Ayanda Patosi

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Ayanda Patosi
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Patosi playing for Esteghlal in March 2019.
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-10-31) 31 October 1992 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa[1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder, winger[2]
Club information
Current team
Esteghlal
(on loan from Cape Town City)
Number 5
Youth career
2010–2011 ASD Cape Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2017 Lokeren 145 (21)
2017– Cape Town City 32 (8)
2019–Esteghlal (loan) 9 (4)
National team
2013– South Africa[2] 12 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:02, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:17, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Ayanda Patosi (born 31 October 1992) is a South African international footballer who plays as a left winger for Iranian club Esteghlal, on loan from Cape Town City.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

At the age of 16, Patosi trained with Belgian club Genk.[3] He spent the 2010–11 season with ASD Cape Town,[2] and Patosi later returned to Belgium on a tour with the African Soccer Development school.[4] While there, Patosi signed a four-year contract with Lokeren in May 2011.[5]

He made his professional debut for Lokeren in the 2011–12 season,[1][6] winning the Belgian Cup that same year.[7][8]

Cape Town City[edit]

On 1 June 2017, Cape Town City announced via their official Twitter profile that they had signed Patosi from Lokeren on a free transfer.[9] On 12 August, he made his debut for the club as a substitute in a MTN 8 cup match against Polokwane City, replacing Sibusiso Masina in a 0–1 win.[10] Eleven days later, he made his first league start in a 3–1 win over Platinum Stars in which he scored his first goal for the club.[11]

Esteghlal[edit]

In January 2019, Patosi signed for Iranian side Esteghlal on loan for the remainder of the season, with the club retaining the option to purchase.[12][13] He became the first South African player to join an Iranian team.[14] He was assigned the number 5 shirt.[15] His transfer was delayed as Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran was waiting for South African Football Association to proof that Patosi had played international football in the last two years and he has decent international quality.[16][17]

Patosi made his debut for the club on 20 February in a 2–0 win against Pars Jonoubi Jam, scoring the second goal. Esteghlal's first goal was also a deflected corner kick from Patosi by opponent Emad Mirjavan into their own net.[18]

International career[edit]

Patosi was tipped in March 2012 by fellow player Anele Ngcongca as a possible future star of the South African national team.[19] In November 2012, Patosi was hailed as a "sensation" and there were calls for him to be included in the national team set-up.[20] He received his first call-up to the national team in December 2012.[21] Patosi made his international debut on 12 October 2013, in a friendly match against Morocco, alongside fellow players Sibusiso Vilakazi and Kgosi Nthle.[22]

In December 2014 he was announced as being part of South Africa's provisional squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.[23] He did not make the final, 23-man squad.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Patosi was born in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa.[25] His father died when he was eleven and he was raised by his mother Nombulelo.[26] In June 2014, he was a victim of a carjacking when he was in Gugulethu in Cape Town during the season break. The carjacking stole his car, however, Patosi was able to escape safely.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 April 2019.[1]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League[a] National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lokeren 2011–12 Belgian Pro League 23 2 3 1 26 3
2012–13 22 7 1 0 2[b] 0 1[c] 0 26 7
2013–14 31 2 6 0 37 2
2014–15 28 3 4 0 3[b] 1 0[c] 0 35 3
2015–16 33 7 2 0 35 2
2016–17 8 0 1 0 9 0
Total 145 21 17 1 5 1 1 0 168 23
Cape Town City 2017–18 South African Premier Division 18 4 3 1 1 0 3[d] 1 25 6
2018–19 14 4 1 0 1 0 4[d] 0 20 4
Total 32 8 4 1 2 0 7 1 45 10
Esteghlal (loan) 2018–19 Persian Gulf Pro League 9 4 0 0 3[e] 0 12 4
Career total 186 33 21 2 2 0 8 1 8 1 225 37
  1. ^ Includes Belgian Pro League Europa League and Championship playoffs
  2. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ a b Appearance in Belgian Super Cup
  4. ^ a b Appearance in MTN 8
  5. ^ Appearances in AFC Champions League

International[edit]

As of 23 February 2019[2]
National team Year Apps Goals
South Africa
2013 2 0
2014 3 1
2015 5 1
2016 2 1
Total 12 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list South Africa's goal tally first.[1]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 May 2014 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia  Australia 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. 16 June 2015 Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa  Angola 2–1 2–1 Friendly
3. 11 October 2016 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa  Ghana 1–1 1–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Lokeren[1]

Cape Town City[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Ayanda Patosi at Soccerway. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ayanda Patosi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ Ed Aarons (23 March 2012). "Patosi relishing big stage". Kick Off. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  4. ^ Ed Aarons (20 October 2011). "African Soccer Development pupils flourishing in Europe". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  5. ^ "SA youngsters sign in Belgium". Kick Off. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  7. ^ Ed Aarons (1 April 2012). "Patosi relishing Belgian cup win with Sporting Lokeren". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Joy for Patosi, despair for Keet". Supersport. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Cape Town City confirm the signing of Bafana midfielder Ayanda Patosi from Belgium club KSC Lokeren". Kick Off. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  10. ^ "MTN8 quarter-final match report: Cape Town City vs Polokwane City". Kick Off. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Teko Modise scores on debut as Cape Town City cruise past Platinum Stars". Times Live. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  12. ^ Yusuf Variava (31 January 2019). "Cape Town City confirm Ayanda Patosi's departure to Iranian club Esteghlal FC". Goal.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  13. ^ Mlotha, Sipho (2 February 2019). "Cape Town City FC chairman John Comitis explains Ayanda Patosi departure". Kick Off. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  14. ^ Gleeson, Mark (6 February 2019). "Ayanda Patosi becomes the first South African to play in Iran". Times Live. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  15. ^ "شماره پیراهن ایسما، نورافکن و پاتوسی بازیکنان جدید استقلال مشخص شد" [The shirt numbers of Isma, Noorafkan and Patosi were revealed] (in Persian). Tarafdari. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  16. ^ Mazola Molefe (19 February 2019). "Iran FA Give Patosi Green Light". Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  17. ^ "مجوز بازی پاتوسی صادر می‌شود" [Patosi's got the permition to play]. Esteghlal F.C. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  18. ^ "استقلال 2- پارس جنوبی صفر؛ بوسه‌های سمی پاتوسی" [Esteghlal 2–0 Pars Jonoubi Jam] (in Persian). Varzesh 3. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  19. ^ Ed Aarons (19 March 2012). "Ngcongca tips Patosi as Bafana star". Kick Off. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  20. ^ Ed Aarons (13 November 2012). "A new sensation: Ayanda Patosi". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  21. ^ "Patosi named in South Africa squad to face Malawi". BBC Sport. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  22. ^ Jonty Mark (12 October 2014). "Bafana's future looks bright". IOL. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  23. ^ "South Africa include injured Tokelo Rantie in provisional squad". BBC Sport. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  24. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: South Africa omit Serero from squad". BBC Sport. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  25. ^ "A new sensation: Ayanda Patosi". BBC Sport. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  26. ^ "SA's Ayanda Patosi wants to net the big one in Europe". Mail and Gaurdian. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  27. ^ "Patosi Hijacked In Gugulethu". 8 June 2008. Retrieved 15 April 2019.