Register Login Scores

Fan Park

Which McCarthy Brother Did The Derby Better?

The McCarthy brothers are famous in the South African football fraternity, with Benni having made his name overseas, while his older brother, Jerome, went big on the local front.

Jerome, who is four years older than Benni, played for Santos, Manning Rangers and Kaizer Chiefs, among other clubs, before a knee injury forced him to retire. However, it is his stint at Naturena that we are interested in.

Known for his creative play and precise corner tacking, Jerome was destined for great things, however, he struggled to make the grade with Amakhosi. It was evident that he preferred life in Cape Town… 

He struggled to feature regularly for Chiefs and was soon loaned to Benni’s former club, Ajax Cape Town, before hanging up his boots.

Benni, on the other hand, joined Chiefs’ Soweto rivals, Pirates, at the end of his career. Arriving at Parktown in 2011, McCarthy became an instant hit with the Ghost.

Helping the team record the famous double treble, ‘Big Brother’ placed himself in the legendary books of the club by scoring crucial goals, two of which came in the Soweto Derby.

His title triumph meant he became the first South African footballer to have won three league titles with three different football teams on two different continents.

It is quite interesting to see how both McCarthy brothers landed up playing for rival clubs in Soweto. Who do you think won this derby battle – Jerome or Benni?

28 comments

Top 5

7 In & 15 Out For Pirates – A Chance To Win The League

40 Oct 20, 2020 05:08 PM in Orlando Pirates

Reports: Barca Star Wants Out Because Of Messi

20 Oct 16, 2020 08:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Agent Comments On Laffor’s Downs Future

51 Oct 20, 2020 07:48 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

25 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Breaking: Pirates Finally Confirm New Goalkeeper

88 Oct 20, 2020 12:02 PM in Orlando Pirates

A Shot-Stopper's Showstopper! Pirates' New BMW Boy

Oct 20, 2020 03:09 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Downs’ R13m Star To Be Shipped Out?

43 Oct 20, 2020 04:52 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Hunt Singles Out Chiefs' Young Stars After Debut Win

62 Oct 18, 2020 06:00 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Agent Comments On Laffor’s Downs Future

51 Oct 20, 2020 07:48 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Seven Down, Four To Go For Pirates’ 11 Departures

19 Oct 20, 2020 01:06 PM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Rejected: Why Baroka Wont’ Sell To Chiefs

15 Oct 20, 2020 07:11 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

3 Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Maluleke To Be Unveiled At New Club

7 Oct 20, 2020 09:13 AM in Siyagobhoza