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Steven Pienaar
Steven Pienaar Everton.jpg
Personal information
Full name Steven Pienaar[1]
Date of birth 17 March 1982 (1982-03-17) (age 28)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Everton
Number 20
Youth career
Ajax Cape Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Ajax Cape Town 24 (6)
2001–2006 Ajax 94 (15)
2006–2008 Borussia Dortmund 25 (0)
2007–2008 Everton (loan) 28 (2)
2008– Everton 50 (7)
National team
2002– South Africa 46 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:20, 14 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:35, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Steven Pienaar (born 17 March 1982 in Johannesburg) is a South African footballer currently playing for English Premier League club Everton. He can play on either the right or left wing and is also a member of the South African national team. In his career, Pienaar has played for Ajax Cape Town, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Everton.



He was brought over to Holland in January 2001 but did not make his Eredivisie debut until 24 February 2002 - in a 1-0 victory over NAC Breda. He became a pivotal member of the Ajax team that won the Dutch League in 2002 and 2004.

Borussia Dortmund

In January 2006, it was announced that German club Borussia Dortmund had signed Pienaar on a three-year contract from Ajax. Seen as a replacement for Arsenal-bound Tomáš Rosický, Pienaar's first year with Borussia Dortmund saw him receive the number 10 shirt vacated by the Czech playmaker. Pienaar struggled at Dortmund and was never accepted by the players at the club.[3]


Pienaar joined English club Everton on loan for 2007–08 and later signed a three-year contract from Dortmund for a pre-agreed fee of £2 million after payment of an initial loan fee of £350,000 in April 2008.[4] He made his Premier League debut for Everton in the latter stages of the 2–1 home victory against Wigan Athletic. He scored his first Everton goal in the 2–0 home victory over Middlesbrough in September 2007. Pienaar scored for Everton in the 81st minute to give Everton the lead away at Arsenal. He claimed this to be his greatest ever goal. In his next Premier League match, Pienaar scored in the 2–0 win over fourth placed Manchester City. Pienaar continued his rich vein of form after scoring a wonderfully crafted goal again for Everton in a 2-1 over Sporting Lisbon.

International career

He made his international debut for South Africa in a 2-0 win against Turkey in 2002 and has since accumulated 46 caps and 2 goals.

He also participated at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

International Goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2004-07-03 Johannesburg, South Africa  Burkina Faso 1-0 2-0 WCQ
2 2005-03-26 Johannesburg, South Africa  Uganda 2-1 2-1 WCQ

Club career statistics

Season Club Competition Matches Goals
2009/10 Everton Premier League 15 4
2008/09 28 2
2007/08 28 2
2006/07 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 25 0
2005/06 Ajax Eredivisie 15 2
2004/05 24 4
2003/04 16 3
2002/03 31 5
2001/02 8 1
2000/01 Ajax Cape Town PSL 11 1
1999/00 13 5
Total 213 25

Personal life

Pienaar grew up with his mother and two sisters and one brother in a largely coloured township on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Pienaar is commonly referred to by his nickname "The Mighty Peanut," taken from the Italian footballer Salvatore Schillaci.[citation needed] The people from his native Westbury and surroundings affectionately shortened the nickname to Schilo .[citation needed]

Steven Pienaar is being sued by his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Steeneveld, for ZAR10.8million in August 2009 for not marrying her.[5][6] Steeneveld, the mother of Pienaar's daughter Skyla, claims that Pienaar broke a promise to wed and ended their two-year relationship "without just cause", also claiming that Pienaar took away her contraception so she would become pregnant and that her reputation has been tarnished as she is an unmarried mother and "emotionally traumatised".[7][8][9][10]

Pienaar was charged with drink-driving and failure to comply with a traffic sign in central Liverpool during February 2010.[11]


Ajax Capetown

Ajax Amsterdam




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Simple English

Steven Pienaar
Personal information
Full name Steven Pienaar
Date of birth 17 March 1982 (1982-03-17) (age 28)
Place of birth    Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Everton
Number 20
Senior clubs
Years Club
Ajax Cape Town
Borussia Dortmund
National team
2002-2009 South Africa

Steven Pienaar (born 17 March 1982) is a South African football player. He plays for Everton and South Africa national team.

Club career statistics


Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
South AfricaLeague
1999/00Ajax Cape TownPremier League135
2006/07Borussia DortmundBundesliga250
2007/08EvertonPremier League282
CountrySouth Africa 246
Netherlands 9415
Germany 250
England 554
Total 19825

International career statistics

South Africa national team



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