Who is Patrick Maswanganyi? Age, family, stats, position, profile, net worth

Who is Patrick Maswanganyi? Age, family, stats, position, profile, net worth

Ardent fans of Orlando Pirates were excited to welcome football player Patrick Maswanganyi to the club in June 2023. With the start of a new soccer season in South Africa, fans expected clubs to make strategic changes to help them take the cup home. Maswanganyi's presence at the Pirates gave fans more hope of winning the season. Many became curious about his football background to understand why he attracted the Pirates' attention.

Patrick Maswanganyi
Patrick Maswanganyi developed an obsession with playing football at a tender age. Photo: @titogram.10, @AfricaSoccerZone (modified by author)
Source: UGC


Patrick Maswanganyi is one of Orlando Pirates' latest signings. Barely a month into his stay at the club, he hit the road running by scoring two goals in the club's last two friendly matches. His stellar performance has left fans' tongues wagging, heightening their expectations.

Profile summary

Full name Patrick Hosi Maswanganyi
Nickname Tito
Gender Male
Birthdate 4th April 1998
Age26 years ( as of 2024)
Zodiac sign Aries
Birthplace Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa
Nationality South African
Hair colorBlack
Eye color Dark brown
OccupationProfessional footballer
Current teamsOrlando Pirates FC, South African national team
PositionAttacking midfield/forward
Market value €1.4 million (as of July 2024)

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Patrick Maswanganyi's biography

Patrick Hosi Maswanganyi is a famous soccer player from South Africa. His fans call him Tito, a nickname he has had since childhood.

Maswanganyi has played for numerous teams in South Africa. He currently plays for the Orlando Pirates FC, one of the best football clubs in the country.

How old is Patrick Maswanganyi?

Patrick Maswanganyi's age is 26 as of 2024. The soccer player was born on 4th April 1998 in Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa.

Patrick Maswanganyi
Patrick Maswanganyi developed an obsession with playing football at a tender age. Photo: @OrlandoPirates on Facebook (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Patrick Maswanganyi's family

Patrick's mother was active in his life, but his grandparents primarily raised the player. Growing up, no one ever called him Patrick. Everyone called him TiTo, a nickname his grandmother gave him. The soccer star rarely talks about his parents online or in press interviews, especially not his father.

What are Patrick Maswanganyi's home languages?

The South African soccer player speaks English and XiTsonga. Patrick delighted fans when he spoke XiTsonga at a pitch-side interview in June 2024.

Patrick Maswanganyi
Patrick Maswanganyi was previously affiliated with Supersport United in the PSL. Photo: @Modise Montsioa and @Unplayable ZA on Facebook (modified by author)
Source: Getty Images

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Career history

Maswanganyi developed an obsession with playing football at a tender age. His family also adored the sport and were die-hard fans of the Pirates.

Patrick was not a fan of any team in the South African Premier Soccer League but kept tabs on the matches, so it was a no-brainer that he would pursue a career in the sport.

During the early years of his training, Maswanganyi played for the Mighty Tigers. He never gave up on his dream, even though he struggled with finding the right training gear. His family could not afford to buy them for him.

He later joined the Stars of Africa football academy. Being in the academy reaffirmed his dream of pursuing a football career.

Patrick Maswanganyi
Maswanganyi primarily plays the attacking midfield/forward position. Photo: @Patrick Maswanganyi, @EverythingSoccer10 (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Patrick Maswanganyi's teams

After a short stint at the Stars of Africa, Maswanganyi was signed to Oliveirense on 2nd September 2019. He left Oliveirense for Académica U23 on 12th October 2020.

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On 14th August 2022, Tito left Académica U23 for SuperSport Utd, marking his debut in the PSL. He joined Orlando Pirates, his current team, on 1st July 2023 and quickly made his mark by banging goals in the club's pre-season tour in Spain.

Maswanganyi never expected to be the season's regular starter. He had only pictured his debut campaign with the Buccaneers as a chance to make a positive impression within limited playing time. The player said:

I didn't expect that there would be a time when I'm starting games. For me, this season I had told myself that I would push just to be in the team, to get in some minutes, but through hard work and dedication, I'm able to start games.

