Ronald Waterreus

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Ronald Waterreus
Personal information
Full name Ronald Katarina
Martinus Waterreus
Date of birth (1970-08-25) 25 August 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth Lemiers, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
RKVV
Roda JC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Roda JC 65 (0)
1994–2004 PSV 285 (0)
2004–2005 Manchester City 0 (0)
2005–2006 Rangers 49 (0)
2006–2007 AZ 6 (0)
2007 New York Red Bulls 18 (0)
Total 423 (0)
National team
2001–2004 Netherlands 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2007 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2004 (UTC)

Ronald Katarina Martinus Waterreus (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroʊ̯.nɑɫt ka.ˈtaː.ri.na mɑr.ˈti.nʏs ˈʋaː.tə.ˌrøʏ̯s]) (born 25 August 1970 in Lemiers, Limburg) is a former Dutch football goalkeeper, who most notably played for PSV Eindhoven and Rangers, before ending his career at New York Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]

He started his career in 1992 playing for Roda JC. After joining PSV Eindhoven in 1994 he quickly established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Eredivisie, eventually being selected for the Dutch national squad.

After ten seasons as PSV's number one goalkeeper Waterreus transferred to Manchester City for one season. He joined SPL side Rangers in 2005 as cover for the injured Stefan Klos, however he quickly established himself as Rangers' first choice goalkeeper. He was also involved in Rangers' historic 2005-06 Champions League run where they reached the knock-out stage for the first time. Waterreus, however, eventually came under fire from Rangers fans following his criticism of the club in a Dutch newspaper, which was misinterpreted by the fans as a result of poor journalism.[1] Waterreus left Rangers on 7 June 2006 having failed to agree a new contract.

He signed a short-term contract [2] with AZ Alkmaar on 4 December 2006, replacing the injured Joey Didulica and Khalid Sinouh in the month of December. In January 2007, he left the club again and agreed to move to New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer, where he immediately established himself with three shutouts and another scoreless half to set the record for longest shutout streak to begin an MLS career.

International career[edit]

Waterreus was on the Dutch national squad at Euro 2004 but he did not get any playing time. He altogether made seven appearances for his country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McLeish defends keeper Waterreus". BBC News. 2006-04-08. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Ronald Waterreus campaign at AZ Alkmaar". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 

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