Steven Pienaar (born 17 March 1982) is a former South African footballer who currently serves as an international ambassador at his former club Everton.
At club level, he played for Ajax Cape Town, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, and Bidvest Wits.
Steven Pienaar Age
He was born on 17 March 1982 in Westbury, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is 41 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on March 17th every year.
Steven Pienaar Parents
Pienaar’s mother is Denise. She raised him as a single mother, the whereabouts his father is unknown.
Through her help and guidance, he was able to achieve his dream and achieve a successful football career.
Steven Pienaar Wife and Children
Pienaar’s wife is Awa Abduleau. The couple got married in 2009 and have been together for over 10 years. They have a daughter together named Aaliyah.
The retired South African international also has another daughter from his previous relationship with Danielle Steeneveld. Her name is Skyla and she is 12 years old as of 2020.
Steven Pienaar and Danielle Steeneveld
Pienaar’s ex-girlfriend Danielle Steeneveld attempted to sue him for ZAR10.8million in August 2009 for not marrying her.
She said Steven Pienaar had ‘fallen madly in love with her’ and that she gave up living in their native South Africa to live with him while he played in Britain.
She was claiming 500,000 rand for patrimonial loss; 3.8million rand for injury to her name, self-esteem, and reputation after giving birth out of wedlock and 6.5millin rand compensation for the prospective loss.
Steven Pienaar Career
At 20 years old, he made his international debut for South Africa in a 2–0 win against Turkey. He made 61 appearances for the South African team and scored three goals.
Pienaar was also part of the Bafana Bafana team that participated in the 2002 and 2010 World Cups. He retired on 2 October 2012 at the age of 30.
Pienaar started his professional career at Ajax Cape Town before he moved to Ajax of Netherlands in January 2001. From the Dutch club, he moved to Borussia Dortmund and then to Everton on loan.
In January 2011, Pienaar moved to Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £3 million on a four-year contract but returned to Everton in January 2012 on a six-month loan deal.
On 19 August 2016, Pienaar signed a one-year contract with Sunderland. He made 17 appearances and his contract was not renewed at the end of the season.
Pienaar returned to South Africa, signing a one-year deal with Bidvest Wits in July 2017, but was released six months later. He retired from professional football in March 2018 at the age of 36.
Steven Pienaar Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of R523 million which he earned majorly as a footballer.