Oliver Kahn (l.) has been replaced as the Bundesliga's record clean-sheet holder by Manuel Neuer (r.).. - © IMAGO / Chai v.d. Laage
Oliver Kahn (l.) has been replaced as the Bundesliga's record clean-sheet holder by Manuel Neuer (r.).. - © IMAGO / Chai v.d. Laage
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Manuel Neuer breaks Oliver Kahn's clean sheet record

Manuel Neuer has surpassed fellow Bayern Munich and Germany legend Oliver Kahn as the Bundesliga goalkeeper with the most clean sheets, with 205.

Bayern captain Neuer has taken just 441 games to reach the landmark, where the club's new CEO, Kahn, needed 557.

Neuer reached the shut-out record as Bayern thrashed Hertha Berlin 5-0 at the Allianz Arena on Matchday 3 of the 2021/22 campaign.

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"The fact that the defence was stable and we kept a clean sheet makes me very happy, of course," Neuer said after the game.

The 35-year-old's overall record in Bayern colours reads 213 clean sheets and 336 goals conceded in 437 competitive matches.

Of his 441 Bundesliga appearances, 285 have been for Bayern, compared to 156 for boyhood club Schalke, whom he left for the record champions in summer 2011.