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Eric Tinkler

Eric Tinkler
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-07-30) 30 July 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
None
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Wits 18 (0)
1992–1996 Vitória de Setúbal 84 (2)
1996–1997 Cagliari 20 (0)
1997–2002 Barnsley 99 (9)
2002–2005 União de Tomar
2005–2007 Bidvest Wits 29 (3)
National team
1994–2002 South Africa 45 (1)
Teams managed
2010–2012 Bidvest Wits (assistant)
2012–2014 Orlando Pirates (assistant)
2014 Orlando Pirates (caretaker)
2014–2016 Orlando Pirates
2016–2017 Cape Town City
2017–2018 SuperSport United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eric Tinkler (born 30 July 1970 in Roodepoort, Gauteng) is a South African football coach and former player, who most recently was the head coach of SuperSport United.[1] He played for Wits in South Africa, Vitória de Setúbal and União de Tomar in Portugal, Cagliari in Italy and Barnsley in England where he appeared in the Premier League. He was part of the South Africa squad that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

Career

Club

Tinkler joined English Premier League side Barnsley from Italian side Cagliari on 30 June 1997 for £650,000.[2]

Managerial

Tinkler was appointed as head coach of Orlando Pirates on 18 May 2015 for the 2015–16 season.[3] Tinkler left Orlando Pirates to become the first head coach of Cape Town City club on 17 June 2016.[4] On 8 June 2017 he moved to become head coach of SuperSport United.[5]

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnsley 1997–98[6] Premier League 25 2 2 0 2 0 - 29 2
1998–99[7] First Division 25 3 3 0 2 0 - 30 3
1999–2000[8] 33 4 1 0 5 0 3 0 42 4
2000–01[9] 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2001–02[10] 16 0 0 0 1 1 - 17 1
Total 99 9 6 0 10 1 3 0 118 10
Career total 99 9 6 0 10 1 3 0 118 10

International

South Africa national team[11]
Year Apps Goals
1994 5 0
1995 4 0
1996 11 1
1997 10 0
1998 0 0
1999 2 0
2000 6 0
2001 2 0
2002 5 0
Total 45 1

References

  1. ^ BREAKING: Eric Tinkler quits SuperSport United‚ iol.co.za, 2 March 2018
  2. ^ "Football: Tinkler joins the Barnsley party". independent.co.uk. The Independent. 1 July 1997. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tinkler confirmed as Pirates coach for next season". timeslive.co.za. Times Live. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tinkler to lead Black Aces". SuperSport. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Stan Matthews backs Eric Tinkler to succeed at SuperSport United". Kickoff. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Eric Tinkler". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 

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