Benni McCarthy Man United Champions League

Benni would be a solid choice for the Bafana job at some stage. Image: The Sun

How many Bafana Bafana stars have played in the Champions League?

Bafana Bafana has produced 14 UEFA Champions League representatives? Can you name all of them? One was a stalwart Kaizer Chiefs defender.

Benni McCarthy Man United Champions League

Benni would be a solid choice for the Bafana job at some stage. Image: The Sun

Can you name all of the Bafana Bafana stars to have featured in the UEFA Champions League? There’s a former Kaizer Chiefs defender in there as well as a few legendary names, including the most obvious name of Benni McCarthy.

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Bafana Bafana stars to play in the UEFA Champions League

  • Anele Ngcongca
  • Pierre Issa
  • Benni McCarthy
  • Georgios Koumantarakis
  • Hans Vonk
  • Bryce Moon
  • Tsepo Masilela
  • Quinton Fortune
  • Nasief Morris
  • Thulani Serero
  • Steven Pienaar
  • MacBeth Sibaya
  • Percy Tau
  • Lucas Radebe

THROWBACK: Benni’s road to Champions League glory in 2004 (video)

Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy is still South Africa’s only UCL winner

FC Porto’s surprise climb to the top of the pile in Europe back in 2004 was a huge moment for a number of massive football names. Jose Mourinho announced himself as the special one, and the legendary marksman Benni McCarthy created a unique slice of history. No South African player has ever won the UEFA Champions League, except him.

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Benni McCarthy
Benni McCarthy, goal-scorer supreme. Image: Goal

Kaizer Chiefs stalwart Masilela was always dependable for Maccabi Haifa

Tsepo Masilela won a couple of league titles for Israeli giants Maccabi Haifa, and he also featured for them in Europe’s premier club competition. The ever-dependable and sometimes swashbuckling left-back also enjoyed a loan stint in LaLiga with Getafe.

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UEFA Champions League Kaizer Chiefs
The UEFA Champions League trophy. Photo: FABRICE OFFRINI / AFP.

Champions League fixtures this week

The UCL group stage begins this Tuesday and there are a few cracking ties to look forward to, including the following highlights:

Tuesday 19 September

  • Lazio vs Atlético Madrid
  • AC Milan vs Newcastle
  • PSG vs Borussia Dortmund
  • Man City vs Red Star Belgrade

Wednesday 20 September

  • Bayern Munich vs Man United
  • Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven
  • Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan

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