Shot Stoppers: 2011/12 Premier League Goalkeeping (Opta) Stats

Edit: Final 2011/12 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats


Michael Vorm has kept the most clean sheets (9) so far.

Here are statistics for all 30 goalkeepers who have played in the Premier League through 20 games of the 2011/12 season:

Goalkeeper Minutes Played Goals Conceded Conceded Outside Box Saves Clean Sheets Save % Minutes per Goal Conceded
Wojciech Szczesny 1,800 28 6 47 7 62.67% 64
Shay Given 1,208 18 2 43 4 70.49% 67
Brad Guzan 592 8 0 20 1 71.43% 74
Paul Robinson 1,530 38 12 40 0 51.28% 40
Mark Bunn 270 5 0 9 0 64.29% 54
Jussi Jääskeläinen 1,620 37 6 63 2 63.00% 44
Adam Bogdan 180 6 2 6 0 50.00% 30
Petr Cech 1,620 23 1 38 4 62.30% 70
Hilario 180 2 0 8 0 80.00% 90
Tim Howard 1,800 24 4 42 4 63.64% 75
Mark Schwarzer 1,350 14 4 53 6 79.10% 96
David Stockdale 450 8 1 31 1 79.49% 56
Jose Reina 1,800 18 2 53 7 74.65% 100
Joe Hart 1,800 16 1 59 8 78.67% 113
David de Gea 1,260 17 2 56 5 76.71% 74
Anders Lindegaard 540 3 1 16 5 84.21% 180
Tim Krul 1,800 25 2 48 7 65.75% 72
John Ruddy 1,700 32 6 68 0 68.00% 53
Declan Rudd 99 3 0 6 0 66.67% 33
Paddy Kenny 1,350 28 5 40 4 58.82% 48
Radek Cerny 450 7 1 21 0 75.00% 64
Asmir Begovic 1,006 19 5 34 4 64.15% 53
Thomas Sorensen 794 10 2 33 2 76.74% 79
Simon Mignolet 1,043 12 4 35 4 74.47% 87
Keiren Westwood 757 11 1 22 1 66.67% 69
Michel Vorm 1800 23 2 74 9 76.29% 78
Brad Friedel 1,800 20 2 74 8 78.72% 90
Ben Foster 1,800 28 2 63 4 69.23% 64
Ali Al-Habsi 1,800 41 6 69 3 62.73% 44
Wayne Hennessey 1,800 36 7 103 2 74.10% 50

The number of saves made by Wayne Hennessey (103) to-date stands out like a saw thumb (no pun intended) – the Wolves stopped has made 29 more saves than any other goalkeeper in the division!

Paul Robinson is the worst statistically in a couple of columns. His 12 goals conceded from outside the box this season is an alarming stat; only Wayne Hennessey has conceded more than half that many. Whilst Manchester United’s David de Gea who came under a lot of criticism earlier this season has only conceded 2 goals from 18+ yards.


In contention for the number 1 spot at Manchester United is Dane Anders Lindegaard. He currently leads the league in save percentage having saved over 84% of the shots he’s faced this season. He had kept 5 clean sheets in his first 5 Premier League starts until Newcastle put 3 past him at St James’ Par… I mean the Sports Direct Arena.

Norwich City’s John Ruddy has the unfortunate stat of playing the most minutes (1,700) without keeping a clean sheet. On the basis that Paul Robinson has played 170 minutes last than the Canary. Norwich are also the only team to officially not have a goalkeeper on the field for all 1,800 minutes this season. That 1 minute came during the sending off incident at Stamford Bridge earlier this season.


Wigan’s Ali Al-Habsi, although leading the league with 3 penalty saves so far this season, has conceded the most goals (41). The Oman goalkeeper will be hoping both Paul Robinson and Jussi Jääskeläinen can make their first team returns to catch him up.

Only 4 goalkeepers have yet to concede a goal from outside the penalty area. Whilst Adam Bogdan won’t want to be reminded of his most recent one, all four stoppers are second choice goalkeepers for the clubs. Brad Guzan has played the most minutes without conceding a goal from 18+ yards. Will Alex McLeish take this into account when Shay Given is fit to play?

Data provided by Opta Stats

2 Replies to “Shot Stoppers: 2011/12 Premier League Goalkeeping (Opta) Stats”

  1. mate this is great, could you please make another one with more current stats?
    cheers

  2. Hi Ethan,

    I can publish an up-to-date list of Goalkeeping stats at the end of the season.

    Regards,

    Barrie

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