Daine Klate

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Daine Klate
Personal information
Full name Daine Marcelle Klate
Date of birth (1985-02-25) 25 February 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Orlando Pirates
Number 7
Youth career
0000-2000 Glenville Celtic
2000–2002 Transnet School of Excellence
2002–2004 Supersport United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Supersport United 138 (29)
2010– Orlando Pirates 59 (5)
National team
2005– South Africa 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Daine Klate (born 25 February 1985 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape) is a South African football (soccer) midfielder for Orlando Pirates and South Africa.

A product of Supersport United's youth academy, left-footed Klate is fast, tricky and has a powerful shot as well. He is probably one of the best free-kick takers in South Africa.

Early life[edit]

Klate hails from Gelvandale, a former coloured township in Port Elizabeth. He started playing football for his primary school in Gelvandale at the age of eight and continued with the sport in high school.

Club career[edit]

Like fellow South African international Elrio Van Heerden, Klate played for Port Elizabeth based amateur football club Glenville Celtic as a kid. At age 15, he moved to Gauteng to play for the Transnet School of Excellence, an institution that has produced a host of Bafana Bafana stars including Steven Pienaar and Dillon Sheppard. In 2002, he joined the Supersport United Feyenoord youth academy.

Since being promoted to the club's first team as a 19-year old in 2004, Klate has made the left-wing position at Supersport his own and has made over 100 league appearances for the club. Being one of the key players of United's back-to-back-toback Premiership wins in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

In 2010 he signed with Orlando Pirates.

2010-11 Season:

Since Daine joined Pirates at the beginning of the 2010-11 season, some Pirates supporters believed him to have been the lucky charm that brought trophies aboard. In his first Knockout competition in the Pirates colours,the MTN 8 Cup, Pirates won that trophy via penalty shoot-outs in Durban against Moroka Swallows. It was first domestic trophy for Pirates in years. The last to have been in 2003. Since then Pirates went on to win the treble that season. Picking up the Nedbank Cup (defeating Black Leopards 3-1 at the Mbombela Stadium) and Pirates third Premier Soccer League title. The last league title was in 2003. This was one season where Pirates played all available official games in the season, having lost the Telkom Knockout in the final against Kaizer Chiefs. Pirates also played all the finals that season. This title was the fourth in a row for Daine Klate who had won three consecutively with his former team, Supersport United.

2011-12 Season:

Daine and his teammates continued where they left off and successfully defended the MTN 8 Trophy by beating Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 at the FNB Stadium via an Oupa Manyisa long-range effort in extra-time. Pirates won their first ever Telkom Knock-Out Trophy against Wits 3-1 and finished off the season by successfully defending the league title. By this, Pirates won the second successive treble. This league title to have been Daine's fifth in a row. This made Daine Klate the first player ever to win the league title in five consecutive seasons.

Klate joined legends, Andre Arendse and the late Ace Ntsoelengoe, as the only players to lift the league title five times. The all time record is held by former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey, who has won it six times.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his national team debut in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Panama on 16 July 2005 and has so far been capped ten times scoring one goal.

International Goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2008-10-01 Germiston, South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1964}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] Malawi 3–0 3–0 Friendly match

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

Carling black label 2011 & 2012 (Pirates)

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