Anele Ngcongca

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Anele Ngcongca
Personal information
Full name Calvin Anele Ngcongca[1]
Date of birth (1987-10-21) 21 October 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Racing Genk
Number 16
Youth career
Aces United
FC Fortune
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 FC Fortune 60 (5)
2007– Racing Genk 210 (8)
National team
2009– South Africa 41 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 January 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 January 2015

Calvin Anele Ngcongca (born 21 October 1987), known as Anele Ngcongca, is a South African football player who currently plays for Belgian Jupiler League club Racing Genk. Ngcongca left South Africa without having played top-flight football domestically.


Ngcongca hails from Guguletu on the Cape Flats, Cape Town. He went on trial with Arsenal in 2007 after being discovered by scout Colin Gie – the same man who discovered Quinton Fortune. It was while he was on trial that Arsène Wenger persuaded him to convert from an attacking midfielder to a right back [1], with Ngcongca eventually signing for Racing Genk later that year.

Club career[edit]

FC Fortune[edit]

Ngcongca started his career at now defunct FC Fortune as a midfielder.

Racing Genk[edit]

On 5 September 2007, Genk announced the signing of Anele Ngcongca on a 4-year deal. According to several South African newspapers the Belgian club paid around €500,000.


He made his international debut against Japan in a friendly in November 2009. He was part of South Africa's squad at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.




  1. ^ "Anele Ngcongca". ESPN FC. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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