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Maarten Stekelenburg | Goalkeeper | #22

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 203

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Maarten Stekelenburg is hoping for a return to action in December after going under the knife.
The back-up goalkeeper has been sidelined since suffering a groin injury last month, and following four weeks of treatment, a decision was taken to have surgery to remedy the problem. "He’s had his operation and it was a success," said caretaker boss David Unsworth. "He should be two or three weeks away. He is progressing nicely but still at the early stages of rehab." Stekelenburg has played second fiddle to summer signing Jordan Pickford in the Premier League this season, he has however, featured in the Europa League and started in the 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Sunderland. Joel Robles will provide cover during the interim, although the former Spain Under-21 stopper didn’t cover himself in glory in his first start of 2017/18 when the Toffees lost 5-1 at home to Atalanta on Thursday. Sat, Nov 25, 2017 10:53:00 AM

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Everton failed to score a goal for the second consecutive match following a 3-0 loss to Chelsea at Goodison Park.

It was the club's first loss at home in 2017, but the 3-0 scoreline may not truly represent how close the match was for the first hour. The Toffees had a clear defensive strategy to limit Eden Hazard's freedom down the wing, also putting a strong body on Diego Costa anytime he got near the ball. But the Toffees' wall slowly broke down until the 66th minute, when Pedro opened the scoring. With Chelsea holding a 1-0 lead, Everton threw its efforts into attack with Enner Valencia and Romelu Lukaku looking for an equalizer, but it soon got away from the Toffees who look certain to miss European qualification.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 11:54:00 AM

There wasn't anything for the vaunted Everton attack to brag about following a dull scoreless draw against West Ham.

Everton hasn't been held scoreless in two months (since a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough in Gameweek 25), but to be held without a shot on target is a new low for a side that boasts the Premier League's top goalscorer in Romelu Lukaku. The Toffees entered Saturday afternoon with 21 goals in their last seven Premier League matches, only to put together a sluggish showing against a second-rate West Ham side plagued by injuries. The only news of any value was the return of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, who has not featured for the club since Gameweek 17.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 12:14:00 PM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed that goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has made a full return from injury.

The Dutch goalkeeper has missed the last month due to a dead leg following a collision with a teammate in the Merseyside derby in December. In his absence, Joel Robles has impressed mightily in five appearances with three clean sheets in the last four Premier League matches. With two experienced keepers, Koeman said he is not sure who to start this weekend against Crystal Palace: "He [Stekelenburg] is fully fit. I don’t [want to] say anything about this because last week Maarten Stekelenburg was still not 100-per-cent fit to start the game. Yes, he is now 100 per cent but that’s a decision we need to make."
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 03:25:00 PM

Along with two new signings, Everton is set to have three more additions to the side this weekend against Manchester City.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed that midfielders Aaron Lennon and James McCarthy and goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg have all recovered from injuries and are available to face City. However, Koeman said it is unclear whether they will return to the starting lineup, with Stekelenburg facing a battle to displace Joel Robles. "Maarten and James are both fit. They have been training all week with the whole team - but it’s always a question for the manager whether or not they are match fit to start. That is sometimes a difficult decision but we will make it tomorrow. Aaron Lennon had a knock that kept him out of last weekend’s game but he started training again with us this week and he’s available."
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles will continue to start in place of Maarten Stekelenburg on Friday against Hull City.

Stekelenburg has yet to training after sustaining a leg injury in a loss to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby in Gameweek 17 that saw him leave the match early. Robles came on for the Dutch international and proceeded to start in a Week 18 win against Leicester City, where he recorded a clean sheet and an assist. Said manager Ronald Koeman: Stekelenburg has not yet joined training and won’t be available. I was really pleased by the performance of Joel against Leicester. Stekelenburg is not running yet. His dead leg is still painful and we need to wait until he is fully ready to join training. Maybe it will be in two or three days’ time, but he is not yet ready."
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Maarten Stekelenburg had to go off early in the second half after a collision with eventual match-winner Sadio Mane and teammate Leighton Baines in Everton's 1-0 extra time loss to Liverpool.

It was indicative of the sort of match that played out at Goodison Park. No quarter was asked by either side and none was given. In addition to losing the match, Everton got the worst of the physical battle as well as first James McCarthy and the Stekelenburg were forced off with injuries arising from big collisions. Whether Stekelenburg would have been any more effective in securing Sturridge's shot that led to the Mane winner isn't clear but having their second choice goalkeeper in the match at the time will certainly leave Toffees supporters wondering.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 05:09:00 PM

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."
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 10:22:00 AM

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.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 12:03:00 PM

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
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 11:59:00 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
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 03:14:00 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
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 08:35:00 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