A legend is broadly defined as a person that is extremely famous in a particular field. That is exactly what Josephs is in South African football.
Born in the large township of Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, Josephs is one of the youngest ever keepers who earned a PSL debut at 18 for Cape Town Spurs in 1998. That’s 22 years ago.
40 - @AmaZuluFootball's Moeneeb Josephs turns 40 today and is the oldest player in the #AbsaPrem, plus the only one to feature since 1997.— OptaJabu (@OptaJabu) May 19, 2020
40 players have played in the league this season, that were born after he made his debut in September 1997.
While Josephs is now a player-coach at AmaZulu, let’s pay a tribute for his birthday by looking at his journey and accolades…
- Cape Town Spurs: Stats unavailable
- Ajax Cape Town: Stats unavailable
- Orlando Pirates: 125 appearances and 62 clean sheets
- Bidvest Wits: 173 appearances and 73 clean sheets
- AmaZulu: Seven appearances, one clean sheet
- Stats: 22 caps, 5 clean sheets
- 2010 FIFA World Cup, Three AFCONs
- Three PSL titles
- Telkom Knockout
- X2 MTN 8
Happy birthday Slimkat!