Tim Krul

Tim Krul

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Timothy Michael "Tim" Krul (born 3 April 1988) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Newcastle United and the Netherlands national team.

Club career

Newcastle United

Krul began his career at hometown club ADO Den Haag but joined English club Newcastle United on a three-year deal after failing to sign professional terms. He played in the Under-17 European Championship for the Netherlands in Tuscany in May, 2005, and has since become a member of the Dutch under-21 squad. He made his first senior appearance for Newcastle in a pre-season defeat to PSV Eindhoven on July 29, 2006.

Following the injury to Newcastle's first-choice goalkeeper, Shay Given, he was on the bench for a few games while Steve Harper kept goal. Krul made his Newcastle debut in the UEFA Cup game on November 2, away to Palermo. His debut was hailed by critics as he displayed his shot-stopping abilities, saving efforts from Giuseppe Biava and David Di Michele and recording a clean sheet in the process.

He injured himself in the warm up against Palermo, and then aggravated that injury in the warm up before a game against Watford. He required two cartilage operations as a result, keeping him out of action for almost 6 months. He returned to action in April 2007.

On 13 June 2007, he signed a new four year contract with Newcastle. In the same month, he was part of the Dutch Under-21 squad that won the European Championships and also qualified...
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