Anele Ngcongca

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Anele Ngcongca
Personal information
Full name Calvin Anele Ngcongca[1]
Date of birth (1987-10-21) 21 October 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.80 metres (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Racing Genk
Number 16
Youth career
Aces United
FC Fortune
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 FC Fortune 60 (5)
2007– Racing Genk 133 (4)
National team
2009– South Africa 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 December 2013

Calvin Anele Ngcongca (born 21 October 1987), known as Anele Ngcongca, is a South African football player who currently plays for Belgian Jupiler League club Racing Genk. Ngcongca left South Africa without having played top-flight football domestically.


Ngcongca hails from Guguletu on the Cape Flats, Cape Town. He went on trial with Arsenal in 2007 after being discovered by scout Colin Gie – the same man who discovered Quinton Fortune. It was while he was on trial that Arsène Wenger persuaded him to convert from an attacking midfielder to a right back [1], with Ngcongca eventually signing for Racing Genk later that year.

Club career[edit]

FC Fortune[edit]

Ngcongca started his career at now defunct FC Fortune as a midfielder.

Racing Genk[edit]

On 5 September 2007, Genk announced the signing of Anele Ngcongca on a 4-year deal. According to several South African newspapers the Belgian club paid around € 500,000.


He made his international debut against Japan in a friendly in November 2009. He was part of South Africa's squad at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.




  1. ^ "Anele Ngcongca". ESPN FC. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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