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Siyabonga Nomvethe

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Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe (born December 2, 1977) is a South African football (soccer) player who has played in several European leagues, and who recently moved from Aalborg of the Danish Superliga to Moroka Swallows in the Premier Soccer League. He Nomvethe has represented the Bafana Bafana (South Africa national football team) since 6 May 1999, and he took part in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

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Created: 13th Apr 2010
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Professional Information
Professional Areas:
South African Football Association
Professional footballer
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Siyabonga Nomvethe
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Dec/2/1977
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa


Siyabonga "Bhele" Nomvethe was born in the township of KwaMashu south of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. He started playing as a striker for the Durban-based lower league club Durban Cosmos in 1994, from which he moved to Claremont Blizzards.

When Claremont Blizzards folded the following year, Nomvethe moved to African Wanderers in the second best South African league. He helped the club secure promotion and Siyabonga made his first appearances in the Premier Soccer League, playing alongside later Bafana Bafana striker Sibusiso Zuma. In July 1998, he moved on to become a part of the striking force of Kaizer Chiefs. Following 42 goals in 79 games for Kaizer Chiefs, Nomvethe moved abroad in 2001. He was then already touted as a coming star for the Bafana Bafana.

He signed with Italian club Udinese Calcio of the Serie A. In 2002 he was selected to play for South Africa at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He made his presence clear when scoring the winning goal of the 1-0 win against Slovenia. Following two unsuccessful years at Udinese, Nomvethe was loaned out to smaller Italian clubs Salernitana Calcio and Empoli F.C. from January 2004 to June 2005. He was subsequently loaned out for six months to Djurgårdens IF in Sweden, before he permanently left Udinese in December 2005. He moved back to South Africa, signing on for Orlando Pirates.

In July 2006, he once again moved abroad, this time to play for Aalborg BK in Denmark. In 2009, Nomvete moved back to South African to join Moroka Swallows, rivals of the two soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates he represented during his local career.


Nomvethe first played in 1999 and Became a first team player from 2001-2007 where he played in 2002 FIFA World Cup and scoring against Slovenia he also participated at The 2005 Gold Cup & 2006 African Cup Of Nations until he lost his place its unknown if he will play again he was not picked for 2008 Africa Cup Of Nations or 2009 Confederations Cup so far he has scored 15 goals for South Africa.

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