Edwin van der Sar

Date of birth29 October 1970
Place of birthVoorhout
NationalityDutch
Weight83 kg
Height1.97 m
PositionGoalkeeper

When Edwin signed from Fulham in July 2005, Alex Ferguson knew he had obtained a top goalkeeper and was only sorry that he had not signed him when Peter Schmeichel left in the summer of 1999.

Since being signed he has proved a wonderful, safe, alert keeper capable of 'impossible' saves.

In 2008-09, he set a new British record by keeping 14 consecutive clean sheets in League matches, helping United (and himself) to a third consecutive League title.

His penalty save against Chelsea in the Champions League Final in Moscow (2008) helped bring another trophy to Old Trafford.

Edwin's contract at Fulham was extended to June 2006 in January 2005.

He joined Manchester United in July 2005 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2008 in December 2006 and to June 2009 in December 2007, then to June 2010 in December 2008 and to June 2011 in February 2010.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
VV Noordwijk 01 Jul 1989 01 Jul 1990
Ajax 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1999
Juventus 01 Jul 1999 10 Aug 2001
Fulham 10 Aug 2001 10 Jun 2005
Manchester United 10 Jun 2005 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1996-97 Europe Representative 1 2
2000-01 Juventus Serie A 34 14 27
2000-01 Juventus UEFA Champions League 6 12
1
1
2001-02 Fulham FA Cup 4 2 2
2001-02 Fulham Premier League 37 8 40
1
2002-03 Fulham Premier League 19 4 22
1
2002-03 Fulham UEFA Cup 5 2 4
2002-03 Fulham UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 3 4
2003-04 Fulham FA Cup 6 1 5
2003-04 Fulham Premier League 37 9 43
2004-05 Fulham FA Cup 5 1 5
2004-05 Fulham League Cup 1 2
2004-05 Fulham Premier League 33
1
7 48
4
2005-06 Manchester United FA Cup 2 1 1
2005-06 Manchester United League Cup 3 1 2
2005-06 Manchester United Premier League 38 14 34
2005-06 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8 2 4
2006-07 Manchester United FA Cup 3 4
2006-07 Manchester United Premier League 32 12 24
1
2006-07 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 12 4 13
2007-08 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1 1
2007-08 Manchester United FA Cup 4 2 2
2007-08 Manchester United Premier League 29 14 18
2
2007-08 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 10 6 4
1
2008-09 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2008-09 Manchester United FA Cup 2 2
2008-09 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 2 1 3
2008-09 Manchester United Premier League 33 18 21
1
2008-09 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 10 5 5
2008-09 Manchester United UEFA Super Cup 1 2
2009-10 Manchester United League Cup 2 3
1
2009-10 Manchester United Premier League 21 11 13
2009-10 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6 2 9
2010-11 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1 1
2010-11 Manchester United FA Cup 2 1 1
2010-11 Manchester United Premier League 33 10 30
1
2010-11 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 10 6 5
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Jan 1997 EUROPE v AFRICA L 1-2 REPRESENTATIVE


