Ton Blanker

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Ton Blanker
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Blanker (left) playing for Ajax in 1979
Personal information
Full nameTon Blanker
Date of birth (1960-09-15) 15 September 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1975–1979 Ajax
Senior career*
1979–1980 Ajax
1980–1981 Vitória de Guimarães
1981 Real Zaragoza
1982 Salamanca
1982–1983 S.B.V. Excelsior
1983–1986 FC Volendam
1987–1988 Los Angeles Lazers
1988–1989 Germinal Beerschot
1989–1990 Cappellen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ton Blanker (born 15 September 1960) is a Dutch former professional football player.



Blanker started his career with Ajax winning the 1979–80 Eredivisie, and reaching the Semi-finals in the 1979–80 European Cup, [1] where he scored four goals against HJK Helsinki in the first round, [2] then a hat-trick against Omonia in the next round. [3]

Afterwards, Blanker played abroad for Vitória de Guimarães, Real Zaragoza and Salamanca, then he eventually returned to Eredivisie to play for S.B.V. Excelsior and FC Volendam. [4]

After a short spell in the United States with Los Angeles Lazers, Blanker played two years in Belgium for Germinal Beerschot and Cappellen.

Personal life

Blanker is married to Anita Heilker of the Dolly Dots, they had a daughter, Robin.

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