WSL goalkeepers with most clean sheets of all time

90min
Mary Earps is the Manchester United and England number one
Mary Earps is the Manchester United and England number one / Jan Kruger/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit

The standard of goalkeeping in the Women's Super League is as strong as its ever been right now.

Shot-stoppers are reaping the rewards of improved facilities and specialist coaching and all WSL sides have stars capable of producing eye-catching saves. There have been plenty of goalkeepers over the years who have pulled out save after save to deny their opponents and keep their team ahead.

Here are the goalkeepers with the most clean sheets in Women's Super League history.


= 19 - Rachael Laws (9 clean sheets)

Rachael Laws
Laws in action for Liverpool / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Rachael Laws arrived at Liverpool in 2020 on a permanent deal after impressing with Reading and has developed into an excellent shot stopper, winning the club's Players' Player of the Year award for 2021/22.

Laws was actually part of the Liverpool side that won the 2013 WSL title, joining on loan from Sunderland to play nine games.


= 19 - Lydia Williams (9 clean sheets)

Lydia Williams
Williams features regularly for Australia / Gualter Fatia/GettyImages

Lydia Williams has a brilliant CV, having previously played for Melbourne City, OL Reign and Pitea before joining Arsenal in 2020.

The Australia couldn't nail down the starting role, however, and her quest for more WSL clean sheets will continue at Brighton, where she moved in January 2023.


= 19 - Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (9 clean sheets)

Pauline Peyraud-Magnin
Peyraud-Magnin during her Arsenal days / Linnea Rheborg/GettyImages

Pauline Peyraud-Magnin has mainly made her name on the European circuit but played a crucial role when Arsenal won the WSL in 2018/19.

She has since moved to Italy with Juventus, where the France international has won Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana.


= 19 - Rachel Brown-Finnis (9 clean sheets)

Rachel Brown-Finnis
Brown-Finnis can be spotted doing punditry / Visionhaus/GettyImages

An England legend with 82 international appearances from 1997 to 2013, Rachel Brown-Finnis came through the American college system before signing for Everton in 2003.

She would earn an FA Cup winner's medal when Everton beat Arsenal 3-2 in 2010, having lost on her previous appearance in 1996.


= 17 - Tinja-Riikka Korpela (10 clean sheets)

Tinja-Riikka Korpela
Korpela has played for Everton and Spurs in the WSL / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Twice a Bundesliga winner with Bayern Munich, Finland legend Tinja-Riikka Korpela first played in the WSL for Everton.

She spent two years with the Toffees before signing for Tottenham in 2021.


= 17 - Sandy MacIver (10 clean sheets)

Sandy MacIver
MacIver is an England international / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Manchester City re-signed Sandy MacIver in 2022 after she previously spent a year in their academy in 2015.

She was brilliant in a losing cause for Everton against City in the 2020 FA Cup final, which was eventually decided in extra time.


16 - Marie Hourihan 14 (clean sheets)

Marie Hourihan
Hourihan in action with Ireland / Christof Koepsel/GettyImages

Marie Hourihan was born in London but played for the Republic of Ireland, keeping ten clean sheets in 24 international appearances.

She kept clean sheets regularly in the WSL for the likes of Birmingham, Chelsea and Manchester City, winning the Women's FA Cup with each team.


15 - Hannah Hampton (16 clean sheets)

Hannah Hampton
Hampton during a clash against Man Utd / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Hannah Hampton is still a baby in goalkeeping terms but already a WSL regular, an England international and UEFA Women's Championship winner.

Hampton got increased game time at Birmingham following Ann-Katrin Berger's departure and produced regular performances before a move to Aston Villa in 2021.


14 - Grace Moloney (20 clean sheets)

Grace Moloney
Moloney is Reading's first choice goalie / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Grace Moloney first joined Reading when she was nine years old and has developed into their regular starting goalkeeper.

Moloney is also likely to go to the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with the Republic of Ireland after their playoff victory over Scotland.


= 11 - Emma Byrne (21 clean sheets)

Ciara Grant, Emma Byrne, Yvonne Tracy
Bryne (C) with Ciara Grant (L) and Yvonne Tracy (R) / Ian Walton/GettyImages

Arsenal legend Emma Byrne played a huge role in the Gunners' glorious 2000s era, being named the club's Ladies Player of the Year twice.

The former Republic of Ireland international spent almost 17 years with the north London side before ending her career in England with then WSL 2 outfit Brighton.


= 11 - Sophie Baggaley (21 clean sheets)

Sophie Baggaley
Baggaley joined United in 2021 / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Manchester United goalie Sophie Baggaley impressed hugely during her time with Bristol City, often keeping her side in games singlehandedly with her volume of saves.

