Former goalkeeper who appeared in 130 matches for the Dutch national team from 1995 to 2008. He spent the bulk of his club career with Ajax, Fulham, and Manchester United.
He began his youth career with Foreholte in 1980.
He was named Best European Goalkeeper in 1995 and 2009 and Dutch Goalkeeper of the Year four straight years from 1994 to 1997.
He had two children with his wife Annemarie van Kesteren.
He played alongside Robin van Persie on the Dutch national team from 2005 to 2008.