Steven Pienaar blows full time on his career and hangs up his boots

Steven Pienaar blows full time on his career and hangs up his boots

- Pienaar made 61 appearances for South Africa wearing the Bafana Bafana jersey

- His international career spanned over ten years including two World Cups

- At 35-years old Steven Pienaar is hanging up his boots and calling quits on his career

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Bafana Bafana midfielder and former Everton player Steven Pienaar. The 35-year old soccer star announced his retirement via a video he posted on Twitter.

After two decades of amazing football which saw him play in three of the world's top leagues.

Briefly discovered that he made history as the youngest player in the Ajax team at 17-years old. This put him on the radar and soon was scooped up by Ajax Amsterdam. He played for the Dutch giants for five years before moving on to the German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund according to thesouthafrican.com.

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Pienaar struggled to find his form with the German club and was soon loaned out to the English Premier League side, Everton.

His performance was so memorable the club manager, David Moyes took him on as a permanent player.

It was after a short stint at Tottenham Hotspur before returning to the Toffees where he made his biggest impact on the world of football.

He formed a brilliant partnership with Leighton Baines, the English international player.

After the club was relegated from the Premier League he returned to South Africa where he played for Bidvest Wits in the PSL.

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News of his retirement resulted in tributes being sent in from his former clubs. His international career lasted 10 years and he represented the Bafana Bafana and South Africa 61 times and played in two world cups.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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