Benni McCarthy Celebrates Anniversary With Wife

Benni McCarthy was known as a ruthless striker in front of the posts and he played for numerous big clubs in Europe in his prime.

McCarthy and his wife Stacey have been married for eight years now and the former footballer took to social media and posted their wedding pictures as they celebrate the anniversary.

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Before he got married to Stacey, McCarthy tied the knot with a woman called Maria Santos while he was still playing for Celta Vigo in Spain. However, the couple parted ways in 2007.

Maria and Benni have three daughters together – Minna, Mya, and Allegra. The Cape Town-born stayed for seven years before he got married again to the Scottish model Stacey Munro after they dated four years. They have two kids together, a daughter, Lima Rose, and a son, Lio Romero.

It seems like McCarthy won’t feel the divorce pain, seeing how happy he is with Stacey. Last year he wrote a loving message for his wife during their anniversary.

“Loving you has been the easiest thing in the world and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life loving you unconditionally. I love you very much,” he wrote.

McCarthy is considered by many as the best that South Africa have ever had as far as the striker is concerned. He began his football career in 1995 at Seven Stars before he moved to Cape Town Spurs. McCarthy was transferred to Ajax Amsterdam in Netherlands in 1997.

In 1999, Celta Vigo spent $6.5 million to land the South African forward in Spain. In January 2002, Vigo loaned McCarthy for six months to Porto in Portugal. He returned to the Spanish team again in June where he spent a year before joining Porto on a €3.5 million deal permanently in 2003.

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In 2004, under the leadership of Jose “The Special One” Mourinho, McCarthy became the first South African player to win the UEFA Champions League. In 2006, he joined Blackburn Rovers in England on a €3.7 million deal and spent four years before he was sold to West Ham in 2010.

In 2011, he came back to South Africa where he played for Orlando Pirates and ended his career in 2013.

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