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List of the best soccer players from South Africa. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from South Africa, along with photos when available. This list of best South African soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous South African soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Players on this list include Tumelo Nhlapo and Siyabonga Nkosi.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South African footballers?" and "Who is the greatest South African soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of South Africa in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular South African soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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215 74
Lucas Radebe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Lucas Radebe Defender

2
258 95
Benni McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Benni McCarthy Forward

3
232 83
Steven Pienaar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Steven Pienaar Midfielder

4
162 53
Doctor Khumalo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Doctor Khumalo Midfielder

5
144 48
Mark Fish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Mark Fish Defender

6
157 56
Itumeleng Khune is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
FundiswaFundi added Itumeleng Khune Goalkeeper

7
167 65
Siphiwe Tshabalala is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Siphiwe Tshabalala Defender, Midfielder

8
139 56
Jomo Sono is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Jomo Sono Forward, Midfielder

9
100 35
Siyabonga Nomvethe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Siyabonga Nomvethe Winger, Forward, Midfielder

10
100 38
Quinton Fortune is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Quinton Fortune Winger, Defender, Midfielder

11
58 19
Thulani Serero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Thulani Serero Midfielder

12
55 17
Helman Mkhalele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Helman Mkhalele Midfielder

13
105 51
Reneilwe Letsholonyane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Reneilwe Letsholonyane Midfielder

14
102 49
Teko Modise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Teko Modise Midfielder

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15
93 43
Andile Jali is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Andile Jali Midfielder

16
87 39
Sibusiso Zuma is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Sibusiso Zuma Forward, Midfielder

17
73 31
Neil Tovey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Neil Tovey

18
51 18
Matthew Booth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Matthew Booth Defender

19
51 18
Phil Masinga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Phil Masinga Forward

20
55 21
Kaizer Motaung is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Kaizer Motaung Forward

21
53 20
Benedict Vilakazi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Benedict Vilakazi Midfielder

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49 19
Eric Tinkler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Eric Tinkler Midfielder

23
77 41
Bernard Parker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Bernard Parker Winger, Forward, Midfielder

24
54 24
Steve Lekoelea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Steve Lekoelea Midfielder

25
52 23
Portia Modise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Portia Modise Forward, Midfielder

26
55 26
Tsepo Masilela is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Tsepo Masilela Defender

27
49 22
Surprise Moriri is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Surprise Moriri Forward, Midfielder

28
52 25
Katlego Mphela is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Katlego Mphela Forward

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29
55 29
Aaron Mokoena is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Aaron Mokoena Defender, Midfielder

30
60 33
George Lebese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
George Lebese Midfielder

31
38 17
Delron Buckley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Delron Buckley Forward, Midfielder

32
49 26
Brian Baloyi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Brian Baloyi Goalkeeper

33
33 13
Arthur Zwane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Arthur Zwane Midfielder

34
51 28
Daine Klate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Daine Klate Midfielder

35
31 12
Jerry Sikhosana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Jerry Sikhosana Forward

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36
48 26
Rowen Fernández is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Rowen Fernández Goalkeeper

37
39 19
Thabo Mooki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Thabo Mooki Midfielder

38
40 20
Fani Madida is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Fani Madida Forward, Midfielder

39
30 12
Moeneeb Josephs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Moeneeb Josephs Goalkeeper

40
36 17
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41
28 11
Jimmy Tau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Jimmy Tau Defender

42
48 28
Katlego Mashego is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Katlego Mashego Forward, Midfielder

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24 8
Dillon Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Dillon Sheppard

44
37 19
Bradley Carnell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Bradley Carnell Defender, Midfielder

45
36 20
Hans Vonk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Hans Vonk Goalkeeper

46
25 13
Teboho Moloi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Teboho Moloi Midfielder

47
16 7
Steve Komphela is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Steve Komphela Defender

48
19 10
Thabo Mngomeni is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Thabo Mngomeni Midfielder

49
21 12
Tokelo Rantie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Tokelo Rantie Forward

50
28 20
Thabo Matlaba is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Africa
Thabo Matlaba Defender