 matches for Schalke and Bayern Munich.

In the Spanish top flight, former Spain national team captain Andoni Zubizarreta holds the record for most clean sheets with 233. The former Barcelona sporting director managed to keep 66 clean sheets for Athletic Bilbao, 123 for Barcelona and 44 for Valencia during the course of his illustrious career during which he won four league titles and the European Cup in the 1991/92 season.

Italian football has been blessed with some exceptional goalkeepers throughout the course of its illustrious history and the Italy national team’s captain, the legendary Gianluigi Buffon holds the record for most clean sheets in Serie A history with 255. The veteran custodian has been plying his trade for the Old Lady since 2001, prior to which he had a six-year stint with the Parma first team. The fact that Buffon wants to continue playing at least until the 2018 World Cup means that he is going to further stretch his record.

When Arsenal acquired Petr Cech from Chelsea, he was widely viewed as a missing link in a side that have the potential to win the Premier League title. And the Czech Republic international has certainly lived up to his billing. The veteran goalkeeper, who gave over a decade-long service to Chelsea before signing for the Gunners in 2015, set the record for most clean sheets in the Premier League history with a total of 181. He beat former England international David James for the record.