Siyanda Xulu

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Siyanda Xulu
Siyanda Xulu 2013.jpg
Xulu with FC Rostov in 2013
Personal information
Full name Siyanda Xulu
Date of birth (1991-12-30) 30 December 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Maritzburg United
Number 25
Youth career
0000–2008 Royal Coastal
2008–2009 Kaizer Chiefs
2009 Mamelodi Sundowns
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Mamelodi Sundowns 72 (4)
2012–2015 Rostov 30 (0)
2015–2017 Kaizer Chiefs 6 (0)
2017– Maritzburg United 29 (2)
National team
2012– South Africa 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:33, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:45, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Siyanda Xulu (born 30 December 1991 in Durban, is a South African professional footballer who plays as a defender for Maritzburg United and the South African national team.

Career[edit]

During his formative years, Xulu spent time in the Kaizer Chiefs academy before being released in 2009 whereafter he joined Mamelodi Sundowns.[1][2]

In May 2010 Xulu was offered a trial by Barcelona F.C.,[3] before having a two-week trial with Arsenal F.C. in September 2010,[4] which he also failed to do enough to win a contract.[5]

In September 2012 Xulu joined Russian Premier League side FC Rostov, signing a four-year contract.[6] At Rostov, Zulu won the Russian Cup of the 2013-14 footballing season.[7]

International career[edit]

Xulu made his debut for the South Africa national team on 15 June 2012 in the match against Gabon, he substituted Morgan Gould at the 80th minute. On 28 May 2018, he was named captain for the nation's 2018 COSAFA Cup campiagn.[8]

Statistics[edit]

As of Match played 24 May 2015[9]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other[N 1] Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009–10 Mamelodi Sundowns ABSA Premiership 21 3 - 21 3
2010–11 25 1 - 25 1
2011–12 26 0 3 0 - 4 0 31 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Rostov Russian Premier League 11 0 1 0 - 1 0 13 0
2013–14 15 0 1 0 - - 16 0
2014–15 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total South Africa 72 4 3 0 - 5 0 80 4
Russia 30 0 3 0 - 1 0 34 0
Total 102 4 6 0 - 6 0 114 4

International[edit]

As of 11 June 2018.[10]
South Africa
Year Apps Goals
2012 1 0
2013 2 0
2014 1 0
2018 3 1
Total 7 1

International goals[edit]

As of match played on 5 June 2018. South Africa score listed first, score column indicates score after each Xulu goal.[10]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 June 2018 Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa  Namibia 4–1 4–1 2018 COSAFA Cup

Personal[edit]

Xulu hails from KwaMashu.

Honours[edit]

FC Rostov[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Russian Supercup, Russian Relegation Play-offs, MTN 8 Cup and Telkom Knockout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xulu and Abraw lead list of seven players released by Kaizer Chiefs, goal.com, 13 June 2017
  2. ^ "Why Siyanda Xulu chose Kaizer Chiefs over Mamelodi Sundowns". Kickoff.com. 
  3. ^ "Barcelona offers trials for South African prospect Siyanda Xulu". totalbarca. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Arsenal give trial to South African defender Siyanda Xulu". Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "MAMELODI SUNDOWNS DEFENDER SIYANDA XULU FAILS TO WIN ARSENAL DEAL". Tribalfootball. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ксулу перешел в "Ростов"". FC Rostov. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Siyanda Xulu". Soccerway.com. 
  8. ^ "Maritzburg United's Siyanda Xulu surprised by Bafana captaincy for COSAFA Cup". Kick Off. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 
  9. ^ "S. XULU". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Xulu, Siyanda". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 

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