Opera News

Opera News App

Benni McCarthy: Best Footballer South Africa Ever Produced (Opinion)

Daily-Godly
By Daily-Godly | self meida writer
Published 15 days ago - 24 views

Benni McCarthy Best Footballer South Africa Ever Produced (Opinion)

After more than a decade of plying his footballing trade across many countries and leagues in Europe, Benni McCarthy returned heavy and fat to round up an illustrious career with Pirates football club. He was trolled by the media and fans alike. Yet, the goal talisman helped the buccaneers to a league title in his only season with them.

Born on 12 November 1977, Benedict Saul "Benni" McCarthy is the current coach of Durban-based Amazulu football club.

Undoubtedly, Benni McCarthy is a beast, a goal machine. He was playing for Blackburn for that matter and achieved great things with the club. Many soccer pundits have argued that had Benni played for any of the top English Premier League teams of his time, his record will have unrivalled that of goals poachers like Didier Drogba

Starting out from Ajax Football Club in Amsterdam- the Dutch League, Benni transversed Europe football world like a colossal. He left Ajax to Spain where he played for Celta Vigo. It was at Portugal’s top clubs-  Porto that Benni shone like stars. He helped the club to win the UEFA trophy- a great feat for an African even till now.

Benni won the golden boot in Portugal in the same year, he won the Championships league while playing for Porto

Benni would continue his football sojourn at Blackburn football club- a Premier League side at the time. At Blackburn, Benni became leading goal scorer for the club and also finished second as leading goal scorer in the premiership behind fellow African and Chelsea’s top striker at the time- Didier Drogba.

The 2006 English Premier League Golden Boot race was a four men race among. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) with a total of 20 goals for the season. Christian Ronaldo was with Manchester United and scored a total of 17 goals while his teammate at United- Wayne Rooney had 14 goals on the scoresheet for the whole season.

Despite the fact that he was playing for a lesser club, McCarthy came close to winning the golden boot with 18 goals.

The memories of Benni’s skills and performance on the field of play still linger in the minds of many of his fans especially South Africans who are convinced him as the best footballer South Africa ever produced.

Benni’s greatness as South Africa’s best ever is not limited to his exploits on European football stage, he remains the South Africa national team's all-time top scorer with 31 goals.

Benni is in the company of other South Africa's greats such as Lucas Radebe, Steven Pienaar, Aaron Mokoena and Quinton Fortune- all of whom have also played in top leagues in Europe.

Content created and supplied by: Daily-Godly (via Opera News )

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Garden Tips Needed To Plant Celery Leaves

5 minutes ago

0 🔥

Garden Tips Needed To Plant Celery Leaves

The history of Portuguese Unbeaten Team Sporting CP

1 hours ago

0 🔥

The history of Portuguese Unbeaten Team Sporting CP

Things You Did Not Know About Cristiano Ronaldo

1 hours ago

1 🔥

Things You Did Not Know About Cristiano Ronaldo

European Players Uses Baby Oil to be Invincible, While African Players Uses Black Magic (Opinion)

1 hours ago

1 🔥

European Players Uses Baby Oil to be Invincible, While African Players Uses Black Magic (Opinion)

The 2 most expensive cars on the planet.

10 hours ago

80 🔥

The 2 most expensive cars on the planet.

[Opinion] Kaizer Chiefs Needs Benni McCarthy.

11 hours ago

12 🔥

[Opinion] Kaizer Chiefs Needs Benni McCarthy.

Carl Niehaus Breaks Silence About Sunset Clauses "It Was And Is Still Disastrous!

11 hours ago

2236 🔥

Carl Niehaus Breaks Silence About Sunset Clauses

Football fans are in for a treat of nailbiting games this month, (see fixtures)

11 hours ago

9 🔥

Football fans are in for a treat of nailbiting games this month, (see fixtures)

AS Soliman draw 2-2 against Ben Guerdane in latest Ligue 1 fixture.(Opinion)

11 hours ago

5 🔥

AS Soliman draw 2-2 against Ben Guerdane in latest Ligue 1 fixture.(Opinion)

How Manchester United could line up in 2021/22 with 3 star signings

11 hours ago

118 🔥

How Manchester United could line up in 2021/22 with 3 star signings

COMMENTS