The inaugural annual winners of The Football League Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove Awards have been announced today.
Reading's Adam Federici, Stevenage's Chris Day and Swindon Town's Wes Foderingham are the respective winners from the Championship, League 1 and League 2.
The annual Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove award is presented to the goalkeeper that has kept the most clean sheets in their division throughout the season in all competitions.
Federici's 20 clean sheets from 47 games helped Reading to the Championship title and a return to the Premier League, whilst in League 1 Chris Day managed 18 from his 49 appearances to earn Stevenage a play-off place.
Foderingham, who won the monthly Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove in April, kept the most clean sheets out of any keeper in The Football League with 23 from 40 appearances in a championship winning Swindon Town side.
Football League goalkeepers kept a total of 983 clean sheets throughout the season with Championship keepers coming out on top with 336, compared with 321 in League 1 and 326 in League 2.
David Sanderson, Brands and Marketing Director for Precision Goalkeeping, said; "Both in Championship and League 2 the keeper with the most clean sheets has helped his club win the title.
"This just goes to show the importance of a good defensive unit and a goalkeeper that can keep the ball out of the back of the net.
"This is the first year of the Football League Precision Goalkeeping Glove Awards and we have been delighted with the response from the goalkeepers across the country.
"It isn't often that goalkeepers get the recognition that they deserve but hopefully with these awards we are able to highlight the important job they do for their team."
The Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove award is also presented each month to the Football League goalkeeper that has kept the most clean sheets in all competitions from data supplied by the Press Association.
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