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Most Championship saves and clean sheets 2021/22: Top 10 standings for this season

By Ben Green

Most Championship saves and clean sheets 2021/22: Top 10 standings for this season

Published: 11:50, 4 October 2021

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).

Position Player Saves Minutes Played
1st Bradley Collins 45 990
2nd Matt Ingram 43 990
3rd Chris Maxwell 40 962
4th Thomas Kaminski 39 990
5th Daniel Bentley 37 990
6th Brice Samba 33 900
7th Kelle Roos 30 777
8th Dillon Phillips 29 900
9th Seny Dieng 28 990
10th Simon Moore 27 990

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).

Position Player Clean sheets Minutes Played
1st Simon Sluga 5 990
2nd Matija Sarkic 5 990
3rd Ben Hamer 4 540
4th Lee Nicholls 4 810
5th Sam Johnstone 4 900
6th Mark Travers 4 900
7th Simon Moore 4 990
8th Kelle Roos 3 777
9th Daniel Iversen 3 977
10th Bartosz Bialkowski 2 990