South African soccer legend, Teko Modise, has announced his retirement and Briefly.co.za decided to share some of his career highlights.
Briefly.co.za reported that Cape Town City midfielder, Teko Modise, will be retiring at the end of the season.
Modise was fondly known as “The General” due to the control and direction exerted in the midfield area of the pitch.
Born and bred in Soweto, Modise played for amateur teams in the township until he was scouted by Ria Stars and then signed by City Pillars.
Football Conversations reported that Music Producer, Chicco Twala, took Modise for trials at Orlando Pirates in 2004, but the Soweto giants weren’t impressed.
Three years later, the Buccaneers were forced to fork out R2.5 million for his services.
The transfer fee and hype was warranted as Modise became the first player to win the Footballer of the Year prize for two successive years.
Briefly.co.za recalls that Modise made his Bafana Bafana debut in 2007 as well.
Modise made news headlines off the field for various reasons too.
He once spent in excess of R30 000 on alcohol in just one night.
Modise’s move to bless his mother with a Range Rover soon after the World Cup received much attention as well.
Incredibly, Modise will be remembered for being Bafana’s 7th leading top scorer.
His 12 goals also makes him the highest scoring midfielder to represent the nation.
The 36-year-old ends his glittering career after winning every notable piece of silverware, including, two PSL titles, the CAF Champions League, Super Cup and MTN8 cup.
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