|Full name||Thurston Shaun Bartlett|
|Date of birth||31 October 1972|
|Place of birth||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|University of Pretoria F.C. (manager)|
|Vasco Da Gama|
|1992–1995||Cape Town Spurs||116||(48)|
|1997–1998||→Cape Town Spurs (loan)||18||(8)|
|2012–2016||Golden Arrows (assistant manager)|
|2016–||University of Pretoria F.C.|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Cape Town, Bartlett was raised by his grandmother in Factreton on the Cape Flats. He began playing for his church team and quickly developed a deft striking ability on the field. He was also a talented cricketer.
Bartlett began his career with his hometown Cape Town Spurs and then moved to Major League Soccer and the Colorado Rapids in the league's inaugural season in 1996. Halfway through the 1997 season, he was traded to the MetroStars on 10 July. Bartlett left MLS, without leaving much of a mark and returned to his home country. He later went on loan to FC Zürich and then transferring there for good in 1998. He went on loan to Charlton Athletic in 2000, and moved there in 2001 on a permanent deal worth £2 million. Bartlett won the Premier League Goal of the Season award in 2000-01, for his volley against Leicester City. He was released by the club in May 2006. He then signed with SA giants Kaizer Chiefs and in the summer of 2008 retired from professional football. After several discussions, he then made a return to football with Bloemfontein Celtic.
Bartlett made his full international debut in a friendly against Lesotho on 26 April 1995. He is currently the 2nd all-time leading scorer behind Benni McCarthy for the South African national team, with 28 goals in 74 appearances. He helped his country to the 1996 African Nations Cup and played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring two goals.
Goal of the Season, Match of the Day
- Swiss Cup: 2000
- "MetroStars Trade for Bartlett, A Forward." New York Times, 11 July 1997. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- "Bartlett bound for the Valley". BBC Sport. 2000-11-24. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
- "Bartlett bound to The Valley". BBC Sport. 2001-05-22. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
- "Bartlett wins Goal of the Season". BBC Sport. 2001-05-15. Retrieved 2007-04-22.
- "Bartlett set to join Celtic". supersport.com. 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2009-05-01.[permanent dead link]
- South Africa - International Matches 1996-2000
- South Africa - International Matches 2001-2005