Siphiwe Tshabalala's net worth, wife, house, current team, cars, age

Siphiwe Tshabalala's net worth, wife, house, current team, cars, age

Ciku Njuguna
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:59 PM

Siphiwe Tshabalala is a prolific attacking midfielder and left-winger who has played for top-flight teams in South Africa's Premier Soccer League. Although he is currently not playing, his 2010 FIFA World Cup screamer still makes him one of Bafana Bafana's legendary players. In addition to his football success, this article will look at Siphiwe Tshabalala’s net worth, cars, house, wife, and more.

Siphiwe Tshabalala's current team
Tshabalala celebrates scoring his iconic opening goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa match against Mexico, at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Clive Mason.
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Tshabala, who also goes by the nicknames 'Shabba' and 'Ntho tse Monate', is regarded as one of the best players in Mzansi. He had a pretty successful career at the South African National team, Kaizer Chiefs, and AmaZulu, before leaving for the Turkish side Büyüksehir Belediye Erzurumspor in 2018. So dig in and let us find out more about Siphiwe Tshabalala’s net worth, career, and financial success.

Who is Siphiwe Tshabalala? The former Bafana Bafana winger's journey began in the late 1990s and lasted 24 years. In addition to his former football career, Tshabalala's philanthropy continues to have a pretty significant impact on his fellow citizens. Speaking to Reuters on his 2010 World Cup goal, Shabba acknowledged his influence, saying,

I have scored many good goals in my career, but there is no doubt that one is the best. Not necessarily for the technique, but for what it meant to people... I think even today, it has an impact on people’s lives. It was a goal for all of Africa.”
Siphiwe Tshabalala's net worth
Tshabalala is a tricky winger who gives excellent crosses on the field. Photo by Clive Rose.
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Profile summary

Full name: Lawrence Siphiwe Tshabalala

  • Nickname: Shabba, Ntho tse Monate
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 15 September 1984
  • Age: 37 years old (as of April 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Virgo
  • Place of birth: Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Current residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Height in feet: 5'6"
  • Height in centimetres: 170
  • Weight in pounds: 158.7
  • Weight in kilograms: 72
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Brown
  • Mother: Rebecca Hadifele “Hadi” Makhubu
  • Father: Isaac Tshabalala
  • Siblings: 1
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Wife: Bokang Montjane
  • Children: 2
  • Profession: Professional football player
  • Position(s): Left/right-winger, attacking midfield
  • Current team: Without club
  • Net worth: $940 thousand
  • Current market value: $55,000.00
  • Highest market value: $1.32 million
  • Instagram: @siphiweshabba
  • Twitter: @siphiweshabba

Siphiwe Tshabalala’s biography

Siphiwe Tshabalala's age
Kaizer Chiefs' Tshabalala runs with the ball during the 2013 Nedbank Cup Final against SuperSport United, at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images.
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Shabba was born on the 15th of September 1984 to the late Rebecca Hadifele “Hadi” and Isaac Tshabalala. In 2017, there was a lot of speculation on who the father of Siphiwe Tshabalala is after a Limpopo man claimed to be his birth father. He currently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa, with his family.

Siphiwe Tshabalala’s age

How old is Siphiwe Tshabalala? The former national winger is 37 years old (as of April 2022). His Zodiac sign is, therefore, Virgo.

Siphiwe Tshabalala’s wife

Siphiwe Tshabalala's wife
Although they shy away from publicly revealing details about their family, Tshabalala and his wife could not contain their excitement in revealing their second pregnancy. Photo:_@bokang_m.
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Is Siphiwe Tshabalala married? In 2016, he married the 2010 Miss South Africa, Bokang Montjane after, a 5-year courtship. The two have two lovely children together.

Siphiwe Tshabalala’s career

Ntho tse Monate's football career started in 1997 when he joined the Kaizer Chiefs youth team. His journey to the top of football success took him through various clubs such as the Moroka Swallows Youth, Alexandra United FC, Free State Stars, Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu FC.

His international career includes 91 caps for the South African national football team and a year stay at the Turkish second-tier team, Büyüksehir Belediye Erzurumspor.

Siphiwe Tshabalala's left foot
Shabba during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images.
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Siphiwe Tshabalala’s goal

The 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa had many iconic moments, including Shabba's goal and his stand-out South African dance and celebration, which many gamers use on the FIFA video game. More than a decade later, his screamer during the 2010 World Cup opening game is still highly regarded and talked about.

