Remembering the legendary John 'Shoes' Moshoeu on his 54th birthday

Remembering the legendary John 'Shoes' Moshoeu on his 54th birthday

John 'Shoes' Moshoeu will forever be remembered as one of Mzansi's greatest footballers. Briefly.co.za shares some information on the legendary player on the day that he would have turned 54.

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John 'Shoes' Moshoeu was arguably one of the most skilful midfielders ever produced in South Africa.

The midfield maestro was known for his ability to play brilliant passes to unlock defences.

Moshoeu made a name for himself at Kaizer Chiefs and then became a national hero for his Bafana Bafana heroics.

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Moshoeu may have been born in Ga Mashashane in Limpopo, but was raised in Soweto.

He started his youth career at Blue Whales and then joined Kaizer Chiefs.

Moshoeu was also recruited by Giant Blackpool and played in the OK League.

The talented midfielder finished at Blackpool with an astonishing record, scoring 75 goals in 175 matches.

Moshoeu then signed for Chiefs in 1993 as the Glamour Boys pipped Pirates with a bid of R250 000 for the star player.

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His stay at the Amakhosi only lasted a few months and Moshoeu eventually signed for Gençlerbirligi in Turkey.

Moshoeu would go on to play for a few Turkish clubs over a ten-year period, until his love affair with Chiefs was resumed.

At international level, Moshoeu enjoyed a glittering career for Bafana Bafana as he racked up 73 appearances.

He was one of the few players who still excelled in the twilight of his career as he boasts a number of records after reaching the age of 35.

In 2004, he became the oldest player to ever play for Bafana at the age of 38.

Moshoeu also holds the record for being the oldest goal-scorer in the Absa Premiership when he scored for AmaZulu while 41 years of age.

In other news, Briefly.co.za also reported that another PSL player celebrates his birthday on 18 December, in the form of Thulani Hlatshwayo.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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