Johan Ackermann

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Johan Ackermann
Full name Johannes Nicolaas Ackermann
Date of birth (1970-06-03) June 3, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Benoni, South Africa
Height 6.50 ft (1.98 m)
Weight 244 lb (111 kg)
School Brandwag
Occupation(s) Former professional rugby player, current professional rugby coach
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–02 Northampton Saints 4 (0)
correct as of 25 June 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995–96
1999–2001
2003–05
2006–07
Blue Bulls
Lions
Griquas
Natal Sharks
45
31
32
12
(15)
(20)
(5)
(10)
correct as of 25 June 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996
2000–01
2004–08
Bulls
Cats
Sharks
12
24
27
(0)
(0)
(10)
correct as of 25 June 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–2007 South Africa 13 (0)
correct as of 25 June 2014.
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2013–
2013–
Golden Lions
Lions
correct as of 25 June 2014.
Rugby union career

Johannes Nicolaas "Johan" Ackermann (born June 3, 1970) is a recently retired South African rugby union player. A lock, he most recently played Super 14 rugby for the Sharks.

Ackerman is known for his physical approach to the game. In 2007, Johan Ackermann became the oldest Springbok to play for the national side, at the age of 37. After the 2007 world cup in France, he was recalled to the Springbok squard to play against the Barbarians. This was his last outing as an international player.

Ackermann bowed out of professional rugby on a winning note on 1 March 2008, when the Sharks defeated the Bulls 29-15 at Loftus Versfeld. He became the oldest player ever in Super Rugby history at age 37 years, 272 days.

He is currently the head coach at the Golden Lions.

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