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Roger De Sá

Roger De Sá

Association footballer
Roger De Sá
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Quick Facts

Intro Association footballer
Is Athlete Football player Association football player Basketball player Sports official Association football manager
From South Africa
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 1 October 1964, Maputo, Mozambique
Age 57 years
Star sign Libra
Height: 185 cm
Sports Teams
Bidvest Wits F.C.
Moroka Swallows F.C.
Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
South Africa national football team
The details (from wikipedia)


Roger De Sá (born Rogério Paulo Cesar de Sá on 1 October 1964 in Maputo, Mozambique) is a South African football manager and the current head coach of Premier Soccer League club Platinum Stars. De Sá is a former footballer and played as goalkeeper.

De Sá is also one of the handful of South Africans who have represented their country in three different sports — soccer, basketball and indoor soccer.


De Sá was born to Portuguese settlers in Lourenço Marques, now known as Maputo, Mozambique on 1 October 1964. He is the son of Octávio Augusto César de Sá (1935–1990), himself a former goalkeeper who played for Sporting Lisbon between 1956 and 1960.

After fleeing Mozambique in 1974, he moved to South Africa with his family.

Club career

De Sá started his professional career after Kwikot Benoni coach Jingles Pereira, who knew De Sá's father, knew that the goalkeeper was not playing professional football, promptly signing the player.

During his career, De Sá played for major South African clubs Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns, both of which he captained as well.

International career

De Sá was capped only once in his career during a 1994 African Cup of Nations qualification match against Zambia. He was part of the 1996 African Nations Cup-winning squad.

Coaching career

In September 2012, De Sá was appointed as the coach for Orlando Pirates. Before his appointment to Orlando Pirates, De Sá took over the full coaching reins at Bidvest Wits in 2001. He was chosen as PSL Coach of the Season after the 2002–03 season.

De Sá rejoined The Students in June 2007 after an absence of two years which he spent coaching Engen Santos.

On 31 January 2014, De Sa resigned as coach of Orlando Pirates.

Da Sa was appointed Ajax Cape Town coach in 2014, but stepped down from the position after a winless start to the 2016/17 PSL season.

In January 2017, Da Sa was announced as Maritzburg United's manager, but he parted ways with the club in March of the same year.

On 8 September 2017, Da Sa was named as the head coach of Platinum Stars after the departure of British coach Peter Butler.

He also acted as Bafana's goalkeeping coach during Carlos Queiroz's reign.



South Africa
  • 1996 African Cup of Nations


Wits University
  • Nedbank Cup: 2009–10
Orlando Pirates
  • Nedbank Cup: 2009–10
  • Carling Black Label Cup: 2012, 2014
  • CAF Champions League Runner-up: 2013
Ajax Cape Town
  • MTN 8: 2015


  • Roger De Sa: Man of Action
DE SA, Roger with LANDHEER, Ernest (2003, South Africa Spearhead Press, ISBN 978-0-86486-470-3)
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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