Edwin van der Sar (born October 29, 1970 in Voorhout, Netherlands) is a Dutch football player who plays as a goalkeeper. He currently plays for Manchester United in the English Premier League.
Van der Sar began his career at FC Foreholte (Voorhout's local football team), then moving to VV Noordwijk, where he was spotted for Ajax. For Ajax he was part of the team who won the UEFA Champions League in 1995. He went on to play for Juventus, and then in 2001 he moved to the English Premiership with Fulham. On June 5, 2005 he moved to rival club Manchester United in a transfer for an estimated sum in the region of 2 million pounds, signing a two year deal. The exact amount involved in the transfer was undisclosed.
Van der Sar made his international debut in June 1995 against Belarus. He was the in goal during all of three of their recent defeats on penalties in major competitions: in Euro 96, the 1998 World Cup, and Euro 2000.
In Euro 2004, during the penalty shootout at the end of the quarterfinal against Sweden, van der Sar saved a penalty from Olof Mellberg, giving Arjen Robben the decisive chance to end the shootout in the Dutch team's first shootout win ever.
Edwin van der Sar has represented the Dutch national team 105 times and following Holland's qualification for the 2006 World Cup he could well break Frank de Boer's Dutch record of 112 caps.