Fabian Wilnis started his career in his native Holland, playing for NAC Breda and De Graafschap before signing for Ipswich in 1999.
The Dutchman joined the Blues from De Graafschap for £200,000 in January 1999, and quickly established himself at Portman Road and was a key part of George Burley's side which won promotion to the Premiership.
He made over 300 appearances, scoring 6 goals during his 10 years at Portman Road, where he was the supporters' Player of the Year for 2005–06.
Wilnis left the Blues at the end of the 2007–08 season and finished his playing career at Grays Athletic.
Since retiring, he has gone into coaching and was centre of excellence academy coach at Colchester, while also doing modelling, charity work, event planning and a football agency adviser.