Siyanda Xulu

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Siyanda Xulu
Siyanda Xulu 2013.jpg
Xulu with FC Rostov in 2013
Personal information
Full name Siyanda Xulu
Date of birth (1991-12-30) 30 December 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
FC Rostov
Number 55
Youth career
0000–2008 Royal Coastal
2008–2009 Kaizer Chiefs
2009 Mamelodi Sundowns
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Mamelodi Sundowns 72 (4)
2012– FC Rostov 26 (0)
National team
2012– South Africa 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 May 2014

Siyanda Xulu (born 30 December 1991 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African football (soccer) defender, who currently plays for Russian club FC Rostov.

Career[edit]

In May 2010 Xulu was offered a trial by Barcelona F.C.,[1] before having a two-week trial with Arsenal F.C. in September 2010,[2] which he also failed to do enough to win a contract.[3]

In September 2012 Xulu joined Russian Premier League side FC Rostov, signing a four-year contract.[4]

International career[edit]

Xulu made his debut for the South Africa national team on 15 June 2012 in the match against Gabon, he substituted Morgan Gould at the 80th minute.

Statistics[edit]

As of Match played 6 April 2014[5]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other[N 1] Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009–10 Mamelodi Sundowns ABSA Premiership 21 3 - 21 3
2010–11 25 1 - 25 1
2011–12 26 0 3 0 - 4 0 31 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Rostov Russian Premier League 11 0 1 0 - 1 0 13 0
2013–14 14 0 1 0 - - 15 0
Total South Africa 72 4 3 0 - 5 0 80 4
Russia 25 0 2 0 - 1 0 28 0
Total 97 4 5 0 - 6 0 108 4

International[edit]

South Africa[6]
Year Apps Goals
2012 1 0
2013 2 0
2014 1 0
Total 4 0

Personal[edit]

Xulu hails from KwaMashu.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Russian Relegation Play-offs, MTN 8 Cup and Telkom Knockout

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barcelona offers trials for South African prospect Siyanda Xulu". totalbarca. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Arsenal give trial to South African defender Siyanda Xulu". Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "MAMELODI SUNDOWNS DEFENDER SIYANDA XULU FAILS TO WIN ARSENAL DEAL". Tribalfootball. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ксулу перешел в «Ростов»". FC Rostov. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "S. XULU". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Siyanda Xulu". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

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