Benni McCarthy

Date of Birth: 12/11/77

Position: Striker

Clubs: Seven Stars, Cape Town Spurs, Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands), Celta Vigo (Spain), FC Porto (Portugal), Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United (both England), Orlando Pirates

Bafana Bafana caps: 80 (31 goals)

Already an established star, having graduated via Seven Stars and Cape Town Spurs to sign for Dutch superclub Ajax, McCarthy was a Celta Vigo player during the 2000 Olympics. He went on to win the UEFA Champions League with Porto, and later starred for Blackburn Rovers - finishing second top scorer in the Premier League behind Didier Drogba - and Orlando Pirates. He is Bafana Bafana’s all-time top scorer with 31 goals from 81 caps.

Twitter: @bennimccarthy17
Instagram: bennimac17
Facebook: BenniMccarthyOfficial

Coaching: UEFA Pro Licence

Class of 2000

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