In football, the spotlight often gravitates toward the attacking half of the team, overshadowing the crucial role played by the defensive unit. Goalkeepers, arguably the most unsung heroes of a team, remain the backbone of any football squad. Every time they step onto the field for a significant occasion to safeguard their side—whether it's a lightning-quick reflex, a goalline block, or a fingertip save—goalkeepers never fail to prove their mettle.

Each season, the Indian Super League (ISL) also witnesses the reflex abilities of keepers who rise to the occasion, making crucial saves to secure invaluable points for their teams. With the league currently on a break during the second international break of the season, let's look at the goalkeepers who have made the most saves in the league so far.

Rehenesh TP (Jamshedpur FC) – 19 Saves

Rehenesh found himself on top of the saves charts in the ongoing season as he continued his impressive form, keeping the most number of clean sheets this season—three in total. The 30-year-old has made some stunning saves, recording an impressive 79% save percentage so far in the league, and is having a fantastic season for the Men of Steel.

Rehenesh’s tally of 19 saves this season is the highest among all keepers, showcasing his remarkable contribution.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru FC) – 18 Saves

The Indian no. 1 goalkeeper has maintained an elite level of performance in the ongoing ISL season, massing an impressive record of 18 saves in six games—an average of three saves per match.

Sandhu stands as a pivotal figure for the Blues, consistently elevating their performance and playing a key role in securing valuable points for the team. His unwavering excellence between the posts continues to be a driving force behind the team's success.

Sachin Suresh (Kerala Blasters FC) – 16 Saves

Since making his debut against Bengaluru FC earlier in the league, Sachin has experienced a well-documented rise in his budding career. The young shot-stopper has been pivotal between the sticks for the Blasters, especially in the absence of key defenders, helping his side secure the second position in the table after Matchweek 6.

The 22-year-old has notched up 16 saves in the league, including two penalty saves, one in each of their last two games. Sachin also boasts one clean sheet and is expected to continue shining in the ongoing season with a remarkable 72% save percentage.

Amrinder Singh (Odisha FC) – 14 Saves

The Indian international, now in his 30s, has been instrumental for his team, demonstrating not only leadership skills but also exceptional shot-stopping abilities. Singh has tallied an impressive 14 saves in six games during the ongoing league season.

With two clean sheets to his credit, the goalkeeper consistently leaves a noticeable impact in every match.

Kiran Limbu (Punjab FC) – 12 Saves

Punjab FC may find themselves grappling at the bottom of the table, but Staikos Vergetis' team exhibits remarkable resilience. The performances of their goalkeeper, Limbu, have garnered well-deserved attention, solidifying his status as one of the league's premier shot-stoppers.

Despite appearing in just three of the opening seven matches for the Shers, the Nepalese custodian has accumulated an impressive tally of 12 saves, averaging four saves per game. Limbu boasts a commendable 70% save percentage, underscoring his crucial role in the team's defensive efforts.