From Ajax Cape Town to winning the Champions League: The inspiring story of Benni McCarthy

Benedict Saul “Benni” McCarthy is a celebrated South African coach and former footballer. McCarthy is arguably the most decorated South African footballer with a cabinet full of trophies. During his illustrious career, which spanned for years, he managed to win the UEFA Champions League under Jose Mourinho whilst playing for Porto in 2003-04.

However, he has managed to play for several clubs, from Seven Stars to Whitehill Welfare. Undoubtedly, his fame came with his stint at Ajax, Porto, and Orlando Pirates.

Coach Benni McCarthy - Source: Instagram@bennimac17
Coach Benni McCarthy – Source: [email protected]

Enough with his footballing career. He has managed to bring back the lost glory for AmaZulu and Cape Town City FC back home. Since he hung his boots, he has become one of the most promising coaches of our times. We can all agree his prolific profile as a coach and player have left Mzansi wondering how much is he worth?

The 44-year-old had a whopping R600 000 per month salary plus add-ons on his last coaching contract. As of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of R255 million.

From Ajax Cape Town to winning the Champions League: The inspiring story of multi-millionaire Benni McCarthy

Coach Benni McCarthy - Source: Instagram@bennimac17
Coach Benni McCarthy – Source: [email protected]

Let’s dive into his lavish life, from cars to mansions.

Cars

No doubt he spent so much money on rides, just like any other prolific player. VW T-Roc SUV with an estimated market value of R490,400. The SUV boasts a 7-speed Automatic DSG and 150 PS (110) power.

Bentley Continental GT and Porsche Panamera

He owns one of the limited Continental GT, which costs at least R3.5 million back home. However, the year of purchase is unknown, but it has been in his garage for a long time.

In 2010 he purchased a Porsche Panamera with a market value of R1.6 million. The twin-turbo V6 engine comes with a 270km/h.

Audi Q7 and Range Rover

In 2011 he bought Audi Q7 priced at R1.3 million. However, in Scotland, he owns two executive Ranger Rover SUVs away from home.

Main Image: Lancashire Telegraph