Squad Number 22
- Born: 22/09/1982
- Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
- Nationality: Dutch
Maarten Stekelenburg - Profile
Maarten Stekelenburg is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Everton after signing a 3 year deal on 1st July 2016.
He is a product of the Ajax youth system, and went on to play for Roma, Fulham, Monaco and Southampton.
Stekelenburg made his debut for the Netherlands in 2004, and earned 54 caps in total.
He was understudy to Edwin van der Sar at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008, and eventually first choice Goalkeeper as he helped his nation to the 2010 FIFA World Cup final and played at UEFA Euro 2012.
He spent almost a decade at Ajax, in which time he won another Dutch top-flight title in 2011, as well as collecting three KNVB Cup winner’s medals.
A switch to Roma followed in 2011 and after two years in the Italian capital, he then moved to the Premier League with Fulham.
Stekelenburg spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan at Monaco and last season linked up with Koeman again at Southampton, on a season-long deal.
He played in a total of 25 games in his year with the Saints, prior to signing in at Goodison Park.
His appointment marks the 3rd time Maarten has worked together with Manager Ronald Koeman.
On 30th July 2018, Everton extended his contract by one year, keeping him at the club until 2020.
Contracted until: June 2020