ED DE GOEY Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Edwin “Ed” de Goey (born December 20, 1966 in Gouda, Holland) is a Dutch football goalkeeper standing at 6 foot 6 inches. He played for Sparta Rotterdam, Feyenoord, Chelsea and is currently without a club, having left Stoke at the end of the 2005-06 season.


He signed for Feyenoord in 1990 and stayed there for seven years. During his time in Rotterdam, De Goey missed a total of just eight games and won one Eredivisie title (in 1993) and four Dutch Cups in 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995.


De Goey joined Chelsea in June 1997 from Feyenoord for 2,250,000. He was first choice goalkeeper for most of his time in West London, and was a member of the sides that won the League Cup, the Cup Winners’ Cup (both in 1998) and the FA Cup in 2000. He set a club record by keeping 29 clean sheets in the 1999/2000 season. De Goey later lost his place in the side to Italian Carlo Cudicini and joined Stoke on a free transfer in 2003. He played in 179 games for Chelsea and kept 71 clean sheets.


He stayed with Stoke until May 2006, making 56 appearances but only three in his final season. He is in talks to become a player coach at his old club Sparta Rotterdam.


He was a Dutch international and won 31 caps. De Goey played in every game for his country at USA ‘94 as Holland reached the quarter-finals, losing to eventual winners Brazil.