That’s when he saw the presidents of South Africa, Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar. Sitting in the stands at Ellis Park, he dared to dream of becoming one of the top scorers in the pinnacle of the sport.
Bryan Habana was the star of the Rugby World Championship in 2007. He has scored eight times helping the South African team to become the world champion.
With 8 goals, Bryan Habana set the tournament’s record on par with the performance of rugby star Jonah Lomu previously set. He was also voted the World Footballer of the World Championship in 2007.
With 67 goals, Bryan was second in the list of all-time scorers. Then, he became a world champion. He also won many titles at other prestigious competitions such as Tri Nations, a Lions Series tournament.
Bryan Habana joins the current 68-member family of Laureus World Sports Academy. The Laureus Sport for Good program has raised over 150 million EUR for the Sports for Development field over the past 20 years.
The Laureus Sport for Good program has been approaching and helping to change the lives of nearly 6 million children and young people since 2000. Currently, this program supports more than 200 programs in more than 40 countries, using the power of sport to change lives.
Mr. Sean Fitzpatrick, President of Laureus World Sports Academy said: “Bryan Habana is a world-class rugby player and he is an excellent Ambassador and supporter of Laureus Sport for Good in past decade. He believes in what we are trying to create in Laureus World Sports Academy. I look forward to working with him in the future, as we focus on using sports to improve the lives of young people in difficult circumstances. Welcome Bryan Habana to the Laureus extended family ”.