Casillas becomes the Goalkeeper with most clean sheets in Champions League history

Scooper One | 21st Oct 2015

Casillas becomes the Goalkeeper with most clean sheets in Champions League history

FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas surpassed Edwin Van Der Sar as the keeper with the most clean sheets in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Spaniard kept his 51st clean sheet in Porto’s 2-0 home win over Maccabi Tel Aviv to outstrip the former Ajax, Juventus and Manchester United goalkeeper who is now retired having kept 50 Champions League clean sheets.

The 34-year-old former Real Madrid captain won the Champions League 3 times in 2000, 2002 and 2014 before leaving for the Portuguese side in the summer.

The list also contain fellow Spaniard Victor Valdes who is tied with Petr Cech on 45 clean sheets with Gianluigi Buffon making up the top 5 on 37 clean sheets.

Casillas has been an ever-present for the FC Porto this season and has yet to taste defeat in 10 games for his new club, keeping five clean sheets in the process.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLEAN SHEETS
1. Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, FC Porto) 51
2. Edwin Van der Sar (Ajax, Juventus, Manchester United) 50
3. Victor Valdes (Barcelona) 45
3 Petr Cech (Sparta Prague, Chelsea, Arsenal) 45
4. Gianluigi Buffon (Parma, Juventus) 37