Petr Cech wins Premier League Golden Glove award
By Peter Smith
Last Updated: 18/05/16 7:13am
Petr Cech has won the Premier League Golden Glove after keeping 16 clean sheets in his first season at Arsenal.
The Czech Republic shot stopper won the award three times with Chelsea and, after his £10m switch to the Gunners last summer, has proved a key member of Arsene Wenger's side in 2015/16.
Cech was beaten just 31 times in 34 Premier League appearances this term as Arsenal secured second place - their best league finish in 11 years.
Manchester City's Joe Hart - winner of last season's award - Manchester United's David de Gea and Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel were tied for second in the standings, after keeping 15 clean sheets each.
De Gea had the chance to equal Cech's mark on Tuesday in United's postponed fixture with Bournemouth, but failed to keep the Cherries out in a 3-1 win. Cruelly for the Spaniard, it was a stoppage-time own goal by Chris Smalling which denied him the chance to share the award with the Arsenal stopper.
Premier League 2015/16 – most clean sheets
|Petr Cech (Arsenal)||16|
|Joe Hart (Man City)||15|
|David de Gea (Man Utd)||15|
|Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester)||15|
|Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)||13|
|Heurelho Gomes (Watford)||11|
|Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)||11|
|Jack Butland (Stoke)||10|
|Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea)||9|
|Adrian (West Ham)||9|
The Premier League Golden Glove award was created in 2004/05 and since then Hart has picked up the prize outright on the most occasions, keeping more clean sheets than his rivals in four seasons. Cech has also won the Golden Glove four times, but shared the award with Wojciech Szczesny in 2013/14.
Premier League Golden Glove winners
|2014/15||Joe Hart (Man City)||14|
|2013/14||Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal) & Petr Cech (Chelsea)||16|
|2012/13||Joe Hart (Man City)||18|
|2011/12||Joe Hart (Man City)||17|
|2010/11||Joe Hart (Man City)||18|
|2009/10||Petr Cech (Chelsea)||17|
|2008/09||Edwin van der Sar (Man Utd)||21|
|2007/08||Pepe Reina (Liverpool)||18|
|2006/07||Pepe Reina (Liverpool)||19|
|2005/06||Pepe Reina (Liverpool)||20|
|2004/05||Petr Cech (Chelsea)||21|