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Andre Arendse
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Full name Andre Leander Arendse
Date of birth (1967-06-27) 27 June 1967 (age 55)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Vasco Da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 Cape Town Spurs 187 (0)
1992 → Santos (loan) 38 (0)
1998–2000 Fulham 12 (0)
2000 Oxford United 11 (0)
2000–2003 Santos 101 (0)
2003–2005 Mamelodi Sundowns 45 (0)
2005–2009 Supersport United 40 (0)
2013 Bidvest Wits 2 (0)
Total 436 (0)
National team
1995–2004 South Africa 67 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2013

Andre Leander Arendse (born 27 June 1967) is a South African former soccer player who played as a goalkeeper.

He now works as an assistant and goalkeeper coach for Supersport United and has also been a co-presenter with SuperSport.

Playing career

Club career

Arendse made his debut in 1991 for Cape Town Spurs in the now defunct NSL, being loaned to Cape Town side Santos in 1992. He later played professionally for Oxford United, Fulham (both England), Santos, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United.

He retired from football in 2009 winning the Premier Soccer League title with SuperSport United. In May 2013, Arendse returned as an emergency goalkeeper for Bidvest Wits due to injuries to the club's goalkeepers Steven Hoffman, Jackson Mabokgwane, Emile Baron and Ryan Harrison. This made him the oldest player in PSL history surpassing the previous record set by Bruce Grobbelaar.

International career

He represented South Africa 67 times having made his debut in 1995. He was initially in the 1998 FIFA World Cup squad, but had to pull out due to injury. His replacement Paul Evans also withdrew through injury and was replaced by Simon Gopane. He was later a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and retired from his international career in 2004. He was part of the squad that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

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