How many Bafana Bafana stars have played in the Champions League?

Can you name all of the Bafana Bafana stars to have featured in the UEFA Champions League? There’s a former Kaizer Chiefs defender in there as well as a few legendary names, including the most obvious name of Benni McCarthy.

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Bafana Bafana stars to play in the UEFA Champions League

Anele Ngcongca

Pierre Issa

Benni McCarthy

Georgios Koumantarakis

Hans Vonk

Bryce Moon

Tsepo Masilela

Quinton Fortune

Nasief Morris

Thulani Serero

Steven Pienaar

MacBeth Sibaya

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Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy is still South Africa’s only UCL winner

FC Porto’s surprise climb to the top of the pile in Europe back in 2004 was a huge moment for a number of massive football names. Jose Mourinho announced himself as the special one, and the legendary marksman Benni McCarthy created a unique slice of history. No South African player has ever won the UEFA Champions League, except him.

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Benni McCarthy, goal-scorer supreme. Image: Goal

Kaizer Chiefs stalwart Masilela was always dependable for Maccabi Haifa

Tsepo Masilela won a couple of league titles for Israeli giants Maccabi Haifa, and he also featured for them in Europe’s premier club competition. The ever-dependable and sometimes swashbuckling left-back also enjoyed a loan stint in LaLiga with Getafe.

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The UEFA Champions League trophy. Photo: FABRICE OFFRINI / AFP.

Champions League fixtures this week

The UCL group stage begins this Tuesday and there are a few cracking ties to look forward to, including the following highlights:

Tuesday 19 September

Lazio vs Atlético Madrid

AC Milan vs Newcastle

PSG vs Borussia Dortmund

Man City vs Red Star Belgrade

Wednesday 20 September

Bayern Munich vs Man United

Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven

Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan

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