Category:Surinamese emigrants to the Netherlands
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The following 136 pages are in this category, out of 136 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 136 pages are in this category, out of 136 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Sigourney Bandjar – Sigourney Bandjar is a Surinamese footballer who most recently played as a defender for Kazakhstan Premier League club Taraz. He previously played five years for Excelsior, Bandjar left Taraz upon the completion of his contract. As of 3 November 2014 Excelsior Eerste Divisie, 2005–06 RKC Waalwijk Eerste Divisie, 2010–11
2. Regi Blinker – Reginald Waldie Regi Blinker is a retired Dutch footballer who played as a left winger. During his 17-year senior career, he amassed Eredivisie totals of 307 games and 57 goals over 12 seasons, known for his dread-locked hairstyle, he also played three years in Scotland with Celtic. Born in Paramaribo, Suriname, Blinker began his career with Feyenoord in 1986 and he stayed at De Kuip for ten seasons, including one on loan at FC Den Bosch, and formed an efficient winger partnership with Gaston Taument. On 4 March 1996, Blinker joined Sheffield Wednesday for £275,000, scoring a brace on his debut, in August 1997, Blinker moved to Celtic in part exchange for Paolo di Canio as part of the club general manager Jock Browns infamous trade deal with Sheffield Wednesday. Blinker returned to the Netherlands in the summer of 2000, signing for RBC Roosendaal. After suffering top flight relegation as last, he joined Sparta Rotterdam, meeting the same fate, he played for amateurs Deltasport Vlaardingen for a few more years, Blinker won three caps for the Dutch national team, while at Feyenoord. He made his debut on 24 March 1993 in a 6–0 home win against San Marino for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifiers where he featured 70 minutes, Blinker made his last appearance nearly one year later, in a friendly with Tunisia. Upon retiring, Blinker became a publisher of magazines for the professional football world in the Netherlands. Beijen profile Regi Blinker at Soccerbase Regi Blinker profile and stats at Wereld van Oranje Regi Blinker at National-Football-Teams. com
3. Remy Bonjasky – Remy Kenneth Bonjasky is a Dutch-Surinamese former super heavyweight kickboxer. He is a three-time K-1 World Grand Prix champion, who has won the title in 2003,2004, Bonjasky has been known for his flying kicks, knee attacks and strong defense, hence the nickname The Flying Gentleman. Bonjasky was born in Paramaribo, Suriname and moved to Tilburg, Bonjasky was involved in football during his teens, but quit after breaking his leg. At the age of 18, when a friend brought him to the Mejiro Kickboxing Gym to see who is the best, Bonjasky decided to stay and train, after graduating from university, Bonjasky worked as a banker at ABN Amro for a time. Bonjasky had his first fight at the age of 19 against Valentijn Overeem, from this moment on he quit his job as a network operator and focused on training full-time. Despite losing his first K-1 fight by split decision he made his second fight against an established K-1 fighter, Ray Sefo, Bonjasky lost against K-1 and kickboxing superstar Stefan Leko in 2002. On December 6,2003 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 quarter-finals in Tokyo, Japan, Remy won the fight by a TKO in the first round. In 2004 he accumulated wins over Tsuyoshi Nakasako, Francois Botha, Aziz Khattou, if it hadnt been for his one loss in 2004 against Francisco Filho he would have beaten Semmy Schilts record of the longest winning streak in K-1 history. On December 4,2004 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004, in 2006, after his divorce and change of trainers, he came back to the K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 finals. In his quarter-final match, he got a rematch against former foe Stefan Leko, whod beaten him in 2002, when Bonjasky was champion, Leko was taking a hiatus away from K-1, and his career rise had thus stalled. Prior to his rematch with Remy, he pledged that the 2006 Grand Prix would be his year to become the undisputed champion. Bonjasky stated that Leko was limited, in the fight, Bonjasky got hit in the groin twice in the first round and the fight was postponed for 30 minutes. When the bout resumed, Bonjasky still managed to win the fight by a unanimous decision, however, because of a persisting injury to the groin, he was not able to continue the tournament and was replaced by Peter Aerts. Because Remy was badly hurt by this he pulled out of scheduled fights with Badr Hari and his only fight before the Final 16 was against Glaube Feitosa in Hawaii. Remy won by decision and remained open for the Final 16 event, on September 29,2007 Bonjasky was booked in a rubber match with Stefan Leko at the K-1 World GP2007 in Seoul Final 16 event. The pair went in with bad blood, as Remy claimed that hearing the name of Leko made his blood boil after their second fight. He further lit the fuse by claiming Leko was a fighter, who only had a couple of punches. Bonjasky won the fight by TKO when the ref stopped it in the first round after landing his trademark flying knee strike
