More clean sheets for Poland have been kept by Lukasz Fabiański than any other goalkeeper in the history of the country.
West Ham United’s No.1 kept Italy at bay on Sunday’s UEFA League 1 Group A fixture in Gdansk because he made 26 clean sheets in 53 appearances.
Fabiański’s shutout against the Azzurri led him ahead of Józef Wandzik, who held 25 clean sheets in 52 caps between 1985 and 1995.
First having to back up his friend Artur Boruc, who held 24 clean sheets in 65 caps between 2004-17, and then vying for a starting place with long-standing rival and contemporary Wojciech Szczęsny, who has closed the opposition 21 times in 47 appearances since 2009. The 34-year-old would certainly have set the record earlier if he hadn’t been part of the golden age of Polish goalkeepers.
By holding Germany at bay in a goalless group draw at the 2016 UEFA Euro, the experienced stopper made his big tournament debut and he repeated the feat by stopping Japan at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
In addition to his 26 shutouts for Poland, Fabiański has kept 107 clean sheets in 474 appearances at club level, including 15 in 93 games for the West Ham, reports the official site of the London based club, WUFC.