Described as, “One of the nicest human beings that I know,” on TV recently by former footballer Brilliant Khuzwayo, has to be the ultimate compliment for a man of very little words.
Many conversations are had about the household Grobler name, in football circles. The legendary Les Grobler left big shoes to fill when son Bradley Grobler decided that football would be his career. There’s without a doubt comparisons made to yester-year and modern day football with either representing an era.
But for father and son – there’s nothing to compare. They’re merely lovers of the game. Bradley’s name now etched in the walls of history at his club Supersport United, as the all-time leading goal scorer, surpassing the record of 57 goals scored set by the late Abram ‘Fire’ Raselemane.
Quoted on Radio 2000’s ‘The Touchline’ recently, Bradley confesses that there isn’t much competition as many might think. There’s respect mostly and the gift of being able to score, score, score in what has been a strike-drought in South African football that Bradley’s scoring flair represents an oasis.
Bradley’s 58th goal came in the 46th minute against Bloemfontein Celtic earlier this month, and the winning goal for Matsatsantsa in that encounter. “We congratulate Bradley on his achievements and wish him all the best. He has found his form after many disappointments, proof that hard work and patience pays off. He is in the prime of his career and this milestone is commendable,” Nhlanhla Shabalala, SAFPU Secretary General.
20 is the number set for the goal target at the end of the season for top goal scorer, with Bradley having scored more than half currently. At the rate he is going, we’re sure he can surpass this target that was last realized in the 2011/2012 season.