4. Edson Braafheid – Edson René Braafheid is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for Eredivisie club FC Utrecht. Braafheid started his career with Eredivisie side Utrecht in 2003, before moving on to FC Twente in 2007 on a free transfer and he was signed by German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich in 2009 for €2 million. After a few appearances at the start of the 2011–12 season for Bayern, Braafheid has played for the U-21 and full Netherlands team. Braafheid was called up to the Netherlands squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics, however and he was also called up to the squad for the 2010 World Cup and made a substitute appearance in the final. Braafheid began his career at FC Utrecht in 2003 and made 81 appearances for the side. On 10 February 2007, Braafheid played his first Eredivisie match for FC Twente against Feyenoord and his current contract at the club lasts until 2010. He kept talented central defender Ramon Zomer out of the Twente squad ever since he made the position his own, former Twente coach Fred Rutten is to thank for that, turning Braafheid from a noticeably talented back to an impressive central defender, despite his mediate height. Braafheid joined Bayern Munich for the 2009–10 season after the German club, Braafheid was signed by Celtic of Scotland on a loan deal until the end of the 2009–10 season on 1 February. Braafheid made his debut for Celtic on 7 February 2010 in a 4–2 victory over Dunfermline Athletic in the Scottish Cup and he failed to make an impression afterwards, and played in several draws and defeats in crucial games for Celtic. He was finally dropped from the first team following the sacking of Tony Mowbray on 25 March 2010, after Braafheid made only three appearances in the first leg of the new season, he moved to fellow Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim on 27 January, following teammate David Alaba. On 5 February 2011, Braafheid made his debut for the team in the 3–2 home win against 1, FC Kaiserslautern, but was sent off only six minutes after coming on as a substitute for Vedad Ibišević. Returning from a loan spell at FC Twente and despite his contract running until June 2014. His former shirt number 28 was assigned to Alexander Stolz, after the summer transfer window had closed, he started to participate in the U23 training sessions. On 1 August 2014, S. S. Lazio announced that they had signed Braafheid on a free transfer and he renewed contract on 6 July 2015. On 17 August 2016, he signed a contract at his first club FC Utrecht. In 2006, Braafheid was part of the Netherlands squad that won the UEFA U-21 Championship 2006 in Portugal, Dutch fans heavily criticised the defence after Jaap Stam, Frank de Boer, and other highly rated defenders said goodbye to the Oranje shirt. Even despite the defenders since then continued to concede very few goals in the post-Stam era, on 11 February 2009, Braafheid made his debut for the Dutch national team against Tunisia. In early summer of 2008, Braafheid was selected for the Dutch Olympic Squad going to Beijing, along with fellow Twente defender Rob Wielaert, Braafheid was included in the preliminary squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
5. Nicandro Breeveld – Nicandro Breeveld is a Surinamese footballer who plays for Omonia Nicosia. Breeveld started his career at FC Omniworld in the second level of Dutch league system Eerste Divisie. He went in 2008 to Telstar where he stayed until 2010 when he switched to Romanian football. He played at Jiul Petroșani in the fourth Romanian league and after only 15 games in which he scored 4 goals he went to Gaz Metan Mediaș in the first Romanian league and he played in Mediaşs 2011-2012 UEFA Cup/Europa League campaign. He played in all the 6 games of that campaign in which Medias eliminated KuPS, Mainz and he scored Gaz Metan Mediașs only goal in the away game against FK Austria Wien, where they lost with 3-1. On 11 August 2014, he signed a contract with Steaua București. He was removed from the roster after refusing to extend his contract in October 2015. In summer 2016, Breeveld moved to United Arab Emirates side Dibba Al-Fujairah, in winter 2017, moved to Omonia Nicosia
6. Humphrey Campbell – Humphrey Campbell is a Dutch singer and record producer of Surinamese descent, known for his participation in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest. Campbell moved to the Netherlands in 1973 before Surinames independence in 1975 and later studied and he gained experience in musical theatre, working with singers such as Denise Jannah and Madeline Bell. Performing last of the 23 entrants and joined on stage by brothers Carlo and Ben, Campbell and Jacott would subsequently become a couple. This was not successful, and he returned to producing, Campbell has worked with artists such as Judith Jobse and Rob de Nijs, as well as continuing to work with Jacott
