Gabadinho Mhango’s salary, cars, wife, contract, age and more

Gabadinho Mhango’s salary, cars, wife, contract, age and more

Lewis Injai
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:59 PM

While many footballers struggle to reach the apex of their career and get the much recognition they want, some, through immense talent, skill, perfection and luck, stand out and get recognized quite early in their careers. Such is the case for Gabadinho Mhango. Join me as we discuss all the fascinating details about Gabadinho Mhango’s salary and so much more!

Gabadinho Mhango’s salary, cars, wife, contract, age and more
Gabadinho during the AFCON 2021 match between Malawi and Morocco. How much do you think the star takes home in salary? Read on to find out. Photo: Ulrik Pedersen
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In a decade, this Malawian star has gone from studying in high school with the aspiration of becoming an accountant while playing with his local club, to playing for a top tier club in South Africa's Premier Soccer League and being prospected by top European clubs. This is indeed an impeccable achievement! So, how does all that on-pitch success compare to his financial success? Read along to discover that and many more.

Profile Summary

  • Full Names: Hellings Frank Mhango
  • Nickname: Gabadinho
  • Date of Birth: 27 September 1992
  • Age: 29 (as of March 2022)
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Place of Birth: Chiweta, Malawi
  • Current Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Height in Centimeters: 162 Centimeters
  • Height in feet: 5’4”
  • Weight in Kilograms: 70 Kg
  • Weight in Pounds: 154
  • Position: Striker
  • Years Active: 2012 to date
  • Current Club: Orlando Pirates
  • National Team: Malawi
  • Total Career appearances: 223
  • Total Career goals: 70
  • Net worth: $800,000
  • Current Salary: $10,000
  • Instagram: gabadinhomhango
  • Twitter: @gabadinhoFlames

Gabadinho Mhango’s net worth

Gabadinho has worked hard and come a long way from his Nyasa Big Bullet days, when he was just an ambitious young footballer with big dreams of conquering the world, to now playing for the Orlando Pirates and his net worth pegged at around $800,000.

Though he earns a lot of money from his long-standing decorated football career, it’s worth noting that part of the star striker’s wealth comes from endorsements from A-list brands such as Nike and other businesses. He owns a clothing line called GABA WEAR, which he launched in Blantyre, Malawi. He is also a brand ambassador for H Adam, one of Malawi’s biggest importers and distribution agents.

Gabadinho Mhango’s age

Many people dream of attaining success at a young age but never quite achieve it. Not for Gabadinho; the striker gained nationwide public attention with his football skills at the tender age of 19, with his then club Nyasa Big Bullets.

Gabadinho Mhango’s salary, cars, wife, contract, age and more
Gabadinho is a proud father to a four-year-old girl. Photo: @gabadinhomhango
Source: Instagram

At the age of 29, he has managed to achieve a lot and live the life of his dreams, all within a decade, and thanks to his footballing ability.

What is Gabadinho Mhango’s salary?

In his current club the Orlando Pirates, the Malawian star makes around $10,000 a month, translating to $120,000 yearly. It’s also worth noting that he is amongst the top earners in the club.

Who is Gabadinho Mhango’s wife?

Though her wife’s name is not revealed, the striker is a proud husband and a father to an adorable daughter. He has taken to social media on several occasions to share pictures of his beautiful young family.

Though football consumes a lot of his time, he spends every spare time he gets with his family and has been very upfront about how his family is his priority.

Gabadinho Mhango’s house

A house is considered a reflection of stable wealth. However, Gabadinho’s home-ownership status is unknown. It is rare for a star of his calibre to shy off from showing his most prized possession, his house; unfortunately, this is the case for the striker.

What car does Gabadinho Mhango drive?

Footballers are a group of celebrities who don’t shy away from acquiring some of the finest cars money can buy. As a result, the garages and parking lots of their training grounds are always filled with expensive and luxurious cars. However, that is not the case for Gabadinho Mhango. He is not a big spender when it comes to cars, and is rather conservative about what cars he has as part of his fleet. The Malawian star has, however, been seen driving a Volkswagen polo on several occasions, and has even posted photos on social media with it.

Gabadinho Mhango’s salary, cars, wife, contract, age and more
Gabadinho poses with his ride. Photo: @gabadinhomhango
Source: Instagram

Gabadinho Mhango’s contract

In 2021, Gabadinho had some off-pitch disciplinary issues that he had no control over. These issues eventually put him in bad books with the Orlando Pirates' team management. These run-ins with the team’s management saw him being subsequently benched on a couple of games.

At the AFCON 21, he displayed excellent game form, scored one of the most impressive goals for his national team in a match against Morocco, and was even considered for the prestigious FIFA Puskas Award.

According to FIFA’s Website, The FIFA Puskas Award is given to a player who is judged to have scored the most aesthetically pleasing and significant goal, regardless of the championship, gender or nationality, and judged to have scored without the result of luck or a mistake in support of fair play.

Despite the exemplary performance at the AFCON 21, Orlando Pirates still benched him on occasion, citing that he has to earn the spot to play like other players. With his contract supposed to be due by the end of the 2021 Dstv Premiership, other teams started watching him closely, and there were rumours of him transferring to a European club.

Gabadinho Mhango’s salary, cars, wife, contract, age and more
Gabadinho waves at fans during an AFCON 21 match. Photo: @gabadinhomhango
Source: Instagram

After a period of contractual uncertainty, his contract with Orlando Pirates was eventually renewed for 2 years before the season came to a close. At the time of writing this article, his problems with the Orlando Pirates are still prevalent, but the Malawian star is hopeful of a resolution and continues to put up an excellent game when given a chance.

Gabadinho Mhango’s salary may be low compared to players of his calibre who play in major European leagues, however, the Malawian striker has proven that his skills are world-class.

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