Aaron Mokoena

Date of birth25 November 1980
Place of birthBoipatong
NationalitySouth African
Weight78 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Mokoena began his career in the domestic league for Jomo Cosmos where his performances earned him a move to Ajax and an international debut in February 1999 against Botswana, which made him the youngest ever South African International since they were readmitted to FIFA in 1992, aged 18 years and two months.

He made the squad for the Sydney Olympics where he appeared in all three games before the team were eliminated at the group stage.

He failed to make the first team at Ajax and he has spent two seasons on loan at Germinal Beerschot (Ajax feeder club).

He was one of the few successes at the African Nations' Cup Finals where he replaced the injured Lucas Radebe in the centre of the defence.

A good man marker, exceptional in the air and skilful on the ground.

Mokoena joined Blackburn Rovers in January 2005 with a contract to June 2007.

He joined Portsmouth in July 2009 with a three-year contract that was extended to June 2013 in October 2010.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Jomo Cosmos 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1998
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jul 1998 01 Dec 1998
Ajax 01 Dec 1998 04 Jul 2003
Germinal Beerschot 01 Feb 2001 31 May 2001 L
Germinal Beerschot 01 Aug 2001 31 May 2002 L
RC Genk 04 Jul 2003 04 Jan 2005
Blackburn Rovers 04 Jan 2005 30 Jun 2009
Portsmouth 30 Jul 2009 19 Jun 2012
Bidvest Wits 19 Jun 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Germinal Beerschot Jupiler League 5
1
2001-02 Germinal Beerschot Jupiler League
1
2004-05 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 5
1
2
2004-05 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 16
5
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers League Cup
3
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 4
18
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 6
1
1
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 18
9
6
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 2
4
3
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 2
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 8
10
2
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 2
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
1
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
1
3
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 9
9
3
2009-10 Portsmouth FA Cup 4
1
2009-10 Portsmouth League Cup 2
1
2009-10 Portsmouth Premier League 21
2
7
2010-11 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
1
2010-11 Portsmouth League Championship 29
8
2
12
2010-11 Portsmouth League Cup 2
2011-12 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
2011-12 Portsmouth League Championship 15
3
5
2011-12 Portsmouth League Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
31 Mar 2001 Westerlo v Germinal Beerschot D 0-0 Jupiler League 27
07 Apr 2001 Germinal Beerschot v Beveren D 0-0 Jupiler League 28
14 Apr 2001 Charleroi v Germinal Beerschot D 0-0 Jupiler League 29
22 Apr 2001 Germinal Beerschot v Royal Antwerp D 0-0 Jupiler League 30
12 May 2001 RC Genk v Germinal Beerschot D 0-0 Jupiler League 33
20 May 2001 Germinal Beerschot v AA Ghent D 0-0 Jupiler League 34
03 Nov 2001 Lokeren v Germinal Beerschot D 0-0 Jupiler League 12


