Register Login Live

Gallery: Bucs Striker In Good Company

Benni McCarthy is still talked about to this day as arguably South Africa’s best export following his move to Ajax Amsterdam when he was just 20. This week Orlando Pirates confirmed that striker Lyle Foster has joined AS Monaco in the French Ligue 1 – and the junior international is in good company.

READ: What Ndengane Can Offer Pirates

Foster, 18, will work with the reserve team and look to impress over the next four years of his contract.

Click through the gallery SA's young talent. 

Soccer Ladumacompiled a list of SA players who signed European contracts when they were 20 or under, and they are:

Lebo Mothiba– Now at FC Strasbourg after joining Lille in 2014.

Ayanda Patosi– Signed for Lokeren in Belgium before he’d ever played in the PSL.

Luther Singh– From Farouk Khan’s famed Stars of Africa Academy to Sweden.

Nhlakanipho Ntuli– A bright prospect for Orlando Pirates who was quickly snapped up by FC Twente in Holland as soon as he turned 18.

Tashreeq Matthews– The latest young sensation who joined Borussia Dortmund in November aged just 18.

Steven Pienaar– Enjoyed a glittering career abroad playing for Everton, Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur, but his first move was to Ajax Amsterdam when he was 19.

Liam Jordan– Moved from Bidvest Wits to Portugal.

Benni McCarthy– Arguably the best SA export and now Cape Town City coach.  

nextarticle

Maritzburg Open To Fileccia Sale?

3 comments

Top 5

14 Sundowns Stars That Could Make A Chloorkop Exit...

61 Mar 20, 2019 01:12 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Man Utd Transfer Plans: 9 Players Who Could Leave

Mar 22, 2019 08:04 PM in English Premier League

Phala Plots Next Destination – Will Money Talk?

4 Mar 22, 2019 06:15 PM in Siyagobhoza

10 Nominees For New Stadium Of The Year Revealed

2 Mar 22, 2019 07:24 PM in World News

Downs' Champions League Opponents Revealed

76 Mar 20, 2019 08:21 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Sundowns Stars That Could Make A Chloorkop Exit...

61 Mar 20, 2019 01:12 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

‘There Are 3 Geniuses In Football, CR7 Not One Of Them’

157 Mar 20, 2019 09:08 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reports: Real Make First Bid For €100m Target

1 Mar 20, 2019 08:41 AM in International Transfers

10 Nominees For New Stadium Of The Year Revealed

2 Mar 22, 2019 07:24 PM in World News

The Top 12 Managers In Football History Revealed

66 Mar 20, 2019 08:01 PM in World News

Shock Passing Of PSL Legend Confirmed

18 Mar 20, 2019 07:00 AM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Players In Football Right Now

4 Feb 22, 2019 07:19 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Why Bafana Made The Trip To Germany

4 Mar 19, 2019 09:22 AM in Bafana

9 Richest Footballers In The World, Past & Present

23 Jan 29, 2019 07:17 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Deadline Met, PSL/Icasa On Collision Course?

5 Mar 19, 2019 04:53 PM in PSL