The Poster: Danny Blind: The Journey of a Dutch Football Legend

If you're a fan of Ajax, then you'll love this Danny Blind poster! This iconic image of the Dutch footballer is perfect for any fan's wall, and it's sure to get you pumped up for game day. Blind was a star player during his career, and this poster captures his energy and excitement perfectly. So grab one today and show your support for your favorite team!

Poster of Danny Blind

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Poster of Danny Blind

In a country where football is considered a religion, it's no surprise that the Netherlands has produced some of the world's best players. One of these players is Danny Blind, who had an illustrious career playing for clubs like Ajax and Sparta Rotterdam. In this blog post, we will take a look at Blind's journey from a Dutch youth player to an international football legend.

Who is Danny Blind and what was his club career like?

Danny Blind is a former Dutch footballer who enjoyed a successful career playing for some of the Netherlands' top clubs. He started his youth career with Ajax before making his senior debut with Sparta Rotterdam in 1980. Blind would go on to spend seven seasons for Sparta, making over 150 appearances. In 1986, he moved to Ajax which is where he made a name for himself. In the thirteen years Blind spent at Amsterdam he won five Eredivisie titles and all the UEFA club competitions including the Champions League in 1985, UEFA Cup Winners Cup I 1987, UEFA Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Super Cup in 1995. Blind also won the Intercontinental Cup in 1995 making one of the few players to win all the club competitions. He hung up his boots in 1997 with 16 trophies to his name in nearly 500 appearances for Ajax.

Danny Blind also enjoyed a successful career at international level. He was part of the Dutch team that reached the semi-finals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He also played at Euro 1992 where Netherlands finished as runners up and Euro 1996. He sadly missed the 1986 Euro winning squad due to injury. In total, Danny Bind made 46 appearances for his country, scoring four goals.

Danny Blind's management career

Blind started his managerial career as the head coach of Ajax where he won the Johan Cruyff Shield and the KNVB Cup. He then had a spell as Director of Football of Sparta Rotterdam before returning to Ajax as Director of Football in 2009. In 2012, Danny Blind was appointed as assistant coach of the Netherlands national team in 2012 and held this spot till 2015 when he became the head coach. But after a few disappointing results which led to failure in qualifying for the 2016 Euros and 2018 World Cup, he was let go. In 2021 Blind returned as the assistant coach of Netherlands working under Louis van Gaal.

What was Danny Blind's style of play?

Danny Blind was a versatile player who could play in multiple positions. He was mostly deployed as a left-back but could also operate in the centre of defence or midfield. Blind was known for his technical ability, vision and leadership on the pitch. These attributes made him an excellent captain for both Ajax and Sparta Rotterdam. He was also known for his accurate passing and crossing ability. These attributes would later serve him well in his management career.

As a manager, Danny Blind is known for favouring an attacking style of football. He is not afraid to take risks and this has sometimes led to criticism from fans and pundits alike. However, there is no doubt that Blind knows how to get the best out of his players and he has proven this with the success he has had in his managerial career so far.

Danny Bind will go down as one of the best Dutch footballer’s of all time. His loyalty to Ajax & Sparta Rotterdam, along with his success at both clubs, sees him up there with the likes of Johan Cruyff & Marco van Basten. Although he didn’t have the international career that his talent probably warranted, he still represented the Netherlands 46 times. He had a successful career at both club and international level. He is also respected for his work as a manager and director of football. Blind's legacy will be remembered for years to come and he will always be remembered as a Dutch football legend.

Poster of Danny Blind