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Player Focus: Kahn and Van der Sar Inspiring Cillessen's Progression at Ajax

It's somewhat fitting that the loneliest position in football is identified with the number one. In some circles the role has transcended beyond traditional convention, but one contemporary exponent is following a well-trodden path. Possession is nine-tenths of the law, and at this moment in time the Oranje's goalkeeper jersey belongs to Jasper Cillessen; it's been that way for the last 16 months. It’s a testament given the many challengers breathing down his neck and ready to pounce, but so far he's shown no signs of resting on his laurels. Competition after all breeds excellence.

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