The Daily Drool: Maarten Stekelenburg

23 May

Today we celebrate Maarten, who finally got poor Sese off the hook after he dropped Ajax’s trophy off a bus. Bless.  I love a hot trophy killer!  Goalie (yes, a goalkeeper) Maarten is 6’6″ so that’s some extra distance for a trophy to fall but that long lanky body gives him a bit more to cover the goal with! He started with Ajax as a youth player at age 15 and joined the senior team in 2001. He’s been a member of the Dutch National Team since 2004. Since the retirement of Edwin van der Sar, he’s been the first choice keeper for the Netherlands. He did a great job during the 2010 World Cup, only letting in 6 goals during the tournament, the last being Iniesta’s 11oth minute game winner in the final.

7 Responses to “The Daily Drool: Maarten Stekelenburg”

  1. maddy May 23, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    i approve. one of my Fantastic Four of goalkeeping..Casillas, Neuer, Stekelenberg, de Gea.

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 23, 2011 at 11:15 am #

      I have a big crush on De Gea. The kid is amazing. Mark my words, he’ll end up National Team goalie someday.

      • maddy May 23, 2011 at 11:19 am #

        de gea should be second in line to casillas. he’s VERY promising.. and if he signs with manchester united, it will definitely help his NT prospects…

        • headbandsandheartbreak May 23, 2011 at 11:21 am #

          Pepe Reina still has some more time on him and Valdes (as much as I dislike him). They’re both good keepers. De Gea will eventually take over the mantle though.

          • maddy May 23, 2011 at 11:25 am #

            its just my opinion, but i think de gea is a lot better than valdes. valdes has a strong barca defence to back him up, plus he doesnt have to make too many saves cause barca have 80% possession in most games. de gea needs a little fine tuning, but most times, he single handedly keeps atletico in the game. if it werent for him they;d probably be 11th or 12th. but i understand there is a hierarchy in national team matters. seniority means something in spain.

  2. maddy May 23, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    i also LOVE the styling in this shot. high fashion!

  3. suzanne May 23, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    oh, i started crushing hard on him during the wc. great choice 😀

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