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 South Africa Toulon Under-21 1
1998-99 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 2
1998-99 South Africa COSAFA Cup 1
1
1998-99 South Africa International Friendly
1
1999-00 South Africa Afro-Asian Cup of Nations 1
1999-00 South Africa US Nike Cup 1
2000-01 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 3
2000-01 South Africa COSAFA Cup 1
2000-01 South Africa FIFA World Cup 3
1
2000-01 South Africa International Friendly 1
2000-01 South Africa Olympics 3
1
2001-02 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
2001-02 South Africa FIFA World Cup 4
2
2001-02 South Africa International Friendly 4
2001-02 South Africa Reunification Cup 1
2002-03 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 2
1
2002-03 South Africa International Friendly 1
2002-03 South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge 1
2003-04 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 3
2003-04 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
2003-04 South Africa International Friendly 5
2004-05 South Africa FIFA World Cup 6
2004-05 South Africa International Friendly 3
2005-06 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
2005-06 South Africa International Friendly 2
2006-07 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 4
2006-07 South Africa International Friendly 2
2006-07 South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge 1
2007-08 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
2007-08 South Africa International Friendly 6
2008-09 South Africa FIFA Confederations Cup 4
2008-09 South Africa FIFA World Cup 1
1
2008-09 South Africa International Friendly 4
1
2009-10 South Africa FIFA World Cup 3
2009-10 South Africa International Friendly 10
1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 May 1998 England v South Africa L 3-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
20 Feb 1999 Botswana v South Africa W 1-2 COSAFA Cup Preliminary
27 Feb 1999 South Africa v Gabon W 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
28 Apr 1999 Denmark v South Africa D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Jun 1999 Angola v South Africa D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
30 Sep 1999 Saudi Arabia v South Africa D 0-0 AFRO-ASIAN CUP OF NATIONS 2nd leg
11 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v South Africa L 2-1 US NIKE CUP
09 Jul 2000 Zimbabwe v South Africa W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 5
14 Sep 2000 South Africa v Japan L 1-2 Olympics Finals Group D
17 Sep 2000 Brazil v South Africa W 1-3 Olympics Finals Group D
20 Sep 2000 Slovakia v South Africa L 2-1 Olympics Finals Group D
16 Dec 2000 South Africa v Liberia W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
13 Jan 2001 Mauritius v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
24 Feb 2001 Malawi v South Africa W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
24 Mar 2001 South Africa v Mauritius W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
25 Apr 2001 Italy v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
29 Apr 2001 Mozambique v South Africa W 0-3 COSAFA Cup 1st round
05 May 2001 South Africa v Zimbabwe W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
14 Jul 2001 South Africa v Malawi W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
10 Nov 2001 South Africa v Egypt W 1-0 International Friendly
15 Jan 2002 South Africa v Angola W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Jan 2002 Burkina Faso v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
24 Jan 2002 Ghana v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
30 Jan 2002 Morocco v South Africa L 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
03 Feb 2002 Mali v South Africa L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
27 Mar 2002 Georgia v South Africa L 4-1 International Friendly
12 May 2002 South Africa v Madagascar W 1-0 International Friendly
20 May 2002 South Africa v Scotland W 2-0 REUNIFICATION CUP
02 Jun 2002 Paraguay v South Africa D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
08 Jun 2002 South Africa v Slovenia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
12 Jun 2002 South Africa v Spain L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
08 Sep 2002 Ivory Coast v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
13 Oct 2002 South Africa v Burundi W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
19 Nov 2002 South Africa v Senegal W 1-1 (4-1) NELSON MANDELA CHALLENGE
22 May 2003 South Africa v England L 1-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 South Africa v Costa Rica W 2-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 South Africa v Costa Rica W 2-1 International Friendly
19 Nov 2003 Tunisia v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
17 Jan 2004 Senegal v South Africa L 2-1 International Friendly
27 Jan 2004 Benin v South Africa W 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 Jan 2004 Nigeria v South Africa L 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
04 Feb 2004 Morocco v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
30 Mar 2004 Australia v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 South Africa v Cape Verde Islands W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
20 Jun 2004 Ghana v South Africa L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
03 Jul 2004 South Africa v Burkina Faso W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
18 Aug 2004 Tunisia v South Africa W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2004 Congo DR v South Africa L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
10 Oct 2004 Uganda v South Africa W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
17 Nov 2004 South Africa v Nigeria W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 South Africa v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 South Africa v Uganda W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
04 Jun 2005 Cape Verde Islands v South Africa W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
18 Jun 2005 South Africa v Ghana L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
17 Aug 2005 Iceland v South Africa L 4-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Burkina Faso v South Africa L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
07 Sep 2005 Germany v South Africa L 4-2 International Friendly
08 Oct 2005 South Africa v Congo DR D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
16 Aug 2006 Namibia v South Africa W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 South Africa v Congo D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
15 Nov 2006 Egypt v South Africa L 1-0 Nelson Mandela Challenge
24 Mar 2007 Chad v South Africa W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
28 Mar 2007 South Africa v Bolivia L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 South Africa v Chad W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
16 Jun 2007 Congo v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
22 Aug 2007 Scotland v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2007 South Africa v Zambia L 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
12 Sep 2007 South Africa v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 2007 Italy v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2007 South Africa v USA L 0-1 International Friendly
13 Jan 2008 South Africa v Mozambique W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Jan 2008 South Africa v Botswana W 2-1 International Friendly
23 Jan 2008 South Africa v Angola D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
27 Jan 2008 Tunisia v South Africa L 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 Jan 2008 Senegal v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
01 Jun 2008 Nigeria v South Africa L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
07 Jun 2008 South Africa v Equatorial Guinea W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
21 Jun 2008 South Africa v Sierra Leone D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
19 Aug 2008 Australia v South Africa D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2008 Equatorial Guinea v South Africa W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
28 Mar 2009 South Africa v Norway W 2-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2009 Portugal v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 South Africa v Poland W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Jun 2009 New Zealand v South Africa W 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
20 Jun 2009 South Africa v Spain L 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
25 Jun 2009 Brazil v South Africa L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
28 Jun 2009 South Africa v Spain L 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place play-off
12 Aug 2009 South Africa v Serbia L 1-3 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Germany v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2009 Republic of Ireland v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 2009 Norway v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
13 Oct 2009 Iceland v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Nov 2009 South Africa v Japan D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2009 South Africa v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
24 May 2010 South Africa v Bulgaria D 1-1 International Friendly
27 May 2010 South Africa v Colombia W 2-1 International Friendly
31 May 2010 South Africa v Guatemala W 5-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2010 South Africa v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2010 South Africa v Mexico D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 2010 South Africa v Uruguay L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
22 Jun 2010 France v South Africa W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.