Stellenbosch's players: owner, stadium, coach, trophies, world rankings

Stellenbosch's players: owner, stadium, coach, trophies, world rankings

Claudia Kogi
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM

Stellenbosch Football Club is a South African based soccer club established in 2016. The team was highly impacted by the relocation of Vasco Da Gama's Football Club to the Western Cape. Join us as we detail matters concerning the club, including details about Stellenbosch's players, management, achievements, and much more.

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The football club is the first Premier Soccer League team based in Western Cape, South Africa. Does the team have any nicknames? The players are often dubbed the Stellies. Have a peek.

Stellenbosch FC's profile

  • Full name: Stellenbosch Football Club
  • Nickname: Stellies
  • Founded: 2016
  • Based in: Western Cape, South Africa
  • Colours: Maroon and white
  • Chairman: Rob Benadie
  • Stellenbosch's coach: Steve Barker
  • Captain: Rafiq De Goede
  • League: DStv Premiership
  • Top scorer: Ashley du Preez
  • FIFA ranking: 1098 (as of December 2021)
  • Stadium: Danie Craven Stadium and Idas Valley Stadium
  • Stadium's capacity: 16,000
  • Instagram: @stellenbosch_fc
  • Market value: Approximately $7,6 million

Stellenbosch FC's history

The club was initially formed in August 2016, when the Premier Soccer League Executive Committee approved the application from the National First Division side, Vasco Da Gama. The Stellies played their first game against Mthatha Bucks on 28 August 2016, with Stanley Muishond scoring the first goal in Stellenbosch FC's history.

Stellenbosch's coach
The Stellies' coach, Steve Barker welcomes Obarate Shaun Morgan, a 17 year old soccer player, after signing an apprenticeship contract with the club. Photo: @diskichallenge
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During the team's second season in 2017, the team recorded ten wins and ten losses in the thirty matches of the season. Consequently, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs, hence finishing eighth. Their degrading performances resulted in the team's purchase by the country's Academy of Sport.

Stellies' fame skyrocketed when they played their first PSL game against Moroka Swallows Football Club at their home stadium. Stellenbosch's management has since worked hard since they debuted in the football scene to ensure that the soccer club remains competitive by acquiring some of the best players in the country.

Who is Stellenbosch's owner?

The club's Chief Executive Officer is Rob Benadie. He is an ex-player and chairman of Bellville City FC's amateur club. He is considered among Stellenbosch's legends. He once publicly stated the meaning of the team's name,

The name of the football club shows our intention of creating a club that symbolises the Cape Winelands community. We are on a pathway of building something special‚ and we want to take this community with us.

Stellenbosch FC's achievements

Despite being in the football arena for many years now, the Stellies are yet to win a title. The trophy-less spell has left most fans worried about the club's future, while some still keep hopes alive of witnessing the team lift a trophy.

Stellenbosch FC's squad

Stellenbosch's players
The Stellies players pose for a photo prior to the DStv Diski tournament at their home stadium.Photo: @stellenbosch_fc
Source: Instagram

Who is Stellenbosch's captain? Central Defender Rafiq De Goede is the current skipper of the team. Rafiq was selected for the Castle Superstars Tournament Team in 2013 and was the NFD winner with SFC in 2018/19. Below is a list of Stellenbosch's players.


  • Reid Bombay
  • Lee Langeveldt
  • Sage Stephens


  • Marc van Heerden
  • Deano van Rooyen
  • Jayden Adams
  • Ibraheem Jabaar
  • Solly Khunyedi
  • Junior Mendieta
  • Ally Msengi
  • Granwald Scott
  • Nathan Sinkala


  • Rafiq de Goede
  • Robyn Johannes
  • Zitha Kwinika
  • Sibusiso Mthethwa
  • Alan Robertson


  • Roy Keane Avontuur
  • Stanley Dimgba
  • Ashley du Preez
  • Waseem Isaacs
  • Judas Moseamedi

Stellenbosch FC's stadium

The club plays its home games at Danie Craven Stadium and Idas Valley Stadium. It has a capacity of 16,000 people.

Stellenbosch's world rankings
A photo of the Stellies' players in their second home stadium, Idas Valley Stadium. Photo: @ramfcu21s
Source: Instagram

Stellenbosch FC's world ranking

According to Football Database, the football club ranks at position 1098 globally and 131 in Africa. In South Africa, it sits at position 10.

How much is Stellenbosch FC's net worth?

According to sources the team's value is estimated to be $7,6 million.

Social media presence

Is Stellenbosch FC on Instagram? The club is on Instagram with the handle @stellenbosch_fc and has amassed over 31.9k followers as of February 2022. Additionally, the Stellies are on Twitter with the handle @StellenboschFC and has garnered over 48.2k followers.

This new season offers yet another shot for Stellenbosch's players and management to improve its reputation and cement its place among the top teams in South Africa. However, it is no easy task to appear at the top of the list. It requires teamwork, time, and devotion of the entire Stellies team.

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Claudia Kogi is a Kenyan content creator with over 3 years of experience. Claudia joined as a writer in January 2022, covering sports and relatable content.