Siyabonga Nomvete

Siyabonga Nomvete

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Born: 2/12/1977 in KwaMashu, Durban
Nationality: South Africa South Africa
International Caps: 78 (16 goals)
International Debut: 6/5/1999 vs Trinidad and Tobago

2017/18 Playing Statistics


  Total Mins Played Apps Starts Subbed On Subbed Off Goals Assists Yellows Reds
2017/18 Absa Premiership 224 5 2 3 1 - - - -
All 224 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0
18/10/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
AmaZulu
  • (53) Rhulani Manzini
  • (90) Mhlengi Cele
2-3
Polokwane City
  • (11) Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali
  • (55) Walter Musona
  • (85) Rodney Ramagalela
20/09/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
AmaZulu
  • (11) Michael Morton
  • (60 pen) Rhulani Manzini
  • (62) Rhulani Manzini
3-0
17/09/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
Golden Arrows
  • (19) Lerato Lamola
  • (56) Siphelele Magubane
  • (90+2) Kudakwashe Mahachi
  • (90+5) Knox Mutizwa
4-1
AmaZulu
  • (34) Sadat Ouro-Akoriko
12/09/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
AmaZulu
  • (88) Mhlengi Cele
1-1
Maritzburg United
  • (79) Michael Morton [o.g.]
22/08/17
2017/18 Absa Premiership
Chippa United
  • (38) Moeketsi Sekola
  • (83) Abel Mabaso
2-0

Nomvete wrote his name into the history books as he scored the goal that gave South Africa their first-ever win in the World Cup finals, against Slovenia in Daegu, South Korea.

He also scored a goal against Sweden to help Bafana Bafana beat European opposition for the first time.

He graduated to the national squad from the Under-23 team, having played at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and his 15 goals for the Under-23 side remains a record.

He attracted the attention of English and Italian clubs with his performance at the 2000 African Nations Cup finals and was voted South African Footballer of the Year that same year, as well as the PSL Players’ Player of the Year.

He is likely to overtake Benni McCarthy as South Africa's second most capped player at the World Cup finals.

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