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Top 10 Goalkeepers Of The Premier League: 4 - Brad Friedel
Published : 01 Nov 2012 11:00:57
At 41 years of age and still plying his trade in The Barclays Premier League it is fair to say that when it comes to goalkeeping, Brad Friedel is a legend. Having started his career with a loan spell at Newcastle – Friedel eventually signed for Liverpool in 1997. Having played now for 15 years in The Premier League spanning over four different clubs – Friedel has cemented his place at each club as the number one goalkeeper.
Although he found it difficult playing for such a club like Liverpool – Friedel showed that this spell did not knock his confidence. He spent eight years at Blackburn – helping them to promotion.
Upon his transfer to Aston Villa – Freidel joined an elite group of goalscoring goalkeepers. With a 90th minute goal from a corner kick – although that group has four now, Friedel was the second only keeper at the time to do so.
Unfortunately for Freidel – his immense streak of 310 consecutive Barlcays Premier League appearances came to an end in 2012. He has been dubbed as 'Superman' and 'The Human Wall' throughout his career – and his stellar performances earned him number four in this list.