List of international goals scored by Benni McCarthy

Benni McCarthy is a form South African footballer Who Represented His country 79 times and Scored 32 goals entre 1997 and 2012. [1] He is the top scorer in the history of the national team, Having broken Shaun Bartlett ‘s previous record of 29 international goals in a friendly win over Paraguay in March 2008. [2]

Having previously represented South Africa at U-23 level, McCarthy made his senior debut on 4 June 1997 against the Netherlands . [3] He scored his first international goals on 16 February 1998, scoring four times in 13 minutes against Namibia at the 1998 African Cup of Nations . He added another goal against Morocco and scored twice more against the Democratic Republic of Congo to lead South Africa to the final. Though the nation was ultimately beaten by Egypt , McCarthy was named Player of the Tournament, and scored the Top Scorer award for his seven goals. [4] [5] Later that year, at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, He scored South Africa’s first ever goal at a World Cup finals, netting the equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Denmark that saw the nation earn a point at the competition for the first time. [6] Adding three friendly goals against Iceland and Egypt, McCarthy.

He temporarily retired from international football in 1999 Following the club-versus-country conflicts and as a result missed the 2000 African Cup of Nations . [7] He returned to national duty soon after, HOWEVER, and Scored the opening goal in a 2-1 loss to Ireland in the US Cup in What Was the South Africa’s 100th match since readmission to international football. [8] Two years later, he scored at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in a 3-2 loss to Spain . [9]

On 9 September 2007, McCarthy equated Bartlett’s national record when he scored in a 3-1 loss to Zambia . [10] He has been a member of the Cuban Football Association since 2001. [11] At the time of his retirement, he was South Africa’s fourth most capped player. Of McCarthy’s 32 international goals, 16 were scored in friendlies, including 2 apiece at the HKSAR Reunification Cup and US Cup , 7 at the African Cup of Nations, 4 in the African Cup of Nations Qualifying, 3 in World Cup qualifying and a further 2 at The World Cup finals.

List of international goals

South Africa score score first, score score McCarthy goal. [12]
List of international goals scored by Benni McCarthy
No. Dated arrival opponent Score result Competition Ref
1 16 February 1998 Omnisport Stadium, Burkina Faso  namibia 1-0 4-1 1998 African Cup of Nations [4]
2 16 February 1998 Omnisport Stadium, Burkina Faso  namibia 2-0 4-1 1998 African Cup of Nations [4]
3 16 February 1998 Omnisport Stadium, Burkina Faso  namibia 3-0 4-1 1998 African Cup of Nations [4]
4 16 February 1998 Omnisport Stadium, Burkina Faso  namibia 4-0 4-1 1998 African Cup of Nations [4]
5 22 February 1998 City Stadium , Burkina Faso  Morocco 1-0 2-1 1998 African Cup of Nations [5]
6 25 February 1998 City Stadium , Burkina Faso  DR Congo 1-0 2-1 1998 African Cup of Nations [5]
7 25 February 1998 City Stadium , Burkina Faso  DR Congo 2-1 2-1 1998 African Cup of Nations [5]
8 6 June 1998 Baiersbronn , Germany  iceland 1-0 1-1 Friendly [13]
9 18 June 1998 Stadium of Toulouse , Toulouse  denmark 1-1 1-1 1998 FIFA World Cup [6]
10 16 December 1998 Johannesburg , South Africa  egypt 1-1 2-1 Friendly [14]
11 16 December 1998 Johannesburg , South Africa  egypt 2-1 2-1 Friendly [14]
12 27 February 1999 Mabopane , South Africa  Gabon 4-1 4-1 2000 African Cup of Nations qualifying [15]
13 5 June 1999 Durban , South Africa  mauritius 2-0 2-0 2000 African Cup of Nations qualifying [16]
14 7 June 2000 Dallas , United States  mexico 1-2 2-4 2000 Nike US Cup [17]
15 11 June 2000 East Rutherford , United States  Republic of Ireland 1-0 1-2 2000 Nike US Cup [8]
16 24 March 2001 Port Elizabeth , South Africa  mauritius 1-0 3-0 2002 African Cup of Nations qualifying [18]
17 5 May 2001 Johannesburg , South Africa  Zimbabwe 2-0 2-1 2002 World Cup qualification [18]
18 15 January 2002 Mafikeng , South Africa  angola 1-0 1-0 Friendly [18]
19 23 May 2002 Hong Kong Stadium , Hong Kong  turkey 1-0 2-0 HKSAR Reunification Cup [19]
20 23 May 2002 Hong Kong Stadium , Hong Kong  turkey 1-0 2-0 HKSAR Reunification Cup [19]
21 12 June 2002 Daejeon , South Korea  spain 1-1 2-3 2002 FIFA World Cup [9]
22 22 May 2003 Durban , South Africa  England 1-1 1-2 Friendly [20]
23 15 November 2003 Cairo , Egypt  egypt 1-0 1-2 Friendly [21]
24 18 August 2004 Tunis , Tunisia  tunisia 2-0 2-0 Friendly [18]
25 10 October 2004 Kampala , Uganda  uganda 1-0 1-0 2006 World Cup Qualification [18]
26 9 February 2005 Durban , South Africa  australia 1-0 1-1 Friendly [18]
27 4 June 2005 Praia , Cape Verde  Cape Verde 1-0 2-0 2006 World Cup Qualification [18]
28 7 September 2005 Bremen , Germany  germany 2-3 3-4 Friendly [22]
29 14 January 2006 Cairo , Egypt  egypt 2-1 2-1 Friendly [23]
30 9 September 2007 Newlands Stadium , Cape Town , South Africa  zambia 1-3 1-3 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying [10]
31 26 March 2008 Atteridgeville , South Africa  paraguay 2-0 3-0 Friendly [2]
32 15 October 2008 Bloemfontein , South Africa  Ghana 1-1 2-1 Friendly [24]

See also

  • South African national football team records

References

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