Ederson surpasses Joe Hart to set new Manchester City clean sheet record

His journey to this record showed his presence between the posts, accomplishing the feat in 242 league appearances, compared to Hart's 266.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-02-25 11:59:31

On a day that seemed like any other in the Premier League, Manchester City, led by the young talent of Phil Foden, managed to secure a win that was anything but ordinary. It was the 24th minute when Foden, with a stroke of genius, found the net, sealing a victory at Vitality Stadium. But the story of the day wasn’t just about securing three points. It was about a record, a goalkeeper, and a legacy being rewritten.


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Ederson, Manchester City’s Brazilian goalkeeper, whose performance that day was a quiet testament to consistency and skill. By the end of the match, he had achieved something remarkable — his 110th clean sheet in the league. This wasn’t just another number. In that moment, Ederson went beyond Joe Hart, a name long associated with goalkeeping brilliance at City, to claim the title of the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets in the club’s Premier League history.

Now ranked 15th among the all-time greats of English football’s top flight, Ederson’s name is whispered in the same breath as Petr Cech, the former Chelsea and Arsenal stalwart who leads with 202 clean sheets. But for Ederson, it’s not about the numbers. It’s about the moments, the saves, and the quiet confidence he brings to his team.

Ederson: 2017 till date

Since his arrival from Benfica in 2017, Ederson has not just been a goalkeeper for Manchester City; he has become part of the club’s heartbeat. Over the past seven years, he has collected trophies and accolades, including the Premier League Golden Glove award in three successive seasons, beginning in 2019/20. Yet, it’s his humility and dedication that stand out, qualities that make him one of the finest goalkeepers in the club’s storied history.

As Pep Guardiola’s team turns its attention to the FA Cup, facing Luton Town in a pivotal fifth-round clash, and then to a league showdown with Manchester United, the narrative continues. But for a moment, as Ederson stood with his 110th clean sheet, it was a reminder of the human stories that weave through the fabric of football. Stories of dedication, of surpassing legends, and of setting new benchmarks, not just for oneself but for those who follow.