Celebrating Ronwen Williams' Birthday, Bafana Captain Goes From Rising Star to Mzansi’s Most Valuable Keeper

Celebrating Ronwen Williams' Birthday, Bafana Captain Goes From Rising Star to Mzansi’s Most Valuable Keeper

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams has gone from small town kid to huge superstar while remaining humble
  • The Supersport United goalkeeper is celebrating his 30th birthday today, 21 January, and fans are wishing him well on this special milestone of three decades
  • Williams has been at Supersport United from the beginning of his career and is now Mzansi's most valuable keeper

From Gelvandale in Port Elizabeth to global superstar, Ronwen Williams is a player whose star continues to rise.

The Supersport United and Bafana captain and keeper celebrates his 30th birthday today, 21 January.

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Ronwen Williams has gone from Gelvandale to global superstar. The Bafana star celebrates his birthday today. Image: @ronwen30
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One can say that Williams love for football started while he was in the womb. His mother played football for Shutterproof Women FC and even played while expecting Ronwen.

Having shown great promise as a youngster, Ronwen was signed to Supersport United at the age of 12. He would go on to sign a professional contract with the club and has never looked back since.

In 2014, he made his debut for Bafana and in August 2021 he was handed the captaincy of the national team. Perks of being captain meant that Williams got to vote in FIFA's The Best awards and admitted that he voted for Robert Lewandoski for The Best Men's Player title, KickOff confirmed.

With his star rapidly rising, Williams was also recently named as the most valuable keeper in South Africa, Soccer Laduma confirmed on Twitter.

Currently, Williams is valued at €1.2 million, or R21 million. When he started his career, he was only valued at €25 000, or R438 000.

A star player with plenty more years of service under his belt, fans took to social media to praise the player and wish him well on his birthday.

Mywash Sello:

"Happy birthday Ronwan and he better not go elsewhere and remains with us we been so good to him since his early age"

Nancy Mangala:

"Happy zalwa day captain my captain"

Christopher Prosper Chita:

"Happy birthday my number one goalkeeper"

Thabo Pikani:

"Happy birthday shortstoper we wish you all the best in future for u and your family enjoy your born day"

Thabiso Mabuza:

"Happy birthday current Mzansi no 1"

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Ronwen Williams is a South African PSL football star famous for his impressive goalkeeping skills. The SuperSport United club player is noticeable in both local and international scenes, Sports Brief's sister site Briefly News reported.

The world of sports continues to reward the player with exceeding fame beyond his career, as he has become a celebrity of interest. A longstanding career is a reason why Ronwen is respected within and beyond SA.

It is interesting how the goalkeeper has managed to maintain a good reputation amid successes and failures. Most importantly, he has crossed local sports' borders to become a global icon in the game he loves most.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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