Siyabonga Nomvethe

Date of birth02 December 1977
Place of birthKwa Mashu
NationalitySouth African
Weight59 kg
Height1.69 m
PositionForward

Nomvethe is an exciting striker who is very fast and upsets opposition defenders when he runs at them.

He made his name with Kaizer Chiefs where he was South African Footballer of the Year in 2000, before moving to Serie A club Udinese in the 2001 close season.

He won his first cap for South Africa in May 1999 against Trinidad & Tobago.

He took time to break into the Udinese side only breaking into the first team in January 2002.

He made the African Nations' Cup Finals and played in a disappointing competition for South Africa.

Nomvethe wrote his name into South African sporting history with his goal after only four minutes of his World Cup debut.

It clinched a 1-0 victory over Slovenia in Daegu - South Africa's first-ever win in the World Cup finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Kaizer Chiefs 12 Jun 2001
Udinese 12 Jun 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Udinese Serie A 6
8
2003-04 Udinese Serie A
5
2007-08 Aab Aalborg UEFA Cup 1
2008-09 Aab Aalborg UEFA 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
26 Aug 2001 Udinese v Torino D 0-0 Serie A 1
30 Sep 2001 Udinese v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 5
16 Dec 2001 Venezia v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 15
19 Dec 2001 Bologna v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 6
23 Dec 2001 Udinese v Lecce D 0-0 Serie A 16
09 Feb 2002 Chievo Verona v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 22
17 Feb 2002 Udinese v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 23
24 Feb 2002 Inter Milano v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 24
03 Mar 2002 Udinese v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 25
10 Mar 2002 Fiorentina v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 26
17 Mar 2002 Udinese v Piacenza D 0-0 Serie A 27
24 Mar 2002 Lazio v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 28
14 Apr 2002 Verona v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 31
28 Apr 2002 Lecce v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 33
31 Aug 2003 Udinese v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 1
05 Oct 2003 Ancona v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 5
01 Nov 2003 Udinese v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 8
07 Dec 2003 Udinese v Reggina D 0-0 Serie A 12
13 Dec 2003 Udinese v Lecce D 0-0 Serie A 13


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
1998-99 South Africa International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
2
1
1999-00 South Africa COSAFA Cup 3
1
1
1999-00 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
2
1999-00 South Africa International Friendly
1
1
1999-00 South Africa Olympics 1
1
2000-01 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
2000-01 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
3
1
2000-01 South Africa Olympics 1
2
2
1
2001-02 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
1
2001-02 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
2001-02 South Africa International Friendly 4
1
2001-02 South Africa Reunification Cup 1
2002-03 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2003-04 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 3
2
2003-04 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
2003-04 South Africa International Friendly 3
2
2
2004-05 South Africa FIFA World Cup 1
2
2004-05 South Africa International Friendly
2
2005-06 South Africa CONCACAF Gold Cup 4
1
2005-06 South Africa FIFA World Cup 1
1
2006-07 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 1
3
1
2006-07 South Africa International Friendly
1
2006-07 South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge
1
2007-08 South Africa International Friendly
3
2009-10 South Africa FIFA World Cup
1
2009-10 South Africa International Friendly
6
1


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
06 May 1999 Trinidad and Tobago v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
09 May 1999 Jamaica v South Africa D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Nov 1999 South Africa v Sweden W 1-0 International Friendly
23 Jan 2000 South Africa v Gabon W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
27 Jan 2000 South Africa v Congo DR W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
06 Feb 2000 Ghana v South Africa W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
10 Feb 2000 Nigeria v South Africa L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
12 Feb 2000 South Africa v Tunisia W 2-2 (4-3) Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
26 Mar 2000 Guinea v South Africa W 1-4 Olympics Africa group B
09 Apr 2000 Lesotho v South Africa W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
22 Apr 2000 South Africa v Lesotho W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
29 Apr 2000 South Africa v Mauritius W 3-0 COSAFA Cup 1st round
18 Jun 2000 South Africa v Swaziland W 2-0 COSAFA Cup Quarter-final
09 Jul 2000 Zimbabwe v South Africa W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 5
29 Jul 2000 South Africa v Zimbabwe L 0-1 COSAFA Cup Semi-final
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
13 Jan 2001 Mauritius v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
27 Jan 2001 South Africa v Burkina Faso W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
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
05 May 2001 South Africa v Zimbabwe W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
03 Jun 2001 Liberia v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
17 Jun 2001 South Africa v Congo D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
29 Jun 2001 Burkina Faso v South Africa D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
15 Aug 2001 Sweden v South Africa L 3-0 International Friendly
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
23 May 2002 Turkey v South Africa W 0-2 REUNIFICATION CUP
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
22 Jun 2003 South Africa v Ivory Coast W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
11 Oct 2003 South Africa v Costa Rica W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 2003 Egypt v South Africa L 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
05 Sep 2004 Congo DR v South Africa L 1-0 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
18 Jun 2005 South Africa v Ghana L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
08 Jul 2005 South Africa v Mexico W 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
10 Jul 2005 Jamaica v South Africa D 3-3 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
13 Jul 2005 Guatemala v South Africa D 1-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
17 Jul 2005 South Africa v Panama L 1-1 (3-5) CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
03 Sep 2005 Burkina Faso v South Africa L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
08 Oct 2005 South Africa v Congo DR D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
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
12 Sep 2007 South Africa v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 2007 Italy v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 2010 Korea DPR v South Africa D 0-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 2010 South Africa v Jamaica W 2-0 International Friendly
16 May 2010 South Africa v Thailand W 4-0 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
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.