7. Romeo Castelen – Romeo Erwin Marius Castelen is a Dutch footballer who plays for Chinese club Zhejiang Yiteng F. C. as a right winger. After competing in his country with Den Haag and Feyenoord, he joined Hamburg in Germany, born in Paramaribo, Suriname, Castelen started his professional career with ADO Den Haag, playing two full seasons in the second division. He made his debut at not yet 18, and contributed with nine goals in 24 games in 2002–03 as the club returned to the Eredivisie. Castelen made his top level debut on 16 August 2003, in a 0–1 away loss against RKC Waalwijk and he only missed six matches during the campaign as The Hague side narrowly avoided relegation. Castelen moved to Feyenoord for 2004–05, making his debut for his new team on 15 August. He netted 19 goals in his first two years with the Rotterdam side combined, as it finished fourth and third respectively, together with Salomon Kalou and Dirk Kuyt, Castelen was part of an efficient Feyenoord attack. He only appeared in 23 contests in his second year however, Castelen could only amass 12 league matches in 2006–07 due to an ankle ailment, as Feyenoord finished in seventh position. On 22 April 2007 he scored his only game of the season, Castelen was declared fit prior to the start of the 2007–08 campaign, with his contract expiring at the end of that season. He was offered a new deal, but declined to sign it after deeming his future at the club as not very bright due to its recent results, Castelen made his Bundesliga debut on 11 August 2007, playing seven minutes in a 1–0 away win against Hannover 96. During his spell at the Volksparkstadion, however, he was plagued with constant injury problems, after nearly one year out of football, Castelen signed with Russian Premier League team FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod on 15 February 2013. He was released at the end of the season, on 3 July 2013, Castelen returned to his homeland and its top division, joining RKC. Roughly one year later, he signed a contract with A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers FC. He participated with his new team at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, scoring the opener against ES Sétif in the fifth-place match, in the 2015–16 campaign, Castelen netted seven goals overall. Three of those came in the final series semi-finals, a 5–4 extra time win over Brisbane Roar FC, however, on 5 May 2016, he was released. On 14 July 2016, Castelen signed with K-League Classic team Suwon Samsung Bluewings and his physical condition, however, denied him a spot in the squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Also in 2006, Castelen helped the team win the UEFA European Championship in Portugal. In 1989, both Castelens mother and sister died in the Surinam Airways Flight PY764 crash in which 15 Surinamese footballers lost their lives. com Romeo Castelen at K League
8. Nelli Cooman – Cornelli Nelli Antoinette Hariëtte Cooman is a former Dutch athlete of Surinamese origin. At the 60 metres, she is two-time World indoor champion, six-time European indoor champion and former record holder. She also won 19 national titles, Cooman grew up in Suriname in a family together with four sisters and one brother. When she was eight, the moved to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She started to play soccer and soon got the nickname Miss Pele, at sixteen, she was discovered to be a very good sprinter during a sporting event at school, thus she began a career in athletics. Three months later, she competed in the European Junior Championships in Utrecht, at seventeen, she won the silver medal in the National Championships. After graduating secondary school she turned professional with Henk Kraaijenhof as trainer, during her time as a professional athlete from 1984 to 1995 she was twice world indoor champion in the 60 m, and six times European indoor champion. At the 1986 European Indoor Championships she won in a time of 7.00 seconds, because of that achievement she was elected Dutch Sportswoman of the year. Her world record lasted until February 1992 and still stands as national record, Cooman took part twice in the Summer Olympics for the Netherlands, in 1988 in the 100 metres and 4 ×100 m relay and in 1992 in 100 metres. In 1995, Cooman ended her career as a professional athlete, since 1997 the Nelli Cooman Games are organised in the city of Stadskanaal. At first these games were only for youth-category competitors but they grew to be a national A-status KNAU event, Cooman is the honorary chairwoman of this event. Dutch singer Gerard Cox wrote a song about Nelli Cooman to a tune by Stevie Wonder, Nelli Cooman Games Nelli Cooman profile at IAAF
9. Lloyd van Dams – Lloyd The Tornado van Dams is a Dutch-Surinamese super heavyweight kickboxer. He is a former Dutch, European and World Muay Thai champion, in 2006 Lloyd opened his own gym, Fight Club Van Dams in Utrecht, Netherlands. He still continues to fight professionally but spends most of his time training young fighters at his gym, Lloyd Daniël van Dams was born in Suriname and moved to the Netherlands when he was 7 years old. He began training kickboxing when he was 12 at SWSU, a Surinamese gym in Utrecht, when he was good enough, his trainer decided him to take him to Chakuriki. Van Dams had his first professional fight at the age of 18, when he was 20 he moved from Utrecht to Dordrecht and began training with Jan Vleesenbeek. This trainer was known for his training methods, which suited Van Dams very well. When Vleesenbeek decided to stop training, Van Dams moved to a gym called Survivor in Breda, when facing problems in his personal life in 1996, Van Dams moved back to Utrecht. He went training with Chakuriki Gym in Amsterdam, under Thom Harinck, in 1999 he made his K-1 debut at the K-1 Braves 99. After beating Matt Skelton in the semi-finals he lost to Xhavit Bajrami at the finals, after a few years, Van Dams made his comeback in 2005. First he fought at an 8-man tourney Fight at the Border in Belgium, a week later he won a 4-man tournament in Romania. He defeated Pavel Majer and Alben Belinski
