John Moshoeu

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John Moshoeu
Personal information
Full name John Leshiba Moshoeu
Date of birth (1965-12-18) 18 December 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Soweto, South Africa
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alexandra United FC
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1992 Giant Blackpool ? (?)
1993–1993 Kaizer Chiefs ? (?)
1993–1995 Genclerbirligi 27 (5)
1995–1997 Kocaelispor 76 (20)
1997–2001 Fenerbahçe 75 (15)
2001–2003 Bursaspor 48 (7)
2003–2006 Kaizer Chiefs 89 (23)
2006–2008 AmaZulu 51 (5)
2010– Alexandra United FC
National team
1993–2004 South Africa 73 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John "Shoes" Leshiba Moshoeu (born 18 December 1965) is a retired South African football (soccer) player who last played for Alexandra United.


Shoes, as he is best known to fans, was born in Soweto, Gauteng. He played as a professional for Giant Blackpool before he joined South African giants Kaizer Chiefs where he remained one of the most valued players from 1988 to 1993.

He had some of the most brilliant skills that one of the most respected football commentators once said these words: " he holds on to the ball as if it was tightened to his feet with wires with a relative amount of ease". On his day, he would create a move toward goal with the intention of scoring. He possessed very good pace for a man of his height and could get through the whole defence by placing the ball wherever he wanted, into the net for a beautiful goal.

He later signed with FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman who made his transfer to Genclerbirligi after the President Cavcav flew to Johannesburg to see him played. He also played for Bursaspor and then was transferred to giants Fenerbahce where he was a favorite with the fans.

He went back to Kaizer Chiefs at age 37 where he somehow, at his age, continued to excite his old fans with the same enthusiasm, skill and somewhat vintage character in 2002. He played there until 2006. He then joined AmaZulu where he ended his career in 2008 at the age of 42. The attacking midfielder announced on 6 November 2010 his comeback with Brian Baloyi as owners of a South African club Alexandra United FC.[1]

International career[edit]

He played for South Africa national football team and was part of the squad that travelled to France for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2]

He accumulated 73 caps and eight goals.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1993-01-10 Gaborone, Botswana  Botswana 2-0 2-0 Friendly match
2 1996-01-13 Johannesburg, South Africa  Cameroon 3-0 3-0 African Nations Cup
3 1996-01-27 Johannesburg, South Africa  Algeria 2-1 2-1 African Nations Cup
4 1996-01-31 Johannesburg, South Africa  Ghana 1-0 3-0 African Nations Cup
5 1996-01-31 Johannesburg, South Africa  Ghana 3-0 3-0 African Nations Cup
6 1996-09-18 Johannesburg, South Africa  Australia 1-0 2-0 Four Nations Cup
7 1999-04-28 Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark 1-1 1-1 Friendly match
8 2003-10-08 Maseru, Lesotho  Lesotho 1-0 3-0 Friendly match


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