With Wolverhampton Wanderers now at the end of their third successive Premier League season, one player fans owe a lot of gratitude to is Rui Patricio.
Alongside Conor Coady, Patricio recently broke the club record for the most appearances made by a Wolves player in the Premier League.
In addition to this record, the Portuguese goalkeeper is setting the bar high for the most clean sheets kept by somebody in his position for the club.
Here is the list of the five players who have kept the most clean sheets for Wolves:
5| Paul Jones – 3 clean sheets
Jones joined Wolves for their maiden Premier League season in 2004 to provide competition to Michael Oakes who had become first choice due to the injuries Matt Murray had suffered. The Welshman did okay during his spell at the club, eventually becoming preferred over Oakes in a season where he also played for Southampton and Liverpool.
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4| Michael Oakes – 4 clean sheets
The former Aston Villa goalkeeper, who competed with Jones for the number one spot in the 03/04 season, spent large periods of his career as second choice. Making 199 league appearances in the old gold and black, he is most fondly remembered for his time at Molineux where he spent between 1999 to 2007.
3| Marcus Hahnemann – 7 clean sheets
Another goalkeeper initially signed to deputise for a younger option upon Wolves’ return to the Premier League in 2009, the former USA international was instrumental to Wolves staying in the top tier at the second time of asking. He left in 2011 to join Everton, where he was backup to compatriot Tim Howard.
2| Wayne Hennessey – 9 clean sheets
Joining the club aged 16 in 2003, Hennessey spent 11 years at Wolves where he was pivotal in the club’s promotion in 2009. Upon leaving the club whilst they were in League One in 2014, Hennessey played Premier League football ever since with Crystal Palace and was Wales’ goalkeeper in their semi-final run at Euro 2016.
1| Rui Patricio – 31 clean sheets (and counting)
The Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, Rui Patricio has more than lived up to his reputation since joining the club in 2018. The former Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper has been so consistent since arriving that his starting spot, unlike the others in the list, has never been seriously contested. Fans will be hoping that recent links with AS Roma are nothing more than conjecture.