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Edwin van der Sar

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Edwin van der Sar (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛtʋɪɱ vɑn dər ˈsɑr] (listen); born 29 October 1970) is a Dutch football executive and former professional player who was most recently 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 3,815,001 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 74 in 2019). Edwin van der Sar is the 131st most popular soccer player (up from 135th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 123rd 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 131 out of 16,880Before him are Miroslav Klose, Robert Lewandowski, Daniel Passarella, Didier Drogba, Héctor Scarone, and Juan Alberto Schiaffino. After him are Andrés Iniesta, Alessandro Del Piero, Dragan Džajić, Sandro Mazzola, Tostão, and Telmo Zarra.

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Among people born in 1970, Edwin van der Sar ranks 8Before him are Christopher Nolan, Diego Simeone, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Connelly, Cafu, and Banksy. After him are Luis Enrique, Aleksandar Vučić, Gianni Infantino, Andre Agassi, Uma Thurman, and Lara Fabian.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Edwin van der Sar ranks 119 out of 1,427Before him are Cornelis Drebbel (1572), Pieter Aertsen (1508), Paulus Potter (1625), Joris Ivens (1898), Gerard Kuiper (1905), and Famke Janssen (1964). After him are Robert van Gulik (1910), William II of Holland (1228), Gabriël Metsu (1629), Willem Claesz. Heda (1594), Eugène Dubois (1858), and Etty Hillesum (1914).

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), Leo Beenhakker (1942), and Rob Rensenbrink (1947). After him are Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Wim Jansen (1946), Ruud Krol (1949), Arie Haan (1948), Piet Keizer (1943), René van de Kerkhof (1951), and Willy van de Kerkhof (1951).

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