By Biatar K.S
Born Benedict Saul McCarthy in Hanover Park, Cape Town, the 41-year-old former Bafana Bafana soccer player returned to his hometown to coach Cape Town City FC. Here are some fun facts you might not know about Benny Maccarthy.
- Benni McCarthy’s net worth is $16-million.
- Benni has an older brother who played for Kaizer Chiefs.
- By the age of 15 Benny had scored 39 goals in 49 games.
- Benni is the first South African soccer player to win 3 league titles while playing for 3 different teams in 2 different continents.
- Benni is one of Bafana Bafana’s top soccer players ever.
- He was part of the song “Shibobo” by TKZee, where he rapped some of the lyrics.
- Benni retired from playing soccer at the age of 35.
- At the age of 36 he got a Uefa B-Licence in the UK.
- Due to him as a child witnessing his father beating his mother, he has supported and endorsed the child’s rights organization, Women and Men Against Child Abuse.
- Benni has 4 daughters.
Happy birthday, Benni! We hope you have an amazing day and a successful year ahead!