Thomas Sorensen - Goalkeeper

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 28 December 2011

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Thomas Sorensen

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Goalkeeper
d.o.b: 12/06/76
Signed: July 2008
Games this season: 15
Goals conceded this season: 15
Clean sheets this season: 5
Total club games: 105/1
Total goals conceded/clean sheets 120/33

Danish international joined Stoke in July 2008, providing an experienced Premier League goalkeeper for their debut Premier League season.

Sorensen played nearly 400 Premier League games for Aston Villa and, before that, Sunderland.

Arrived on a free in a deal that saw Stoke drop their £3m bid for Sunderland goalkeeper and 6-month target Marton Fulop.

Had a fantastic, consistent opening season with Stoke where he was solid week after week. His talking to his defence along with his ability to claim crosses are what set him above Simonsen.

His second season with the club saw chinks appear in his armour but he was still able to hold off Simonsen, and January signing Asmir Begovic, to keep ther jersey before fracturing his elbow away at Chelsea in April.

Was given the jersey at the start of 2010/11, despite Begovic impressing in pre-season aswell as late on in 2009/10 after Sorensen's injury, and started the season well but a few shakey displays let in the Bosnian international and Sorensen was then forced to sit out every remaining league game.

Had a great run in the FA Cup, playing every minute as Stoke reached the final, putting in some superb performances including saving an injury time penalty in the 4th round 1-0 win at Wolves.

Rumours were rife he was set to leave over the summer, he turned down Bayern Munich in January 2011, but he has pledged to fight Begovic for the number one spot over the coming season.

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