‘Ed is a fighter’ – Football world rallies around Edwin van der Sar after brain haemorrhage

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar was hospitalised and put into intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage on holiday in Croatia.

The football world has rallied around Van der Sar in response to a statement from Ajax, where he began an incredible career and became director general in 2016 before stepping down from the role in May.

More information has flooded through since, with Dutch public broadcaster NOS reporting that Van der Sar was on holiday Croatia when he fell ill.

Regarded as one of the world’s all-time best goalkeepers, Van der Sar played for Ajax from 1990-1999, winning the Champions League for the first time in 1995.

Van der Sar won the European Cup again in 2008 with Manchester United.

On top of his European success, the former keeper is the second-highest capped Netherlands player of all-time with 130 international appearances.

Former clubs, teammates, opponents and countless fans around the world have shared their support for Van der Sar.

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