The biography of Luther Singh, the South African winger

The biography of Luther Singh, the South African winger

Kevin Omuya
May 26, 2024 at 12:55 PM
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Luther Singh is a professional footballer who plays for the South African national team and the Serbian club Čukarički. He is an intriguing young winger from a family of mixed origin. His father is South African, and his granda hails from Punjab.

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Luther Singh on March 14, 2021(R). South Africa's Luther Singh against France at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 25, 2021. Photo: Naomi Baker, Jose Manuel Alvarez/Getty Images
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The South African winger has a fascinating history and is a promising young player. Singh's desire and passion for football were displayed when he began his professional career in Europe with GAIS Göteborg of Sweden. He spent most of his career at SC Braga B of Portugal.

Profile summary



Full name

Luther Wesley Singh



Date of birth

August 5, 1997

Place of birth

Noordgesig, South Africa


26 years old as of 2024


South African




1.71m (5'7")


68kg (149lbs)

Marital status


Jersey number



Professional football player

Current team




Social media


Luther Singh’s biography

Singh was born on August 5, 1997. He made his senior international debut in 2017 after earning the Golden Boot at the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships and the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations while playing for the South African national under-20 team.

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Luther Singh's during Primeira Liga season 2018-2019 on November 12, 2018. Photo: MD Media
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According to the records, Luther Singh's height is 1.71 metres (5 feet 7 inches). He also weighs 68kg (149lbs). His athletic body has helped him prosper as a winger.

What is Luther Singh's nationality?

Singh grew up in the Noordgesig slum of Soweto and is a black South African with some Indian ancestry via his Punjabi Sikh grandfather. Some of his relatives, including his father and uncle, were semi-professional or amateur football players.

Luther Singh’s family

Although Luther was born in South Africa, he has Indian ancestry. His Sikh grandpa was from Punjab. He grew up in the Soweto township of Noordgesig. His parents' and siblings' names remain undisclosed. According to some reports, his uncle, cousins, and father all played amateur or semi-professional football.

Career highlights

Luther Singh during Liga NOS match
Luther Singh of Moreirense FC and Silvio of Vitoria FC were in action during the Liga NOS match on August 23, 2019, in Setubal, Portugal. Photo: Gualter Fatia
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Singh enrolled in the Stars of Africa football program in South Africa when he was eleven years old after being noticed by Farouk Khan. At 16, he trained in Brazil through the program, where he played for Fluminense and Vasco da Gama. In 2015, he signed with GAIS, a Swedish second-division team, scoring eleven goals during his tenure.

He signed a contract with GAIS, a Swedish second-division club, in 2015. On January 21, 2017, he joined Braga of the Portuguese Primeira Liga after his contract with GAIS had expired.

In March 2018, interim manager Owen Da Gama called Singh to the senior national team for friendlies against Guinea-Bissau and Angola. On March 28, he made his official debut for his national team in a match against Angola.

Luther Singh’s stats

So far in the 2023–2024 SuperLiga season, Singh has scored twice in ten outings, twice at home and once away as of May 2024. In ten games played thus far, he has scored four goals, as per Footystats. Only two of the four rounds hit their targets.

Luther has kicked five penalty kicks throughout his career, converting four and missing one. He has made ten appearances this season in SuperLiga, with 198 minutes played as a midfielder.

Luther Singh’s team

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Rafa Silva of SL Benfica(L) with Luther Singh of FC Pacos de Ferreira in action during the Liga NOS match on December 6, 2020. Photo: Gualter Fatia
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According to his Transfermarkt profile, Luther began his career at the Stars of Africa Academy. He debuted in Europe with the second-tier Swedish club GAIS SC Braga, a top Portuguese league club.

Many Portuguese clubs took Luther on loan: Danish club FC Midtjylland, Portuguese club GD Chaves, Portuguese club Pacos de Ferreira, Belgian club KRC Genk: Serbian town Čukarički: Luther was a member of the Čukarički team and made appearances in the Europa Conference League during the 2023–24 season. Luther Singh's trophies and awards include:

  • 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships: Golden Boot
  • 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations: Golden Boot
  • 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations: Team of the Tournament

Luther Singh’s salary and net worth

According to Capology, Luther has earned around $1,673,847 throughout his playing career. Details of his annual salary remain unknown. In 2021, GoalBall ranked him among the top 10 wealthiest South African footballers, with an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Frequently asked questions

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SC Braga B forward Luther Singh from South Africa in action during the Second League match against Real SC on October 28, 2017. Photo: Gualter Fatia
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Luther has developed in various teams and can play midfield or forward positions. Here are some frequently asked questions about Luther Singh.

What is Luther Singh's heritage?

South African with Punjabi Sikh ancestry

What position does Luther Singh play?

The footballer plays as a winger, primarily left wing, but can play right wing or centre-forward.

For which clubs has Luther Singh played?

Singh has played for multiple clubs in his professional career. They are: GAIS Göteborg, SC Braga, FC Pacos de Ferreira, FC Midtjylland, KRC Genk, and Čukarički.

What are Luther Singh's youth international achievements?

He won the Golden Boot award at the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships and the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.

What happened to Luther Singh's Instagram?

The talented winger has 19.9k followers on Instagram as of May 2024. However, he made his account private.

Final word

Singh is a technically gifted footballer with incredible speed, agility, and dribbling abilities. He is a popular figure in South Africa and a role model to many young players. His talent and successes speak for themselves.

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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.