Edwin Van Der Sar is a legendary Dutch goalkeeper who won a lot of titles at club level and also played well for his national team. By the way, on STBet all the matches with its participation are covered. This means that fans can follow every confrontation and place bets on the matches.
Van Der Sar has a lot of individual awards in his collection. Winning the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year award following the 2008/2009 season is considered one of the most honourable. Edwin managed to demonstrate all his skills in that campaign.
Thanks to the confident and cool play of the goalkeeper, “Manchester United”, whose colors he defended during those years, managed to reach the final of the Champions League.
Unfortunately, even Van Der Sar could not do anything in the decisive match against the phenomenal “Barcelona”, which won the final match of the Champions League 2009 against “MC” with a score 2-0. By the way, at STBet users can still place their bets on all the current confrontations between these teams.
As for Van Der Sar, he was one of the leaders of the “MU”. The goalkeeper cooperated well with Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and other team defenders. As a result, “Manchester United” did not have many moments in front of their goal.
The main strengths of the Dutch goalkeeper
At the time of receiving the prize, Van Der Sar was practically 39 years old. Despite his considerable age, as by soccer standards, he showed a great and reliable game. Thanks largely to Edwin’s confident performance, “Manchester United” played great in the domestic arena as well as in the Champions League. By the way, perform ST Bet login to not only follow the success of this team, but also regularly bet on matches with its participation.
So, if highlighting the main strong qualities of this goalkeeper, it is impossible to pass by:
- Excellent reaction. Van Der Sar often saved the “MU” even in the most difficult situations when it seemed that the ball will certainly get into the goal net.
- Excellent game on the exits. The tall goalkeeper often intercepted crosses coming into his own penalty area.
- Ability to correctly position himself in goal to reduce the angle of attackers’ shots.
During the 2008/2009 UEFA Champions League, Edwin regularly showed his qualities and helped his team make the step-by-step progression through each stage.
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As for Van Der Sar, after that campaign he spent 2 more seasons with the club, winning a number of trophies. The goalkeeper finished his professional career in 2011, when he was almost 41 years old.