Legendary Edwin van der Sar in intensive care after a brain haemorrhage
The legendary goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar suffered a brain haemorrhage while on holiday on a Croatian island. The 52-year-old star of Manchester United and the Netherlands national team was rushed to the nearest hospital.
"He is currently in hospital in the intensive care unit and is in a stable condition. We will update you as soon as we have more information," said Ajax, for whom van der Sar played from 1990 to 1999, on Twitter.
The goalkeeper won the Champions League with both Ajax and Manchester United.
While playing for the Old Trafford side, he also lost two Champions League finals, one of which came in his last game against Barcelona in 2011 before retiring.
Van der Sar was most recently employed by Ajax, the Eredivisie giants, but left his position after the club finished third last season.
On leaving his job, he said: "After almost eleven years on the board, I'm done. We have experienced great things together, but it has also been an incredibly difficult period."
In May 2006, the Dutchman married Annemarie Van Kesteren. Van der Sar has a 25-year-old son, Joe, who recently played for the Pittsburgh Panthers.