|Date of birth||27 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Soweto, South Africa|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Right winger|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 00:03, 8 September 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 May 2016
Thuso Phala (born 27 May 1986 in Soweto, Gauteng) is a South African football midfielder who plays for Premier Soccer League club Black Leopards.He is the inventor of Thuso Phala dance moves that are becoming popular to South African soccer fans and dancers at large, the moves he makes after he scores a goal.
Phala was featured in a BBC documentary in 2004 entitled 'Football and Freedom' which followed the paths of two 13-year-old South Africans aiming to become professional footballers.
Since making his debut for the South Africa national football team in 2010, Phala has appeared at both the 2013 and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored Bafana Bafana's opening goal of the 2015 tournament in a 3–1 loss to Algeria.
|1||4 January 2015||Orlando Stadium, South Africa||1–0||1–0||International Friendly|
|2||19 January 2015||Estadio de Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea||1–0||1–3||2015 African Cup of Nations|
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