Kaizer Chiefs forward Bernard Parker celebrates his 34th birthday on Monday. To join in the festivities, Briefly.co.za shares some interesting information about the veteran striker.
Bernard Parker was born on 16 March 1986 in the township of Reiger Park in Boksburg.
Prior to choosing football as a career, Parker excelled at running at school and even earned provincial colours in swimming.
After starting his senior career at Hellenic FC in Cape Town, Parker soon moved to Thanda Royal Zulu, where he amassed 116 appearances.
Parker then earned his European move when he was signed by Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.
Unfortunately, he soon departed due to cash flow problems at the club and moved to FC Twente in Holland.
The star striker actually ended up winning the Eredivisie in 2009/ 2010 with FC Twente.
Parker eventually returned to Mzansi in 2011 when PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs came calling.
During the 2013/ 2014 season, Parker earned the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot with 10 goals.
Previously, Parker opened up on his ambition with the Amakhosi this season.
As per the Briefly.co.za report, the veteran attacker had hoped that Chiefs could do the double by winning the league title and Nedbank Cup.
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