The Top 5 Best South African Footballers of All Time [ Benni McCarthy is #3]

1. Doctor Khumalo

Doctor KhumaloDoctor Khumalo became a national hero as one of the Nation Builders who won the African Cup of Nations on home soil in 1996.

He also became the first Bafana Bafana player to score an international goal following independence, scoring the sole goal of the game in South Africa’s victory over Cameroon in 1992.

He was more than just a populist figurehead, but acted as the cultured centrepiece of South African football in the 1990s. He earned 50 caps and established himself as one of the continent’s finest midfield generals.

He also featured in a World Cup, representing South Africa in France in 1998.

At club level, the Doc never made the switch to European football successfully. He is a legend with Kaizer Chiefs, however, where he made almost 400 league appearances and amassed numerous tournament wins and domestic championships over 16 years.

He also played in Argentina and in the United States and has since become a coach in his homeland.

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