Willem Jackson

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Willem Jackson
Personal information
Full name Willem Jackson
Date of birth (1972-03-26) 26 March 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 Bloemfontein Celtic 139 (21)
1996–2004 Orlando Pirates 104 (2)
2004–2007 Silver Stars 48
2007–2009 Platinum Stars 7
National team
1997–2001 South Africa 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Willem Jackson (born 26 March 1972 in Bloemfontein, Free State) is a retired South African footballer who played as defender. A fullback capable of lining up on either flank, he played mostly for Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates.

Jackson also played for South Africa, earning 18 caps,[1] and was a part of the squad that travelled to France for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2] During the tournament, he appeared in the first-round matches against France and Saudi Arabia, starting both matches at right back.[3] Jackson made his international debut against France on 11 October 1997.[4] His final international appearance came on 29 April 2001, a 3-0 victory over Mozambique in the COSAFA Castle Cup.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nikulski, Dirk & Tabeira, Martín. "South Africa - International Matches 2001-2005". RSSSF, 28 May 2006. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ 1998 FIFA World Cup - South Africa Squad
  3. ^ FIFA. "FIFA Player Statistics: Willem Jackson". Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  4. ^ Nikulski, Dirk & Tabeira, Martín. "South Africa - International Matches 1996-2000". RSSSF, 28 May 2006. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

External Links[edit]

Willem Jackson at National-Football-Teams.com