Steven Pienaar

Steven Pienaar

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Born: 17/3/82 in Johnannesburg
Nationality: South Africa South Africa
International Caps: 62 (3 goals)
International Debut: 30/3/03 vs Madagascar

Position: Midfielder
Club: Everton
Previous clubs: Ajax Cape Town, Ajax Amsterdam (Holland), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Everton (England, loan), Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton (England, loan)

2017/18 Playing Statistics


  Total Mins Played Apps Starts Subbed On Subbed Off Goals Assists Yellows Reds
2017/18 Absa Premiership 190 5 2 3 2 - - 1 -
2017 MTN8 150 3 1 2 - - - 1 -
2017 Telkom Knockout Cup -11 1 - 1 - - - - -
All 329 9 3 6 2 0 0 2 0
01/11/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
0-2
Chippa United
  • (77) Samuel Julies
  • (85) Samuel Julies
28/10/17
2017 Telkom Knockout Cup
Bidvest Wits
  • (21) Bongani Khumalo
  • (44 pen) Amr Gamal
  • (95) Amr Gamal
  • (116) Gerald Phiri Jnr
4-2
Free State Stars
  • (24) Thabo Maphakisa
  • (76 pen) Siphelele Mthembu
20/09/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
AmaZulu
  • (11) Michael Morton
  • (60 pen) Rhulani Manzini
  • (62) Rhulani Manzini
3-0
16/09/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
Kaizer Chiefs
  • (53) Siphiwe Tshabalala
1-1
Bidvest Wits
  • (90+2) Amr Gamal
10/09/17
2017 MTN8
Bidvest Wits
  • (12) Robyn Johannes [o.g.]
1-2
Cape Town City
  • (28) Amr Gamal [o.g.]
  • (71) Lehlohonolo Majoro
27/08/17
2017 MTN8
23/08/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
Free State Stars
  • (34) Relebogile Mokhuoane
  • (89 pen) Siphelele Mthembu
2-2
Bidvest Wits
  • (9) Kobamelo Kodisang
  • (82) Reeve Frosler
18/08/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
0-1
Cape Town City
  • (40) Lehlohonolo Majoro
11/08/17
2017 MTN8
Bidvest Wits
  • (26 pen) James Keene
  • (62) James Keene
2-2
Golden Arrows
  • (Bilankulu) Wayde Jooste
  • (11) Lerato Lamola
  • (24) Kudakwashe Mahachi

Pienaar was a squad member at the 2002 World Cup finals but did not play, while knee injuries ruled him out of the 2004 African Nations Cup finals in Tunisia and the 2006 finals in Egypt.

He helped Ajax win the Dutch League and Cup in 2002 and won the League title again in 2004. He also played in the 2002/03 Uefa Champions League, where he scored in the quarter-final against AC Milan.

He moved at the end of his contract to Borussia Dortmund in June 2006, but after an unhappy season moved again, this time on loan for a season to Everton in July 2007. He signed permanently one season later.

He was a revelation at Goodison Park and was named Player of the Season for the 2009/10 campaign, in which he showed his versatility in being able to play on the right or left of midfield, or as a playmaker behind the strikers.

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