10. Edgar Davids – Edgar Steven Davids is a Surinamese-born Dutch former professional footballer. He went on to play for Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur before returning to Ajax, having struggled with injuries for two years, Davids returned to competitive football during a brief spell with Crystal Palace before retiring at the age of 37. In 2012, he was appointed player-manager at the English League Two club Barnet and he resigned by mutual agreement as manager in January 2014. He was capped 74 times by the Netherlands at international level, scoring six goals, and represented his country at the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship. One of the greatest and most recognisable players of his generation, Davids often stood out on the field due to his dreadlocked hair. A combative and energetic, yet creative and skilful midfielder, Davids was nicknamed The Pitbull by Louis van Gaal because of his ability, aggression. In 2004, he was one of the chosen by Pelé to feature in the FIFA100. Davids was born in Suriname to an Afro-Surinamese father and a mother of partial Jewish descent, the family moved to the Netherlands when Davids was an infant. His cousin Lorenzo is also a footballer, after being rejected on two previous occasions by the club, Davids started his career at the age of 12 with Ajax. He made his first team debut on 6 September 1991 in a 5–1 home win over RKC Waalwijk and he helped the Amsterdam club to three domestic Eredivisie titles, as well as continental success with the 1992 UEFA Cup and the 1995 UEFA Champions League. In the 1996 UEFA Champions League final, he missed Ajaxs first penalty in the shoot-out, while at Ajax, Davids was nicknamed The Pitbull by Ajax manager Louis van Gaal due to his fierce style of play in the teams midfield. At the start of the 1996–97 season, Davids moved to Italy to play for Milan, after an unsuccessful spell where he failed to establish himself in the first team, he moved on to league rivals Juventus in December 1997 for a £5.3 million transfer fee. Six successful years in Turin followed, with Davids helping the side to the Serie A title in 1998,2002 and 2003, Juventus manager Marcello Lippi once described him as my one-man engine room. Davids was often inspirational in Europe, playing 15 times as the club made it all the way to the 2002–03 Champions League final before losing to Milan on penalties. He had also managed to reach the Champions League final with Juventus in 1998, followed by a semi-final finish during the 1998–99 season. Davids joined Barcelona on loan in January 2004 from Juventus, in the summer of 2004, Davids permanently moved on to Italian club Inter Milan on a three-year contract. When Inter terminated the remaining years of his contract in August 2005 and he had a successful stay at Tottenham and instantly became a fan favourite. His first and only goal was in a 2–1 away win against Wigan Athletic, Davids played for Spurs in the 2005–06 and the 2006–07 seasons, with the club finishing fifth in both seasons
11. Lorenzo Davids – Lorenzo Davids is a Dutch footballer of Surinamese descent, who is a midfielder. Davids made his debut, coming on as a substitute for Patrick Pothuizen in the 58th minute in a 1–0 loss against Roda JC on 10 February 2007 and he made several appearance for the club towards the end of the season. On 30 December 2007, Davids received a red card for a serious foul. At the end of the 2007–08 season, Davids made 29 appearance, the next season, Davids signed a new contract with the club, which kept him until 2011. He went on to all the matches in the league, without being absent for injuries or suspensions. During the season, Davids made his European debut against Romanian side Dinamo București, Davids scored the most important and memorable goal in a 1–0 win over AZ on 19 September 2009. At the end of the 2009–10 season, Davids won the player of the year award. In his last season, Davids made 29 appearances and scored twice against Heracles Almelo, as his contract expired in the 2010–11 season, Davids signed a two-year contract for German side FC Augsburg on a free transfer. Davids made his debut in the game of the season. However, his time at Augsburg was forgettable as his first team soon were limited despite making twenty appearances for the club. The following season, under new manager Markus Weinzierl, Davids was sent to the reserve side. On the last day of the window, Davids was released by the club despite having one year left on his contract. On 31 August 2012, Davids signed a contract with League One side A. F. C. Bournemouth on the day he was released. Upon joining the club, Lorenzo said that joining the club was a new challenge and he also revealed he followed English Football and a dream came true to play in England. However, Davidss debut was delayed over his knee injury, on 29 September 2012, Davids made his debut, making his first start and playing 90 minutes, in a 2–1 loss against Walsall. Unfortunately, his first team opportunities was limited after the return of manager Eddie Howe, in the winter transfer window, Davids was linked a move back to Netherlands by joining Dutch side Willem II. But on last day of the window, he left Bournemouth by mutual consent
