Happy Jele, popularly known as Magents, is a South African footballer who plays the positions of centre-back and right-back for the Orland Pirates in the Soccer League. He is a living legend in South Africa’s football, and his success is evident.
So how old is Happy Jele? Read the article below to learn all about his life, current team, property and latest news.
Happy Jele Profile Summary
- Name: Happy Subhhan Quinton Jele
- Date of birth: January 1st, 1987
- Nickname: Magents
- Happy Jele age: 33
- Zodiac sign: Capricorn
- Gender: Male
- Nationality: South African
- Ethnicity: Black
- Occupation: Football player
- Happy Jele Instagram: @happyjele04
- Happy Jele Twitter: @jelehappy
Happy Jele biography
The South African football player was born in Middleburg in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga. He celebrates his birthday every January 1st and this year he turned 33. Not much about his personal life is out in public.
Magents for the longest time had been playing for the Walter Stars Football Club before he Joined Orlando Pirates on August 1st, 2006 at the age of 19 and has been in the team ever since. His first match for the team was in September 20th, 2006 against Maritzburg United and his first coach was Micho.
He plays the position of centre back and sometimes in right-back when necessary, and the number on his jersey is 4. His dream has always been to leave a legacy in the team’s history, having played ten seasons, 120 matches, and scored 11 goals.
Ever since Magets joined the Orlando, the team has become the Premier Soccer League champions twice in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons. Orlando stars have also been the runner’s up three times in the 2008-2009, 2017-2018, and 2019-2019 seasons.
Happy Jele goals
In the current season, the South African Soccer star has played a total of twenty matches, which adds up to 1800 minutes.
Happy Jele goalkeeper
In an Absa Premier clash in 2017, the Pirates faced a unique situation after their goalkeeper Jackson Mabokwgwane was removed from the game for handling the ball outside his area. The team had already made three substitutes and Magents stepped up, wore the gloves, and became the goalkeeper for the rest of the match. This showed how much of a leader he is.
Happy Jele Bafana caps
Magents has been capped in the South Africa national team, Bafana Bafana, three times. He intends to register 200 caps for Orlando.
Happy Jele salary
Having been in the club for more than a decade, Happy is one of the top paid footballers in South Africa, receiving around R160,000 a month, which adds up to R2 million a year. Apart from football, Quinton is also a brand ambassador for Barloworld Centurion and Lexus. He is also a motivational speaker and owns several businesses.
Happy Jele cars
The Orlando star at first started with a Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV and he currently moves about with a line of luxurious Lexus vehicles including RC350 F-sport, RX 350 and RCF-sport, among others.
Happy Jele house
It is not known where the football star lives presently. He, however, has shared photos of his significant other and daughter on social media, and they seem to be a merry family.
In the latest Happy Jele news, the Orlando defender has urged everyone to play their part to help contain the spread of Covid-19. Although he misses being in the field, Magents knows that this will only be possible after the pandemic is over.
Q & A
Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the football star.
From where does Happy Jele come from?
The superstar was born in Middleburg, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga.
In which year did Happy Jele join Orlando Pirates?
2006 was when Magents joined the Pirates when he was still a teenager and has managed to rise through the ranks, becoming the team’s captain.
How tall is Happy Jele?
The South African star stands at 1.81m tall and weighs about 70kg.
Happy Jele has put a lot of effort into his career to become one of the most successful soccer players in South Africa. He is an inspiration to young talents out there, and we wish him all the best in his life.