5 fantastic facts about soccer star Benni McCarthy on his birthday

5 fantastic facts about soccer star Benni McCarthy on his birthday

Benni McCarthy is one of South Africa's most well-known sports celebrities due to his charismatic nature and athletic prowess. He celebrates his 43rd birthday and Mzansi wished him well.

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Briefly.co.za found five fantastic facts about Benni McCarthy to celebrate the former Bafana Bafana star.

1. Record score

Benni holds the record for most international goals scored for South Africa.

2. Top scorer

He also happens to hold the record for most goals scored for Bafana Bafana.

3. He has an impressive record.

Benni scored 36 goals in 120 games and also managed to provide 6 assists.

4. He is not just a great international player.

"Benni holds the Premier League record for the most goals scored in a single season without providing an assist for a team-mate. (18) "

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5. Champion League winner.

Benni is the only South African soccer player to win the UEFA Champions League, doing so with Porto in 2003–04.

Benni McCarthy posing with the Champions League trophy.
Benni McCarthy recalls the time his team won the Champions League Cup. Photo credit: Instagram/bennimac17
Source: Instagram

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Orlando Pirates recently took to their official Twitter page to share the news of their latest team member, Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele. The 28-year-old footballer, whose nickname is JM, is originally from the Congo and previously played for AS Vista Club.

Along with a short introductory clip made by JM, the page shared a long list of facts about Jean-Marc, some of which included his weight, position, and jersey number. Jean-Marc had the following to say about his new team:

“I am happy to have joined this prestigious club and I look forward to a successful stay. This move presents a new challenge in a new country for me. I have lofty ambitions and I am confident that I can achieve them with my new teammates.”

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Sifiso Hlanti dismisses rumours surrounding Kaizer Chiefs agreement

In other news, Sifiso Hlanti has spoken up about his stint at Kaizer Chiefs. Hlanti made his way to Chiefs following the sale of Bidvest Wits at the end of the 2019/2020 Premier Soccer League season. Unfortunately, due to Chiefs transfer ban, he was unable to sign with the club.

The 30-year-old has reportedly joined Moroka Swallows FC on a two-year deal. Hlanti explained the thinking behind his decision to train with Amakhosi. According to Hlanti, Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt suggested he train with the club to keep fit.

"So I chose to go and train. No, there is no arrangement in place to join Kaizer Chiefs later. What people are saying are just rumours," he said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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