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Maarten Stekelenburg | Goalkeeper | #22

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 203

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Maarten Stekelenburg is expected to return for next weekends’ trip at Stamford Bridge after missing the win over West Ham because of injury.
Ronald Koeman spoke after his sides 2-0 victory which helped the Toffees climb to sixth in the table: "Yesterday, Maarten had a swollen foot," he explained. "He was close to playing today. He had a test this morning but he did not have that confidence [in the foot] and that was the reason he didn’t start. But he will be fit for next week." Koeman then went on to praise Joel Robles who came in for his first top flight appearance since the Leicester defeat in May: "We have total confidence in Joel. He had a difficult time in the beginning after the decision that we made [to keep Stekelenburg as first choice] but in the last few months he’s been doing well, he’s been waiting for his chance and he’s showed today that he can be the number one if we need him, no problem." Oct 31 - 10:22 AM

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Pep Guardiola will go to sleep tonight wondering how his Man City team failed to beat Everton at the Etihad.

Man City dominated possession in the opening quarter, laying siege to the Everton goal without any results - perhaps Pep was incorrect to start Aguero on the bench. The best chance of the half fell to Kevin De Bruyne who had his penalty saved by Stekelenburg. A one man counter attack by Lukaku in the second half yielded the clash's first goal. It was completely against the run of play but Lukaku's calm finish was delightful. Aguero arrived on to save City's blushes but ended up rosy in the cheeks himself. He too had a penalty saved by the heroic Stekelenburg. Soon after the Argentine's miss, Nolito drew the game level but City couldn't find a winner in spite of their domination.

Everton scored early and looked the stronger side for the first hour of the match, but Tottenham equalized and looked poised to win were in not for the heroics of Maarten Stekelenburg in a 1-1 final.

It was the perfect start for the Toffees. Just five minutes into the match, Ross Barkley took a free kick from distance and the ball dropped past the wall of players in the box and bounced into the corner of the net. Kevin Mirallas drew the foul for the free kick, awarding him an assist in many fantasy formats. After a poised defense kept Tottenham from finding an attacking groove for nearly an hour, Spurs would equalize in the 59th minute and run with the momentum over the final half hour. It took a couple of dazzling saves by Stekelenburg in his Everton debut, one stopping a Vincent Janssen shot from point blank range, the other reaching high to push an Erik Lamela shot just over the bar, to preserve the draw.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 13 - 11:59 AM

Ronald Koeman has moved to replace Tim Howard with fellow Dutchman Maarten Stekelenburg who arrives from Fulham on a three-year deal.

Stekelenburg was at Southampton with Koeman last season and started 17 times for the Saints while Fraser Forster was recovering from injury. The only concern with the signing based on what we saw last season was that Southampton seemed to improve from also-ran to exceptional as soon as Forster replaced Stekelenburg between the pipes. It isn't necessarily causation but certainly cause for at least mild concern.
Source: @everton
Jul 1 - 3:14 PM

Ronald Koeman has already started exploring the option of bringing Maarten Stekelenburg or Fraser Forster to Everton.

Koeman only has Joel Robles between the posts right now and it's his one of his top priorities to land a goalkeeper this summer. Fraser Forster would be an automatic starter at Everton, while Stekelenburg will likely be deployed as a backup. Koeman has the money to make both of them a reality, it's just going to come down to a matter of importance as to which position to wants to spend up at.
Source: DailyEcho
Jun 28 - 8:35 PM

Maarten Stekelenburg will miss his second consecutive match with a toe injury. Paulo Gazziniga will deputize for the Week 17 visit of Spurs.

The news at St. Mary's isn't good. The team has been doing poorly on the pitch and they will once again be without their first choice goalkeeper. To make things worse, Spurs will be coming back to full health with the trio of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele available at the same time for the first time in a few weeks. It's always dangerous to bet on big performances on the road but this looks like it's shaping up to be a big win for Spurs.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Maarten Stekelenburg was the most prominent Saints player as he made a few solid saves but couldn't keep out the one goal that mattered.

