Sander Westerveld

Date of birth23 October 1974
Place of birthEnschede
NationalityDutch
Weight88 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Having enjoyed an excellent first season at Liverpool, Sander remained first choice throughout 2000-01, appearing in every senior game with the exception of two Worthington Cup ties.

He looked a little shaky during the first half of the campaign although the Reds' defence as a whole lacked a certain amount of cohesion but his form improved after Christmas.

He was particularly impressive in the titanic battles with Roma and Barcelona in the UEFA Cup ties and finished with three winners' medals for the Worthington, FA and UEFA Cups.

A superb shot stopper, he spreads his huge frame to deny opposition strikers a clear sight of their target but still needs to improve on his handling of crosses and corners.

Sander joined Portsmouth in July 2005 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
FC Twente 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1996
Vitesse Arnhem 01 Jul 1996 18 Jun 1999
Liverpool 18 Jun 1999 16 Dec 2001
Real Sociedad 16 Dec 2001 30 Jun 2005
Real Mallorca 31 Aug 2004 31 May 2005 L
Portsmouth 22 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2006
Everton 22 Feb 2006 22 Mar 2006 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1999-00 Liverpool FA Cup 2 1 1
1999-00 Liverpool League Cup 1 1
1999-00 Liverpool Premier League 36 10 26
1
2000-01 Liverpool FA Cup 6 2 6
2000-01 Liverpool League Cup 4 2 3
2000-01 Liverpool Premier League 38 13 38
1
2000-01 Liverpool UEFA Cup 13 6 9
1
2001-02 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1 1
2001-02 Liverpool Premier League 1 2
2001-02 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 1 2
2001-02 Real Sociedad Primera Liga 20 5 26
1
2002-03 Real Sociedad Primera Liga 37 8 43
1
2003-04 Real Sociedad Primera Liga 20 5 26
1
2003-04 Real Sociedad UEFA Champions League 6 2 7
2004-05 Real Mallorca Primera Liga 6 1 8
2005-06 Everton Premier League 2 4
2005-06 Portsmouth FA Cup 1 1
2005-06 Portsmouth Premier League 6 2 7


