This article celebrates the greatest South African footballers of all time.
Bafana Bafana may have fallen on hard times, having failed to qualify for the last three World Cup finals, but they can look back on an extensive history and a number of superb footballers.
In compiling this list, we have only considered those players who represented the national side, in any guise. Thus, Liverpool’s Craig Johnston, for example, who won five English championships and one European Cup with the Reds, has not been considered as he featured for England U-21s, even though he was born in Johannesburg.
We have considered longevity, popularity, impact, honours and ability in compiling this list, therefore, it is little wonder that several of Bafana Bafana’s legendary “Nation Builders” of 1996 feature.