Sydney FC's Impending Milestone

Scoring goals is a huge part of being successful in football but stopping them going in at the other end is equally as important for any team with title aspirations.

And when it comes to clean sheets in the Hyundai A-League it’s Champions Sydney FC that lead the way over the history of the competition.

The Sky Blues have recorded 99 clean sheets over the last 12 and a third seasons, and they’ll become the first club to reach the magical 100 mark if they can keep out the Wanderers in Saturday night’s Sydney Derby at ANZ Stadium.

A-League History

Team

Clean Sheets

Games per Clean Sheet

Sydney FC

99

3.3

Melbourne Victory

95

3.5

Central Coast Mariners

95

3.5

Brisbane Roar FC

91

3.7

Adelaide United

90

3.7

Newcastle Jets

71

4.6

Perth Glory

62

5.2

Wellington Phoenix

61

4.5

Melbourne City FC

44

4.7

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

40

3.8

 

The impressive mark comes off the back of an incredible defensive campaign in 2016/17 where they kept 17 clean sheets on the way to winning the double.

It easily eclipsed the previous best mark of 11 in a season – also by the Sky Blues – in the 2009/10 Season.

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When it comes to frequency of clean sheets it no surprise Sydney FC is the best of any current club in the competition.

They manage to shutout their opposition on average every 3.3 games. 

No team has been kept scoreless by the Sky Blues more than the Newcastle Jets, whose average of just 0.9 goals per game against Sydney is the fewest of any active team in the league.

 

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