Edwin van der Sar Will Come Out of Retirement to Play for Dutch Amateur Side

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterMarch 10, 2016

Manchester United's Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar shouts at the supporters prior to the penalty shoot out against Chelsea during the final of the UEFA Champions League football match at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on May 21, 2008. The match remained at a 1-1 draw and Manchester won on penalties after extra time. AFP PHOTO / Franck Fife (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Legendary goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has agreed to come out of retirement to play for a Dutch amateur side at the relatively ancient age of 45.

The former Manchester United and Ajax stopper pulled on the gloves on Saturday to represent his first senior club, VV Noordwijk, after they were left without a goalkeeper.

"After deliberation he agreed to keep goal next Saturday against Jodan Boys," Noordwijk director Peter Vink told Dutch publication Voetbal in de Bollenstreek (via BBC Sport). "We assume that it is basically only for one game."

Van der Sar was capped a record 130 times for the Netherlands during a 21-year playing career in which he won multiple league titles in his home country and England, as well as the UEFA Champions League twice.

UPDATE: Saturday, March 12

It appears Van der Sar has still got it, with the Dutchman making a penalty save for VV Noordwijk.

Haniff Harharah @haniff1986

De Champions League-finale herbeleefd bij @vvnoordwijk: Van der Sar stopt een strafschop tegen @jodanboys #noojod https://t.co/9GCXf0Rkyz

The moment was shared on Twitter by , who was behind the goal to capture the moment.

[h/t BBC Sport]


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