Regi Blinker

Regi Blinker

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Regi Blinker

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Reginald "Regi" Waldi Blinker (born 4 June 1969 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a former Dutch footballer of Surinamese extraction, who played as a left winger.

During his career, he was also known for his dread-locked hairstyle, and played three years in Scotland with Celtic, after notably representing Feyenoord.

Football career

Blinker began his career with Feyenoord Rotterdam in 1986. He stayed at de Kuip for 10 seasons, including one on loan at FC Den Bosch, and formed an efficient winger partnership with Gaston Taument (from 1991–95, the pair combined for 61 Eredivisie goals).

In January 1996, Blinker joined Sheffield Wednesday, scoring a brace on his debut, a 3–2 defeat against Aston Villa, instantly becoming a crowd favorite. At the peak of his Sheffield Wednesday career, Blinker was set to earn a sponsorship deal with a major sunglasses manufacturer. Much to the amusement of the British press the deal was scrapped when it was revealed Blinker had been mistaken for Edgar Davids, a footballer renowned for his use of eyewear. He moved to Celtic F.C. in part-exchange for Paolo di Canio during 1997, and was coached at the club by Feije legend Wim Jansen.

Blinker played in Scotland for three seasons, returning home in the summer of 2000 to sign for RBC Roosendaal. The next season, he signed for Sparta Rotterdam, where he finished his professional career in 2003. He played for amateur team Deltasport Vlaardingen for a few more years before officially retiring in...
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