Van Der Sar
Edwin van der Sar OON (born 29 October 1970) is a Dutch former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Ajax, Juventus, Fulham and Manchester United. He is the most capped player in the Netherlands national team's history. He currently works as an analyst and has stated an interest in coaching in the near future.
He started his senior career at Ajax and is considered to be a member of a golden generation of players at the club. He remained there for nine years before moving to Italian club Juventus and then to England, first to Fulham and then to Manchester United. He is one of the few footballers to have won the UEFA Champions League with two different teams – with Ajax in 1995 and Manchester United in 2008; in the latter, he was also named UEFA Man of the Match. Van der Sar also won the UEFA Cup with Ajax in 1992.
Throughout a long and successful career, Van der Sar achieved and set numerous records. In the 2008–09 season he set the world league clean sheet record by not conceding a single goal for 1,311 minutes. Along with being the most capped player for the Netherlands national team, with 130 caps, he is also the oldest player to win the Premier League, at 40 years and 205 days old. Individually Van der Sar has won several honours, including Best European Goalkeeper in 1995 and 2009, and UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009. He is considered, by critics and fellow players, as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.
... Edwin van der Sar OON (born 29 October 1970) is a Dutch former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Ajax, Juventus, Fulham and Manchester United ... Van der Sar also won the UEFA Cup with Ajax in 1992 ... Throughout a long and successful career, Van der Sar achieved and set numerous records ...
... match was played at the Amsterdam Arena in honour of Van der Sar ... Gary Neville, Michael Carrick, Edgar Davids, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Boudewijn Zenden and Dennis Bergkamp with Alex Ferguson as manager ... Rijkaard with it being managed by Louis van Gaal ...
... Dutch Goalkeeper of the year Year Player Club 1987 Hans van Breukelen (NED) PSV 1988 Hans van Breukelen (NED) PSV 1989 Ruud Hesp (NED) Fortuna Sittard 1990 Stanley Menzo (NED) Ajax 1991 ...
... Van Dijk started his career at local team Foreholte, as a meritorious sweeper, who 'roamed' around the back line ... Goalkeeper in his team was two-year younger Edwin van der Sar "I was the last man to kick all the balls away, while Edwin did the rest ... I still talk to him occasionally." At the age of 19, van Dijk started playing futsal with some friends in a recreational team ...
... Despite missing several of their first-choice defenders and goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, United won the match 1–0 with a first-half goal from Wayne Rooney ... Arsenal responded with a free-kick from Robin van Persie that hit the crossbar, but a United attack immediately afterwards produced a similar free kick, taken by Ryan Giggs, which Abou Diaby headed into his own net ... However, Edwin van der Sar recovered from his hand injury to make his first appearance of the season, while Berbatov returned from the birth of his first child in Bulgaria to partner Michael Owen up front ...
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