Marc-Andre ter Stegan Breaks Claudio Bravo’s record As The Barcelona Goalkeeper With Most La Liga Clean Sheets

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Marc-Andre ter Stegan has broken the record for the most sheets in a Spanish La Liga season by an FC Barcelona goalkeeper after his team’s victory on Saturday, 29th of April.

The German International has 24 La Liga clean sheets to his name, overtaking Claudio Bravo’s record of 23 clean sheets in the 2014/2015 campaign.

In addition, Marc-Andre ter Stegan has not missed a single minute of a league match this season, conceding just 11 goals in 32 games.

Marc Andre ter Stegan needs just two more clean sheets to tie Francisco Liano’s record of 26 set at Deportivo La Coruna in 1993-94. The Barcelona goalie still has six games left this season to break that record.

Marc-Andre ter Stegan

Meanwhile, Barcelona are also on the verge of setting a new La Liga record for the fewest goals conceded in a season. Deportivo La Coruna (1993–94) and Atletico Madrid (2015–16) hold the record for least goals conceded 18 in a season (38 games).

Ter Stegen had little to do against Real Betis, as Barcelona won comfortably at home with only one save required. However, whenever he has been required to act, he has done so with decisiveness.

According to reports, the 30-year-old is the best goalkeeper in the Spanish first division this season. With an 11-point lead in the La Liga standings, he should lead the Catalan giants to their fifth league title.

Barcelona vs Real Betis in brief;

Marc-Andre ter Stegan

Barcelona had won only once in their previous five games across all competitions heading into their La Liga match against Real Betis.

On April 26, they played perhaps their worst game of the season, losing 2-1 to Rayo Vallecano in the league. Barca’s 4-0 win over Los Verdiblancos was Andreas Christensen’s first game back in the starting lineup since the international break in March.

In the 14th minute, Christensen scored the game’s first goal with a header. After Edgar Gonzalez’s dismissal at the 30th minute mark, Barca cruised to two more first-half goals without much trouble.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, Christensen was taken off the field, probably as a protection. The ex-Chelsea central defender not only scored a goal, but he also had a 98% pass completion rate on 47 attempts.

Who’s Marc-Andre ter Stegan?

Marc-Andre ter Stegan

Marc-Andre ter Stegan is a German International goalkeeper who plays for FC Barcelona in Spain and Germany’s national team.

Marc-Andre ter Stegan’s age;

Andre ter Stegan was born on April 30th, 1992 in Monchengladbach, Germany.

Andre ter Stegan International career;

He was a member of the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winning squad.

Former Germany head coach Joachim Löw recognized Ter Stegen’s efforts by including him in Germany’s provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2012. On May 26, 2012, he played in his first professional match, a 5-3 loss to Switzerland in a friendly.

Ter Stegen was named to Germany’s final 27-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on May 15, 2018.

On June 4, 2018, Joachim Löw, the ex-German national team’s manager, named Ter Stegen one of Germany’s final 23 players to compete in the World Cup.

Andre ter Stegan club career;

Marc-Andre ter Stegan

Ter Stegen kicked off his professional career with his childhood club, Borussia Mönchengladbach.

In 2014, he was transferred from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Barcelona for €12 million after four seasons and 108 league appearances in the Bundesliga. In his first season with Barcelona, he helped them win both the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League.

Ter Stegen individual honors;

UEFA European Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2009
Fritz Walter Medal U17 Bronze: 2009
Fritz Walter Medal U19 Gold: 2011
kicker Goalkeeper of the Year: 2011–12
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2014–15, 2018–19
UEFA Save of the Season: 2014–15
UEFA Team of the Year: 2018
ESM Team of the Year: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
Premi Barca Jugadors: 2018–19
Trofeo Aldo Rovira: 2019–20.

Ter Stegen’s personal life;

Ter Stegen married his longtime sweetheart Daniela Jehle in 2017 at Sitges, near Barcelona.
On the 28th of December, 2019, the couple welcomed their first child named Ben.

Ter Stegen’s contract and Salary with FC Barcelona;

Ter Stegen penned down a contract extension with the Spanish giant on the 20th of October, 2022 that will keep him at the club till the summer of 2025 with a buy-out clause of 500 million euros.

His annual salary is reportedly worth 9 million euros.

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