|Full name||Denis Onyango|
|Date of birth||15 May 1985|
|Place of birth||Kampala, Uganda|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2005–2006||St. George SA||?||(?)|
|2010–2011||Mpumalanga Black Aces||16||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 27 March 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2018
Denis Onyango (born 15 May 1985 in Kampala)is a Ugandan footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda as a goalkeeper and serves as captain of Uganda Cranes.
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Renowned for his penalty-saving and one on one situation, Denis Onyango made his first appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations in the 31st edition that was hosted by Gabon from 14 January 2017 to 5 February 2017 after helping the Cranes qualify for the finals by conceding only two goals in six matches in their qualifying group.
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Onyango also won the 2016 CAF Champions League with Mamelodi Sundowns before taking part in the FIFA Club World Cup. He is all round, very consistent and calm as described by Mark Anderson a former sundowns goalkeeper coach.
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