South Africans In The Premier League

South Africans In The Premier League - sportingbet

Over the years, South Africans have left an indelible mark on the League, demonstrating their prowess and elevating the game's profile back home. While these players wont have a say in our current soccer betting; here's a long list of our heroes.

Lucas Radebe

  • 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."

Bennie McCarthy

  • 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.

Phil Masinga

  • While his tenure with Leeds United was relatively short, Masinga played a crucial role in their promotion to the Premier League.

Eric Tinkler

  • The tenacious midfielder graced the EPL with Barnsley, earning the respect of teammates and opponents alike for his tireless work ethic.

Quinton Fortune

  • 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.

Shaun Bartlett

  • With Charlton Athletic, Bartlett showcased his striking abilities, ensuring that South African attacking talent was firmly on the EPL map.

Mark Fish

  • The towering defender became a staple for Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic. Fish's aerial dominance and commitment made him a fan favourite.

Pierre Issa

  • Featuring for Watford, Issa's defensive solidity showcased the depth of South African talent in the league.

Aaron Mokoena

  • Known for his robust defending at Portsmouth, Mokoena wore his heart on his sleeve, exemplifying the passion that South Africans bring to the game.

Steven Pienaar

  • Arguably one of the most technically gifted South African players, Pienaar dazzled at Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, becoming renowned for his dribbling and creativity.

Mbulelo Mabizela

  • Tottenham Hotspur saw the potential in Mabizela, and while his time in the EPL was short-lived, his talent was undeniable.

Matty Pattison

  • A midfielder with a penchant for pushing forward, Pattison plied his trade with Newcastle United, showcasing South African dynamism.

Bongani Khumalo

  • Signed by Tottenham Hotspur, Khumalo's time in the EPL was a testament to the scouting network's faith in South African defensive talent.

Kagisho Dikgacoi

  • The central midfielder made a mark at Fulham and Crystal Palace, stamping his authority in the midfield battle.

Tokelo Rantie

  • Known for his pace and agility, Rantie provided Bournemouth with a different attacking dimension during his time at the club.

Percy Tau

  • Brighton & Hove Albion saw Tau's potential, and the versatile forward displayed flashes of brilliance, illustrating the continuing talent emerging from South Africa.

Lyle Foster

  • 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!