Get to know Aubrey Modiba, the Mamelodi Sundowns’ football player

Get to know Aubrey Modiba, the Mamelodi Sundowns’ football player

Kevin Omuya
updated at November 18, 2023 at 4:11 PM

Aubrey Modiba is a football player who plays for Mamelodi Sundown and the South African national team. He is a well-decorated player who represented South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics and served the Under-20 national team.

Aubrey Modiba
The Mamelodi Sundowns and South African footballer Aubrey Modiba. Photo: @modiba_16 (modified by author)
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Modiba's professional career took off when he joined the University of Pretoria in 2014, making his mark in the Premier Soccer League (PSL). Modiba's impressive performances caught SuperSport United's attention, and he moved to the club in 2016 and currently triumphing in Mamelodi Sundowns.

Profile summary



Full name

Aubrey Maphosa Modiba




28 years old as of 2023

Date of birth

July 22, 1995

Place of birth

Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa


South African


1.67m (5'5")


72kg (159lbs)


Professional footballer



Current club

Mamelodi Sundowns

Net worth

$1 million - $5 million

Social media

Instagram, X(Twitter)

Aubrey Modiba's biography

South African professional footballer Aubrey "Postman" Modiba (age 28 years as of 2023) was born on 22 August 1995 in Polokwane, Limpopo. He plays for Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League.

Aubrey Modiba Biography,
South Africa's Aubrey Modiba (R) vies with Mauritania's Bakary N'diaye (L) during the African Cup of Nation qualifier match at Mbombela Stadium on September 2, 2016 in Nelspruit. Photo: Stringer
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Aubrey's passion for football stretches back to his early years when he was selected for the under-20 soccer squad and then elevated to the SA national team he still represents. His skilful and energetic performance has made him a household figure in South African football.

Where does Aubrey Modiba come from?

Limpopo's capital city of Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) is where Aubrey began life. The town is notable as one of the 2010 World Cup host locations and for the number of languages spoken there, including English, Afrikaans, Sepedi, TshTsonga, TshiVenda, and IsiNdebele.

Who is Aubrey Modiba's wife?

Aubrey is conservative in some of his information. He has not shown off his girlfriend or wife. Therefore, it is unclear whether he is married or has a spouse/partner.

Aubrey Modiba's career

Aubrey Modiba Stats,
Ahly's Egyptian midfielder Hussein el-Shahat (L) fights for the ball with Sundowns' midfielder Aubrey Modiba during the CAF Champions League match in Cairo on February 25, 2023. Photo: Khaled Desouki
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In South African football, Aubrey has steadily risen through the ranks. His hard work and passion for soccer have earned him fame both at home and abroad, and he is now looked up to as a role model by up-and-coming players.

Club career

Beginning his professional football career in 2014, Aubrey was a member of the University of Pretoria's youth program. This was the first stage of his journey to achieve his goal of becoming a famous soccer player. In 2015, he debuted for the University of Pretoria FC, a South African Premier Division side.

His career substantially altered in 2016 when he signed with SuperSport United, a notable Premier Soccer League (PSL) team. While playing for SuperSport United, he improved his game and became known as a dynamic and adaptable midfielder.

International career

Aubrey modiba's achievements
Modiba celebrates with teammates after winning the AFLChampionship (left) and the MTN Cup with The Sundowns. Photo: @modiba_16
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Modiba presently plays for the South Africa national U23 squad as a midfielder. He has accumulated a total of 17 U-20 and 6 U-23 caps.

He was chosen to represent his country in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He played in all three team matches, with two starting at midfield. Here are some statistics on his international career:




















Aubrey has been one of the best players in the PSL for SuperSport United. Modiba's outstanding performance during the 2017–2018 MTN 8 competition was a prime example of his ability to shine under pressure.

Audrey Modiba in CAF 2023

After beating Wydad AC in the final, South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns were declared the champions of the 2023 African Football League. The South Africans beat the Moroccans when Aubrey Modiba scored 13 minutes into the second half. The CAF 2023 is their third continental crown overall since they won the 2016 CAF Champions League and the 2017 CAF Super Cup,

Aubrey Modiba's net worth

South African soccer player Aubrey Modiba has a reported net worth of $1–5 million. His wealth comes from his successful South African soccer player career.

Since playing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, Aubrey Modiba has been recognized as a top-tier professional football player on a global scale. His stock steadily rose when he broke into the league in 2014, particularly when he joined Mamelodi Sundowns. His financial stability is ensured by Mamelodi Sundowns FC's wage and earnings from paid appearances.

Aubrey Modiba's house and cars

Aubrey Modiba cars and houses
Aubrey Modiba poses behind his car. Photo: @modiba_16 (modified by author)
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However, since Aubrey Modiba is not outspoken, few people know where he resides. When it comes to automobiles, Aubrey Modiba keeps a low profile. The midfielder is always spotted driving his blue Volkswagen Polo around town.

Final word

As of the present day, Aubrey Modiba's career continues to progress. Modiba has represented South Africa internationally, earning caps for Bafana Bafana. His versatility on the field, speed, and ability to contribute defensively and offensively have contributed to his success as a footballer.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.
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