Benedict Saul “Benni” McCarthy - International Appearances


The outstanding South African player obtained 79 international caps with his National Team, in which he scored 31 goals. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born: 12-11-1977
Country:  South Africa
Caps:	79	(W33-D16-L30 – GF93-GA98 – %51.90)
Goals:	31	(% 0.39 per match)
Age First Cap:	 19 yr 204 d    4- 6-1997 vs. Netherlands 0-2
Age Last Cap:	 32 yr 196 d   27- 5-2010 vs. Colombia 2-1
National Team Career: 12 yr 357 d


Cap  Goals     Date	Venue		Opponent       Score	Competition
 1	      4- 6-97	Johannesburg	Netherlands	0-2
 2	     11-10-97	Lens		France		1-2
 3	     15-11-97	Düsseldorf	Germany		0-3
 4           24- 1-98	Windhoek	Namibia		2-3	COSAFA Cup
 5            8- 2-98	Bobo Dioulasso	Angola		0-0	African Nations Cup
 6	     11- 2-98	Bobo Dioulasso	Ivory Coast	1-1	African Nations Cup
 7   4	 4   16- 2-98	Bobo Dioulasso	Namibia		4-1	African Nations Cup
 8   1	 5   22- 2-98	Ouagadougou	Morocco		2-1	African Nations Cup
 9   2	 7   25- 2-98	Ouagadougou	Congo DR	2-1	African Nations Cup
10	 7   28- 2-98	Ouagadougou	Egypt		0-2	African Nations Cup
11	 7   20- 5-98	Johannesburg	Zambia		1-1	
12	 7   25- 5-98	Buenos Aires	Argentina	0-2
13   1	 8    6- 6-98	Baiersbrom	Iceland		1-1
14	 8   12- 6-98	Marseille	France		0-3	World Cup
15   1	 9   18- 6-98	Toulouse	Denmark		1-1	World Cup
16	 9   24- 6-98	Bordeaux	Saudi Arabia	2-2	World Cup
17	 9    3-10-98	Johannesburg	Angola		1-0	African Cup Qual.
18   2	11   18-12-98	Johannesburg	Egypt		2-1	N. Mandela Cup
19	11   23- 1-99	Curepipe	Mauritius	1-1	African Cup Qual.
20   1	12   27- 2-99	Mabopane	Gabon		4-1	African Cup Qual.
21	12   10- 4-99	Libreville	Gabon		0-1	African Cup Qual.
22   1	13    5- 6-99	Durban		Mauritius	2-0	African Cup Qual.
23	13   18- 9-99	Cape Town	Saudi Arabia	1-0	Africa-Asia Cup
24	13    3- 6-00	Washington	United States	0-4	US Cup
25   1	14    7- 6-00	Dallas		Mexico		2-4	US Cup
26    	14   11- 6-00	East Rutherford	Ireland 	1-2 [*] US Cup
27	14    9- 7-00	Harare		Zimbabwe  	2-0 [1]	World Cup Qualifier
28	14    7-10-00	Johannesburg	France		0-0	N. Mandela Cup
29	14   16-12-00	Johannesburg	Liberia		2-1	African Cup Qual.
30	14   27- 1-01	Rustenburg	Burkina Faso	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
31   1	15   24- 3-01	Port Elizabeth	Mauritius	3-0	African Cup Qual.
32	15   25- 4-01	Perugia		Italy		0-1
33   1	16    5- 5-01	Johannesburg	Zimbabwe	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
34	16   14- 7-01	Durban		Malawi		2-0	World Cup Qualifier
35	16   15- 8-01	Stockholm	Sweden		0-3
36	16   10-11-01	Johannesburg	Egypt		1-0	N. Mandela Cup
37   1	17   15- 1-02	Mafikeng	Angola		1-0	
38	17   20- 1-02	Ségou		Burkina Faso	0-0	African Nations Cup
39	17   24- 1-02	Ségou		Ghana		0-0	African Nations Cup
40	17   30- 1-02	Ségou		Morocco		3-1	African Nations Cup
41	17    3- 2-02	Kayès		Mali		0-2	African Nations Cup
42	17   12- 5-02	Durban		Madagascar	1-0	
43	17   20- 5-02	Hong Kong	Scotland	2-0	Reunification Cup
44   2	19   23- 5-02	Hong Kong	Turkey		2-0	Reunification Cup
45	19    2- 6-02	Busan		Paraguay	2-2	World Cup
46	19    8- 6-02	Daegu		Slovenia	1-0	World Cup
47   1	20   12- 6-02	Daejeon		Spain		2-3	World Cup
48   1	21   22- 5-03	Durban		England		1-2
49	21   22- 6-03	Polokwane	Ivory Coast	2-1	African Cup Qual.
50   1	22   15-11-03	Cairo		Egypt		1-2	
51	22   19-11-03	Tunis		Tunisia		0-2
52	22    3- 7-04	Johannesburg	Burkina	Faso	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
53   1	23   18- 8-04	Tunis		Tunisia 	2-0
54	23    5- 9-04	Kinshasa	Congo DR	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
55   1	24   10-10-04	Kampala		Uganda		1-0	World Cup Qualifier
56	24   17-11-04	Johannesburg	Nigeria		2-1	N. Mandela Cup
57   1	25   10- 2-05	Durban		Australia	1-1
58	25   26- 3-05	Johannesburg	Uganda		2-1	World Cup Qualifier
59   1	26    4- 6-05	Praia		Cape Verde	2-1 	World Cup Qualifier
60	26   17- 8-05	Reykjavík	Iceland		1-4
61	26    3- 9-05	Ouagadougou	Burkina Faso	1-3	World Cup Qualifier
62   1	27    7- 9-05	Bremen		Germany		2-4
63   1	28   14- 1-06	Cairo		Egypt		1-2
64	28   22- 1-06	Alexandria	Guinea		0-2	African Nations Cup
65	28   26- 1-06	Alexandria	Tunisia		0-2	African Nations Cup
66   1	29    9- 9-07	Cape Town	Zambia		1-3	African Cup Qual.
67	29   12- 9-07	Johannesburg	Uruguay		0-0
68	29   17-10-07	Siena		Italy		0-2
69	29   17-11-07	Johannesburg	United States	0-1	N. Mandela Cup
70   1	30   26- 3-08	Atteridgeville	Paraguay	3-0
71      30   19- 8-08   London          Australia       2-2
72      30    6- 9-08   Port Elizabeth  Nigeria         0-1	World Cup Qualifier
73	30   11-10-08   Malabo          Equat. Guinea	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
74   1  31   15-10-08   Bloemfontein	Ghana 	        2-1
75      31   19-11-08   Rustenburg	Cameroon	3-2	N. Mandela Cup
76      31   11- 2-09   Polokwane       Chile           0-2
77      31   14-11-09   Port Elizabeth  Japan           0-0
78      31   17-11-09   Bloemfontein    Jamaica         0-0
79      31   27- 5-10   Johannesburg    Colombia        2-1

[1] match abandoned after 82'

[*] South Africa's goal in this match was scored by Shaun Bartlett, although some
    sources credit it to McCarthy.

Total Record
 
Matches  Won  Draw  Lost  For  Against  Points  Percentage
    79    33    16    30   93-    98     82     51.90
 
Types of             Matches	Goals
Friendlies		27	10
World Cup Qualifier	12	 3
World Cup		 6	 2
African Nations Cup	12	 8
African Cup Qualifier	 9	 3
Nelson Mandela Cup	 6	 2
Other Tournaments	 7	 3

Total			79	31


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