Football League Golden Glove

The Football League Golden Glove is an annual association football award that is won by the goalkeeper who has kept the most clean sheets in that season's Football League. Clean Sheets in The Football League Leagues (Championship, League One and League Two), Football League Cup, Football League Trophy and FA Cup all add up to the Golden Golve. The award started in 2006-07 season with the Football League and Puma inventing the golden boot and glove.

Macron, the official kits and ball supplier of the Football League later sponsored the award. In the 2010/2011 season no Golden Glove award was given. The 2011/2012 season saw the introduction of a monthly award in addition to an annual award under new sponsors Precision Training.


Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has earned the Macron Golden Glove award
Club ± Indicates the Club won the Title during the season.

Overall winners

Season Division Player Club Clean
Games Average Source
Puma Golden Glove
2006–07 Championship England Matt Murray Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 47 2.76 [1]
League One Republic of Ireland Joe Murphy Scunthorpe United 24 52 2.17
League Two England Steve Phillips Bristol Rovers 28 56 2
Total 69 155 2.25
2007–08 Championship Republic of Ireland Dean Kiely West Bromwich Albion 18 53 2.94 [2]
League One England Paul Smith Nottingham Forest 25 52 2.08
League Two France Willy Guéret Milton Keynes Dons 23 52 2.26
Total 66 157 2.38
2008–09 Championship Czech Republic Radek Černý/Republic of Ireland Paddy Kenny QPR/Sheff. Utd 19 47 2.47 [3]
League One Wales Danny Coyne Tranmere Rovers 20 47 2.35
League Two England Ben Hamer Brentford 20 49 2.45
Total 59 143 2.42
Macron Golden Glove
2009–10 Championship Netherlands Dorus de Vries Swansea City 25 48 1.92 [4]
League One England Fraser Forster Norwich City 22 46 2.09
League Two Denmark Kasper Schmeichel Notts County 24 48 2
Total 71 142 2
2010–11 No award
Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove
2011–12 Championship Australia Adam Federici Reading 20 47 2.35 [5]
League One England Chris Day Stevenage 18 49 2.72
League Two England Wes Foderingham Swindon Town 23 40 1.25
Total 61 136 2.22

2011/12 Monthly awards

In addition to the annual award, 2011/12 saw the introduction of a monthly award, given to the best performing goalkeeper in the Football League across all three divisions. The monthly award was also known as the "Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove Award". The monthly goalkeeping awards were only awarded during the one season.

Month Player Club
October Wales Boaz Myhill Birmingham City
November England Chris Day Stevenage
December England Ryan Clarke Oxford United
January England Ben Hamer Charlton Athletic
February Australia Adam Federici Reading
March England Kelvin Davis Southampton
April England Wes Foderingham Swindon Town



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  2. "League honour golden six". Football League. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  3. "League honour golden six". Football League. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  4. "Macron Golden Glove Winners announced". Football Leaue. 3 June 2010.
  5. "Golden Glove Award Winners Announced". Football League. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  6. "Golden Glove award". Football League. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
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