Timothy Michael Krul was born on 3 April 1988 and is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for EFL Championship club Norwich City and the Netherlands national team.
29 Facts About Tim Krul
Tim Krul made his debut for the full national team in July 2011 and was part of the team that came third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Tim Krul began his career at hometown club RAS and later local Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag.
Tim Krul joined Premier League club Newcastle United in the summer of 2005 on a three-year deal after failing to sign professional terms.
Tim Krul made his Newcastle debut in the UEFA Cup on 2 November 2006 against Palermo.
Tim Krul's debut was well-received; he displayed his shot-stopping abilities, saving efforts from Giuseppe Biava and David Di Michele and recording a clean sheet in the process.
Tim Krul was injured during the warm-up prior to the second leg tie against Palermo and then aggravated that injury in the warm-up before a game against Watford.
Tim Krul required two cartilage operations as a result, keeping him out of action for almost six months.
On 3 August 2007, Tim Krul joined Scottish side Falkirk on loan, originally until 1 January 2008 though it was later extended until the end of the season after a number of impressive performances.
On 21 November 2008, Tim Krul joined Carlisle United on a one-month loan from Newcastle to replace Ben Alnwick, who had rejoined Tottenham Hotspur.
Tim Krul returned to Newcastle as backup to first choice Steve Harper.
Tim Krul made his senior league debut on 8 August 2009 in the opening Football League Championship game of the season away to West Bromwich Albion, coming on as a half time substitute for the injured Harper.
Tim Krul started his first league game for Newcastle on 2 May 2010, the last day of the Championship campaign, against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road and kept a clean sheet.
In July 2010, Tim Krul signed a new four-year contract with Newcastle.
On 3 December 2011, Tim Krul made his 50th Newcastle appearance against Chelsea.
On 3 March 2012, Tim Krul signed a new five-year contract at Newcastle United.
Tim Krul started the first three matches of the season before suffering an elbow injury whilst on international duty.
Tim Krul injured his ankle during a Europa League match in the Round of 32 against Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv which ruled him out for five weeks.
Tim Krul's performance was praised by Newcastle United goalkeeping legend Pavel Srnicek and manager Alan Pardew.
Tim Krul sustained an ankle injury in training before Newcastle's match with West Ham United and was ruled out for up to six weeks with the injury.
On 25 August 2016, Tim Krul signed a one-year contract extension at Newcastle United before joining Ajax on a season-long loan deal to provide him with top-tier first-team football as he continued his recovery from injury.
That deal was cut short, Tim Krul only playing six games for the club's reserve side, and, in January 2017, he joined fellow Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar on loan for the rest of the season.
Tim Krul signed for Championship club Norwich City on 24 July 2018 on a two-year contract.
Tim Krul signed a new three-year contract in June 2019.
Tim Krul represented the Netherlands national team at U17 level at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.
Tim Krul represented the U21s at the 2008 Toulon Tournament and was a regular in the side for the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign.
On 4 June 2011, Tim Krul made the starting eleven for the Netherlands in a friendly against Brazil, his first cap at senior level.
Tim Krul was called up to the Netherlands UEFA Euro 2012 squad but did not make any appearances.
In June 2014, Tim Krul was included in the Netherlands' squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.