Siyabonga Nomvethe

Siyabonga Nomvethe

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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

2018/19 Playing Statistics

  Total Mins Played Apps Starts Subbed On Subbed Off Goals Assists Yellows Reds
2018/19 Absa Premiership 9 1 - 1 - - - - -
All 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018/19 Absa Premiership

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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