Percy Tau is a professional football player from South Africa who plays as a forward. The talented player is currently contracted to Premier League side, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. However, he is currently on loan to Club Brugge, which plays in the Belgian Pro League. Internationally, he represents the South Africa National Football team.
How old is Percy Tau? Careerwise, the talented sportsperson is almost at the peak of his powers as the Percy Tau new team (Brugge) saw from his exploits in front of goal last season. The success he enjoyed while on loan may force him to rethink the Percy Tau Brighton transfer although the allure of the Premier League may be too strong.
Percy Tau profile summary
Full name: Percy Tau
Date of birth: 13th May 1994
Place of birth: Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Percy Tau age: 25 years old as of 2019
Nationality: South African
Percy Tau Instagram: @percytau22
Facebook: @Percy Tau
Relationship status: Single
Height: 1.75 m (5 feet 9 inches)
Occupation: Professional football player
Famous for: Playing in the Premier League for Brighton
Percy Tau salary: Some reports suggest £30 000 (R 530, 000) a week
Percy Tau biography
Where is Percy Tau now? Percy grew up in the town of Witbank in Mpumalanga, which is known for coal mining. In his youth days, young Tau joined the Mamelodi Sundowns football academy to learn the basics of soccer. He had to wait until 2013 for him to receive his first professional contract, which was when he completed his footballing education. Here are more interesting details of the celebrity's life story.
Percy Tau family
Percy Tau's mother, Elizabeth Tau (58 years old), raised him (the fourth born) and his seven siblings as a single parent. One of the known siblings is Dumisani who is a forward of National First Division side Royal Eagles. Unfortunately, one of his older siblings, Mogau Tshehla (born on 25th January 1992), passed away in a car crash in 2018. Tshehla was also a football player.
Percy Tau career
When did Percy Tau start playing soccer? The celebrated international footballer made his professional debut in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in February 2014 with Mamelodi Sundowns. In that game, they were playing the Orlando Pirates where he came on as an 85th-minute substitute in a 1-0 loss. He had to wait for his first goal, one among many Percy Tau goals to come, in March 2014 against the Golden Arrows in the 90th minute.
He also played in CAF Champions League where he got his first international club goal in March 2015 against Congolese side TP Mazembe. Two seasons later, his career had not really picked up so he left and joined Witbank Spurs on loan. His loan spell was extremely successful, which is why he went back to Mamelodi the next season and featured throughout the season where they won the CAF Champions League.
In the FIFA Club World Cup, Percy made his first appearance against Kashima Antlers in December 2016 where Mamelodi was downed 2-0. The Percy Tau goals kept on coming with the highest tally in the 2017–18 season where he scored 11 and saw Sundowns lift the league. Eventually, European sides noticed him and this resulted in the Percy Tau transfer to Brighton.
Percy Tau 2018 four-year contract that he signed with the English side did not last long. Unfortunately, things did not work out in the Percy Tau new team due to UK permit issues, which is why he went out on loan to Union SG in Belgium. The transfer fee was undisclosed although some reports suggest Brighton paid around £2.7 million (R50 million), which is a record fee in Mzansi.
His excellent form and further permit issues saw him join Club Brugge on loan again in July 2019. With Club Brugge, he made his debut in August 2019 where he scored a stunner against Sint-Truiden. As a nice addition, he has now played in the UEFA Champions League with Club Brugge.
Internationally, talented Tau debuted for the Mzansi national team in October 2015 against Angola where his team lost 2-0. He bagged his first goal in March 2017 against Guinea-Bissau. He made further appearances against Seychelles, Libya, Paraguay, Zambia, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria.
Percy Tau stats
How many goals does Percy Tau have? The following are his club stats as of September 2019. They include all appearances he made in that season.
His international stats as of July 2019 are as follows.
Percy Tau honours
His brilliant career includes the following accolades for himself:
- Proximus League Player of the Season: 2018–2019
- Proximus League Team of the Season: 2018–2019
- Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot: 2017–18
- PSL Footballer of the Year: 2017–18
- PSL Players' Player of the Season: 2017–18
Percy Tau wife
Percy is presently unmarried and it is not known for sure if he has a girlfriend. He is a really private guy. By extension, it not really known if he has a baby but signs suggest Percy does not have a child.
Percy Tau cars
Percy is really private so his wealth is not really known for sure. However, it is known that he has a Hyundai Jeep and a Hyundai Tucson Sport.
Percy Tau latest news
The latest Percy Tau news is from the ongoing UEFA Champions League, where Club Brugge recently faced Galatasaray from Turkey in a match that ended in a goalless draw. People all over Mzansi tuned in to watch Percy but were left incensed when Percy was on the bench throughout. Locals lit up Twitter in anger over the snub.
At his young age, Percy Tau has accomplished so much and evidently, he is set to become a legend in the South African soccer scene. We wish him all the best in his career and personal life.
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