Eric Tinkler

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Eric Tinkler
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-07-30) 30 July 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Roodepoort, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maritzburg United (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Wits University 18 (0)
1992–1996 Vitória 84 (2)
1996–1997 Cagliari 20 (0)
1997–2002 Barnsley 99 (9)
2002–2005 Caldas 54 (15)
2005–2007 Bidvest Wits 29 (3)
Total 303 (29)
National team
1994–2002 South Africa 45 (1)
Teams managed
2013–2016 Orlando Pirates
2016–2017 Cape Town City
2017–2018 SuperSport United
2018 Chippa United
2019– Maritzburg United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eric Tinkler (born 30 July 1970) is a South African football coach and former player. He is currently the manager of Maritzburg United in the South African Premier Division.

Early and personal life[edit]

Tinkler was born in Roodepoort.[1]

Club career[edit]

Tinkler played club football for Wits University, Vitória, Cagliari, Barnsley, Caldas and Bidvest Wits.[1]

Tinkler moved from Italian club Cagliari to English club Barnsley on 1 July 1997 for a transfer fee of £650,000.[2]

International career[edit]

Tinkler earned 45 caps for the South African national team between 1994 and 2001, scoring 1 goal.[1] He was part of the South Africa squad that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations, playing in the final.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Tinkler became head coach of Orlando Pirates in December 2013; in May 2015 it was announced that he would continue in that role for the 2015–16 season.[4] Tinkler left Orlando Pirates to become the first head coach of Cape Town City club on 17 June 2016.[5] On 8 June 2017 he moved to become head coach of SuperSport United.[6] He quit in March 2018.[7]

After a spell with Chippa United, he became manager of Maritzburg United in January 2019.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnsley 1997–98[9] Premier League 25 2 2 0 2 0 - 29 2
1998–99[10] First Division 25 3 3 0 2 0 - 30 3
1999–2000[11] 33 4 1 0 5 0 3 0 42 4
2000–01[12] 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2001–02[13] 16 0 0 0 1 1 - 17 1
Total 99 9 6 0 10 1 3 0 118 10
Career total 99 9 6 0 10 1 3 0 118 10

International[edit]

South Africa national team[1]
Year Apps Goals
1994 5 0
1995 4 0
1996 11 1
1997 10 0
1998 0 0
1999 2 0
2000 6 0
2001 2 0
2002 5 0
Total 45 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Eric Tinkler". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ Rupert Metcalf and Alan Nixon (2 July 1997). "Football: Tinkler joins the Barnsley party". The Independent. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Bafana Bafana's 1996 African Cup of Nations victory remembered". KickOff. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Tinkler confirmed as Pirates coach for next season". Times Live. 18 May 2015. Archived from the original on 22 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Tinkler to lead Black Aces". SuperSport. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Stan Matthews backs Eric Tinkler to succeed at SuperSport United". KickOff. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  7. ^ Ashfak Mohamed (2 March 2018). "BREAKING: Eric Tinkler quits SuperSport United". IOL. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  8. ^ https://us.soccerway.com/coaches/eric-tinkler/230864/
  9. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 September 2016.