Siyabonga Nomvethe Biography: Wife, Age, Stats, Children, Net Worth, House, Goals, Salary

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Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe (born December 2, 1977) is a retired South African professional soccer player who excelled as a forward in various European leagues. 

His remarkable career spanned across prestigious competitions like the Italian Serie A and the Spanish La Liga. Additionally, Siyabonga Nomvethe proudly represented South Africa in the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, showcasing his talent on the global stage.

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Full Name: Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe
Stage Name: Siyabonga Nomvethe
Born: 2 December 1977 (age 46 years old)
Place of Birth: KwaMashu, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: St. Paul Bible Institute
Height: 1.78 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Nomvethe
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Nompumelelo Mpanza (m. 2002)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Lifa Nomvete
Occupation: Footballer • Coach
Net Worth: $17 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Siyabonga Nomvethe, a retired South African professional soccer player, was born on December 2, 1977, in KwaMashu, Durban. He was raised by his parents, whose names have not been disclosed to the media but are referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Nomvethe

There is no public information about his siblings. In 2013, Siyabonga Nomvethe was honored by the St. Paul Bible Institute with a Doctorate Degree in Sport, recognizing his achievements and contributions to the world of sports.


Siyabonga Nomvethe, a renowned South African striker, kicked off his football journey in Durban, honing his skills with local amateur clubs before significantly moving to Kaizer Chiefs in 1998. Within the Premier Soccer League (PSL), Nomvethe left an indelible mark as a prolific scorer, eventually clinching the title of the league’s all-time leading scorer. His prowess paved the way for stints in prestigious European leagues, including Italy, Sweden, and England.

Widely regarded as a legend in South African football, Nomvethe‘s impact extended beyond club matches to the international stage. For over a decade, he proudly donned the jersey of Bafana Bafana, accumulating an impressive 81 caps and netting 16 goals. 

Notably, his defining moment came in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where his goal secured a pivotal victory against Slovenia. Siyabonga Nomvethe‘s journey also included appearances in the 2010 World Cup, a momentous event hosted in his homeland, along with several continental tournaments such as the Africa Cup of Nations and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

As the curtains closed on his illustrious playing career at 43, Nomvethe seamlessly transitioned into coaching. Embracing his new role as an assistant coach at his final club, AmaZulu, he imparted invaluable knowledge and wisdom to aspiring footballers, nurturing their talents on the field. 

Awards & Nominations

  • PSL Footballer of the Year: 2011-2012
  • PSL Player of the Season: 2011-2012
  • PSL Players’ Player of the Season: 2011-2012 (voted by fellow players)
  • Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot: 2011-2012 (awarded to the league’s top scorer, with 20 goals)

Social Media

  • Facebook handle: Siyabonga Bhele Nomvethe

Personal Life

Siyabonga Nomvethe, aged 46, has been joyfully married to his childhood sweetheart, Nompumelelo Mpanza, since their intimate Zulu traditional wedding held on July 6, 2002, in the serene setting of KwaMashu D-section township outside Durban. The couple’s union was celebrated in a private ceremony, graced by close relatives and a select few from the local community. Together, they are blessed with a son named Lifa Nomvete, who has followed in his father’s footsteps as a budding footballer.

Net Worth

Siyabonga Nomvethe, a former South African professional soccer player, has an estimated net worth of around $17 million. Most of his income comes from his successful career in soccer, which spanned over two decades. Additionally, he may have earned additional income from endorsements and sponsorships during his playing career.

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