Shaun Bartlett

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Shaun Bartlett
Personal information
Full name Thurston Shaun Bartlett
Date of birth (1972-10-31) 31 October 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Youth career
Norway Parks
Vasco Da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Cape Town Spurs 116 (48)
1996–1997 Colorado Rapids 36 (9)
1997 MetroStars 13 (2)
1997–1998 Cape Town Spurs (loan) 18 (8)
1998–2000 FC Zürich 77 (27)
2000–2006 Charlton Athletic 123 (24)
2006–2008 Kaizer Chiefs 31 (11)
2008–2009 Bloemfontein Celtic 8 (0)
Total 422 (129)
National team
1995–2005 South Africa 74 (28)
Teams managed
2012- Golden Arrows (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 April 2009

Shaun Bartlett (born 31 October 1972 in Cape Town) is a retired South African football striker who last played for Bloemfontein Celtic. He is currently the assistant manager of Golden Arrows in South Africa.

Early life[edit]

Raised by his grandmother in Factreton on the Cape Flats, Bartlett began playing for his church team and quickly developed a deft striking ability on the field. He was also a talented cricketer.

Club career[edit]

Bartlett began his career with his hometown Cape Town Spurs and then moved to Major League Soccer and the Colorado Rapids in the league's inaugural season in 1996. Halfway through the 1997 season, he was traded to the MetroStars on 10 July.[1] Bartlett left MLS, without leaving much of a mark and returned to his home country. He later went on loan to FC Zürich and then transferring there for good in 1998. He went on loan to Charlton Athletic in 2000,[2] and moved there in 2001 on a permanent deal worth £2 million.[3] Bartlett won the Premier League Goal of the Season award in 2000-01, for his volley against Leicester City.[4] He was released by the club in May 2006. He then signed with SA giants Kaizer Chiefs and in the summer of 2008 retired from professional football. After several discussions, he then made a return to football with Bloemfontein Celtic.[5]

International career[edit]

Bartlett made his full international debut in a friendly against Lesotho on 26 April 1995. He is currently the 2nd all-time leading scorer behind Benni McCarthy for the South African national team, with 28 goals in 74 appearances. He helped his country to the 1996 African Nations Cup and played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring two goals.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1995-11-24 Mmabatho, South Africa  Egypt 2-0 2-0 Four Nations Cup
2 1995-11-26 Johannesburg, South Africa  Zimbabwe 1-0 2-0 Four Nations Cup
3 1995-11-26 Johannesburg, South Africa  Zimbabwe 2-0 2-0 Four Nations Cup
4 1996-01-31 Johannesburg, South Africa  Ghana 2-0 3-0 African Nations Cup
5 1996-06-15 Johannesburg, South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1964}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] Malawi 1-0 3-0 World Cup qualifier
6 1996-06-15 Johannesburg, South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1964}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] Malawi 3-0 3-0 World Cup qualifier
7 1997-10-11 Lens, France  France 1-0 1-2 Friendly match
8 1998-05-20 Johannesburg, South Africa  Zambia 1-1 1-1 Friendly match
9 1998-06-24 Bordeaux, France  Saudi Arabia 1-0 2-2 FIFA World Cup
10 1998-06-24 Bordeaux, France  Saudi Arabia 2-2 2-2 FIFA World Cup
11 1998-10-03 Johannesburg, South Africa  Angola 1-0 1-0 African Nations Cup qualifier
12 1999-02-27 Mabopane, South Africa  Gabon 3-1 4-1 African Nations Cup qualifier
13 2000-01-23 Kumasi, Ghana  Gabon 2-1 3-1 African Nations Cup
14 2000-01-23 Kumasi, Ghana  Gabon 3-1 3-1 African Nations Cup
15 2000-01-27 Kumasi, Ghana  DR Congo 1-0 1-0 African Nations Cup
16 2000-02-02 Kumasi, Ghana  Algeria 1-0 1-1 African Nations Cup
17 2000-02-12 Accra, Ghana  Tunisia 1-0 2-2 African Nations Cup
18 2000-04-08 Maseru, Lesotho  Lesotho 1-0 2-0 World Cup qualifier
19 2000-04-23 Bloemfontein, South Africa  Lesotho 1-0 1-0 World Cup qualifier
20 2000-12-16 Johannesburg, South Africa  Liberia 1-0 2-1 African Nations Cup qualifier
21 2001-01-27 Rustenburg, South Africa  Burkina Faso 1-0 1-0 World Cup qualifier
22 2001-05-05 Johannesburg, South Africa  Zimbabwe 1-0 2-1 World Cup qualifier
23 2001-11-10 Johannesburg, South Africa  Egypt 1-0 1-0 Nelson Mandela Challenge
24 2002-11-19 Johannesburg, South Africa  Senegal 1-0 1-1 Nelson Mandela Challenge
25 2003-06-22 Polokwane, South Africa  Ivory Coast 1-0 2-1 African Nations Cup qualifier
26 2004-07-03 Johannesburg, South Africa  Burkina Faso 2-0 2-0 World Cup qualifier
27 2004-11-17 Johannesburg, South Africa  Nigeria 1-0 2-1 Nelson Mandela Challenge
28 2005-09-07 Bremen, Germany  Germany 1-1 2-4 Friendly match

Honours[edit]

Goal of the Season, Match of the Day

Club[edit]

Switzerland FC Zürich

South Africa Kaizer Chiefs

International[edit]

South Africa South Africa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MetroStars Trade for Bartlett, A Forward." New York Times, 11 July 1997. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Bartlett bound for the Valley". BBC Sport. 2000-11-24. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Bartlett bound to The Valley". BBC Sport. 2001-05-22. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Bartlett wins Goal of the Season". BBC Sport. 2001-05-15. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Bartlett set to join Celtic". supersport.com. 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2009-05-01.