Vito Mannone One of Just Four to Make it to Fifty

During the recent game against Southampton, Vito Mannone became the fourth goalkeeper to reach 50 Premier League appearances for Sunderland. In those appearances, he kept 13 clean sheets and conceded 75 goals.


Mannone is a long way short of Thomas Sorensen, who remains the only goalkeeper to have made 100 or more Premier League appearances for Sunderland.

Sunderland’s Premier League Goalkeepers - Appearances

Thomas Sorensen (126)
Simon Mignolet (90)
Craig Gordon (88)
Vito Mannone (50)
Costel Pantilimon (45)
Marton Fulop (40)
Kelvin Davis (33)
Lionel Perez (29)
Jurgen Macho (22)
Keiren Westwood (19)
Tony Coton (10)
Ben Alnwick (5)
Mart Poom (4)
Darren Ward (3)
Thomas Myhre (3)
Andy Marriott (1)
Jordan Pickford (1)

Unsurprisingly, his record does not stack up against other Sunderland goalkeepers to have made more than 50 Premier League appearances in relation to clean sheets and goals conceded. Former goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon boasts a better record in both departments.

Goals conceded per game (15+ apps)

Thomas Sorensen – 1.30
Simon Mignolet – 1.36
Craig Gordon – 1.44
Costel Pantilimon – 1.47
Vito Mannone – 1.50
Marton Fulop – 1.55
Lionel Perez – 1.55
Kelvin Davis – 1.73
Keiren Westwood – 1.74
Jurgen Macho – 1.77

Vito Mannone has not kept a clean sheet in the Premier League since September 2014 against Swansea City – 15 games ago. In total, he has kept 13 league clean sheets for Sunderland since joining in the summer of 2013.

Premier League Clean Sheets

Thomas Sorensen – 35 in 126 apps
Simon Mignolet – 19 in 90 apps
Craig Gordon – 18 in 88 apps
Costel Pantilimon – 14 in 45 apps
Vito Mannone – 13 in 50 apps
Marton Fulop – 8 in 40 apps
Lionel Perez – 7 in 29 apps
Kelvin Davis – 4 in 33 apps
Tony Coton – 4 in 10 apps
Jurgen Macho – 3 in 22 apps
Keiren Westwood – 1 in 19 apps
Darren Ward - 1 in 3 apps

Note – goalkeeper would need to play full game to be awarded clean sheet.

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