FC Twente's 39-year-old goalkeeper Sander Boschker says he has "no plans to stop" after making his 528th league appearance for the Tukkers to equal the record for most Eredivisie games for one club.
Boschker, an ever-present this term, was again in Steve McClaren's side for Sunday's goalless draw against FC Groningen, taking him level with PSV Eindhoven's legendary midfielder Willy van der Kuijlen as the most-capped one-club player in Eredivisie history. Known as 'Mr PSV', Van der Kuijlen scored 308 goals during his time in Eindhoven.
"It's nice I have reached that record, but I am still playing and I have no plans to stop for now," Boschker said. With the UEFA Europa League contenders held to back-to-back 0-0 draws and slipping two points behind PSV at the Eredivisie summit, Boschker is keen for a swift upturn in fortunes. "I hope this is a temporary dip," he added. "Every team suffers from that sometimes. Only PSV are performing steadily this season. Against Roda JC they did not play so great, but won [1-0 last weekend]. That is the quality of PSV. We have to return to winning ways, no matter how, and then confidence will return."
Boschker, who made his Twente debut as a 19-year-old against HFC Haarlem in November 1989, remains someway short of becoming the most-capped Eredivisie player of all time. That honour belongs to fellow goalkeeper Pim Doesburg, who played 687 times for Sparta Rotterdam and PSV between 1962 and 1987. Twente will face Werder Bremen in the UEFA Europa League round of 32, with the first leg at home on 18 February.
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