2012-13 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats

Here are the statistics of every goalkeeper who made at least 1 appearance in the 2012-13 Premier League season:

2012-13 Premier League goalkeeper stats

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Manchester City’s Joe Hart won the Golden Glove award for a third consecutive season having kept a league-high 18 clean sheets. The Citizens also conceded the fewest number of goals in the Premier League this season (34).

Minutes per Goals Conceded

Everton’s Ján Mucha made two appearances in the Premier League this season. Hal Robson-Kanu’s late goal for Reading on Mucha’s debut was the only goal he conceded in these two games (the other, a 2-0 win over Manchester City), means the Everon goalkeeper averages a goal against every 3 hours.

Of those that have played more than a handful of games this season, Joe Hart comes out on top. The Manchester City and England first choice averages 101 minutes between goals conceded – that’s less than a goal a game for the Premier League’s tightest defence.

The top 10 are as follows:

2012-13 Premier League minutes per goal conceded

Most Saves

West Ham United’s Jussi Jääskeläinen was the busiest goalkeeper in the first half of the season and got even busier during the second half. The experienced Finnish shot stopper led the league with 166 saves in all by the end of the season, including a season-high 11 in a 3-2 defeat at home to Tottenham in February.

Sunderland’s ever-present Simon Mignolet made the second-highest number of saves. The Belgian thought off competition from both Keiren Westwood and Craig Gordon last season to become the Black Cats’ first choice and didn’t surrender that position for a single second this season.

The top 10 goalkeepers who made the most saves are as follows:

2012-13 Premier League goalkeeper most saves

Save Percentage

Everton’s Ján Mucha face 13 shots on target in his two games against Reading and Manchester City this season. The 6’2” goalkeeper who played at the 2010 World Cup saved 12 of those efforts, with only Hal Robson-Kanu successfully putting the ball in the back of the Evertonian’s net.

Of the regular first choice goalkeepers, Chelsea’s Petr Čech had the highest save percentage this season, keeping out 128 of the 158 goal bound efforts in the Premier League this season. David de Gea and Jussi Jääskeläinen were the next best goalkeepers when it came to preventing the opposition from scoring.

The top 10 are as follows:

2012-13 Premier League goalkeeper save percentage

At the foot of the table, Shay Given saved just 33.33% of shots he faced during his two games this season, Anders Lindegaard 55.26% and Rob Elliot 56.52%. Of the regular first choice goalkeepers, Wigan Athletic’s Ali Al-Habsi propped up the chart with a 59.86 shot save percentage. He was replaced by young Spaniard Joel Robles towards the end of the season, who didn’t fare any better, with a save rate of 57.89%.

10 interesting Premier League goalkeeper stats:

3 – Arsenal, Newcastle United and Southampton all used three different goalkeepers.

3 – Mark Schwarzer saved the most penalties.

6 – Asmir Begović faced the most penalties not to have saved a single one.

10 – Tottenham’s Brad Friedel played the most games not to have kept a single clean sheet all season.

18 – Manchester City’s Joe Hart kept the most clean sheets.

33.33% – Aston Villa’s Shay Given was the only goalkeeper to concede more goals than he made saves.

65 – Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan conceded the most goals.

92.31% – Everton’s Ján Mucha had the highest save percentage.

166 – West Ham’s Jussi Jääskeläinen made the most saves.

3,420 – Asmir Begović, Joe Hart, Jussi Jääskeläinen and Simon Mignolet were the only goalkeepers to play every minute for their team this season.

3 Replies to “2012-13 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats”

  1. Good post, nice stats.
    Looks like Southampton are gonna need to sign a better keeper, wasn’t convinced by boruc, from them stats, maybe Mccarthy, had a good spell for Reading.
    Keep it up.

  2. I’m a City supporter. How Joe Hart managed to get the golden boot shows how farcical the award is if based on the number of clean sheets which is not entirely down to good goalkeeping. Joe Hart made the most errors amongst in the goalkeepers in the Premiership last season to the extent that the then management had already decided not to use him this season if they were still there. As a City supporter, I saw every City game last season and nearly every shot that gets through the defence ended up at the back of the City net! The same is happening again this season. Joe is the luckies and most overrated goalkeeper in the world and the award confirms it.
    This award should be made on the goalie with the highest percentage of saves per shot in the season. We will then know that this is entirely due to the winner’s efforts. But the people in charge of the ward have taken the easiest upsilon by going to the number of clean sheets.
    It’s about time the people dishing out the award have a rethink.
    Man City and England need another keeper before it’s too late and costly!



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