Benni Mccarthy Biography and Wiki
Benedict Saul McCarthy is a South African born national and professional football player famously known as Benni McCarthy.The South African born former footballer is well known as the all-time top scorer of the national team Bafana Bafana with 31 goals.
He was the head coach of the Cape Town City Football Club until November 2019. He is the son of Dudley and Dora McCarthy.Benni previously worked as the
Benni McCarthy Age
Benni McCarthy was born Benedict Saul McCarthy on 12 November 1977 in Capetown South Africa is 42 years old. He celebrates his birthday every 12th, November.
Benni Mccarthy Early Life
McCarthy was raised in Hanover Park on the Cape Town Flats. His residence is known for its high rate of unemployment and gang violence. He admitted that he used to steal fruits from people’s farms and was rarely caught since he was fast.
He began playing at a local club managed by his uncles called Young Pirates. He was signed by a club called Seven Stars when he was 17 years old.
Benni McCarthy Family
Benni was born to Dudley and Dora McCarthy in Cape Town. He was raised alongside his two brothers and his sister.
Football runs in the family as his older brother Jerome MacCarthy was a professional football player who played for Manning Rangers and Kaizer Chiefs. His younger brother Mark played college soccer at Franklin Pierce University in the United States.
Benni Mccarthy Career
Benni debuts his official football career at Seven Stars where he played in an under-17s cup final. His prowess in goal scoring earned him a transfer to Cape Town Spurs.
Cape Town Spurs later merged with Seven Stars to form Ajax Cape Town, a club originally from Dutch, Netherlands.
Benni McCarthy Ajax, Netherlands
He joined Ajax after an impressive performance at the African Youth Championship and FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia in 1997. In his first season at Ajax, he was crowned champion in his first season after scoring nine goals.
Benni was later sold to Spanish club Celta de Vigo for a transfer fee estimated to be over €6 million, becoming the most expensive South African player transfer at that time.
Between the 1990s and 2004, he played for Celta Vigo and Porto clubs earning him the Golden Boot award during the 2003 to 2004 Primeira Liga season playing under coach Jose Mourinho. He had scored 20 goals in 23 matches. Benni scored two goals against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League in the 2003-04 season.
Benni McCarthy Blackburn Rovers
McCarthy signed a four-year contract with Blackburn in July 2006 for a £2.5 million transfer fee. His most iconic goal at the team is when he scored his first goal in a Premier League match against Middlesbrough at the 94th minute. His overall score at the club was 52 goals in 140 games.
Benni McCarthy Bafana Bafana
Benni has played for his National team, South Africa scoring a total of 31 goals as a center-forward. He remains South Africa’s top Goalscorer.
Benni McCarthy Wife
McCarthy married Maria Santos from Spain from 2000 until they separated in 2007. He later married Stacey Munro a Scottish model in May 2014.
Benni McCarthy Children
Benni has three daughters with her ex-wife Santos called: Minna, Mya, and Allegra. He has a daughter with Munro called Lima Rose and together they welcomed a son in 2019.
Benni McCarthy Facts and Body Measurements
- Full Name: Benedict Saul McCarthy
- Age/ How Old?:42 years old
- Date of Birth:12, November 1977
- Place of Birth: Cape Town South Africa
- Birthday: November 12
- Nationality: South African
- Father’s Name: Dudley McCarthy
- Mother’s Name: Dora McCarthy
- Siblings: 2 Brothers and a Sister
- Married?: Yes, Munro
- Children/ Kids:4 children, Minna, Mya, Allegra and Lima Rose
- Height: 6ft 0in'(1.83 Meters)
- Profession: Footballer, Coach
- Net worth:$16 million
Benni Mccarthy Net Worth
The award-winning footballer, McCarthy, has an estimated net worth of $16 million which he has earned through his successful career as a professional football player.
Benni Mccarthy Coach
McCarthy announced his retirement from professional football on 6 June 2013. On 13 June 2017, McCarthy was unveiled as the new Cape Town City head coach, replacing Eric Tinkler, who moved to manage SuperSport United.
Frequently Asked Questions About Benni McCarthy.
Who is Benni McCarthy?
Benedict Saul McCarthy is a South African born national and professional football player famously known as Benni McCarthy.The South African born former footballer is well known as the all-time top scorer of the national team Bafana Bafana with 31 goals
How old is McCarthy?
McCarthy is 42 years old as of 2020. He was born in 1977.
How tall is Benni McCarthy?
He stands at a height of 6 feet and weighs in at 87 kilograms
Is McCarthy married?
McCarthy married his lovely wife Stacey Munro. Previously, McCarthy was married to Maria Santos from Spain from 2000 until they separated in 2007. The couple was blessed with three daughters.
How much is McCarthy worth?
He is an accomplished footballer having played top-flight football in Holland with Ajax Amsterdam, in Spain with Celta De Vigo and in England with Blackburn. His career has allowed him to amass a wealth base with an estimated net worth of $16 million.
How much does McCarthy make?
Benni has not shared any recent financial details with the public. He retired from active football in 2013 and took up a coaching role in 2017 at the Ajax Cape Town team. Once we get and verify his income information, this post will be updated immediately
Where does McCarthy live?
He lives in South Africa. Because of security reasons, Benni has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.
Is McCarthy dead or alive?
Benni is still alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him/her being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is McCarthy now?
Recently, McCarty had taken up a coaching role in South Africa with Ajax Capetown