DrEdwin van der Sar, former managing director and goalkeeper of Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam, has suffered a brain hemorrhage. The club announced on Friday that the 52-year-old is in hospital in intensive care and is in stable condition. “Everyone at Ajax wishes Edwin a speedy recovery. We are thinking of you.” As soon as more concrete information becomes available, we will communicate further information to you.
As De Telegraaf reports, Van der Sar suffered a brain haemorrhage while on holiday in Croatia on Friday. He was taken to a clinic by rescue helicopter from a Croatian island.
After a disappointing season, Van der Sar resigned as general manager at Ajax on 1 June. After nearly 11 years in the administration, he said, he was empty-handed, and he wanted to be quiet and distance himself. “We’ve been through some very beautiful things, but it’s also been a very difficult period.”
Ajax Amsterdam did not win a title last season and only finished third in the domestic league. The 52-year-old Van der Sar has achieved many national and international successes with Ajax as a goalkeeper and is therefore considered an icon for the club. He was also a goalkeeper for Manchester United and the Dutch national team.
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