Ajax Issue Update On Edwin van der Sar Condition

By Goalkeeper.com News Desk

News • Jul 8, 2023

Ajax Issue Update On Edwin van der Sar Condition

The legendary goalkeeper is currently in intensive care. 

On Friday 7th July, Ajax confirmed that CEO Edwin van der Sar had suffered a cerebral haemorrhage (a type of stroke).

van der Sar's condition was reported to be stable, though he was - and remains - in intensive care. 

The club released the following message early this afternoon:

'Edwin van der Sar will remain in intensive care for the time being. His condition is stable but still concerning. Ajax shares this information on behalf of Annemarie van der Sar, Edwin's wife. The Van der Sar family, along with Ajax, is grateful and deeply touched by the many messages of support'. 

van der Sar made over 600 professional appearances in a career spanning from 1990 to 2016. He rose to prominence in Ajax's ‘golden generation’ teams of 1990s, winning four Eredivisie titles (three of them consecutively) as well as the Champions League in 1995. 

He then joined Juventus, making 66 appearances before moving to the Premier League with Fulham, after Gianluigi Buffon was purchased for a world record fee for 2001 by the Turin side. 

Van der Sar signed for Manchester United on 10th June 2005 for a reported fee of £2 million. After 186 appearances for United, and 313 Premier League outings in total (keeping 134 clean sheets overall), his last game for United was against Barcelona in the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final on 28 May, which United lost 3–1. At 40 years, 211 days old, he was the oldest male player to feature in a European Cup final in the Champions League era.

We wish Edwin a full and speedy recovery, and our thoughts are with him and his family. 

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