The 2020/21 Championship Golden Glove went to none other than Gareth Southgate’s godson, Freddie Woodman.
The Newcastle loanee, son of former Brentford goalkeeper Andy Woodman, spent last season temporarily guarding the net of Swansea City, during which he became the only Championship player to register more than 20 clean sheets (21).
Woodman has since returned to Tyneside and the likes of Asmir Begovic (16 cleans sheets and the most saves on 124), Tim Krul (17 clean sheets), David Raya (17), Marcus Bettinelli and Daniel Bachmann (both on 13 clean sheets) have all since joined him in the top flight, either securing transfers or gaining promotion.
However, that has not left a shortage of competent No. 1s in the second tier. The Championship remains home to some of the bravest shot-stoppers in the country, while Sam Johnstone has dropped down having made the most saves in the Premier League last season (166).
So, who will be the busiest ‘keeper in the 2021/22 Championship season? And who will be the most watertight between the sticks? Keep track throughout the season below to find out which goalkeepers have kept the most saves and registered the most shutouts.
Championship most saves: 2021/22 season | English second tier
Players with the same amount of saves are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 11:50 (04/10/21).
Championship most clean sheets: 2021/22 season | English second tier
Players with the same amount of clean sheets are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 11:50 (04/10/21).
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