Defender and midfielder who debuted professionally for Ajax in 2008 and became a member of the Netherlands national team in 2013.
He played for the Netherlands U15 team in 2004.
He entered his first World Cup competition with the Dutch national team in 2014.
His father Danny Blind played defense for Ajax as well. He began dating Candy-Rae Fleur in 2016; the couple wed on June 15, 2019. Their son Lowen Dace was born later that year. In October 2020, they revealed that they're expecting a second child.
He and Ron Vlaar became teammates on the Netherlands national team.