‘Until end of time’: Benni McCarthy celebrates wedding anniversary

Benni McCarthy and his blonde bombshell wife, Stacey are celebrating nine years of marriage. The South African retired soccer star – now on the coaching staff of Manchester United – tied the knot on 24 May 2014.

Benni and Stacey have two children together; daughter Lima and son Lio.

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On Wednesday, Benni McCarthy praised his number one fan – his wife, Stacey. Posting a pic of himself and the Scottish model, he shared: “Happy Anniversary to my beautiful wife. Thank you for being my absolute rock”.

Benni added: “Here’s to many more years together. I love u until the end of time”.

Benni McCarthy and Stacey wed in Edinburgh in a soccer-themed ceremony almost a decade ago.

The former Bafana Bafana player wore a kilt and knee-high socks as he said “I do” to his blonde bombshell partner. Benni honoured his love of football with tables named in honour of soccer clubs he’s played in: Seven Stars, Orlando Pirates and FC Porto.

Following the reception, guests watched a fireworks display set to the beat of Benni’s song, Shibobo with local kwaito group TKZee.

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Fast-forward alnine years and the couple now have two children: 10-year-old daughter Lima and two-year-old son Lio. Benni McCarthy is also dad to three other daughters: Mina, Mya, and Allegra with Spanish ex-wife Maria Santos.


Benni McCarthy married Maria in 2004 but split in 2007 after he claimed she refused to relocate with him. He told Sunday Times: “We got divorced during my second year at Blackburn Rovers, in 2007. She did not really want to leave Spain and it became a problem.

He added: “Spanish people are not good travellers and they never want to leave Spain. Even the players leave for one season and they want to go back home.”

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Manchester United coach Benni McCarthy and wife Stacey.
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