Champions League: Top 10 Goalkeepers With the Most Clean Sheets as Manuel Neuer Makes History

Champions League: Top 10 Goalkeepers With the Most Clean Sheets as Manuel Neuer Makes History

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 18, 2024 at 5:12 AM
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  • Neuer was part of the Bayern Munich team that beat Arsenal
  • The Champions League tie ended in a 1-0 win for the Bavarians
  • This was Neuer's 58th clean sheet in the European tournament

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Bayern Munich legend, Manuel Neuer, has made Champions League history following his side's 1-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday night in the quarter-finals.

Neuer was part of the Bayern team that stopped the Gunners from progressing to the next round of the tournament despite their incredible run of form.

Manuel Neuer reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg match between FC Bayern München and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
Manuel Neuer reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg match between FC Bayern München and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
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Having settled for a 2-2 draw in the first leg played at the Emirates, both teams needed a win of whichever scoreline when they faced off at the Allianz Arena to progress to the next round.

Bayern ultimately emerged on top, with Joshua Kimmich's second-half goal the only difference in the second-leg clash.

Neuer equally made a significant contribution in the tie, pulling off some incredible saves to shut out Arsenal's incredible frontline.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the German's clean sheet in the tie saw him make Champions League history as he became the goalkeeper with the most shutouts in the history of the tournament.

Goalkeepers with the most clean sheets in UCL

As it stands, the 38-year-old has kept 58 clean sheets in the competition, one more than Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas.

Neuer was level with Casillas (57) ahead of Bayern's second-leg meeting with Arsenal at Allianz Arena.

Italian icon Gianluigi Buffon sits third with 52 clean sheets to his name, while Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar is fourth with 51, per transfermarkt.

Chelsea hero Petr Cech completes the top five podium with 49 clean sheets, kept during his illustrious stint with both the Blues and the Gunners.

Top 10 goalkeepers with the most UCL shutouts

Manuel Neuer (58 clean sheets)

Iker Casillas (57 clean sheets)

Gianluigi Buffon (52 clean sheets)

Edwin van der Sar (51 clean sheets)

Petr Čech (49 clean sheets)

Víctor Valdés (45 clean sheets)

Jan Oblak (34 clean sheets)

Oliver Kahn (34 clean sheets)

Ederson (32 clean sheets)

Marc-André ter Stegen (32 clean sheets)

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