The club’s current longest-serving player, Tim Krul is an accomplished and respected Dutch international goalkeeper
Tim joined United from hometown side ADO Den Haag in July 2005 and after excelling in the FA Youth Cup, he made his first team debut aged just 18 - putting in a man-of-the-match performance as the Magpies won 1-0 away at Palermo in the UEFA Cup in November 2006.
Loan spells at Falkirk and Carlisle United followed before Tim made his league debut for the Magpies at West Brom on the opening day of the 2009/10 season, eventually making the number one spot his own at the start of the 2010/11 campaign.
He made his debut for the Netherlands in June 2011 and then made global headlines during FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil - coming on as a late substitute in a quarter-final tie against Costa Rica to save two penalties in a dramatic shoot-out victory that was televised around the world.
A mentor to young goalkeepers, Tim signed a contract extension at St. James’ Park in 2016 and joined Ajax on loan as he recovers from a serious knee injury.
- Full Name:
- Tim Krul
- Place of birth:
- The Hague
- 2 November 2006 v Palermo (A)
- Previous club:
- ADO Den Haag, Falkirk (Loan), Carlisle United (Loan)