Thulani Caleb Serero is a South African footballer who was born on the 11th of April, 1990. He currently plays as a midfielder for both Dutch football club, Vitesse and the South African national team. Prior to joining Vitesse, he featured for Ajax and also for Ajax Cape Town in the South African Premier Soccer League. Let’s take a look at his football journey so far.
Thulani Serero Salary Profile, Net Worth, House & Cars
- AJAX CAPE TOWN
Serero was born in Mapetla, Soweto. He is a product of Ajax Cape Town’s youth academy. He was promoted to the first team in the year 2008 and made his debut under then-head coach, Craig Rosslee. He made a total of 11 appearances for Ajax Cape Town in the regular 2008–09 PSL season and managed to score a total of four goals, helping his side to a 7th-place finish at the end of the season. The following season, Serero became the first-choice playmaker at the Cape club, featuring a total of 25 times for the club during the regular season and scoring twice. Ajax CT would again finish in 7th place that season, with Serero gaining lots of attention from the local media for his highly impressive performances on the pitch. During the 2010–11 football season, under coach Foppe de Haan, Serero helped the Ajax Cape Town to achieve a second-place regular-season finish scoring a total of 11 league goals that season. He also helped his team to reach the finals of the Telkom Knockout tournament that same season. At the end of the season, he was awarded quite a number of accolades, including the PSL Footballer of the Year, PSL Player of the Season, PSL Players’ Player of the Season and also the award of ABSA Premiership Red Hot Young Player. On the 22nd day of May 2011, he was signed by AFC Ajax for €2.5 million.
- AFC AJAX
Serero had previously had several trials with the parent club, AFC Ajax over the years before he was finally signed on the 22nd of May 2011. It was finally announced that he had signed a four-year contract with Ajax and the young man stated that it was a dream come true for him to finally play for AFC AJAX. He made his debut for AFC Ajax on the 7th of August 2011 coming on as a substitute player in a match against De Graafschap. He however only featured in a total of 6 matches for Ajax in his first season with due to an injury. His first goal for AFC Ajax came in the home win against NAC Breda on the 25th of August 2012. Two weeks later he scored a brace against SC Heerenveen but he also went on to receive a red card and got sent off in the same match. On the 1st of September 2013, Serero finally made his debut in the starting 11 of Ajax, replacing Christian Eriksen who had only just left for English Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur, playing in the midfield. On the 5th of August 2013, he made his debut in the Eerste Divisie, playing for the reserves team Jong Ajax, who had only recently been promoted. The match ended in a 2–0 victory for the club’s reserves against Telstar. On the 26th of November 2013, he scored his first international goal for AFC Ajax in the UEFA Champions League, when he scored the opener of in 2–1 home win against FC Barcelona in the 19th minute. In the month of March 2015, he was linked with a move to AC Milan but the move did not materialize. His contract with AFC was allowed to run out and was not renewed so he became a free agent at the end of June 2017. This facilitated his move to his current club side, Vitesse.
On the 14th of June 2017, fellow Eredivisie club Vitesse announced the signing of Serero on a three-year deal. He still plays for the club.
- INTERNATIONAL CAREER
Thulani Serero has played previously for the South African U-20 team. He earned his first cap for South Africa on the 9th of February 2011. He came on as a second-half substitute for the Bafana Bafana in a friendly match against Kenya. He scored his first Bafana Bafana goal in a non- friendly match against Swaziland ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was however released from the national team squad due to disciplinary issues a day before their 2014 World Cup qualification group match against Botswana on the 7th of September 2013. According to Gordon Igesund, Serero was alleged to have stated to the team doctor that he did not want to play in the match in order to avoid risking an injury ahead of an upcoming UEFA Champions League game for his club side. Serero disputed these claims, stating that he was truly injured and was therefore wary of partaking in the game. On the 15th of November 2014, Serero scored his first goal for the South African senior team in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Sudan. He scored in the 37th minute of a 2–1 home win, thus helping his team secure a spot in the final tournament that held in Equatorial Guinea the following year. Having contributed to his team’s success in reaching the final tournament, Serero, however, did not make the final 23-man selection to represent South Africa in the final tournament under head coach Ephraim Mashaba, despite been called up for the 34-man provisional squad prior.
Conclusion On Thulani Salary Profile, Net Worth, House & Cars
Thulani Serero is one of South Africa’s top midfield player currently. He currently plays football in the Netherlands for the Dutch football club, Vitesse. More details of his career so far are provided in the body of this article.
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