Maswanganyi made it clear that he didn't want to be a benchwarmer or get substituted. He said:

Now, I'm at a point where I don't want to be on the bench. I don't want to be taken off, and I want to be constantly playing. I want to make sure I'm dedicated, and I continue progressing.

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As the season progressed, Tito would establish himself as the club's primary player. His presence was felt in all 40 matches he appeared in across all competitions, as he scored 10 goals and assisted 12 times.

The table below summarizes all the teams Patrick has played for:

1st July 2023SuperSport Utd.Orlando Pirates23/24
14th August 2022Académica U23SuperSport Utd.22/23
12th October 2020OliveirenseAcadémica U2320/21
2nd September 2019Stars of AfricaOliveirense19/20

Patrick Maswanganyi's career highlights and awards worth R400,000

One of the memorable steps of his career was playing for the Pirates in 2019 during their tour of Portugal. The experience opened his perspective on the possibility of growth as a professional footballer.

In addition, the player has won accolades worth R400,000 in 2024. Maswanganyi's exceptional performance earned him the DStv Premiership Players' Player of the Season award (worth R200,000).

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He also received the DStv Premiership Midfielder of the Season (worth R50,000) and the Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament award (worth R150,000).

Maswanganyi has also gained the respect of Bafana Bafana head coach, Hugo Broos, who gave him his first senior call-up for 2024.

The player represented South Africa in March's friendly matches against Algeria and Andorra. Despite not playing, Patrick was part of the Bafana Bafana squad that played FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

Patrick Maswanganyi's stats

As of July 2024, Maswanganyi has made 49 appearances in the DStv premiership, 13 in the Liga Revelacao - Second Round, 8 in the Liga Revelação, and 6 in the Nedbank Cup. The table below summarizes Maswanganyi's stats:

DStv Premiership495910_
Liga Revelação - Second Round132_1_
Liga Revelação8_31_
Nedbank Cup6432_
CAF-Champions League21___
Carling Knockout2____
Liga Sabseg_____

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  • AP - Appearances
  • GS - Goals scored
  • AS - Assists
  • YC - Yellow Cards
  • RC - Red Cards
Patrick Maswanganyi
Maswanganyi is reserved and rarely takes interviews. Photo: @Ptitogram.10, @Orlando Pirates Faithfuls (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Patrick Maswanganyi's position

Maswanganyi primarily plays the attacking midfield/forward position for Orlando Pirates FC and Bafana Bafana (the South African national soccer team). He can also play as a left and right winger and often wears jersey number #28 when playing for the Pirates.

What is Patrick Maswanganyi's net worth?

Patrick has not openly discussed his net worth. The only financial detail publicly available is that his market value was approximately €1.40 million as of June 2024.

Patrick Maswanganyi's salary per month

Sources like Biosaga.com estimate his monthly salary at Orlando Pirates to be R150,000, even though Patrick is not on the club's list of the highest-paid players.

In addition, neither Maswanganyi nor the Pirates have officially confirmed the estimated salary shared by multiple online sources.

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Patrick Maswanganyi
Patrick has received numerous accolades in his career, including a DStv Premiership Players’ Player of the Season award. Photo: @SuperSportUnited, @orlandopirates1937 (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Who is Patrick Maswanganyi's wife?

It is unclear whether the Orlando Pirates player is married, dating, or single because he keeps his love life private.

Facts about Patrick Maswanganyi

  • He always wanted to play for the Orlando Pirates (the Buccaneers).
  • His dream is to play in Europe.
  • He keeps a short fade haircut.
  • He often leaves his hair unkempt to give it a modern, sloppy appearance.
  • The player avoids sharing information about his finances and love life with the public.

Patrick Maswanganyi's transfer to Orlando Pirates is a dream come true. He is excited about this new milestone in his career and the opportunity to achieve his goal as a footballer.

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