Unsung hero of the season

Munich - It seemed like a lucky change of heart when FC Schalke 04 coach Jens Keller moved ahead of Timo Hildebrand in the pecking order on Matchday 14 of the recently-ended season. Fährmann, now the Royal Blues' undisputed No1, had last featured in 2011, but having made his long-awaited comeback, put in a string of sensational performances.

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only saved 60 per cent of shots on goal in his 12 league encounters compared to Fährmann's impressive 79 per cent. An even more astonishing statistic is that the Royal Blues only conceded a goal every 100 minutes with the 25-year-old in between the sticks, but every 45 minutes when Hildebrand played, more than twice as often.