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

Benni McCarthy: Full list of the Man United coach’s achievements

Benni McCarthy is football royalty. The Man United coach is on the way to becoming an all-time great. We’ve listed his accolades for you.

Benni McCarthy Man United Champions League

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

Man United first-team coach Benni McCarthy is South African football royalty.

He’s achieved some great things both as a player, head coach and now in his new specialist role at Old Trafford. Let’s have a look.

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Benni McCarthy’s incredible achievements in football

Benni McCarthy as a player

  • First and only South African UEFA Champions League winner with Porto in 2004.
  • Two-time Premeira Liga winner with Porto.
  • Dutch Eredivisie champion with Ajax Amsterdam in 1998.
  • All-time leading scorer for Bafana Bafana with 31 goals from 80 caps.
  • Until 2023 when Lyle Foster made the switch to Burnley, Benni was the most expensive South African footballer of all time. He moved from Ajax to Celta Vigo for €6m in 1999.
  • Benni Scored 18 goals in 36 Premier League appearances in the 2006-07 season.
  • Champion of South Africa with Orlando Pirates in 2011-12.
  • Nedbank Cup and MTN8 winner in 2011, also with Pirates.

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Benni McCarthy in the 18 area
Mr McCarthy, goal-scorer supreme. Image: Goal

McCarthy as a manager

  • Led Cape Town City to MTN8 glory in 2018-19.
  • Guided AmaZulu into the CAF Champions League.

Benni as Man United first-team coach

  • EFL Cup champion in 2023.
  • Widely credited with being instrumental in Marcus Rashford’s revival.
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Benni Mac can be proud of the work he’s doing at Old Trafford. Image: @kickoffmagazine / Twitter.

How many more trophies will Benni scoop with Man United this season? Things are going swimmingly for the Red Devils under Erik Ten Hag. They’ve already picked up one piece of silverware and are gunning on three other fronts. What’s clear from this esteemed list of achievements is that Benni is going straight to the top in management.

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