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Newcastle and Sunderland Feature In Cash Per Save Goalkeepers League Table

6 years ago
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An interesting bit of research has seen Premier League goalkeepers put under the spotlight, with the likes of Tim Krul rated in a league table of how much each of their saves has cost their respective clubs.

The wages of goalkeepers were taken, and then number of minutes played over the season, with finally the number of saves made over the year taken into account.

So at the very bottom of the table (those who played less than 1000 minutes have *** next to their names) you had ‘poor’ Brad Friedel.

The American keeper only played 90 minutes and made 3 saves in that time. On £50,000 a week wages that worked out at a jaw dropping £866,664 per Premier League save over the year.

The research by savings and investments provider Scottish Friendly, found that Sunderland’s Vito Mannone came out on top.

He made a save every 19 minutes and on ‘only’ £10,000 a week, his price per save was £3847.

Closer to home, Tim Krul was a respectable eighth, his relatively modest wages of £25,000 meant that his 3240 minutes of Premier League action produced a save every 31.7 minutes at a cost of £12,838 for each one.

Rob Elliot only played two matches and on £8,000 wages his saves cost £60,088 each, with a save made every 25.7 minutes.

Busiest keeper in the Premier League was Swansea’s Gerhard Tremmel who made a save every 17 minutes of action – the average overall in the Premier League being once every thirty minutes.

£3,847 Mannone (Sunderland)

£7,068 Guzan (Villa)

£7,244 Speroni (Palace)

£8,183 Tremmel (Swansea)

£8,932 Marshall (Cardiff)

£10,320 Stockdale (Fulham)

£11,544 Adrian (West Ham)

£12,838 Krul (Newcastle)

£13,692 Vorm (Swansea)

£14,366 Ruddy (Norwich)

£15,164 Begovic (Stoke)

£15,405 Jaaskelainen (West Ham)

£17,559 Howard (Everton)

£18,678 McGregor (Hull)

£18,851 Mignolet (Liverpool)

£21,107 Myhill (West Brom)

£24,905 Szczesny (Arsenal)

£24,957 Harper (Hull)

£25,968 Stekelenburg (Fulham)

£26,118 Boruc (Southampton)

£28,080 Foster (West Brom)

£36,072 De Gea (Man Utd)

£41,223 Lloris (Spurs)

£51,681 Gazzaniga (Southampton) ***

£57,774 Pantilimon (Man City) ***

£58,149 Hart (Man City)

£60,088 Elliot (Newcastle) ***

£61,874 Westwood (Sunderland) ***

£62,874 Cech (Chelsea)

£77,256 Sorensen (Stoke) ***

£93,021 Jakupovic (Hull) ***

£106,310 Lewis (Cardiff) ***

£121,332 Schwarzer (Chelsea) ***

£206,664 Robles (Everton) ***

£207,999 Fabianski (Arsenal) ***

£531,555 Lindegaard (Man Utd) ***

£866,664 Friedel (Spurs) ***

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