Clean Sheets In Europe
Having a clean sheet is not guaranteed victory. Rather, clean sheets help teams avoid defeat in any case. If a team constantly gets clean sheets, then the outcome of the game will either be a draw or victory (if they manage to score).
Clean sheets also give an indication of how a team can hold up over the course of a season. The more clean sheets, the better odds a team has of winning a title in Europe, although this isn’t always the case.
Teams With The Most-Clean Sheets
Here is a list of the teams with the most-clean sheets in Europe for the 2017-18 season:
- Atromitos (8 clean sheets from 10 games)
- Manchester United (8 from 11)
- Porto (8 from 11)
- Roma (7 from 11)
- Barcelona (7 from 11)
- Leganes (7 from 11)
- Coventry (10 from 16)
- AEK (6 from 10)
- PAOK (6 from 10)
- PSG (7 from 12)
Most Clean Sheets By Goal Keepers This Season
Here is a list of the top-5 goalkeepers that have kept the most-clean sheets in Europe this season:
The Serb has kept the most-clean sheets in Europe’s top-5 Leagues this season with 9 clean sheets in 14 games. Petkovic plays for AC Pisa 1909 and at 22-years-old, is a future star to look out for.
The French keeper has kept 9 clean sheets in 14 games for Stade Reims in Ligue 1.
The German international plays for Hansa Rostock in the third-tier of Bundesliga. He has managed to keep 9 clean sheets in 16 games.
Marc Andre Ter Stegen
Another German makes this list and it’s not Neuer. It’s Neuer’s backup for Germany. The Barcelona man has had a good start to the season with 8 clean sheets in 12 games, conceding only 4 goals.
David de Gea
Manchester United are in 2nd position in the Premier League thanks to Mourinho parking the bus and David de Gea. The Spain international has kept 8 clean sheets in 12 games and is in the lead for the Premier League Golden Glove award.