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) is a former Dutch international goalkeeper who played for Chelsea between 1997 and 2003.
Prior to joining Chelsea de Goey was a goalkeeper in the Dutch Eredivisie at Sparta Rotterdam and Feyenoord. With the latter he won one league title (1993) and four Dutch Cups (1991, 1992, 1994, 1995). He missed just eight games in seven years with the club. He was voted Dutch goalkeeper of the year in 1993.
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 following the signing of Carlo Cudicini, though he would make a further 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, while keeping 72 clean sheets.
De Goey signed for Stoke City on a free transfer, and remained with the club until 2006. He was subsequently a coach with Queens Park Rangers, but left the club in 2007. He would later return to coaching in Holland at RKC Waalwijk.
De Goey was the Netherlands' first choice keeper at the 1994 World Cup, playing every match as his country reached the quarter-finals. He was also an unused squad member at the 1998 World Cup. He won 31 caps in total for his country.
|Season||Prem||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
- Winner: 2000
- Winner: 1998
- Winner: 1998