Reginald Blinker

Regi Blinker in Z14 polo low resRegi was born in Paramaribo on 4 June 1969. The left-winger of Fellows United is mainly famous for his time at Feyenoord. Under coach Willem van Hanegem, he won the KNVB Cup four times with Feyenoord and once the national championship in the Eredivisie (Dutch Premier League). Blinker played three international matches for the Dutch national team.
Blinker started playing football with the amateur club of Delfia in Delft before moving on to DHC (also in Delft) and then Feyenoord. It was in this club that he made his debut in paid football and played no less than 26 games in his first season (1986/87), during which he scored once. After having played one game for Feyenoord 1 during the season of 1988/89, he was lend out to BVV Den Bosch, where he left a good impression and was allowed to return to Feyenoord at the end of the season.
His second stay at Feyenoord’ stadium De Kuip went well for him and he was immediately guaranteed a starting position upon his return. During this time, which lasted until the winter break of the 1995/96 season, he won five awards with Feyenoord, including 4 cups and a national championship title. He also made it to the semi-finals of the Cup Winners Cup with his team, where they lost against AS Monaco. His most productive season was in 1992/93, in which he scored no less than 13 times. Blinker chose an international adventure and finished his season with Sheffield Wednesday, which played in the Premier League.
A year later, he was signed up by the Scottish top club Celtic FC and was present in Hampden Park during the finale of the Scottish Cup on 29 May 1999, where they lost to the Glasgow Rangers.
After this adventure in Scotland, Regi returned to the Netherlands to make a transfer from RBC Roosendaal to Sparta Rotterdam after only six months, where he wrapped up his professional career a year and a half later. In total, Blinker played 400 games in paid football between 1986 and 2003 and scored 69 times.
These days, Blinker is publisher of lifestyle magazines for the professional football world. Publishing house Life After Football has grown into a multimedia platform.


1986 – 1996
Matches: 238
Goals: 45


1988 – 1989
Matches: 25
Goals: 16


1996 – 1997
Matches: 42
Goals: 3


1997 – 2000
Matches: 47
Goals: 9


2000 – 2001
Matches: 22
Goals: 5


2001 – 2003
Matches: 30
Goals: 1