Andrew Rabutla

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Andrew Rabutla
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-11-21) 21 November 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Tzaneen, South Africa
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 D'Alberton Callies
1995–1996 Rabali Blackpool 36 (0)
1996–1997 Jomo Cosmos 38 (2)
1997–1998 PAOK 0 (0)
1998–2006 Jomo Cosmos 229 (?)
National team
1997–2001 South Africa 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew Rabutla (born 21 November 1971) is a South African former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a defender.

He was nicknamed "Jaws of Life" because of his tough tackling.[1]


Rabutla played his club football in South Africa and Greece for D'Alberton Callies, Rabali Blackpool, Jomo Cosmos and PAOK.[2] His European career end early after a serious knee injury. Rabutla played with PAOK only one official game for 1997–98 UEFA Cup. Due to his injury his released from PAOK at the middle of the season.[3][4]

He also earned nineteen caps for the South African national side between 1997 and 2001, scoring one goal.[2] Two of his caps came in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[5] He also took part at the 1998 African Cup of Nations final.[6]


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  2. ^ a b "Andrew Rabutla". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  3. ^ «Δεν ξεχνώ τον ΠΑΟΚ, ήθελα να μείνω περισσότερο»
  4. ^ PAOK Sparta Trnava 5-3
  5. ^ Andrew RabutlaFIFA competition record
  6. ^ CAF Nations Cup 1998