List of Famous people born in Suriname

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Jerrel Floyd Hasselbaink

Jerrel "Jimmy" Floyd Hasselbaink is a Dutch professional football manager and former player who is currently the manager of League One club Burton Albion.

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Jairzinho Rozenstruik

First Name Jairzinho
Born on March 17, 1988 (age 36)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a Surinamese mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. He competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He currently holds the record for second fastest knockout in the heavyweight division against Allen Crowder at the UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie. In kickboxing, he is a former WLF Super Heavyweight Tournament Champion and a SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2013 Runner-Up. As of 3 September 2020, he is #3 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.

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Clarence Seedorf

Clarence Clyde Seedorf

Clarence Clyde Seedorf is a Dutch professional football manager and former player. He last was the manager of the Cameroon national team.

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Edgar Davids

Edgar Steven Davids
First Name Edgar
Last Name Davids
Born on March 13, 1973 (age 51)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Edgar Steven Davids is a Dutch-Surinamese former professional footballer, and the current coach of Portuguese side, Olhanense.

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Tyrone Spong

Tyrone Clinton Spong
First Name Tyrone
Last Name Spong
Born on September 3, 1985 (age 38)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Tyrone Clinton Spong is a Surinamese-Dutch professional boxer and former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is the current WBC Latino Heavyweight Champion and WBO Latino Heavyweight Champion. In kickboxing, he is the former WFCA Cruiserweight champion, Glory 95kg Slam Champion and It's Showtime 95MAX World champion.

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Jeangu Macrooy

First Name Jeangu
Born on November 6, 1993 (age 30)

Jeangu Macrooy is a Surinamese singer-songwriter. He was born in Paramaribo and has been living in the Netherlands in the eastern city Enschede in the region Twente since 2014. Macrooy's music can best be described as modern soul. His audience is in the Netherlands, Suriname, and increasingly in Belgium, France and Germany. He was due to represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 to be held in Rotterdam with the song "Grow", but the contest was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He will represent the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "Birth of a New Age”.

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Anton de Kom

First Name Anton
Last Name Kom
Born on February 22, 1898
Died on April 24, 1945 (aged 47)

Cornelis Gerhard Anton de Kom was a Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist author. He was arrested in Suriname and the protest against his arrest resulted in two deaths. De Kom was subsequently exiled to the Netherlands where he wrote Wij slaven van Suriname, a classic anti-colonial book. During World War II, he joined the resistance, was arrested, and sent to concentration camps where he died.

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Dési Bouterse

First Name Dési
Last Name Bouterse
Born on October 13, 1945 (age 78)

Desiré Delano "Dési" Bouterse is a Surinamese politician who was President of Suriname from 2010 to 2020. From 1980 to 1987 he was Suriname's de facto leader after conducting a military coup and establishing a period of military rule.

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Edson Braafheid

Edson René Braafheid
First Name Edson
Last Name Braafheid
Born on April 8, 1983 (age 41)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Edson René Braafheid is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a left-back for USL club Austin Bold FC.

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Kathleen Ferrier

First Name Kathleen
Born on March 8, 1957 (age 67)

Kathleen Gertrud Ferrier is a former Dutch politician of Surinamese descent and development aid worker. She served as a member of parliament of Netherlands representing the party Christian Democratic Appeal from 2002 to 2012.

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