After netting his 13th goal for South Africa Senior Men’s National Team, Percy Tau moved to within two goals to equal legendary Siyabonga Nomvethe’s tally of 15 strikes and to number 5 in Bafana Bafana’s top goalscoring records.
Amazulu coach Benni McCarthy’s 31 goals in a Bafana Bafana jersey, still remains a tall order to overtake but at this rate, might come under threat from the Brighton and Hove Albion sharpshooter (Percy Tau) who took his tally to 13 goals with that lone strike against the Black Stars of Ghana on Thursday, 25 March 2021.
With age very much on his side, it will interesting to see how far the McCarthy/Tau battle for the top goalscoring title will go.
Second on the all-time goalscoring list is McCarthy’s fellow Capetownian, Shaun Bartlett who finished his international career with 29 goals while the third spot is shared by Katlego Mphela and Bernard Parker with 23 goals each.
Here are the Bafana Bafana complete goalscoring records of all-time
31 — Benedict McCarthy
29 — Shaun Bartlett
23 – Katlego Mphela, Bernard Parker
18 — Phil Masinga
15 — Siyabonga Nomvete
13 — Percy Tau, Sibusiso Zuma
12 – Tokelo Rantie, Siphiwe Tshabalala
10 — Delron Buckley, Teko Modise
9 — Doctor Khumalo
8 — Helman Mkhalele, John Moshoeu, Mark Williams
6 — Thamsanqa Gabuza, Patrick Mayo, Thabo Mngomeni, Bongani Zungu
5 — Andile Jali, Hlompho Kekana, Teboho Mokoena, Surprise Moriri, Gift Motupa, Pollen Ndlanya, Sibusiso Vilakazi
4 — Brendan Augustine, Dean Furman, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Mandla Masango, Lebo Mothiba, Siyabonga Sangweni, Themba Zwane
3 — Keagan Dolly, Lebohang Maboe, Lesley Manyathela, Daniel Mudau, Lungisani Ndlela, Ayanda Patosi, Steven Pienaar, Abram Raselemane, Luther Singh
2 — Bradley August, Lerato Chabungu, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Kermit Erasmus, Thembinkosi Fanteni, Mark Fish, Quinton Fortune, Stanton Fredericks, Bradley Grobler, Thabiso Kutumela, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Mbulelo Mabizela, May Mahlangu, Mpho Makola, Lehlohonolo Majoro, Marks Maponyane, Katlego Mashego, Menzi Masuku, Aubrey Modiba, Ryan Moon, Judas Moseamedi, Bongani Ndulula, Dumisa Ngobe, Siyabonga Nkosi, Siphelele Ntshangase, Thuso Phala, Alfred Phiri, Lebogang Phiri, Jabu Pule, Lucas Radebe, Tlou Segolela, Thulani Serero, Elrio van Heerden, Benedict Vilakazi
1 — Tyren Arendse, Matthew Booth, Mario Booysen, Philip Evans, Morgan Gould, Sam Kambule, Jimmy Kauleza, Bongani Khumalo, Daine Klate, George Koumantarakis, Lebogang Kukame, Lyle Lakay, Harold Legodi, Wandile Letlabika, Thembinkosi Lorch, Motjeka Madisha, Tercious Malepe, Lebogang Manyama, Oupa Manyisa, Grant Margeman, Mzikayise Mashaba, Bennett Masinga, Erick Mathoho, Thabo Matlaba, Clement Mazibuko, Thulasizwe Mbuyane, Benson Mhlongo, Thabo Mnyamane, John Moeti, Mohau Mokate, Aaron Mokoena, Teboho Mokoena, Thabo Mooki, Bryce Moon, Nasief Morris, Pitso Mosimane, Edward Motale, Dino Ndlovu, Sthembiso Ngcobo, Nkosinathi Nhleko, Riyaad Norodien, Thabo Nthethe, Luyolo Namondela, Tsepo Ntsoane, David Nyathi, Luvuyo Phewa, Andrew Rabutla, Godfrey Sapula, Rudolph Seale, Jabulani Shongwe, Davide Somma, Lucas Thwala, Eric Tinkler, Elrio van Heerden, Siyanda Xulu, David Zulu.
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