Edwin van der Sar


Full NameEdwin van der Sar

BornOctober 29, 1970

Height1.97 m (6 ft 5 1⁄2 in)




Edwin van der Sar is a former Dutch Professional footballer who Netherlands National team. Born on 29 October 1970 he majorly played as goalkeeper which was his main position throughout his career. He played for many team some of them includes Ajax, Juventus, Fulham, Manchester United and VV Noordwijk. Hailing from Voorhout, Netherlands, he has been a part of the Netherlands national Team for the period of 1995 to 2008. He presently works as the Chief Executive officer of Ajax.

Club Career

Edwin started his Youth Career in 1980 with the club Foreholte and shifted to

VV Noordwijk in 1985. He started his Senior career with Ajax and has been known as one of the players of golden generation of the Club. he was part of the club for a period of nine year before moving to Juventus. He scored one goal in 226 appearances for the club and wa a part of the club when it won 1991–92 UEFA Cup and the 1994–95 UEFA Champions League.

Later in 1999, he moved to the Italian club Juventus and was the first preference Goalkeeper for two season while he lost his position in 2001 when Juventus purchased Italian international goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

In 2001, Edwin signed a four year contract with the English club Fulham. He has in total of 127 appearances for the club. His remarkable performance against the Cottagers caught attention of the Manchester United.

Edwin later moved to Manchester united FC on June 2005 and manager of the club considers him the best goalkeeper. His penalty saves which later lead to the clubs triumph against Manchester City was one of the remarkable performance. He was also named 2006–07 PFA Team of the Year in the same season under the club. Later he proved to be the catalyst for the clubs FA Community Shield victory.

Because of his good role in the club his contact was extended for one year after the expiry. His performance helped the club Manchester United set a new club and Premier League record by registering a 5–0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Edwin retired from the professional football in 2011 being a part of the Manchester United but again played in 2016 for VV Noordwijk making one appearance.

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