12. Rudy Degenaar – Ruud Rudy Degenaar was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he played for Heracles Almelo and he died at the age of 25, when on 7 June 1989 he was killed in the Surinam Airways Flight PY764 air crash in Paramaribo. His father, Dolf Degenaar, was also a professional footballer and he was invited by Sonny Hasnoe, the founder of the Colourful 11, to be part of the team and travel to Suriname to play in the Boxel Kleurrijk Tournament with three Surinamese teams. Among the dead were a total of 15 members of the Colourful 11, Degenaar at AndroKnel. nl Crash report Iwan Tol, Eindbesteming Zanderij, het vergeten verhaal van het Kleurrijk Elftal
13. Kathleen Ferrier (politician) – Kathleen Gertrud Ferrier is a former Dutch politician of Surinamese descent and development aid worker. As a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal she was an MP from May 23,2002 to September 19,2012 and she focused on matters of development aid, education, public health, welfare and sports. Ferrier studied Spanish language and Spanish literature, Portuguese language and also development aid at Leiden University and she is a member of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. Kathleen Ferrier is a daughter of the first President of Suriname Johan Ferrier, in 2012 she was awarded Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau
14. Henk Fraser – Hendrikus Henk Fraser is a Dutch football manager and former player, who is currently the manager of Eredivisie side Vitesse. He played as a defender and earned seven caps for the Netherlands national football team in which he scored one goal and he was a member of the Dutch team at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy under manager Leo Beenhakker. He made his debut for the Netherlands on 6 September 1989, Fraser played for Sparta Rotterdam, FC Utrecht, Roda JC, and Feyenoord Rotterdam, with whom he won the Dutch title twice. After his professional career he became a coach at Feyenoord. Being assistant of Maurice Steijn for two years, Fraser became first the caretaking manager of ADO Den Haag after Steijn had been sacked, however, a month later he signed deal with the club to be the permanent manager until the summer of 2016
15. Leroy George – Leroy Martin Giovanni George is a Dutch footballer of Surinamese descent, who plays as a winger for PTT1. His natural position is as a forward or right winger. Being born in Paramaribo, Suriname and growing up in Amsterdam, George started his career at the local clubs DWS, Fortius. He made his debut for the side on 13 April 2007, in an away-match against Sparta Rotterdam. He replaced Etienne Shew-Atjon in the beginning of the second half and he played two more matches this season. The following year, George had established himself into the lineup, he only missed one match because of a suspension. At the end of the season, it was announced that he had signed an extension with Utrecht, keeping him in the Domstad until mid-2011. The forward started the 2008–09 season well, but because of growing problems with his physical shape, after showing an unmotivated behavior, he was sent back to the reserve squad by manager Willem van Hanegem. A week later his behavior had improved, and he was forgiven and put back on the first team, after the 2008–09 season, he lost track and almost never played anymore. In the 2009–10 season he played eight matches, and after the season was over, he was told that he was not needed anymore at the club. In the second round of the 2010–11 Eredivisie season, George was awarded as the best player of the round, the match ended in a 3–5 victory for NEC. On 6 June 2013, George signed a contract with Azerbaijan Premier League side Qarabağ. George already scored twice for Qarabağ in the Europa League – one against Metalurg Skopje, George left Qarabağ at the end of his contract in June 2015. Having been born in Paramaribo in Suriname, George was eligible to play for the Surinamese national team and he was called up for the Parbo Bier Cup in 2009 with a mixed team of Surinamese and Dutch-Surinamese players
16. Laetitia Griffith – Laetitia Juliette Griffith was a Dutch Member of Parliament for the liberal Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy. Born in Paramaribo, Suriname, Griffith moved to the Netherlands in 1987 to study law and she graduated in 1992 from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 1993 she started work at the Dutch Ministry of Justice, in 2000 Griffith joined the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy. After the fall of the First Balkenende cabinet she became a member of the Dutch House of Representatives, on 16 May 2005 she became an alderman in the Amsterdam municipal council. On 19 May 2006 it was announced that Griffith would succeed Ayaan Hirsi Ali as parliamentarian, on 15 March 2010 she announced her retreat from politics