Reyaad Pieterse

Reyaad Pieterse

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Born: 17/2/92
Nationality: South Africa South Africa

Position: Goalkeeper
Kaizer Chiefs
Previous clubs:
Bidvest Wits juniors and BidBoys (reserve team), Nike Academy, Shamrok Rovers (IRE)

Reyaad Pieterse first drew national attention when he won the 2011 Nike Chance talent search competition, and went on to attend the Nike Academy in England.

The former Bidvest Wits trainee then joined Irish top-tier outfit Shamrock Rovers, representing the Dublin side five times before penning a three-and-a-half-year deal with Kaizer Chiefs at the start of last year.

Pieterse, who made his PSL debut as a substitute in a 4-1 league win over Polokwane City in November 2013, has had to play second fiddle to Bafana Bafana and Chiefs number one Itumeleng Khune at Naturena.

However, he impressed when given game-time in the 2014 CAF Champions League after an injury to 'Spider Kid', and has proven his worth ever since.