Benni McCarthy (born 12 November 1977) is a former South African footballer who is the current head coach of AmaZulu FC, a South African football club that plays in the PSL.
McCarthy started his footballing career at a local side called Young Pirates, which was then managed by his uncles. He later joined the youth structures of a local amateur club called Crusaders.
He was signed by first division club Seven Stars at age 17. McCarthy is still the all-time top scorer of the South Africa national team with 31 goals.
|Full Name||Benedict Saul “Benni” McCarthy|
|Date of Birth||12 November 1977 (age 44 years old)|
|Net Worth||$16 million|
Benni McCarthy Age
Benni McCarthy was born on the 12th of November 1977 in Cape Town, South Africa to Dudley and Dora McCarthy. As of 2021, he is 44 years old and celebrates his birthday on November 12th every year.
Benni McCarthy Clubs and Football Career
Benni McCarthy started his playing career for Seven Stars scoring a total of 13 goals which earned him a transfer to Cape Town Spurs.
After some few years in the PSL, he was sold to Ajax football club in the Eredivisie where he scored 9 goals and won his first major trophy in Europe.
He was then sold to Spanish club Celta Vigo for 6 million euros making him the most expensive South African player at that time. While at Celta Vigo, he performed poorly which led to him being loaned out to Portuguese giants F.C Porto.
At Porto, he won the golden boot after scoring a staggering 20 goals in 23 games. He also guided them to win the UEFA Champions League in the 2003-2004 season under Jose Mourinho.
Bennie McCarthy also spent some years in the English Premier Leagues playing for Blackburn Rovers for whom he scored a total of 52 goals and also West Ham United.
After some seasons in the Premier League, he moved back to the South African PSL to play for SA football giants Orlando Pirates scoring 10 league goals and helping them retain their league title in the 2011-2012 season
Benni McCarthy Wife, Daughters and Family
McCarthy got married to Maria Santos from Spain in the year 2004. Together, they have three daughters; Minna, Mya, and Allegra.
Unfortunately, in 2007, they got separated and McCarthy got married to Scottish model Stacey Munro in May 2014 Together, they have one daughter, Lima Rose.
He has two brothers who were also footballers and a sister. His older brother is Jerome McCarthy while his younger brother is Mark McCarthy
Benni McCarthy Net Worth and Salary
He has an estimated net worth of $16 Million. When we have the full update on the salary of Bennie McCarthy as head coach, we’ll get it updated on this page.