5 PSL Player Records
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is the top tier for players to showcase their talents and demonstrate what they are made of, and some manage fantastic athletic feats that secure their names in the record books.
Here are five PSL player records:
Most PSL Appearances
Showing up is half the battle, and Edries Burton was prolific during his decade of playing for Cape Town-based Santos FC. Between 1996 and 2007, the central defender made 316 PSL appearances, but in his overall professional career – including game appearances before the PSL’s creation in 1996 – he took to the field 555 times before he retired.
Most PSL Goals Scored
Siyabonga Nomvethe kicked his name straight into glory by scoring 123 PSL goals in his professional career. Despite playing for several local clubs, the Durbanite forward racked up a remarkable number of league goals and eventually joined Amazula in 2016. The following year he surpassed the 110 goals record of former title holder, Daniel Mudau.
Longest Distance Goal
There’s a certain satisfaction when you don’t need to travel too far to score, and Senegalese footballer, Mor Diouf, achieved the unthinkable by netting a goal from his side’s own half. In March 2013, the Supersport United defender punted a 64-metre shot in the 88th-minute, and miraculously scored the sole goal of the game. The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper never saw it coming.
Youngest PSL Player
Football clubs are always on the lookout for young talent, and they don’t come any younger than Mkhanyiseli Siwahla. In 2004 he became the youngest player to score in South African professional football – during an Ajax Cape Town and Dynamos game – at the tender age of 15 years and 174 days.
Oldest PSL Player
Former Supersport United player, Andre Arendse, made a name for himself with his 1.91-metre frame and quick reflexes across 436 appearances. In May 2013, he became the oldest player in PSL history at 46 years when he was brought on as an emergency goalkeeper for Bidvest Wits – he had retired in 2009!