Kermit Erasmus was (born in 8 July 1990) he is a South African professional soccer player who plays for South African Premier Soccer League side Orlando Pirates and the South Africa national team.
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.
His Club Career.
Erasmus was groomed by, and graduated from the SuperSport Feyenoord Academy (now SuperSport United Youth Academy) to join Feyenoord but remained at SuperSport United on trial for 2007–08 season. During the campaign, Erasmus made 10 appearances and scored once as Supersport clinched their first ever PSL title.
On 29 May 2008, Eredivisie side Feyenoord announced the signing of Erasmus on a three-year deal from South African affiliate-club SuperSport United and handed him the no. 15 jersey for the 2008–09 season. He made only four appearances for the Rotterdam club during the campaign and in July 2009 it was announced Erasmus would be loaned to satellite club Excelsior in the Eerste Divisie for the following season. Erasmus, together with compatriot Kamohelo Mokotjo and six other Feyenoord players were loaned to Excelsior as a result of a new partnership between the two Rotterdam-based clubs.
Loan to Excelsior
Erasmus made his debut for Excelsior on 8 August and netted a late, headed equalizer in a 2–2 draw Telstar. By the conclusion of the season, Erasmus had netted 12 goals in 30 appearances whilst on loan at Excelsior. He did not return to Feyenoord, however, and the no.15 jersey he had previously worn was handed to Mokotjo for the upcoming season. During his time in the Netherlands Erasmus was nominated for the 2009 CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year award but lost out in the end to Ghana’s Dominic Adiyiah.
On 10 July 2010, it was announced that Erasmus would be returning to South Africa to rejoin SuperSport United after failing to make the grade at Feyenoord. Eleven days after his return, Erasmus made his second appearance for Supersport United and scored what was described as a “sensational strike” in an MTN 8 loss against Moroka Swallows.
On 26 May 2012, Erasmus scored the second goal in Matsatsantsa’s 2–0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup final. He left Supersport United at the end of the following season having made over 50 league appearances during his second spell at the club.
On 23 July 2013, Irvin Khoza, the Chairman of Orlando Pirates, confirmed the signing of Erasmus from Supersport United. The following day Pirates lodged a request to CAF for Erasmus to be registered for the upcoming CAF Champions League campaign. The request was denied, however, as Erasmus had already represented Supersport United in the CAF Confederations Cup earlier in the season. As per CAF regulations, a player is only eligible to feature for one club in CAF inter-club competitions during the course of a season.
The 2014–15 season proved to be the most fruitful of Erasmus’ spell in Soweto as he netted a career-best 10 goals over the course of the PSL campaign. He also scored his first professional hat-trick on 2 May in a 3–0 CAF Confederations Cup win over Gabonese side CF Mounana. Erasmus then crowned the season off in style on 17 May by netting a match-winning brace as Orlando Pirates triumphed 3–1 over Bidvest Wits to lift the 2014 Nedbank Cup.
On 8 January 2016, Erasmus was named in the 18-man CAF Team of the Year. He had also been nominated for the 2015 CAF African-based African Player of the Year award alongside Orlando Pirates teammate Filipe Ovono but eventually lost out to Mbwana Ally Samatta of Tanzania. Eight days later, he netted a late equalizer in 3–3 PSL draw with Maritzburg United, with Pirates having trailed 3–0 in the first half. The goal proved to be Erasmus’ final contribution for the Sea Robbers as the following week he completed a move to French Ligue 1 side Rennes.
On 28 January 2016, Erasmus signed for Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais on a two-and-a-half-year deal. He made his debut for the club on 13 March, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Pedro Henrique in a 2–2 draw with Lyon. His only other appearance for the season came on the final day of the campaign in a 2–1 loss to Bastia which saw Rennes end eighth in Ligue 1. He made his first appearance of the following campaign in Rennes’ opening match of the season, coming on as a second-half substitute for Gélson Fernandes in a 1–0 defeat to Nice.
Loan to Lens
On 21 January 2017, Erasmus signed for Ligue 2 side RC Lens for the remainder of the season. He scored once in 12 league appearances for the club, with the goal coming on the final day of the season as Lens narrowly missed out on promotion. He returned to Rennes at the end of the campaign but, by February 2018 failed to make another appearance and was released by the club.
On 26 March 2018, Erasmus signed a two year-deal with AFC Eskilstuna, newly relegated to Superettan, Sweden’s second tier. He went on to play 11 league games for the club, scoring twice, during the season.
On 17 August 2018, he transferred to Portuguese club Vitória de Setúbal in the Primeira Liga.
Cape Town City Football Club
On 18 December 2018, Erasmus signed for PSL side Cape Town City.
Orlando Pirates return
On 23 September 2022, Orlando Pirates confirmed the return of Erasmus on a two-year deal, from Mamelodi Sundowns.
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.
Kermit Erasmus is one of the richest Soccer Player & listed on most popular Soccer Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Kermit Erasmus’s net worth $5 Million.
Erasmus is currently single and searching. Previously, he was married to Lauren Koehoorn who gave him two children. Since then, Hermit has neither been spotted with a lady nor revealed any other woman.
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