The goal was at the time referred to as a 'goal for South Africa, a goal for all of Africa', and was later nominated for the 2010 FIFA Puskás Award, an award given to the scorer of the most significant and aesthetically pleasing goal.

His celebration in an African dance following the performance took the world by storm and is still remembered today in Africa, and the world over.

Siphiwe Tshabalala's 2010 World Cup goal celebration
Tshabalala (in dreadlocks) celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in South Africa at Soccer City. Photo by Christof Koepsel and Clive Mason.
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What is Siphiwe Tshabalala’s current team?

After a one year contract at BB Erzurumspor in 2020, he came back to join the Amakhosi. However, a year later, he was released from the team, where he made only 3 appearances. So, which team is Siphiwe Tshabalala playing with now? Although he has not played at any club since 2021, Shabba has maintained his desire to play again amid rumours of his retirement, and currently has no club.

Siphiwe Tshabalala's honours

Here is a list of some of Shabba's honours throughout his career in the Premier Soccer League.

  • Footballer of the Year - 2020
  • South African Champion - 2012/2013, 2014/2015
  • MTN 8 Cup winner - 2008, 2014/2015
  • Telkom Charity Cup - 2010
  • South African Cup winner - 2010/2011
  • Nedbank Cup - 2013
  • SAFA Footballer of the Year - 2010
  • Baymed Cup - 2006
Siphiwe Tshabalala's national team.
Kaizer Chief's Siphiwe Tshabalala tackles Issar Sarr of Orlando Pirates during the 2016 Soweto derby match at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Photo by Stringer/AFP.
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What is Siphiwe Tshabalala’s net worth?

Tshabalala's net worth in 2022 is valued at $940 000. His cumulative wealth makes him one of the wealthiest footballers in South Africa. When actively playing, he was regarded as one of the best South African midfielders of all time.

His move to BB Erzurumspor in Turkey proved to be disastrous. Speaking to the South African Football Journalists Association, he revealed that he would go for three months without pay at the Turkish club. He reportedly received about $26,000 from Kaizer Chiefs, while his salary at Amakhosi was never revealed.

Siphiwe Tshabalala’s house

Siphiwe Tshabalala's lifestyle
Shabba pictured at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo:_@siphiweshabba.
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Shabba owns a sprawling mansion in the suburbs of Johannesburg. According to Soccerladuma, his beautiful home has a large backyard with an outdoor pool and trampoline, a deejaying room, and a large garage for his top of the range cars.

Siphiwe Tshabalala’s cars

Over the years, he has amassed an impressive collection of cars, including a Lexus IS 350, a BMW 125i, a Range Rover and a four-wheel drive.

Siphiwe Tshabalala's cars
The veteran footballer is known for his exquisite car collection. Photo:_@siphiweshabba.
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Siphiwe Tshabalala’s business

Does Siphiwe Tshabalala own a fish and chips business? Unfortunately, Shabba's Fish & Chips Co. franchises crashed and he lost about $137,000 (R2 million). The football veteran publicly revealed his failure in business, saying,

"I invested in the fish and chips business, and I suffered financially, but I didn't give up. I tried other things."

The persistent entrepreneur later ventured into other businesses, including an entertainment joint, ShaYe, real estate, children's clothing, accessories business, and an events company, among other businesses.

The Siphiwe Tshabalala Foundation

Ntho tse Monate is also a dedicated philanthropist giving time, money, resources and opportunities to young sportsmen and women in South Africa. In addition, his foundation provided food and clothing to families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Is Siphiwe Tshabalala on Instagram?

Siphiwe Tshabalala has a very active presence on all popular social media sites through his personal accounts, his foundation's accounts, and his wife's foundation accounts. As of 5th April 2022, he has about 516,000 followers on Instagram, and 291,000 followers on Twitter.

Siphiwe Tshabalala's fashion
Tshabalala and his wife's influence also extends to the South African fashion world . Photo:_@siphiweshabba.
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Like many footballers, he has had several career setbacks. However, a look at Siphiwe Tshabalala’s net worth, enviable lifestyle and philanthropic endeavours give us a glimpse of his financial success.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.