Ricardo Goss is a South African soccer player. He plays for the Premier Division club Mamelodi Sundowns and the South Africa national team as the goalkeeper. Here is all about him!
Ricardo Goss profile summary
- Full name: Stuart Ricardo Goss
- Date of birth: 2nd April 1994
- Place of birth: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
- Ricardo Goss age: 26 years (as of 2020)
- Ricardo Goss Nationality: South African
- Ethnicity: Black
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Weight: 75kg
- Relationship status: Single
- Profession: Football player
- Current team: Mamelodi Sundowns
- Position: Goalkeeper
Ricardo was born on 2nd April 1994 as Stuart Ricardo Goss in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Ricardo Goss parents are Faith (mother), but he never met his father. Goss was brought up by his single mother in Chesterville.
Ricardo has played for different teams as follows:
Lamontville Golden Arrows
The star made his debut for this team on 1st May 2013. The match went down in a 4-1 defeat to the Moroka Swallows. Despite the loss, the team's manager, Manqoha Mngqithi, complimented Ricardo's performance. Before leaving the club in 2017, he has made a total of 2 league appearances for Golden Arrows.
After he departed from Lamontville Golden Arrows, the football player signed a two-year contract with the Real Kings football club. Goss played in a total of 30 league games in the club's National First Division between 2017 and 2018. The club finished the season in fourth place.
After the two-year contract with Real Kings, Goss joined South African Premier Division side Bidvest Wits in August 2018. He appeared five times during the 2017/2018 season.
In March 2020, Ricardo was given an eight-match ban after assaulting the referee in a 2-0 defeat to Cape Town City Football Club on 18th January 2020. In total, he made 19 league appearances for the Bidvest Wits Football club in the 2019/2020 season.
Ricardo Goss Sundowns
Ricardo joined Mamelodi Football Club in September 2020 on a five-year contract. After the Ricardo Goss news on his transfer to Mamelodi Sundowns, he confessed that it had been his childhood dream to join the team.
It has been a childhood dream for me to join the club, remarked the player.
Apart from playing in several football clubs, Ricardo is also an international player. He played for South Africa national under-23 as well as for the South Africa national football team.
Ricardo Goss stats
The player has been in the field for about two years now, since 2018. Here is the breakdown of his stats both in his senior and national career:
- 2013 to 2017 - Lamontville Golden Arrows - 2 appearances and zero goals
- 2017 to 2018 - Real Kings - 30 appearances and zero goals
- 2018 to 2020 - Bidvest Wits - 24 appearances and zero goals
- 2020 to present - Mamelodi Sundowns - zero appearances and zero goals
- 2015 - South Africa national team - Two appearances and zero goals
- 2015 - South Africa national under-23 team - 1 appearance and zero goals
Ricardo Goss transfer
The footballer has played for different groups at different times during his career. Here is an outline of his transfer history so far:
- 4th January 2013 - He left Lamontvile Gold FC for Golden Arrows during the 2012/2013 season.
- 12th July 2017 - He left Golden Arrows and joined Real King during the 2017/2018 season at a market value of 50,000 Euros.
- 15th August 2018 - He left Real Kings to join Bidvest Wits FC during the 2018/2019 season at a market value of 50,000 Euros.
- 26th September 2020 - He left Bidvest Wits FC and joined Mamelodi Sundowns during the 2020/2021 season at a market value of 250,000 Euros.
Ricardo Goss saves
In August 2020, Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt was baffled after Ricardo was awarded the man of the match award. This took place after a goalless draw against Orlando Pirates taking place as Ellis Park.
The celebrated football player pulled off some stunning saves on the field, ensuring that his team walked away with a point amidst a great attack from the hosts.
Ricardo Goss has maintained a remarkable football career record over the years. He has shown remarkable resilience rising from a humble background to becoming a world-class footballer. His transfer to Mamelodi Sundowns was a dream-come-true.
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