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Meet Great South African Legends Who Played in English Premier League


Recent years have seen a flurry of South African footballers succeed in Europe's top leagues.

For the last eight years, the African Footballer of the Year award has gone to players who have played for teams in the United Kingdom (formerly known as the Premier League).

Steven Pienaar

He had a wonderful relationship with Leighton Baines on the left side of Everton after signing from Ajax and Borussia Dortmund.

Due to health concerns and tough competition, his 2010-11 transfer to Tottenham Hotspur did not work out, but he returned to Goodison Park and picked up where he left off.

Benni McCarthy

Also, he is the all-time highest scorer for Bafana Bafana.

With Jose Mourinho's FC Porto, he dominated Europe before joining Blackburn Rovers and then West Ham United.

Quinton Fortune – Manchester United And Bolton Wanderers

Absolutely. Sir Alex Ferguson and the lone South African to play for Manchester United are in attendance.

He was a good deputy in holding midfield for Manchester United for 7 years. He won two Premier League titles and one FA Cup with Manchester United.

Mark Fish (Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic)

A reliable presence in the heart of the park, Mark Fish was one of the best South African footballers ever. While in England, Fish played for Bolton and Charlton as a versatile midfielder/defender.

Fish has helped his clubs avoid relegation and fight till the conclusion of the season. It's a player that never gives up on his team's success.

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African Footballer of the Year Leighton Baines Premier League Steven Pienaar Tottenham Hotspur


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