Register Login Live

Fan Park

Footballers Who Have Come Out Of Diepkloof

Diepkloof, a suburb in the east of Soweto, has produced some of Mzansi's greatest footballing talents. Can you guess who they are?

Soweto is famous for being the home of two of South Africa's most iconic and successful clubs, and it has also landed up being the birthplace of some of the country's greatest players.

Diepkloof, however, deserves some special attention for the talent that has come out of that community. Here are some of its most notable stars.

Lucas Radebe
The defender is one of the most iconic men to come out of the country, let alone play football. He made a name for himself during his time at Kaizer Chiefs, which saw him earn a move to Leeds United in the Premier League. Few were able to read a situation like he did, and his infectious smile has seen him become vastly popular and admired by people around the globe.

Shoes Moshoeu
The great "Shoes" began his career with Diepkloof's Blue Whales before going on to join Kaizer Chiefs' youth academy. He then went on to turn out for Giant Blackpool and the Amakhosi first team, before earning a move to Turkey. A talented trickster and chance creator, the attacking midfielder sadly passed away last year, just a year after cancer forced him to hang up his boots at the age of 48.

Benedict Vilakazi
Standing at just 1.57m tall, "Tso" was a powerful and highly skilled player who also hailed from Diepkloof. One of the first clubs he played for during his youth was Diepkloof Hellenic, before he moved on to Orlando Pirates' academy. 

Teko Modise
While he may have been born in the Meadowlands, the Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder was raised in Diepkloof by his mother. Teko's youth career saw him turn out for Coventry, City Rebels and Ria Stars before he went on to lift two PSL crowns and four other pieces of silverware.

Who do you think is the best player to have come out of Diepkloof?


Top 5

Chiefs Get Thumbs Up For No-Show

40 Dec 07, 2021 09:11 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Another Shock Resignation At PSL After Becker Exit?

10 Dec 07, 2021 09:55 AM in Siyagobhoza

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

SAFPU To Meet Over Ongoing Chiefs Saga

33 Dec 07, 2021 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Finally! FIFA Respond To SAFA Complaint

132 Dec 03, 2021 04:29 PM in Bafana

Hazard Receives Shock Transfer Offer

3 Dec 05, 2021 11:25 AM in LaLiga

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Latest Update On Chiefs Vs City Fixture...

108 Dec 04, 2021 11:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Comitis: I Don't See Chiefs Getting Special Treatment

131 Dec 03, 2021 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Insider: Chiefs Putting A Team Together!

85 Dec 07, 2021 11:41 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

SA Goalkeeper Coach Set For Big Tanzanian Job

2 Dec 07, 2021 12:02 PM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Bucs Qualify For CCC Without Kicking A Ball

43 Dec 03, 2021 08:13 AM in Orlando Pirates