From Gloves to Glory: The Remarkable Journey of Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar is a former Dutch professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He was born on October 29, 1970, in Voorhout, Netherlands. He started his youth career in 1980 with the club Foreholte and shifted to VV Noordwijk in 1985. He started his senior career with Ajax and has been known as one of the players of the golden generation of the club. He was part of the club for a period of nine years before moving to Juventus. He scored one goal in 226 appearances for the club.

During his career, he played for several clubs, including AFC Ajax, Juventus F.C., Fulham F.C., and Manchester United F.C. . He won 26 major trophies and several individual awards such as UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009. He was part of the Ajax team that won the UEFA Champions League in 1995.After retiring from playing football, he became the CEO of AFC Ajax.

He did a master’s degree in Sports and Brand Management at the Johan Cruyff Institute before joining AFC Ajax in November 2012 as Marketing Director. He is part of a cadre of former players now working at the club to implement the club’s philosophies on the next generation. Since 2016, van der Sar has been CEO and Chairman of the managing board of AFC Ajax

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