Top five goalkeepers of the FIFA World Cup in terms of clean sheets.

Over the course of 21 competitions since the 1930 debut of the FIFA World Cup, hundreds of clean sheets have been recorded. 

But some renowned goalkeepers have saved more shots than others.We examine the top five goalkeepers in terms of World Cup clean sheets ahead of Qatar 2022.

5) Emerson Leao – 8 Clean Sheets

Brazilian Leao participated in three World Cup and two Copa America teams between 1970 and 1986.

Leao participated in 14 World Cup finals games throughout the course of the three tournaments, giving up seven goals while preserving eight clean sheets.

4) Jan Jongbloed – 8 Clean Sheets

Between 1962 and 1978, Jongbloed competed for the Dutch national team, participating in two World Cups and earning 24 caps in all.

3) Sepp Maier – 8 Clean Sheets

In 18 World Cup games, Maier conceded 19 goals and kept eight clean sheets across four tournaments, 

2) Fabien Barthez – 10 Clean Sheets

Between 1994 and 2006, Barthez was the France goalkeeper and appeared in 17 World Cups over three different competitions.

1) Peter Shilton – 10 Clean Sheets

The 1982 World Cup was the former England number one's first World Cup, and in his five games there, he kept four clean sheets.