Happy Birthday, Benni McCarthy!!

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!

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My name is Biatar Khumalo-Slabbert. I am a fashion intern at People magazine and I write fashion articles and assist at photoshoots. I am a creative young woman whose interests lie in fashion styling, fashion photography, analyzing trends and creating mood boards. I hope to expand my skills and knowledge in all of the above in order to reach my ultimate goal of working as a stylist in the entertainment industry - both locally and internationally. As part of this journey, I would like to showcase the creativity that South Africans and Africans generally bring to fashion content production. My journey has just started. I have so much to learn and experience and I am so excited to see what the fashion world has in store for me.