Eric Tinkler

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Eric Tinkler
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-07-30) 30 July 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cape Town City (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Wits 18 (0)
1992–1996 Vitória de Setúbal 84 (2)
1996–1997 Cagliari 20 (0)
1997–2002 Barnsley 99 (9)
2002–2005 União de Tomar
2005–2007 Wits 29 (3)
National team
1994–2002 South Africa 45 (1)
Teams managed
2015–2016 Orlando Pirates
2016– Cape Town City

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Eric Tinkler (born 30 July 1970 in Roodepoort, Gauteng) is a South African football coach and former player, who is currently head coach of Cape Town City. He played for Wits in South Africa, Vitória de Setúbal and União de Tomar in Portugal, Cagliari in Italy and Barnsley in England where he appeared in the Premier League. He was part of the South Africa squad that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Tinkler joined English Premier League side Barnsley from Italian side Cagliari on 30 June 1997 for £650,000.[1]

Managerial[edit]

Tinkler was appointed as head coach of Orlando Pirates on 18 May 2015 for the 2015–16 season.[2] Tinkler left Orlando Pirates to become the first head coach of Cape Town City club on 17 June 2016.[3]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 27 November 2001[4]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnsley 1997–98[5] Premier League 25 2 2 0 2 0 - 29 2
1998–99[6] First Division 25 3 3 0 2 0 - 30 3
1999–2000[7] 33 4 1 0 5 0 3 0 42 4
2000–01[8] 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2001–02[9] 16 0 0 0 1 1 - 0 0
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
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

Statistics accurate as of 12 September 2016[4]

Managerial[edit]

Information correct as of match played 15 May 2016. Only competitive matches are counted.

Team From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
South Africa Orlando Pirates 18 May 2015[2] 17 June 2016[3] 50 24 9 17 73 50 48.00
South Africa Cape Town City 17 June 2016[3] 3 2 0 1 3 3 66.67


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football: Tinkler joins the Barnsley party". independent.co.uk. The Independent. 1 July 1997. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Tinkler confirmed as Pirates coach for next season". timeslive.co.za. Times Live. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Tinkler to lead Black Aces". SuperSport. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Eric Tinkler". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 1997/1998". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 1998/1999". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 1999/2000". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 2000/2001". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Eric Tinkler in 2001/2002". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 

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