Morgan Gould

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Morgan Gould
Morgan Gould in Bafana Bafana Jersey.jpg
Gould with South Africa in 2010
Personal information
Full name Morgan Leonard Gould
Date of birth (1983-03-23) 23 March 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Soweto, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Supersport United
Number 29
Youth career
Noordgesig Sundowns
Wits juniors
Bedfordview Country Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Jomo Cosmos 81 (0)
2008–2012 Supersport United 99 (15)
2012–2016 Kaizer Chiefs 39 (0)
2016– Supersport United 42 (3)
National team
2008– South Africa 30 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:19, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:18, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Morgan Leonard Gould (born 23 March 1983) is a South African international footballer who plays professionally for Supersport United as a defender.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Soweto, Gould began his senior career with Jomo Cosmos in 2001, before moving to Supersport United in 2008.[2] He signed for Kaizer Chiefs in May 2012.[3]

Kaizer Chiefs[edit]

Gould was signed to Chiefs in July 2012 for R8.4million. He made his debut on 5 August 2012 against Mamelodi Sundowns losing 4-1.[4] He scored his first goal against student outfit Bidvest Wits in the Nedbank Cup winning 3-0 with him scoring the second goal in 49th from a header from the near post. In the first half Siboniso Gaxa also scored his first goal for Chiefs. Earlier that day Orlando Pirates lost 4-1 to SAFA Second Division student outfit, Maluti FET College.[5] He went to play only nine games and 721 minutes in the 2012-13 season due to an achilles tendon surgery and a knee injury only recovering in pre-season.[6]

Supersport United[edit]

In July 2016, Gould made his return to Supersport United, to be reunited with his former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter. He made his first start in a league match of the PSL Absa Premiership 2016–2017 season, in a 1-0 loss to Platinum Stars.

International career[edit]

Gould made his international debut for South Africa in 2008,[2] and was a squad member at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list South Africa's goal tally first.[2]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 June 2012 University of Botswana Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana  Botswana 1–0 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of late former Kaizer Chiefs and Penarol player Goodenough Nkomo.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan Gould at Soccerway. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Morgan Gould". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 
  3. ^ Ramatsiti Mohola (29 May 2012). "Gould joins Kaizer Chiefs - Amakhosi signal title intentions". Sowetan Live. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  5. ^ www.realnet.co.uk. "Kaizer Chiefs beat Bidvest Wits in Nedbank Cup". Kick Off. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  6. ^ http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/south-africa/absa-premiership/players/2013-2014/chiefs/morgan-gould.html
  7. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Confederations Cup archive - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2013-12-16.