Edwin van der Sar

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Edwin van der Sar OON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛtʋɪɱ vɑn dər ˈsɑr] (listen)) (born 29 October 1970) is a Dutch football executive and former professional player who is currently the chief executive of AFC Ajax, with whom he began his senior playing career in the early 1990s; he is considered to be a member of the club's golden generation and was part of the Ajax team that won the UEFA Champions League in 1995. A goalkeeper, he left Ajax for Juventus in 1999, where he spent two years before moving to England, first to Fulham and then to Manchester United in 2005. There he won a second Champions League title in 2008, making him one of just eight players at the time to have won the competition with more than one club. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin van der Sar has received more than 3,052,630 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Edwin van der Sar is the 135th most popular soccer player (down from 111th in 2019), the 123rd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 113th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

Edwin van der Sar is most famous for being the goalkeeper for the Dutch national team and Manchester United.

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Among soccer players, Edwin van der Sar ranks 135 out of 16,923Before him are Fabio Cannavaro, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Dragan Džajić, Paulino Alcántara, Carlos Valderrama, and Günter Netzer. After him are Thierry Henry, Akira Kitaguchi, Héctor Castro, Andrea Pirlo, Tsukasa Hosaka, and Héctor Scarone.

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Among people born in 1970, Edwin van der Sar ranks 6Before him are Matt Damon, Banksy, Christopher Nolan, Melania Trump, and Diego Simeone. After him are Rachel Weisz, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Connelly, Andre Agassi, Cafu, and River Phoenix.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Edwin van der Sar ranks 123 out of 1,209Before him are Willem Janszoon (1570), Willem Claesz. Heda (1594), Adriaen van Ostade (1610), Mark Rutte (1967), Bertha of Holland (1055), and Harry Mulisch (1927). After him are Cornelis Drebbel (1572), Meindert Hobbema (1638), Jan Swammerdam (1637), Isabelle de Charrière (1740), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), and Famke Janssen (1964).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Edwin van der Sar ranks 5Before him are Johan Cruyff (1947), Ruud Gullit (1962), Rob Rensenbrink (1947), and Leo Beenhakker (1942). After him are Ruud Krol (1949), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Piet Keizer (1943), Arie Haan (1948), Arjen Robben (1984), René van de Kerkhof (1951), and Johnny Rep (1951).

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