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Benni McCarthy once said Bafana won't achieve because SAFA is led by current Management.

Benni McCarthy in short 

Complete name: Benedict Saul McCarthy 

Conceived: 12 November 1977 in Hanover Park, Cape Town 

Clubs: Young Pirates, Crusaders FC, Seven Stars (1995-96 – 49 games, 39 objectives), Cape Town Spurs (credit, 1996/97 – 7 games, 3 objectives), Ajax Amsterdam (1997-99 – 43 games, 23 objectives), Celta Vigo (1999-2003 – 74 games, 14 objectives), FC Porto (advance, 2001/02 – 11 games, 12 objectives), FC Porto (2003-06 – 104 games, 43goals), Blackburn Rovers (2006-10 – 140 games, 52 objectives), West Ham United (2010-11 – 14 games), Orlando Pirates (2011-13 – 43 games, 13 objectives) 

Public Teams: South Africa U-20 (12 games, 5 objectives), South Africa U-23 (13 games, 2 objectives), South Africa (1998-2012 – 80 games, 31 objectives) 

(Note: sub appearances included) 


1995: Benni McCarthy, matured 17, is given his introduction by Gavin Hunt at Second Division side Seven Stars 

1997: Scores twice away to Kaizer Chiefs while borrowed at Cape Town Spurs; top-scores at African Youth Championship and is Player of the Tournament; joins Ajax Amsterdam for a South African record expense; makes his Bafana debut against The Netherlands; plays in the World Youth Cup finals 

1998: Scores four objectives for South Africa against Namibia in the African Nations Cup; Top scorer and Player of the Tournament; assists Ajax with winning Dutch League and Cup; scores South Africa's first since forever World Cup finals objective 

1999: Wins Dutch Cup; joins Celta Vigo in Spain 

2002: Plays in Afcon; scores 12 objectives in 10 beginnings borrowed at FC Porto in Portugal; turns out to be first South African to score at two World Cups 

2003: Signs for FC Porto 

2004: First South African to win a Uefa Champions League victors award, going ahead as a substitute as FC Porto beat AS Monaco 3-0 in the Final; likewise wins Portuguese League and Super Cup and is top scorer in the country 

2005: Wins Portuguese Super Cup with Porto 

2006: Plays in Afcon; wins Portuguese League and Cup with Porto; joins Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League 

2007: Second-top scorer in Premiership with 18 League objectives 

2008: Scores his 31st objective for South Africa, making him Bafana's unsurpassed top scorer 

2010: Signs for West Ham United 

2011: Joins Orlando Pirates; wins Telkom Knockout Cup 

2012: Helps Pirates total their second progressive Treble; wins 80th cap 

2013: Retires from football … while driving the vote among fans for the Pirates line-up in following month's Carling Black Label Cup.

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