Benni Mccarthy Biography
The South African born former footballer, Benni Mccarthy, is well known as the all time top scorer of the national team Bafana Bafana with 31 goals. He was the head coach of Cape Town City Football Club until November 2019.
Benni Mccarthy Early Life
Mccartthy was raised in Hanover Park on the Cape Town Flats. His residence is known for its high rate of unemployement and gang violence. He admitted that he used to steal fruits from peoples farms and was rarely caught since he was fast. He begun 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 Career
Benni debut 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.
He joined Ajax after an impressive perfomance at the African Youth Championship and FIFA World Youth Championship in Malysia 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. 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.
McCarthy signed a four year contract with Blackburn in July 2006 for £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 overal score at the club was 52 goals in 140 games.
Benni McCarthy Age
Benni McCarthy was born Benedict Saul McCarthy on 12 November 1977 in Capetown South Africa. He celebrates his birthday every 12th, November.
Benni McCarthy Family
Benni was born to Dudley and Dora McCarthy in Cape Town. He was raised alongside his two brothers and his sister. Footblall 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 Wife
McCarthy married Maria Santos from Spain from 2004 until they separated in 2007. He later married Stacey Munro a Scottish model in May 2014.
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 Body Measurements
- Height: 6ft 0in'(1.83 Meters)
- Weight: 87 kg
- Shoe Size: Not Available
- Body Shape: Not Available
- Hair Colour: Black
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?
Benni is one of South Africa’s best-known and loved footballer.
How old is McCarthy?
McCarthy is 42 years old as of 2019. He was born in 1977.
How tall is Benni McCarthy?
He stands at a height of 6ft” 0in’
Is McCarthy married?
McCarthy is married to his lovely wife Stacey Munro.
How much is McCarthy worth?
He is an accomplished footballer with an estimated net worth of $16 million.
How much does McCarthy make?
Where does McCarthy live?
He lives in South Africa.
Is McCarthy dead or alive?
Benni is still alive and in good health.
Where is McCarthy now?
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