Goalkeeper head and shoulders above the rest. No matter how many crosses caught, one-on-ones blocked, or penalties saved, Joe Hart always has great hair.
Having attracted the attention of several Premier League teams, Joe Hart moved to top-flight Manchester City in 2006 at the recommendation of goalkeeping coach Tim Flowers who believed Joe had great potential.
Hart saved a penalty kick from four-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi in a Champions League round of 16 fixture against Barcelona. After the return leg of the same tie Messi described Hart as a “phenomenon” after a performance where he produced a record-breaking 10 saves during the match.
Having been a regular in the England Under-21 squad, he made his England debut on 1 June 2008 in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago.
England manager Roy Hodgson named Hart in his UEFA Euro 2012 squad. Joe played in England’s second warm up friendly against Belgium at Wembley keeping a clean sheet as England won 1–0. In the European Championships he played a key role in England getting to the quarter-finals.
His confident demeanour was refreshing and made the most saves of any goalkeeper in the tournament with nineteen.
Hart was selected for his second World Cup in 2014. He made his tournament debut in England’s first group match, a 1–2 defeat to Italy in Manaus.
On 12 October 2014, Hart was selected as England’s outstanding player against Estonia for the second consecutive game, procuring 80% of the votes and turning in a man of the match performance as England won 1-0.
Joe Hart was awarded the Premier League Golden Glove award for the most number of clean sheets in the 2010–11 Premier League season. He also broke the Manchester City club record for the most clean sheets during a season.
He holds the record for the most Premier League Golden Glove awards with 4.