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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

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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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