Ed de Goey
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|Ed de Goey|
|Full Name|| Eduard Franciscus|
|Date of Birth||20 December 1966|
|Place of Birth||Gouda, Netherlands|
|Debut||3 August 1997|
|Games (goals)||179 (0)|
|Other clubs|| Sparta Rotterdam|
Eduard Franciscus 'Ed' de Goey (or de Goeij) was a Dutch goalkeeper who played for Chelsea between 1997 and 2003.
Prior to joining Chelsea, De Goey was a goalkeeper in the Dutch Eredivisie with Sparta Rotterdam and Feyenoord. With Feyenoord he won one league title (1993) and four Dutch Cups (1991, 1992, 1994, 1995) and missed just eight games in seven years with the club. He was voted Dutch goalkeeper of the year in 1993. He was the Netherlands' first choice keeper at the 1994 World Cup and an unused squad member at the 1998 World Cup, winning 31 caps in total.
De Goey joined Chelsea in the summer of 1997 for £2.25m, then a record fee for a Premier League goalkeeper. He was a member of the sides which won the League Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1998 and the FA Cup in 2000. He set two club records during the 1999-00 season: 59 appearances and 27 clean sheets, both of which have since been surpassed by Frank Lampard and Petr Cech respectively.
De Goey was displaced as Chelsea's first choice goalkeeper after the signing of Carlo Cudicini, which limited him to 28 appearances in his final three years with the club. He was released upon the expiry of his contract in July 2003, having made a total of 179 appearances for the Blues and kept 72 clean sheets.
|Season||Prem||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
- Winner: 2000
- Winner: 1998
- Winner: 1998