South African English Premier League Stars
Premier League Club: Charlton Athletic
Shaun Bartlett played for Charlton Athletic for 7 seasons notching up 138 appearances and 27 goals during his tenure at the Valley. He moved to the club in the year 2000 on loan from FC Zurich, finally tying up a permanent deal in 2001 for two million pounds.
He was a part of the club’s South African connection, playing with Bafana Bafana teammate Mark Fish.
Bartlett was an industrious striker who was a solid team player for the Addicks. Even though he was not a prolific goalscorer, he was an important asset in the Premier League due to his physicality. Using his strength on the ball, Bartlett was a good target man during his time in England.
His most successful campaigns were during the 2000/2001 season where he scored 7 goals in 18 games and in the 2004/2005 season where Bartlett netted 8 goals in 27 appearances.
He scored the Premier League Goal of the season with a sublime volley in the 2000/2001 season.