(Picture courtesy of BBC)
By Sam Crocker
With a much-publicised record on the brink of being broken in Ligue 1 in the coming weeks, the stats men are being kept on their toes in France, with only a matter of minutes now separating goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama from a long-held clean sheet record. Attempting to trump former-Bordeaux keeper Gaëtan Huard, holder of the record of 1,176 minutes without conceding a goal during the 1992-3 season, the Nigerian just has 142 minutes of not-picking-the-ball-out-of-his-own-net left before he is the official record holder. However, whilst everyone is focussed on the statistical merit of this potential achievement, something more symbolic is also up for grabs.