Tim Krul

Tim Krul on penalties (2011)

Timothy " Tim " Krul (born 3 April 1988, in The Hague) is a Dutch football goalkeeper who plays for Newcastle United in the Premier League.



Krul grew up in The Hague and played in the youth at HVV Ras and ADO Den Haag. In May 2005, he played for the Dutch U- 17 team at the European Championships in Italy and came through good performances to the attention of various clubs. In July 2005 it was announced that Newcastle United had committed the 17 -year-olds; he was awarded a three -year contract. His first professional use for the Magpies was in a UEFA Cup game on November 2, 2006 won 1-0 at Palermo, Newcastle. After this game, a knee injury and subsequent surgery threw him back.

In June 2007, his contract was extended by four years. He was then awarded to the Scottish first division club FC Falkirk to play matches. On 21 November 2008 Krul on loan for two months at Carlisle United.

In January 2009, Krul returned to Newcastle. On August 8, 2009, he made ​​his debut for Newcastle. The goalkeeper Steve Harper was injured in the game against West Bromwich Albion and was replaced at half time by Krul. He showed an impressive performance in the game and was subsequently hailed by the British press. In the following game, he replaced the still continue to hurt Harper. On December 21, 2013 Krul completed his 100th league game for Newcastle United.


With the U- 17 team of the Netherlands Krul won in October 2005 at the World Championships in Peru a bronze medal. Currently he is in the squad of the Dutch U-21 national team, with whom he became European Champion in June 2007, without, however, have a game in hand. In 2009 he was appointed to the squad for the tournament of the U21 Toulon. In 2011, he was, after the goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Michel Vorm had violated appointed by Bond coach Bert van Marwijk in the squad for a trip to South America the Oranje. Here he was 4 June 2011 in the match against Brazil in Goiania his debut in Oranje.