Siphiwe Tshabalala turns 35 today: 5 interesting facts on his birthday

Siphiwe Tshabalala turns 35 today: 5 interesting facts on his birthday

- Bafana Bafana legend Siphiwe Tshabalala celebrated his 35th birthday on Wednesday

- Tshabalala spent the day at an informal settlement in Ruimsig to uplift underprivileged children

- Shabba scored two of the greatest goals of all time in South African history

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Soccer icon Siphiwe Tshabalala celebrated his 35th birthday on Wednesday and it was a special occasion.

The Bafana Bafana ace spent his birthday in the best way possible by giving back to those in need.

As part of the foundation in his own name, Tshabalala visited Phikoko informal settlement in Ruimsig as he tried to uplift underprivileged children within the community.

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To celebrate Shabba's special day, Briefly.co.za shares a few stand-out facts about the legendary footballer.

Tshabalala made his debut for Bafana on 14 January 2006 against Egypt and became the first player to be called up to the national team while playing in the National First Division.

Shabba started off his career at the Kaizer Chiefs academy, but couldn't break into the first team and eventually returned to the Amakhosi in 2007 from Free State Stars.

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The attacking midfielder is well-known for having scored two of the greatest goals in South African football history.

His opening goal at the 2010 World Cup against Mexico was nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award and he received global acclaim in 2015 again following a 40-yard volley for Chiefs against his former side, Free State Stars.

On a personal note, Shabba celebrated the birth of his first child on 6 February 2015 and married former Miss SA, Bokang Montjane in 2016.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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