As 2013 winds down, Google have revealed the top trending Bafana Bafana players on Google search for the year and it comes as no surprise that Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune tops the list.
Khune has been in the media for his outstanding double winning campaign with Amakhosi, where he scooped a number of top awards, including the PSL Player of the Season. The goalkeeper also went on to be named the SA Sports Star of the Year at the SA Sports Awards Ceremony.
Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa follows the Bafana number one after his string of fine performances which helped the Sea Robbers reach the final of the CAF Champions League.
Third-placed Kermit Erasmus had all eyes on him following his move from SuperSport United to Pirates, while England-based Dean Furman has certainly become a fan favourite after some sturdy displays in the middle of the park for the national team.
Thabo Matlaba rockets into fifth place and he certainly gave fans something to cheer about with some incredible strikes in 2013 while the impressive Bongani Zungu follows in sixth.
Doncaster Rovers defender Bongani Khumalo, Crystal Palace midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi, Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker and Mamelodi Sundowns' Tebogo Langerman complete the list.
The top 10 is as follows:
1. Itumeleng Khune
2. Senzo Meyiwa
3. Kermit Erasmus
4. Dean Furman
5. Thabo Matlaba
6. Bongani Zungu
7. Bongani Khumalo
8. Kagisho Dikgacoi
9. Bernard Parker
10. Tebogo Langerman
[Note that the "trending" queries are the searches that had the highest amount of traffic coming from South Africa over a specific period.]