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South African Heroes: See the Top Greatest South African Footballers of All Time

The most popular sport worldwide is soccer. It all revolves on the players, the story, and the stadium. It surpasses all others.

Football fans continue to remember certain individuals because of their accomplishments. Some of South Africa's most talented soccer players will not be discussed.

Greatest South African Soccer Players Ever

1. Benni McCarthy

No one will ever forget this man's name. McCarthy has scored goals for both his club and his country. He scored 192 goals throughout 480 club and international matches. Born on November 12, 1977, Benni has scored 31 goals for South Africa.

The first South African winner of the Champions League. He has played for Seven Stars, Ajax, Celta Vigo, Porto, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United, and Orlando Pirates over the course of his career. He managed Cape Town from 2017 until 2019.

2. John Moshoeu

Before scoring, the offensive midfielder's 18-year-old record was excellent. Moshoeu scored 160 goals (club and international) in 628 appearances and was a member of the South African team that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

He played for a number of clubs, including Giant Blackpool, Kaizer Chiefs, Genclerbirligi, Kocaelispor, Fenerbahce, Bursaspor, and AmaZulu. He took over as head coach of Alexandra in 2010.

3. Jomo Somo

Jomo, a former Orlando Pirate, is both the owner and coach of the Jomo Cosmos. Since 1982, when he departed the NFL, he has been a coach. Three times he coached Caretaker, and twice the South African team.

He joined the Toronto Blizzard after leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010. In 2004, Somo ranked 49 out of one hundred South Africans.

4. Lucas Radebe

Foreigner Lucas Radebe was greeted as a son by the people of Leeds. The Unaffiliated

The Diepkloof Wolf Wanderers centre back has appeared 384 times for club and country. Before joining Kaizer Chiefs Juniors in 1989, he started his career with Diepkloof Wolf Wanderers.

Radebe left Kaizer Chiefs to join Leeds United, where he was named captain. In the 1996 African Nations Cup, Radebe played for South Africa.

5. Mark Fish

Mark Fish was a member of the team that won the South African Cup in 1996. The center's first destination was Arcadia Shepherds, which opened on March 14, 1974.

He visited 448 nations and clubs. The former Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers forward scored 23 goals during the course of his career.

6. Theophilus Physician Khumalo

He joined the Kaizer Chiefs junior system after playing for Moroka Swallows. 1987 marked his debut with the Senior Team. In 494 matches for club and country, he scored 90 goals.

He is currently Baroka's technical director. F.C. Khumalo was a key member of the 1996 African Nations Cup champion South African side.

7. Steven Jerome Pienaar

Steven Pienaar represented South Africa at both the Under-17 and senior levels. Afterward, he relocated to Ajax Cape Town.

His former clubs included Ajax, Everton, Sunderland, and Bidvest Wits. He attempted 423 shots and made 44.

8. Siyabonga The phrase Eugene Nomvethe

The future has scored the most PSL goals in history. 1977 marked the beginning of his international career with African Wanderers. His youth career was began at Sabatha FC.

It took him seven years and 28 goals to arrive at AmaZulu, where he scored 28 goals in 70 matches.

9. Shaun Bartlett

Former Charlton Athletic manager Shaun Bartlett is the current assistant manager of the Kaizer Chiefs. He played for South Africa in three African Cup of Nations tournaments (1996, 2000, 2002), scoring five goals in 2000.

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