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
07 Aug 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool W 1-2 Premier League
14 Aug 1999 Liverpool v Watford L 0-1 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Middlesbrough v Liverpool L 1-0 Premier League
23 Aug 1999 Leeds United v Liverpool W 1-2 Premier League
28 Aug 1999 Liverpool v Arsenal W 2-0 Premier League
11 Sep 1999 Liverpool v Manchester United L 2-3 Premier League
14 Sep 1999 Hull City v Liverpool W 1-5 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
18 Sep 1999 Leicester City v Liverpool D 2-2 Premier League
27 Sep 1999 Liverpool v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
02 Oct 1999 Aston Villa v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
27 Oct 1999 Liverpool v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
01 Nov 1999 Liverpool v Bradford City W 3-1 Premier League
06 Nov 1999 Liverpool v Derby County W 2-0 Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Sunderland v Liverpool W 0-2 Premier League
27 Nov 1999 West Ham United v Liverpool L 1-0 Premier League
05 Dec 1999 Liverpool v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 Premier League
12 Dec 1999 Huddersfield Town v Liverpool W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Dec 1999 Liverpool v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1999 Newcastle United v Liverpool D 2-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1999 Liverpool v Wimbledon W 3-1 Premier League
03 Jan 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool L 1-0 Premier League
10 Jan 2000 Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
15 Jan 2000 Watford v Liverpool W 2-3 Premier League
22 Jan 2000 Liverpool v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
05 Feb 2000 Liverpool v Leeds United W 3-1 Premier League
13 Feb 2000 Arsenal v Liverpool W 0-1 Premier League
04 Mar 2000 Manchester United v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
11 Mar 2000 Liverpool v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
15 Mar 2000 Liverpool v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
18 Mar 2000 Derby County v Liverpool W 0-2 Premier League
25 Mar 2000 Liverpool v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Coventry City v Liverpool W 0-3 Premier League
09 Apr 2000 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
16 Apr 2000 Wimbledon v Liverpool W 1-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2000 Everton v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Chelsea v Liverpool L 2-0 Premier League
03 May 2000 Liverpool v Leicester City L 0-2 Premier League
07 May 2000 Liverpool v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
14 May 2000 Bradford City v Liverpool L 1-0 Premier League
19 Aug 2000 Liverpool v Bradford City W 1-0 Premier League
21 Aug 2000 Arsenal v Liverpool L 2-0 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Southampton v Liverpool D 3-3 Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Liverpool v Aston Villa W 3-1 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Liverpool v Manchester City W 3-2 Premier League
14 Sep 2000 Rapid București v Liverpool W 0-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 2000 West Ham United v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
23 Sep 2000 Liverpool v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
28 Sep 2000 Liverpool v Rapid București D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Chelsea v Liverpool L 3-0 Premier League
15 Oct 2000 Derby County v Liverpool W 0-4 Premier League
21 Oct 2000 Liverpool v Leicester City W 1-0 Premier League
26 Oct 2000 Liverpool v Slovan Liberec W 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Oct 2000 Liverpool v Everton W 3-1 Premier League
04 Nov 2000 Leeds United v Liverpool L 4-3 Premier League
09 Nov 2000 Slovan Liberec v Liverpool W 2-3
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Nov 2000 Liverpool v Coventry City W 4-1 Premier League
19 Nov 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool L 2-1 Premier League
23 Nov 2000 Olympiakos v Liverpool D 2-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
26 Nov 2000 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 2-1 Premier League
02 Dec 2000 Liverpool v Charlton Athletic W 3-0 Premier League
07 Dec 2000 Liverpool v Olympiakos W 2-0
Agg: 4-2
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 2000 Liverpool v Ipswich Town L 0-1 Premier League
13 Dec 2000 Liverpool v Fulham W 3-0 League Cup Quarter-final
17 Dec 2000 Manchester United v Liverpool W 0-1 Premier League
23 Dec 2000 Liverpool v Arsenal W 4-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Middlesbrough v Liverpool L 1-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Liverpool v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Liverpool v Rotherham United W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2001 Crystal Palace v Liverpool L 2-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
13 Jan 2001 Aston Villa v Liverpool W 0-3 Premier League
20 Jan 2001 Liverpool v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
24 Jan 2001 Liverpool v Crystal Palace W 5-0
Agg: 6-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
27 Jan 2001 Leeds United v Liverpool W 0-2 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Manchester City v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Liverpool v West Ham United W 3-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Sunderland v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
15 Feb 2001 AS Roma v Liverpool W 0-2 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
18 Feb 2001 Liverpool v Manchester City W 4-2 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2001 Liverpool v AS Roma L 0-1
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
25 Feb 2001 Birmingham City v Liverpool W 1-1 (5-4) League Cup Final
03 Mar 2001 Leicester City v Liverpool L 2-0 Premier League
08 Mar 2001 FC Porto v Liverpool D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
11 Mar 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool W 2-4 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 2001 Liverpool v FC Porto W 2-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
18 Mar 2001 Liverpool v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
31 Mar 2001 Liverpool v Manchester United W 2-0 Premier League
05 Apr 2001 Barcelona v Liverpool D 0-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
08 Apr 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Liverpool W 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final
10 Apr 2001 Ipswich Town v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
13 Apr 2001 Liverpool v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
16 Apr 2001 Everton v Liverpool W 2-3 Premier League
19 Apr 2001 Liverpool v Barcelona W 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
22 Apr 2001 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Coventry City v Liverpool W 0-2 Premier League
01 May 2001 Bradford City v Liverpool W 0-2 Premier League
05 May 2001 Liverpool v Newcastle United W 3-0 Premier League
08 May 2001 Liverpool v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
12 May 2001 Arsenal v Liverpool W 1-2 FA Cup Final
16 May 2001 Liverpool v Alavés W 5-4 UEFA Cup Final
19 May 2001 Charlton Athletic v Liverpool W 0-4 Premier League
12 Aug 2001 Manchester United v Liverpool W 1-2 FA Charity Shield
24 Aug 2001 Bayern München v Liverpool W 2-3 UEFA Super Cup Final
27 Aug 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool L 2-1 Premier League


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-18 1 3
1995-96 Netherlands UEFA Under-21 1 1
1998-99 Netherlands International Friendly 1 3
1999-00 Netherlands International Friendly 1 2
1999-00 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 1
2
2
2000-01 Netherlands International Friendly
1


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
23 Apr 1991 Netherlands v Finland L 0-3 UEFA U18 Group 7
14 Nov 1995 Netherlands v Norway W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
08 Jun 1999 Brazil v Netherlands L 3-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Belgium v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
16 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
21 Jun 2000 Netherlands v France W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
25 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Yugoslavia W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Feb 2001 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly


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