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Championship 2011-2012 Goalkeeper Awards – Busiest Keeper: Paul Jones

The final award in this series is for the busiest Goalkeeper in the Championship 2011-2012. Which is based on the amount of shots on goal versus the number of games played, giving an average amount of shots on goal per game. So spare a thought for our winner of this is Peterborough’s Paul Jones… He may not have had many clean sheets this season, but with this aount of shots per game, he was always going to find it difficult to win the golden glove award!

The following is a break down of the top 5 players from www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk:

  Player Club

Games Played

Shots on Goal

Shots per game

1st Paul Jones Peterborough

35

267

7.63

2nd Vito Mannone Hull City

16

120

7.50

3rd David Stockdale Ipswich Town

18

132

7.33

4th Joe Lewis Peterborough

11

80

7.27

5th David Button Barnsley/Doncaster Rovers

16

111

6.94

Championship 2011-2012 Goalkeeper Awards – Triple Award – Best Clean Sheets to Shots Ratio and Meanest Goakeeper: Maik Taylor

3 Awards this time for just one Goalkeeper. Showing that age is not a barrier for Goalkeepers to still perform at teh highest level. Maik Taylor wins the awards for:

  • Best Clean Sheets to Shots on Goal Ratio;
  • Meanest Keeper = No. Conceded to Shots on Goal; and
  • Meanest Keeper = Average Conceded per Games.
image from http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk

The following is a break down of the top 5 players in all three categories from www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk:

  Player Club

Clean Sheets

Shots on Goal

% Clean Sheets vs Shots

1st Maik Taylor Millwall

6

56

10.71%

2nd Adriano Basso Hull City

6

67

8.96%

3rd Kelvin Davis Southampton

18

204

8.82%

4th Adam Federici Reading

20

248

8.06%

5th Peter Brezovan Brighton and Hove Albion

7

93

7.53%

  Player Club

Goals Conceded

Shots on Goal

% Conceded vs Shots

1st Maik Taylor Millwall

7

56

12.50%

2nd Steve Mildenhall Millwall

9

58

15.52%

3rd Vito Mannone Hull City

19

120

15.83%

4th Adam Federici Reading

41

248

16.53%

5th Julian Speroni Crystal Palace

43

248

17.34%

  Player Club

Games Played

Goals Conceded

Average conceded/ game

1st Maik Taylor Millwall

11

7

0.64

2nd Adam Federici Reading

46

41

0.89

3rd Adriano Basso Hull City

15

14

0.93

4th Kelvin Davis Southampton

46

46

1.00

5th Steve Mildenhall Millwall

9

9

1.00

Championship 2011-2012 Goalkeeper Awards – Best % Clean Sheets vs Games Played: Vito Mannone

Best Clean Sheets to Games Ratio in the Championship 2011-2012 season is Hull City’s Goalkeeper (on loan from Arsenal) Vito Mannone.

The following is a break down of the top 5 players from www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk:

  Player Club

Games Played

Clean Sheets

% Clean Sheets vs games played

1st Vito Mannone Hull City

16

9

56.25%

2nd Maik Taylor Millwall

11

6

54.55%

3rd Adam Federici Reading

46

20

43.48%

4th Adriano Basso Hull City

15

6

40.00%

5th Kelvin Davis Southampton

46

18

39.13%

Championship 2011-2012 Goalkeeper Awards – Most Clean Sheets: Adam Federici

Most Clean Sheets and winner of the Golden Glove in the Championship 2011-2012 season is Reading’s, Adam Federici.

The following is a break down of the top 5 players from www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk:

  Player Club

Clean Sheets

1st Adam Federici Reading

20

2nd Kelvin Davis Southampton

18

3rd Julian Speroni Crystal Palace

16

4th Robert Green West Ham Untited

15

5th = Boaz Myhill Birmingham City

14

5th = David Marshall Cardiff City

14

5th = Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City

14

Goalkeeper spotlight: Adam Federici

So Reading this week secured promotion but how much do they owe that to their Australian Goalkeeper, Adam Federici…

So far this season Federici has kept 14 clean sheets. And yes some goalkeepers with a similar amount of clean sheets this season have done so because of few shots on goal, meaning that the defence can also share the credit. This could be said of Federici, with only 125 shots on goal this season (compared with that previously posted about Frankie Fielding having 275 shots on goal!). However, this month has shown Federici’s true real class as a Goalkeeper, that so far this month he has kept 4 clean sheets against a barrage of 31 shots on goal…

The best of his performances being the match against their rivals for the Championship trophy, Southampton, who had 19 shots at goal and 12 on target. The scoreline could have been so much different if it wasn’t for Federici’s heroics, with Reading winning that game 3-1 to move into pole position.

image from corporate.olympics.com.au

The Australian has of course grabbed the headlines in his home country:

The Australian Times: http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/sport/more-sport/aussie-adam-federici-set-for-premier-league-with-reading.htm

The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/football/reading-takes-federici-to-top-flight/story-fn63e0vj-1226332080280

Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/federici-set-for-epl-with-reading-20120418-1x68s.html

The Telegraph (Australia): http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/soccer/adam-fedirici-back-in-the-epl-following-the-promotion-of-reading-to-top-flight-football/story-e6frey4r-1226332141360

And Australia should be proud, so too Reading and so too us Goalkeeper followers… with just 2 games left Reading are now promoted, and the Premiership gets another class Goalkeeping acquisition! 😉

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