Kermit Romeo Erasmus is a South African professional soccer player who plays for South African Premier Soccer League side Orlando Pirates and the South Africa national team.

Kermit Erasmus History

Born in Port Elizabeth, Erasmus moved to Pretoria as a teenager where he made his professional debut with SuperSport United in 2007.

He spent the next two seasons in the Netherlands with Feyenoord and Excelsior before returning to SuperSport United.

During his second spell with the club, he made over 50 appearances and helped his side to the Nedbank Cup title before joining Orlando Pirates in 2013. He led Pirates to the same cup title in 2014 before leaving to join Rennes in France the following year.

Erasmus struggled with Rennes, however, and shortly after spending a stint on loan at Ligue 2 side, Lens, was released by the club. He spent the remainder of the 2018 in Sweden, with Eskilstuna, and Portugal, with Vitória de Setúbal.

International Career

Erasmus represented South Africa at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt and scored three goals throughout the course of the tournament.

Erasmus was called up to the senior squad for the first time in March 2008 for South Africa’s friendly against Zimbabwe.

In doing so, he was in line to break the record then-held by former captain Aaron Mokoena and become South Africa’s youngest ever full international.

He did not take to the field and had to wait until 4 September 2010 before he made his debut, coming on as a second-half substitute for Katlego Mphela against Niger in a 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier.

Erasmus had to wait a further three years before scoring his first goal for South Africa, finally netting in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Botswana on 7 September 2013.

Kermit Erasmus Salary at Orlando Pirates

According to reports, the well-known South African striker is pocketing R350 000 per month at Orlando Pirates. He is currently the 2nd highest paid player at Orlando Pirates, just below Deon Hotto.

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