Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


In 225 games, <b>Manuel Neuer</b> has already developed into one of the Bundesliga's greatest ever goalkeepers. That is underlined by his statistics: 99 times he has kept <br>a clean sheet. Against Hannover 96 on Matchday 5, he will be aiming to make it a ton, establishing himself among many of the league's historic greats His predecessor in the FC Bayern goal was <b>Hans-Jörg Butt</b>, who totalled 86 clean sheets at his clubs Bayern, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Hamburger SV Neuer's current national team goalkeeper coach <b>Andreas Köpke</b> has already been eclipsed by his pupil. <br>He was able to keep Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Nürnberg's opponents out 88 times (© Imago) Borussia Dortmund's <b>Roman Weidenfeller</b> also boasts an admirable record of 96 clean sheets in his 293 Bundesliga appearances Uwe Kamps is the man behind Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and the former Borussia Mönchengladbach custodian provides ample inspiration for the <br>budding Germany U-21 shot-stopper. In 390 top flight appearances, mostly at the infamous Bökelberg, he was unbeaten 97 times In 2003, <b>Timo Hildebrand</b> set what was then a new league record for minutes without conceding. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that the<br>current FC Schalke 04 and former VfB Stuttgart and 1899 Hoffenheim custodian also has a proud record of 98 clean sheets <b>Rüdiger Vollborn</b> has also discovered a gem of German goalkeeping in Hamburger's Rene Adler, and he was a diamond in his time too with <br>a full century of clean sheets in 401 games for Leverkusen, where he discovered and groomed Adler <b>Rudi Kargus</b> was a well-travelled goalkeeper, but one thing he provided all of his clubs with was an assurance that they would not concede many <br>goals. Fortuna Düsseldorf, Karlsruher SC, Nürnberg and Hamburg all benefitted from his 102 clean sheets (© Imago) Today, <b>Harald "Toni" Schmuacher</b> is vice-president of 1. FC Köln, but he was also a legend there as a player.<br>For the Billy Goats, Dortmund, Schalke and Bayern, Schumacher kept a total of 104 clean sheets Once Schumacher left Cologne, his place was taken by <b>Bodo Illgner</b>. The World Cup winner and UEFA Champions <br>League winner with Real Madrid CF trumped his master by keeping one extra clean sheet Not only did <b>Wolfgang Kleff</b> talk the talk, but he also walked the walk. Be it in Mönchengladbach, VfL Bochum, Hertha Berlin or Düsseldorf, Kleff <br>always gave it everything he had, and that is proven by the statistics of the 1974 World Cup winner, who was unbeaten 107 times (© Imago) <b>Dieter Burdenski</b> spent over a decade at SV Werder Bremen, but the now 62-year-old learned his trade at Schalke.<br>Now living in Bielefeld, he can look back on a career which spanned 478 games and 115 clean sheets The colour of <b>Norbert Nigbur's</b> blood was blue. He represented Schalke for almost all of his career with <br>only a brief intermezzo with Berlin, and his 120 clean sheets mean he is a club legend in Gelsenkirchen Schalke were one of the clubs featuring on the CV of <b>Frank Rost</b>, who learnt his trade in Bremen before moving on to their <br>northern Germany rivals Hamburg. In a total of 426 appearances, he was simply too strong for the opposition 121 times The current Hertha goalkeeper coach <b>Richard Golz</b> is another Hamburg legend. It took some beating his almost seven-foot <br>frame and the 123 clean sheets are testament to his quality <b>Jens Lehmann</b> kept eight more clean sheets than Golz in a Bundesliga career spent with Schalke, <br>Dortmund and Stuttgart, before retiring in 2011 The "Cat of Anzing" <b>Sepp Maier</b> earned his cult status as a player. The German World Cup winner and European Champion collected <br>countless titles with Bayern, and with 137 clean sheets, it is easy to recognise his contribution to such a haul of silverware Not only is <b>Uli Stein</b> remembered for his gift of the gab, but also for his goalkeeping talent. He kept <br>a total of 146 clean sheets for Arminia Bielefeld, Hamburg and Frankfurt <b>Eike Immel</b> often left the field the way he had entered it: with the number zero in the goals conceded column. For Dortmund and <br>Stuttgart, he kept 148 clean sheets, putting him in third place in the all-time classification (© Imago) In second place is a man who was often referred to as calamitous. <b>Oliver Reck</b> may have had his detractors, but nobody can deny the insurmountable <br>ability of the former Schalke and Leverkusen stopper who managed to keep the ball from entering his goal a mindboggling 176 times The man Neuer is really looking to emulate, though, is <b>Oliver Kahn</b>. Often elected as the world's best goalkeeper, <br>the "Titan" kept a total of 204 clean sheets in 557 games...and you certainly knew about it when he didn't
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