The former England youth international began life at Old Trafford as an understudy to Mary Earps but is slowly getting her opportunities.


= 11 - Hedvig Lindahl (21 clean sheets)

FBL-EUR-C1-WOMEN-MONTPELLIER-CHELSEA
Lindahl during her Chelsea days / PASCAL GUYOT/GettyImages

Legendary Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl patrolled Chelsea's penalty area between 2015 and 2019, enjoying domestic success with the Blues.

She would win the WSL title twice alongside two FA Cups, later enjoying success in Germany with Wolfsburg.


10 - Megan Walsh (22 clean sheets)

Megan Walsh
Walsh has totted up clean sheets with Brighton / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

After becoming Yeovil's number, Megan Walsh joined Brighton in 2019/20 and has since forced herself into the Republic of Ireland set up.

However, recent transfer moves mean Walsh now has a new teammate in Lydia Williams to compete with for a spot in goal for the Seagulls.


9 - Sari van Veenendaal (23 clean sheets)

Sari van Veenendaal
Van Veenendaal was a regular starter for Arsenal / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Former Netherlands international Sari van Veenendaal spent four years with Arsenal, enjoying domestic success alongside the trophies she won at international level with the Dutch.

She left for Atletico Madrid before finishing her career at PSV, having previously kept 23 WSL clean sheets.


8 - Rebecca Spencer (28 clean sheets)

Rebecca Spencer
Spencer has found a home at Tottenham / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Rebecca Spencer has recently enjoyed more game time at Tottenham, having found regular appearances tougher to come by at big clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea.

Having previously proved her worth at West Ham and Birmingham, Spencer is now a key part of a Spurs team looking to rise up the ranks.


= 6 - Manuela Zinsberger (29 clean sheets)

Manuela Zinsberger
Zinsberger is an important figure for Arsenal / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Austria international Manuela Zinsberger scooped the 2021/22 FA Women's Super League Golden Glove prize thanks to a haul of 13 clean sheets.

She is yet to win a WSL title with Arsenal, with their last success coming in 2018/19 - just before she signed from Bayern Munich.


= 6 - Siobhan Chamberlain (29 clean sheets)

Siobhan Chamberlain
Chamberlain in WSL Cup action / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Siobhan Chamberlain jumped around a number of sides, playing at the top level for Chelsea, Fulham and Arsenal alongside North American W-League club Vancouver Whitecaps.

She went to Liverpool in 2015 before rounding off her playing days at the newly reintroduced Man Utd in the Championship, collecting clean sheets all the while.


5 - Carly Telford (30 clean sheets)

Drew Spence, Carly Telford, Erin Cuthbert
Telford won a lot with Chelsea / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Carly Telford made her England debut in 2007 and has been a steady presence in the Lionesses' squad ever since.

She has often had to be with a reserve role behind Ann-Katrin Berger at Chelsea and is now out in the states with Casey Stoney's San Diego Wave.


4 - Karen Bardsley (34 clean sheets)

Ellie Roebuck, Karen Bardsley
Bardsley enjoyed successful years with City / Ross Kinnaird/GettyImages

81-time capped former England international Karen Bardsley joined Man City in 2014, having previously played in America and Sweden before a short stay with Lincoln.

She won the WSL with City in 2016, also picking up the Women's League Cup four times and the Women's FA Cup three times before announcing her retirement.


3 - Ellie Roebuck (41 clean sheets)

Ellie Roebuck
Roebuck is already a regular for City / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Ellie Roebuck took her chance to establish herself at Manchester City when Karen Bardsley got injured and has since made the position her own.

One of the younger regular goalkeepers in the WSL, Roebuck will be adding to her clean sheet tally for years to come.


2 - Ann-Katrin Berger (45 clean sheets)

Ann-Katrin Berger
Berger is a Chelsea / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Ann-Katrin Berger has grown into one of the WSL's all time greats since swapping Birmingham for Chelsea in 2019.

The Germany international has enjoyed domestic success as was voted into the FA WSLPFA Team of the Year for the 2017/18, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.


1 - Mary Earps (50 clean sheets)

Mary Earps
Earps leads the WSL clean sheet standings / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

No goalkeeper in WSL history has made more appearances in the competition than Mary Earps, the Manchester United and England number one.

She previously played with Birmingham before joining United in 2020, having also played in Germany with Wolfsburg. A leader for an exciting United side, Earps is likely to continue keeping sides out with her excellent shot stopping.


facebooktwitterreddit