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Edwin van der Sar

Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 11.21CET

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Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 11.21CET

Edwin van der Sar


Clubs: AFC Ajax, Juventus, Fulham FC, Manchester United FC

UEFA honours
Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League: winner 1995, 2008, runner-up 1996, 2009, 2011
UEFA Cup: winner 1992
UEFA Super Cup: winner 1995
European/South American Cup: winner 1995
UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year: 2009

• Began his career at Ajax; won four Dutch titles, three domestic cups, the 1992 UEFA Cup when he was an unused substitute in the two-legged showpiece with Torino FC − and the 1995 UEFA Champions League (1-0 against AC Milan in the final).

• Ever-present for the Oranje at EURO '96, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2004, the 2006 World Cup; the only matches he missed at final tournaments came during UEFA EURO 2000 and UEFA EURO 2008, when he was rested for the final group games with his team already through.

• In 1999 he became the first foreign goalkeeper to play for Juventus, for whom he made 66 Serie A appearances; joined Fulham in 2001 and United in 2005.

• Won three successive Premier League crowns and a second UEFA Champions League title – 13 years after his first – with a man-of-the-match performance against Chelsea FC in the Moscow final, where a sudden-death penalty save from Nicolas Anelka won his team the trophy.

• Became the Netherlands' record cap-holder during the 2006 World Cup, overtaking former team-mate Frank de Boer; quit international football in 2008 after 130 appearances.

• Set a British league record of 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal midway through the 2008/09 season.

• Announced his intention mid-season to retire at the end of 2010/11, a campaign which brought his fourth Premier League title with United and a second UEFA Champions League final loss to FC Barcelona.

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