Castro into the history books at Chiefs


Colombian forward Leonardo Castro made a landmark appearances for Kaizer Chiefs against his former employers Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday.

Castro turned up for his 100th appearance in Chiefs' colours, while also earning his first start in two months, having last played from the first whistle on February 28 in the CAF Champions League against Wydad Casablanca.

On reaching triple numbers, Castro played 81 minutes before being replaced by Kearyn Baccus in a tactical switch as Chiefs sought to defend their 2-1 lead which they went on to hold on to until the final whistle.

Scroll through the gallery above to view Chiefs' 100-club from the current squad

The Colombian had been his usual self while on the park, providing the clever runs and sweet touches. in attack, despite failing to get his name on the scoresheet.

Through his 100 appearances for Amakhosi, Castro has scored 26 goals which means he has averaged a goal in every four appearances that he has made at Chiefs.

Castro has started 76 of his 100 matches thus far, having played the most football in the 2018/19 season when he made 34 appearances (30 starts) across all competitions.

With the Soweto giants going through a rare six-year trophy drought, it has meant Castro has yet to win any silverware since arriving in Naturena from Chloorkop in January 2018.

Though he had a frustrating end to his time at Sundowns, he scored 16 goals in 62 appearances and won the Champions League, two domestic leagues, the Telkom Knockout and CAF Super Cup.

Castro is only the seventh player in the current Chiefs squad to reach the 100-appearances mark for the club.

Scroll through the gallery above to view Chiefs' 100-club from the current squad

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