May Mahlangu

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May Mahlangu
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Mahlangu playing for Helsingborgs IF in 2012
Personal information
Full name May Sphiwe Mahlangu
Date of birth (1989-05-01) 1 May 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Secunda, South Africa
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Central midfielder
Youth career
2004–2006 Stars of Africa Academy
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2008 Alexandra United 40 (3)
2008–2013 Helsingborgs IF 98 (7)
2008–2009IFK Hässleholm (loan) 16 (6)
2014 IFK Göteborg 24 (5)
2015 Konyaspor 10 (1)
2015–2016 Sint-Truiden 18 (2)
2016–2018 Dinamo București 62 (3)
2018–2019 Ludogorets Razgrad 4 (1)
2019Ordabasy (loan) 29 (3)
2020–2021 Ordabasy 16 (0)
National team
2012– South Africa 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 3 November 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 August 2018

May Mahlangu (born 1 May 1989) is a South African professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder.

Contents

Club career

Early career

Mahlangu joined the Stars of Africa Academy at age 15 and played for their team Alexandra United FC. [1]

Helsingborgs IF

Bo Nilsson was the manager of Allsvenskan club Helsingborgs IF in 2008 and through his connections with the academy he brought over Mahlangu to Sweden. Nilsson set it up so that Mahlangu would train with both Helsingborg and fourth tier club IFK Hässleholm each day, and that he would initially play league games for Hässleholm. [2] [3] After impressing in the Swedish lower leagues, Helsingborg decided to permanently make him a part of their squad in the summer of 2009. [4] In 2011 the club won the Swedish league and Mahlangu was given the player of the year award. [5]

IFK Göteborg

On 4 March 2014 Mahlangu joined Allsvenskan club IFK Göteborg on a one-year contract. [6]

Konyaspor

May Mahlangu signed with Konyaspor in January 2015 as a free transfer. On 28 February 2015, Mahlangu scored his first league goal against Fenerbahçe.

Ludogorets Razgrad

Mahlangu signed a contract with Ludogorets Razgrad in August 2018, [7] but saw limited action for the team.

Ordabasy

In 2019 he joined Ordabasy on loan before signing permanently with the Kazakh side in 2020. [8]

International career

In January 2012, Mahlangu made his debut for the South Africa national football team in a friendly against Equatorial Guinea. [9] He was also included in South Africa's squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. [10]

In November 2014, Mahlangu was banned from selection for the Bafana Bafana after failing to turn up for their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan and Nigeria, citing fatigue. [11] [12]

Career statistics

Club

As of 13 February 2019 [13]
ClubSeasonDivisionLeagueCup [lower-alpha 1] Continental [lower-alpha 2] Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
IFK Hässleholm 2008 Division 2 6161
2009 10500105
Total1660000166
Helsingborgs IF 2009 Allsvenskan 801010100
2010 19330223
2011 2846140385
2012 30010120430
2013 13050180
Total9871611701318
IFK Göteborg 2014 Allsvenskan 2450062307
Konyaspor 2014–15 Süper Lig 10120121
Sint-Truidense VV 2015–16 Pro League 18210192
Dinamo București 2016–17 Liga I 22051271
2017–18 3522020392
2018–19 510051
Total6237120714
Ludogorets Razgrad 2018–19 First League 41102071
Ludogorets Razgrad II 2018–19 Second League 3030
Ordabasy (loan) 2019 Premier League 2932040353
Ordabasy 2020 00000000
Career total2642829231232433

International

As of 7 July 2019 [14]
National teamYearAppsGoals
South Africa 201261
201371
201520
201630
Total182

International goals

Scores and results lists South Africa's goal tally first.
GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.22 December 2012 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 3–13–1 Friendly
2.27 January 2013 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1–12–2 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

Honours

Helsingborgs IF

Dinamo Bucharest

Individual

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