South African league winners in Europe you may have completely forgotten about

Jacob Lekgetho of South Africa, February 2004
Goal takes a look at SA players whose title winning achievements abroad which might have been forgotten

  1. Macbeth Sibaya

    #1 Macbeth Sibaya

    The retired defensive midfielder established himself as a Rubin Kazan legend during his seven-year spell with the club.

    Sibaya helped the team clinch two back-to-back Russian Premier League trophies between 2008 and 2009.

  2. Jacob Lekgetho

    #2 Jacob Lekgetho

    The retired left-back spent four successful years with Russian giants Lokomotiv Moscow.

    Lekgetho helped the Steam Locomotives lift two Russian Premier League trophies in 2002 and 2004. 

  3. Nasief Morris

    #3 Nasief Morris

    The legendary Bafana Bafana defender was on the books of Greek giants Panathinaikos for seven years.

    Morris was a regular for the Greens as they clinched the Greek Super League title during the 2003/04 season.

  4. Thembinkosi Fanteni

    #4 Thembinkosi Fanteni

    The former Bafana Bafana forward had one successful campaign with Maccabi Haifa during the 2008/09 season.

    Fanteni played a key role in helping Haifa clinch the Israeli Premier League and he missed out on the golden boot award by three goals.

  5. Benni McCathy
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    #5 Benni McCathy

    The legendary Bafana Bafana striker is well-known to be the only South African to win the Uefa Champions League trophy.

    Some may have forgotten that McCarthy won the Dutch Eredivisie title with Ajax Amsterdam in 1998 and two Portuguese Primeira Liga trophies with FC Porto in 2004 and 2006.