The story was more about Southampton failing to register any serious threat on the Stoke City goal than it was about the Dutch international making a few solid saves. Southampton will have come to expect more from themselves at home against mid-table competition but all they could muster were a couple of Dusan Tadic half-chances and a header over the crossbar from Virgil van Dijk. Not a great way to come back from the international break.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:37:00 PM

Veteran goalkeeper Kelvin Davis came in for his first PL start of the campaign - against Leicester - after Maarten Stekelenburg picked up an injury in training.

Stekelenburg had been called up to the Dutch squad this week as cover for the injured Tim Krul and Jasper Cillessen, but it was the Fulham loanee who found himself in the treatment room after hurting his back during the Saints final session on Friday. Stekelenburg has been an ever-present in the league, however, his performances have divided opinion since joining as cover for Fraser Forster. The 33-year-old averages just over one save per game while opponents - this term - have been scoring with 1 in every two shots on target. The full extent of his injury is currently unknown.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 07:01:00 PM

Southampton kept a clean sheet with ease today as they only allowed Norwich to get six shots off.

Norwich were down to 10 men midway through the first half and that was part of the reason they couldn't get anything going against the Saints, but Southampton were brilliant in defense and did well to only allow six shots. Out of the six, only one was on target, and it was easily saved by Stekelenburg. Southampton's defense seems to be getting back on track and we feel now is a good time to invest, especially with Ryan Bertrand coming back soon.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Maarten Stekelenburg started for Southampton in their Europa League qualification match against Vitesse Arnhem.

It seems Stekelenburg has won the Saints starting goalkeeper job and it's no surprise considering he was signed due to the fact Ronald Koeman didn't feel good about Paulo Gazzaniga and Kelvin Davis. Southampton have had a solid defense for two years in a row now and despite losing two of their starting defenders, we expect them to be at least average this season. Stekelenburg makes for a good fantasy option.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Veteran keeper Maarten Stekelenburg has been obtained by Southampton after they worked out a loan deal with parent club Fulham for the entire 2015/2016 season.

Stekelenburg joined Fulham two seasons ago when the Cottagers suffered through a season that saw them relegated. After being loaned away last season, Fulham have done so again, as a keeper of Stekelenburg's stature has no place in the Championship. Instead he will backup Fraser Forster, with a chance to be the starter until Forster returns to fitness. Stekelenburg will be much more pleased with the defensive abilities of his new club compared to his last taste of the to flight.
Source: Daily Mail
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 09:38:00 PM

Maarten Stekelenburg gave up two goals and his teammates couldn't even manage one in a critical struggle near the bottom of the table.

Maarten Stekelenburg and his Fulham teammates continue to look like a strong contender for relegation as the lost 2-0 to a Swansea squad that has struggled mightily over the last two months. If Fulham are to stay alive in the Premier League to continue their squad makeover they will need to start picking up points against other struggling clubs and this will have to be seen as an opportunity lost as Swansea and Crystal Palace both picked up 3 points around them in the standings.
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Fulham have been giving up goals at a disturbing pace and the returns of Maarten Stekelenburg and Brede Hangeland couldn't stop Arsenal from scoring twice in a comfortable 2-0 win.

It was always going to be tough for Fulham to do anything against the league leaders and some would say that keeping the damage to 2-0 represents progress for a team that has sustained some major beatings this season. Still, even the staunchest Fulham supporter will admit that the Cottagers were never really in this match. With rumors that they are after reinforcements in the transfer window, supporters will have to hope that a new acquisition can inspire the club who currently sit just above the relegation zone.
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Maarten Stekelenburg has returned from his injury layoff to start for Fulham in the club's FA Cup match with Norwich City on January 14th.

In the absence of both Stekelenburg and Brede Hangeland, Fulham haven't looked good. They haven't even looked like a Premier League team some weeks. The return of both players for the FA Cup clash with Norwich will boost their prospects of staying up for new manager Rene Meulensteen.
Source: @FulhamFC
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Maarten Stekelenberg has been given clearance to return to action and may get the start in the Cottager's upcoming Monday night game against Crystal Palace. Boss Martin Jol also stated that Brede Hangeland, Scott Parker, and Dimitar Berbatov are also available for the clash.

The return of the veteran Dutch international is a big boost for Fulham as he was one of the more marquee signings over the summer. While probably too risky to count on for this gameweek, his current 7.3m price tag is tantalizing in the right matchup as he is a solid keeper.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:18:00 AM