Stefan Postma

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Stefan Postma
Personal information
Full name Stefan Postma
Date of birth (1976-10-06) 6 October 1976 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
AGOVV Apeldoorn (Goalkeeping coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Utrecht 33 (0)
2000–2002 De Graafschap 67 (0)
2002–2006 Aston Villa 13 (0)
2005–2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 12 (0)
2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 (0)
2006–2008 ADO Den Haag 28 (0)
2008 De Graafschap 0 (0)
2009 Ermis Aradippou 4 (0)
2009–2011 AGOVV Apeldoorn 65 (0)
Total 239 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:52, 3 September 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Stefan Postma (born 6 October 1976) is a Dutch former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently a goalkeeping coach at his last club, AGOVV Apeldoorn.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Postma started his professional career at FC Utrecht before moving to De Graafschap.

Aston Villa[edit]

Postma was signed by Aston Villa on 14 May 2002 for 1.5 million pounds, upon Peter Schmeichel's transfer to Manchester City. Postma's debut came as a substitute in a 0–1 defeat at Southampton on October 21, following the dismissal of Peter Enckelman.

After newly=appointed Villa manager David O'Leary purchased Danish keeper Thomas Sørensen, Postma became the club's second choice goalkeeper at the club. He made two appearances in the 2003–04 season and three in 2004–05[1].

Wolves[edit]

Towards the end of his time at Villa, Postma was linked with transfers to several European clubs before going on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the start of the 2005-06 season. In January 2006, he signed a contract to remain at Wolves until the end of the season[2]. It was announced on 5 May that year that he would leave Wolves in the summer, and he returned to the Eredivisie with ADO Den Haag [3].

Later career[edit]

In August 2008, Postma rejoined former club De Graafschap on a six-month contract.

Personal life[edit]

In 2006 Postma became embroiled in a sex scandal when his ex-girlfriend posted a pornographic video of the couple on YouTube. The Mirror reported that Postma had "originally managed to keep the video secret by buying it when his ex tried to sell it on eBay."[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stefan Postma". Voetbal International. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stefan Postma". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "i-Spy: No porn please, we're Irish". Irish Independent. 24 October 2006. 
  4. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/sunday-mirror/tm_method=full&objectid=17972143&siteid=98487-name_page.html
  1. ^ Stephan Postma, Yahoo! Sport UK, URL accessed January 10, 2006.
  2. ^ Postma extends his stay at Wolves BBC News, January 6, 2006, URL accessed January 10, 2006.
  3. ^ Postma will not be offered a new deal BBC Sport, May 5, 2006 URL accessed same day.