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1990-91 Netherlands UEFA Under-21 1
1990-91 Netherlands Under-21 1 1
1991-92 Netherlands Under-21 1 1
1994-95 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 1 1
1995-96 Netherlands International Friendly 2 2
1995-96 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 8 5 4
1996-97 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 6 3 3
1996-97 Netherlands International Friendly 2 4
1997-98 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 9 1 8
1997-98 Netherlands International Friendly 4 1 2
1998-99 Netherlands International Friendly 7 1 6
1999-00 Netherlands International Friendly 8 11
1999-00 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 4 2 1
1
2000-01 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 7 3 8
2000-01 Netherlands International Friendly 2 1
2001-02 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 3 2 1
2001-02 Netherlands International Friendly 3 2 1
2002-03 Netherlands International Friendly 3 1 2
2002-03 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 3 3
2003-04 Netherlands International Friendly 6 2 3
2003-04 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 10 3 11
2004-05 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 8 7 2
2004-05 Netherlands International Friendly 3 1 2
2005-06 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 8 4 2
2005-06 Netherlands International Friendly 5 2 5
2006-07 Netherlands International Friendly 1 1
2006-07 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 5 3 2
2007-08 Netherlands International Friendly 3 2 1
2007-08 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 6 4 4
2008-09 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Sep 1990 Italy v Netherlands L 1-0 U21
16 Oct 1990 Portugal v Netherlands D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group
10 Sep 1991 Netherlands v Poland D 1-1 U21
07 Jun 1995 Belarus v Netherlands L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
06 Sep 1995 Netherlands v Belarus W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Oct 1995 Malta v Netherlands W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 5
15 Nov 1995 Netherlands v Norway W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
13 Dec 1995 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group play-off
24 Apr 1996 Netherlands v Germany L 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1996 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 3-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 1996 Netherlands v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
13 Jun 1996 Switzerland v Netherlands W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
18 Jun 1996 England v Netherlands L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
23 Jun 1996 France v Netherlands L 0-0 (4-5) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
31 Aug 1996 Netherlands v Brazil D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Oct 1996 Wales v Netherlands W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
09 Nov 1996 Netherlands v Wales W 7-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
14 Dec 1996 Belgium v Netherlands W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
26 Feb 1997 France v Netherlands L 2-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 Netherlands v San Marino W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
02 Apr 1997 Turkey v Netherlands L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
30 Apr 1997 San Marino v Netherlands W 0-6 FIFA World Cup Group 7
06 Sep 1997 Netherlands v Belgium W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
11 Oct 1997 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
21 Feb 1998 USA v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Netherlands v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Paraguay W 3-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Nigeria W 5-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 1998 Belgium v Netherlands D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
20 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Korea Republic W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
25 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
29 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Yugoslavia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
04 Jul 1998 Argentina v Netherlands W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
07 Jul 1998 Brazil v Netherlands L 1-1 (2-4) FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
11 Jul 1998 Croatia v Netherlands L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
10 Oct 1998 Netherlands v Peru W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Oct 1998 Netherlands v Ghana D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Nov 1998 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 Portugal v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 1999 Netherlands v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 1999 Netherlands v Morocco L 1-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Brazil v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
18 Aug 1999 Denmark v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Netherlands v Belgium D 5-5 International Friendly
09 Oct 1999 Netherlands v Brazil D 2-2 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Netherlands v Czech Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Netherlands v Germany W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Netherlands v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 2000 Netherlands v Romania W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Czech Republic W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
25 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Yugoslavia W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
29 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Italy L 0-0 (1-3) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
02 Sep 2000 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Oct 2000 Cyprus v Netherlands W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
11 Oct 2000 Netherlands v Portugal L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2000 Spain v Netherlands W 1-2 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Andorra v Netherlands W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
28 Mar 2001 Portugal v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
25 Apr 2001 Netherlands v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
02 Jun 2001 Estonia v Netherlands W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Sep 2001 Netherlands v Estonia W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Oct 2001 Netherlands v Andorra W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Feb 2002 Netherlands v England D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Netherlands v Spain W 1-0 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Norway v Netherlands W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Netherlands v Belarus W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
16 Oct 2002 Austria v Netherlands W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
20 Nov 2002 Germany v Netherlands W 1-3 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Netherlands v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Belarus v Netherlands W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
20 Aug 2003 Belgium v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Netherlands v Austria W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
10 Sep 2003 Czech Republic v Netherlands L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
11 Oct 2003 Netherlands v Moldova W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
15 Nov 2003 Scotland v Netherlands L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Netherlands v Scotland W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
31 Mar 2004 Netherlands v France D 0-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Netherlands v Greece W 4-0 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Netherlands v Belgium L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Faroe Islands W 3-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 2004 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Czech Republic L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Latvia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
26 Jun 2004 Sweden v Netherlands L 0-0 (4-5) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
30 Jun 2004 Portugal v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
18 Aug 2004 Sweden v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Sep 2004 Netherlands v Liechtenstein W 3-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2004 Netherlands v Czech Republic W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
09 Oct 2004 FYR Macedonia v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
13 Oct 2004 Netherlands v Finland W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
17 Nov 2004 Andorra v Netherlands W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
09 Feb 2005 England v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Romania v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
30 Mar 2005 Netherlands v Armenia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
04 Jun 2005 Netherlands v Romania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Jun 2005 Finland v Netherlands W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
17 Aug 2005 Netherlands v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Armenia v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
07 Sep 2005 Netherlands v Andorra W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Oct 2005 Czech Republic v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Oct 2005 Netherlands v FYR Macedonia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Nov 2005 Netherlands v Italy L 1-3 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Netherlands v Ecuador W 1-0 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Netherlands v Cameroon W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2006 Serbia and Montenegro v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
16 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Ivory Coast W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
21 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
25 Jun 2006 Portugal v Netherlands L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
16 Aug 2006 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 0-4 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Luxembourg v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Sep 2006 Netherlands v Belarus W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Oct 2006 Bulgaria v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
11 Oct 2006 Netherlands v Albania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
28 Mar 2007 Slovenia v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
08 Sep 2007 Netherlands v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Sep 2007 Albania v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
17 Nov 2007 Netherlands v Luxembourg W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Feb 2008 Croatia v Netherlands W 0-3 International Friendly
29 May 2008 Netherlands v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Wales W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Italy W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
13 Jun 2008 France v Netherlands W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
21 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Russia L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
11 Oct 2008 Netherlands v Iceland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Oct 2008 Norway v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.