Steven Pienaar

Date of birth17 March 1982
Place of birthJohannesburg
NationalitySouth African
Weight66 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionMidfielder

Steven Pienaar was a surprise call up into South Africa's 2002 World Cup squad as he hadn't played a full international yet.

He started as a pupil at the South African Soccer School of Excellence and had attracted interest from the Kaizer Chiefs.

He signed for Ajax Cape Town after a trial with Ajax in Holland as he did not want too leave home.

Steven was voted talent of the year in South Africa and was finally persuaded to move to Holland in January 2001.

After a loan spell, he joined Everton in July 2008 with a contract to June 2011.

Steven joined Tottenham Hotspur in January 2011 with a contract to June 2015.

After a loan spell, he re-joined Everton in July 2012 with a four-year contract.

Steven joined Sunderland in August 2016 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Cape Town Ajax 01 Jul 1999 01 Jan 2001
Ajax 01 Jan 2001 01 Jul 2006
Borussia Dortmund 01 Jul 2006 01 Jul 2008
Everton 24 Jul 2007 31 May 2008 L
Everton 01 Jul 2008 18 Jan 2011
Tottenham Hotspur 18 Jan 2011 31 Jul 2012
Everton 31 Jan 2012 31 May 2012 L
Everton 31 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2016
Sunderland 19 Aug 2016 30 Jun 2017
Bidvest Wits 05 Jul 2017

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Ajax UEFA Champions League 10
2
2
2
2003-04 Ajax UEFA Champions League 2
2005-06 Ajax UEFA Champions League 2
1
2006-07 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 19
5
2
2007-08 Everton FA Cup 1
2007-08 Everton League Cup 3
2007-08 Everton Premier League 25
3
2
6
2007-08 Everton UEFA Cup 8
1
2008-09 Everton FA Cup 6
2
2008-09 Everton Premier League 27
1
2
5
2008-09 Everton UEFA Cup
1
2009-10 Everton FA Cup 2
2009-10 Everton Premier League 30
4
8
1
2009-10 Everton UEFA Europa League 6
3
1
2010-11 Everton League Cup 1
1
2010-11 Everton Premier League 18
1
2
2010-11 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
2010-11 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 5
3
1
2010-11 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League 2
2011-12 Everton Premier League 14
4
6
2011-12 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1
2011-12 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League
2
2011-12 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Europa League 3
1
1
2012-13 Everton FA Cup 4
1
2012-13 Everton League Cup
1
2012-13 Everton Premier League 35
6
5
2
2013-14 Everton FA Cup 2
2013-14 Everton Premier League 19
4
1
2
2014-15 Everton Premier League 3
6
1
2014-15 Everton UEFA Europa League 2
2
2015-16 Everton FA Cup 2
2015-16 Everton Premier League
4
2016-17 Sunderland League Cup 1
1
2016-17 Sunderland Premier League 10
5
5
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
17 Sep 2002 Ajax v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
25 Sep 2002 Inter Milano v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
30 Oct 2002 Olympique Lyonnais v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
12 Nov 2002 Ajax v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
27 Nov 2002 Valencia v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
10 Dec 2002 Ajax v AS Roma D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
18 Feb 2003 Arsenal v Ajax D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
26 Feb 2003 Ajax v Arsenal D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
11 Mar 2003 Ajax v Valencia D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
19 Mar 2003 AS Roma v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
08 Apr 2003 Ajax v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
23 Apr 2003 AC Milan v Ajax D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
16 Sep 2003 AC Milan v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
22 Oct 2003 Ajax v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
27 Sep 2005 Ajax v Arsenal L 1-2 UEFA Champions League Group B
07 Dec 2005 Arsenal v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B


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
2001-02 South Africa International Friendly 2
2001-02 South Africa Reunification Cup 1
2003-04 South Africa FIFA World Cup 1
2003-04 South Africa International Friendly 1
2004-05 South Africa FIFA World Cup 6
2
2004-05 South Africa International Friendly 2
2005-06 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
2005-06 South Africa International Friendly 1
2006-07 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 2
2006-07 South Africa International Friendly 2
2006-07 South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge 1
2007-08 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 3
2007-08 South Africa FIFA World Cup 3
1
2007-08 South Africa International Friendly 5
2008-09 South Africa FIFA Confederations Cup 4
2
2008-09 South Africa FIFA World Cup 1
2008-09 South Africa International Friendly 3
2
2009-10 South Africa FIFA World Cup 3
1
2009-10 South Africa International Friendly 5
1
2
2010-11 South Africa International Friendly 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
20 Mar 2002 Saudi Arabia v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
18 Apr 2002 South Africa v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
23 May 2002 Turkey v South Africa W 0-2 REUNIFICATION CUP
30 Mar 2004 Australia v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
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
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
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
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
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
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
14 Jun 2008 Sierra Leone v South Africa L 1-0 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
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
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
17 Nov 2010 South Africa v USA L 0-1 International Friendly


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