Over the years, South Africans have left an indelible mark on the League, demonstrating their prowess and elevating the game's profile back home. Here's a long list of our heroes.
Heralded as one of the most iconic Leeds United players, Radebe was known for his leadership skills on the pitch. Despite facing numerous injuries, his commitment to the game saw him evolve from a midfielder to a rock-solid central defender. His loyalty to Leeds endeared him to fans, rightfully earning him the title of "Chief."
As Blackburn Rovers' leading goalscorer during the 2006-2007 season, McCarthy's goal-scoring prowess was evident. His technical ability, matched with his poise in front of goal, made him one of South Africa's finest exports to the Premier League.
While his tenure with Leeds United was relatively short, Masinga played a crucial role in their promotion to the Premier League.
The tenacious midfielder graced the EPL with Barnsley, earning the respect of teammates and opponents alike for his tireless work ethic.
The versatile Fortune made a name for himself at Manchester United. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Fortune demonstrated his adaptability, playing in numerous positions and earning three Premier League titles.
With Charlton Athletic, Bartlett showcased his striking abilities, ensuring that South African attacking talent was firmly on the EPL map.
The towering defender became a staple for Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic. Fish's aerial dominance and commitment made him a fan favourite.
Featuring for Watford, Issa's defensive solidity showcased the depth of South African talent in the league.
Known for his robust defending at Portsmouth, Mokoena wore his heart on his sleeve, exemplifying the passion that South Africans bring to the game.
Arguably one of the most technically gifted South African players, Pienaar dazzled at Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, becoming renowned for his dribbling and creativity.
TottenhamHotspur saw the potential in Mabizela, and while his time in the EPL was short-lived, his talent was undeniable.
A midfielder with a penchant for pushing forward, Pattison plied his trade with NewcastleUnited, showcasing South African dynamism.
Signed by Tottenham Hotspur, Khumalo's time in the EPL was a testament to the scouting network's faith in South African defensive talent.
The central midfielder made a mark at Fulham and CrystalPalace, stamping his authority in the midfield battle.
Known for his pace and agility, Rantie provided Bournemouth with a different attacking dimension during his time at the club.
Brighton & HoveAlbion saw Tau's potential, and the versatile forward displayed flashes of brilliance, illustrating the continuing talent emerging from South Africa.
As a young striker, Foster's journey in the Premier League is keenly watched by many, with hopes of him carrying the torch for South African forwards. Currently playing under Kompany at Burnley!