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Famous Surnames In Football (Part Two)

After bringing you some of the most famous surnames in football, I thought it would be cool to do a follow up piece… There are a lot more names we can add to the list! 

Here are four more common surnames in South Africa’s football fraternity…  

Arguably one of the most popular Khumalos around is Kaizer Chiefs' Doctor Khumalo. ‘16 Valve’ was a revolutionary player during his time and he has set a precedent for Khumalos around the country. 

There are two Khumalos currently playing in the shape of Sibusiso and Bongani Khumalo, who play for SuperSport United and Colchester United respectively. 

With Sibusiso Vilakazi busy making waves at Bidvest Wits, the attacking midfielder has also shared his surname with other footballers. Tso Vilakazi and Sifiso Vilakazi were two famous footballers back in their day.

The name Tshabalala is a clearly a gifted surname, as it has seen a long line of Tshabalalas turn famous on the football fields. From Daniel ‘Sailor’ Tshabalala and Tonic Tshabalala back in the day to the current Tshabalalas in the shape of Siphiwe and Tintswalo, the legacy of the name is something special. 

This surname is not only common in South Africa... The Absa Premiership also saw a Dlamini from Swaziland grace the fields of Mzansi. Sibusiso Dlamini was on the books of Sundowns, Black Leopards, and Kaizer Chiefs, while both Ayanda and Goodman Dlamini ply their trade with AmaZulu.

Which surname has brought the most to South African football?


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