Percy Tau Biography
Percy Tau a South African footballer born on 14th May 1994 in Witbank, South Africa. He plays as a midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League.
Percy Tau Age
He was born on 14th May 1994 in Witbank, South Africa. He is 24 years old as of 2018.
Percy Tau Parents – Percy Tau Family
Percy Tau has an older brother Dumisani, who plays wing or centre-forward for NFD side Royal Eagles. His brother Mogau Tshehla, passed away in a car accident in Kwaggafontein, Mpumalanga in February 2018. Tshehla featured for Rise and Shine in their last 32 of the Nedbank Cup defeat to National First Division side Ubuntu Cape Town, while making six Absa Premiership appearances this season (2017/18).
Percy Tau Career
Percy Tau began his career with Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League.On 25th February 2014 he made hi profesional debut for the club in the league against Orlando Pirates. He came on as a 85th-minute substitute for Domingues as Sundowns lost 1–0.
On 22nd March 2014 Percy Tau scored his first professional goal for the club during a Nedbank Cup match against Golden Arrows. His 90th-minute goal was the fourth and final goal for Sundowns as they won 4–1 against the Arrows.
On 5th April 2015 he scored his first goal in international club competition in a CAF Champions League match against TP Mazembe. He scored the Sundown’s one and only goal of the match in the 84th minute as Mamelodi Sundowns fell 3–1.
On 17th October 2015 he made his debut for South Africa in a 0–2 loss to Angola in a 2016 African Nations Championship qualification match.On Saturday, 25 March 2017, Tau scored his first international goal in the 69th minute against Guinea-Bissau after receiving a yellow card two minutes earlier.
On 6th February 2016 he made his debut for the side against African Warriors. He started the match and played 58 minutes as Witbank Spurs won 3–1.
After a season with Witbank Spurs, Percy Tau rejoined Mamelodi Sundowns. After joining the squad he started and played all 180 minutes as Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Egyptian side Zamalek in the CAF Champions League Final as Sundowns won in two-legs 3–1 and thus won their first continental competition. He then scored his first goal in the league for the club on 2 November 2016 against Polokwane City.
He scored the first of two goals for the side as they went on to win 2–0. Tau then made his debut for the side in the FIFA Club World Cup on 11 December 2016 against Kashima Antlers. Sundowns were knocked-out of the competition after losing to the Japanese side 2–0. During the fifth place match, Tau scored the only goals for Sundowns as they fell 4–1 to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of South Korea.
Percy Tau Salary
Tau’s reported wage in England became a hot topic on social media ever since his move to the Seagulls, with various reports suggesting that he could be earning about £30 000 (R530 000) a week at his new club.
Percy Tau Fifa 18
His overall rating in FIFA 18 is 74 with a potential of 79. Tau has got a 3-star skill moves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His work rates are High / Medium. Tau’s height is 168 cm and his weight is estimated at 65 kg according to our database. Currently, Percy Tau is playing with numbers 19 and 99. His best stats are: Balance: 88, Ball Control: 83, Acceleration: 83, Finishing: 82, Att. Position: 81.
- Ball Control
- Slide Tackle
- Stand Tackle
- Att. Position
- Short Pass
- Long Pass
- Sprint Speed
- Shot Power
- Long Shots
- FK Acc.
- GK Positioning
- GK Diving
- GK Handling
- GK Kicking
- GK Reflexes
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Percy Tau Stats
|3||Real Madrid||La Liga||10||15.7||50||69.1||91.2||14|
|6||Paris Saint Germain||Ligue 1||13||12||71||59.2||88.7||9.5|
|9||Manchester City||Premier League||11||22.8||40||65.8||89.4||12.5|
|16||Celta Vigo||La Liga||5||14.3||100||49.0||81.7||19.7|
Percy Tau Interview
What are your strengths as a footballer?
Percy Tau: My strengths as a player are skill, pace and power. I am also a very brave and confident young man.
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Pitso Mosimane has been quoted saying you show ‘so much bravery’. What is the source of your strength and courage?
Percy Tau: I believe in my abilities first and foremost. The tech team has also done a great job in giving me confidence and liberating me to enjoy my game.
Why can Sundowns win the League again this year?
Percy Tau: We are a very strong team that has grown so much together in the last year, our togetherness and challenges and triumphs of the last year give us confidence. In the end, we will see who will win the championship.
Who has helped you develop your football career and how?
Percy Tau: All the coaches have played a part, coach Pitso Mosimane and his assistants coach Rhulani Mokoena and coach Manqoba Mngqithi. They have all given me advice on different aspects and I appreciate their contribution to my game.
What is the best football/life advice you have received?
To be fearless and to believe in my abilities.
What are your memories of Japan as a country from the Club World Cup?
The food, ha! ha! I found the food to be very strange but I enjoyed everything about the trip.
You scored at the 2016 Fifa Club World Cup. What did you learn from that tournament?
Percy Tau: The level of football was very impressive, especially the game against the Japanese team. I think we all learned a lot and it showed us what we have to do to get back to the Club World Cup again. It has motivated the team to strive to qualify again later on this year.
You passed matric with exemption. Youngsters might ask why do you need a matric if you are going to play football for a living. So why is studying important and do you have dreams of completing a degree one day?
Percy Tau: Well, my parents always gave me the encouragement to better my education. Studying is very important as it allows footballers to have a back-up plan when they retire or when the football thing does not work out. I would encourage the players to study as we have a lot of time after training. Yes, I believe I am well on my way to finish my degree.
What has attracted you to the PUMA football family?
Percy Tau: The evoSPEED SL boot. When PUMA took over Mamelodi Sundowns I tried the boot and I loved it. Themba Zwane is another reason, he has always been telling me about how great PUMA is, so when they approached me I already knew a lot about them.
What do you enjoy about the PUMA evoSPEED SL boot and how does it suit your style of play?
It’s so light and suits my game. Even though the boot feels so light, it still is very comfortable and my feet are well protected.
Percy Tau News
Rob Moore reveals Percy Tau knew of loan move
The former Mamelodi Sundowns star made the move to the EPL side in the previous transfer window, but was immediately loaned out to Belgium second tier side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.
Work permit rules in the UK meant it was virtually impossible for Tau to play for the Seagulls, though he is now seeing plenty of action for Les Unionistes.
Nonetheless, Moore has explained that after speaking to Tau’s representative, Mmatsatsi Sefalafala, it became clear the forward knew he would be loaned out.
He told Soccer Laduma: “According to what his agent (Mmatsatsi Sefalafala) told me, he 100% knew that and she was clear to me that she knew he would be going out on loan. That was clear as day.
“I mentioned to Brighton that if he was to go on loan, my inclination, if I was his agent, would be to try and get him out to the best level club to develop him ahead of a possible return to the Premier League.
“Me and Lance Davids (my colleague) made some enquiries, and we had both Standard Liege (Belgium) and Utrecht (Netherlands), who wanted to take him on loan.
“Utrecht are a solid club in Holland, and Standard are in the final stages of qualification for European football this season. If he plays regular football in European competition, then it can help him get points towards his work permit that could’ve maybe helped him play in England in the future.
“This is all my personal opinion, of course. It’s all up to the player and his agent.”