Steven Pienaar

Footballer, Everton

Midfielder Steven Pienaar's career high was
winning the Dutch league title in 2002 and 2004.
Pienaar, nicknamed "Schilo� , after the Italian footballer
Salvatore Schillaci, the Golden Boot winner at the 1990
World Cup, was signed up by Everton on a three-year
deal in 2008.
His career began with Ajax Cape Town, after which
he moved to Holland with Ajax in 2001, then joined
Dortmund in 2006 before moving to Everton.
He has played an instrumental role in the sport in
South Africa, playing for Bafana Bafana in the 2008
African Nations Cup and the 2009 Confederations Cup
as well as being part of the national squad in the
2002 World Cup.
Teammates from Everton have called him brilliant.
"Every time we give him the ball it looks like something
magical will happen,� said Tim Howard last year.
It has been said that Pienaar's strength lies in the
fact that he is an accurate passer and crosser who
possesses a vicious right-foot shot. � Vuvu Vena

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