Brian Baloyi

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Brian Baloyi
Personal information
Full name Brian Bafana Baloyi
Date of birth (1974-03-16) 16 March 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Alexandra, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Alexandra United
Longhorn FC
Wits University
Highlands Park
Balfour Park
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2004 Kaizer Chiefs 338 (0)
2004–2010 Mamelodi Sundowns 75 (0)
National team
1993–1994 South Africa U20 5 (0)
1995–1997 South Africa U23 9 (0)
1997–2008 South Africa 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 May 2011

Brian Baloyi (born 16 March 1974[1] in Alexandra, Gauteng) is a retired South African football (soccer) goalkeeper.

Baloyi made his professional debut in 1993. He joined league rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in 2004 after playing for Kaizer Chiefs for over a decade. He is commonly nicknamed "Spiderman".

International career[edit]

He made his debut against Netherlands on 4 June 1997 in a 2-0 loss.[2] In the 8th minute, Giovanni van Bronkhorst drilled a stunning long-range goal past Baloyi.[3] He played for South Africa national football team and was in part of the squad that travelled to France for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[4] and to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Despite retirement claims he was called up by Joel Santana's for the 2009 Confederations Cup but was third choice behind Itumeleng Khune and Rowen Fernandez.

Personal life[edit]

Baloyi's wife, Punkie, is a breast cancer survivor. She was one of the mourners at the funeral of the wife of Lucas Radebe, Feziwe, who were handed pink ribbons to wear to raise awareness of cancer.[5]

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