9. Most time without a goal conceded for country (Zoff)
This fabulous football record is held by Dino Zoff.
The Italian legend was famed for putting the brakes on strikers before they even got a sniff of a goal. It’s a shame we can’t see him in action against Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi these days.
Nonetheless, Zoff is one of the greatest keepers in history and once held the Serie A record for most consecutive clean sheets. But Gianluigi Buffon broke that one in 2015/16 by going 12 matches and 974 consecutive minutes with no goal conceded.
However, Buffon could never beat Zoff’s record of 1142 minutes without conceding a goal for Italy between 1972 and 1972.