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Brian Baloyi

Brian Baloyi
Personal information
Full name Brian Bafana Baloyi
Date of birth (1974-03-16) 16 March 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Alexandra, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Alexandra United
Longhorn FC
Wits University
Highlands Park
Balfour Park
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2004 Kaizer Chiefs 338 (0)
2004–2010 Mamelodi Sundowns 75 (0)
National team
1993–1994 South Africa U-20 5 (0)
1995–1997 South Africa U-23 9 (0)
1997–2009 South Africa 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 May 2011

Brian Baloyi (born 16 March 1974[1] in Alexandra, Gauteng) is a retired South African football (soccer) goalkeeper.

Baloyi made his professional debut in 1993. He joined league rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in 2004 after playing for Kaizer Chiefs for over a decade. He is commonly nicknamed "Spiderman".

International career

He made his debut against Netherlands on 4 June 1997 in a 2-0 loss.[2] In the 8th minute, Giovanni van Bronckhorst drilled a stunning long-range goal past Baloyi.[3] He played for South Africa national football team and was in part of the squad that travelled to France for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[4] and to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Despite retirement claims he was called up by Joel Santana's for the 2009 Confederations Cup but was third choice behind Itumeleng Khune and Rowen Fernandez.

Personal life

Baloyi's wife, Punkie, is a breast cancer survivor. She was one of the mourners at the funeral of the wife of Lucas Radebe, Feziwe, who were handed pink ribbons to wear to raise awareness of cancer.[5]

References

  1. ^ "South Africa - B. Baloyi - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". www.soccerway.com. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009.
  2. ^ "South Africa - International Matches 1996-2000". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  4. ^ "1998 FIFA World Cup – South Africa Squad". Archived from the original on 15 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Soccer legend mourns the death of his wife - IOL News". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014.

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