Gould reaches PSL milestone
Posted: 21 August 2017 Time: 12:28
SuperSport United defender Morgan Gould has become the latest player to reach the personal milestone of 300 starts in the colours of a domestic club.
Gould’s landmark appearance was on Saturday afternoon in the Tshwane derby defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns.
His tally in a PSL career stretching back as far as the 2002-03 season now reads 300 starts (plus 25 substitute appearances) with a return of 19 goals, all but just two of which were scored for Matsatsantsa in the two spells that he has had with the club.
The big defender, who will turn 35 before the end of the season, started off at Jomo Cosmos and has also played for SuperSport and Kaizer Chiefs in a professional career that has only been in the PSL.
His first start in the PSL was as a teenager, who was converted from a striker to a central defender, on September 20, 2002 in the colours of Ezenkosi away at Hellenic. His first PSL goal came six years later for SuperSport in a match against Platinum Stars.
Through his time in the PSL, the Noordgesig-born defender has only missed the 2005-06 season, when he didn’t make a single appearance despite being registered.
He has had to negotiate his way past a series of career-threatening injuries to ultimately reach this mark.
One of those injuries forced him to miss the 2010 World Cup but he has still been able to win 27 Bafana Bafana caps.
He has won all trophies offered on the domestic scene. Last season he won the Telkom Knockout with SuperSport, while at Chiefs he added two league titles, the MTN8 and the Nedbank Cup.
In his first spell with SuperSport he won two league titles and the Nedbank Cup.
Gould was at Cosmos when the club won the 2002 and 2005 Coca-Cola Cups along with the 2003 SAA Supa 8.
Gould – recently named SuperSport's Player of the Season for his exploits last term – has joined an exclusive group of players to reach the 300 starts mark while still active in domestic football. The others are: Moeneeb Josephs, Vuyo Mere, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Hlompho Kekana, Daine Klate and Siboniso Gaxa.