Abdellah Blinda

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Abdellah Blinda
Personal information
Full name Abdellah El-Ajri
Date of birth (1951-09-25)September 25, 1951
Place of birth Morocco
Date of death March 17, 2010(2010-03-17) (aged 58)
Place of death Rabat, Morocco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1973 FUS Rabat
National team
–1973 Morocco 6 (?)
Teams managed
FUS Rabat
Raja Casablanca
1981 Morocco U20
1990 Morocco
1993–1994 Morocco
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Abdellah El-Ajri, "Blinda"[1] (Arabic: عبد الله بليندة‎; September 25, 1951 – March 17, 2010) was a Moroccan football player and manager and a handball player.

Career[edit]

Abdellah Blinda was firstly a handball player before he started playing football. He played for the Morocco national football team,[2] making six appearances,[3] and the Morocco national handball team at the same time.[4]

As a football Player, he was illustrated with FUS Rabat especially when he scored two goals in the final of 1973 Moroccan Throne Cup against Ittihad Khemisset (3-2).[4]

As a manager, Blinda managed several clubs in Morocco and abroad like Raja Casablanca, FUS Rabat and Baniyas SC. He also managed the Morocco national under-20 football team,[3] senior Morocco national football team in 1994 FIFA World Cup[5] and the Morocco local national team in 2008.[4]

On March 17, 2010, El-Ajri died in the morning after suffering a heart attack in Rabat. He was age 59.[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Grahame L. (June 12, 1994). "World Cup USA '94/Group F Preview: Morocco at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (July 14, 2003). "Morocco - Details of World Cup Matches". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ a b Graves, Gary (June 15, 1994). "Blinda nabs home-grown talent from Europe". Orlando Sentinel. 
  4. ^ a b c d Hassouni, Ali (March 17, 2010). "Abdellah Blinda n'est plus" (in French). Le Matin. 
  5. ^ Mubarak, Hassanin (January 24, 2006). "Morocco National Team Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  6. ^ Abdallah Blinda is no more