Top 10 South African Soccer Players Of All Time
The Greatest South African Soccer Players of All Time. Following the lifting of the apartheid-era ban on the South African soccer team, the team returned to World Football in 1992. They won the African Cup of Nations in 1996 and have competed in three FIFA World Cups since then (1998, 2002 & 2010).
South Africa became the first African country to host the FIFA World Cup when it hosted the tournament in 2010. There are a total of ten South African soccer players on this list, ranked from best.
10. Jomo Sono (Jomo Sono)
Ephraim Matsilela Sono, better known by his nickname Jomo Sono, was a former South African soccer player who excelled at a period in which their national team was barred from participating in international events due to apartheid.
He shared the field with legendary players such as Pele. Among the greatest South African soccer players of all time, Jomo Sono is considered to be one of the best in the world.
9. Siyabonga Nomvete
In the year 2000, Siyabonga Nomvete was named South African Player of the Year. Between 2000 and 2006, he represented South Africa in four straight African Cup of Nations tournaments. He represented his country in two FIFA World Cups (2002 and 2010) as well as the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Siyabonga Nomvete is widely regarded as one of the greatest South African strikers of all time.