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Benedict McCarthy

Benedict McCarthy
Player NameBenedict McCarthy
Player D.O.B1977-11-12
Player P.O.BCape Town, South Africa
Player PositionStriker

Player Background

Having won the Uefa Champions League while at FC Porto, McCarthy says he now wants to win the African Champions League with Bucs. McCarthy is South Africa's most successful player since re-admission to Fifa in 1992 McCarthy holds the record of international goals for a South African. As of June 2010, he is the Bafana Bafana\'s all-time top-scorer with 31 goals. He represented Crusaders FC in their last appearance at the Metropolitan Premier Cup 17 years ago. They are back in the tournament in 2012 which is also there 70th anniversary year.

Junior Career

  • Young Pirates
  • Crusaders

International Career

  • South Africa - Debut 1997
  • South Africa U-23

Senior Career

  • Seven Stars (1994 - 1997)
  • Ajax Cape Town (1997)
  • Ajax Amsterdam (1997 - 1999)
  • Celta Vigo (1999 - 2002)
  • FC Porto (2003 - 2006)
  • Blackburn Rovers (2006 - 2010)
  • West Ham (2010 - 2011)
  • Orlando Pirates (2011)

Past Winners

2016SuperSport United
2015Glendene United
2014Ajax Cape Town
2013Ajax Cape Town
2012Philippi United
2011Komesho
2010Supersport United
2009Mamelodi Sundowns
2008Ajax Cape Town
2007Bright Stars
2006Harmony Academy
2005Ajax Cape Town
2004Ajax Cape Town
2003Wits University
2002Hellenic
2001Ajax Cape Town
2000Santos
1999Santos
1998Michau Warriors
1997Hellenic
1996Hellenic
1995Hellenic
1994Hellenic
1993Hellenic
1992Battswood
1991Jamestown-Cathkin
1990St Johns
1989Matroosfontein

Where are they now?

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