|Date of birth||27 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Soweto, South Africa|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||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|
The South Africa national football team represents South Africa in men's international association football and it's governed by the South African Football Association, the governing body for football in South Africa, The team's nickname is Bafana Bafana, South Africa's home ground is FNB Stadium, so named due to a naming rights deal in Johannesburg, The team's greatest result was winning the Africa Cup of Nations at home in 1996. The team represents both FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Theophilus “Doctor” Khumalo also known as "16 valve", is a retired South African soccer player. He is best known for being a star midfielder for Kaizer Chiefs as well as the South African national team.
Teboho Aaron Mokoena, known as Aaron Mokoena, is a South African footballer who last played for South African football team Bidvest Wits and the South African national team.
Moeneeb Josephs(pronounced Muh'Neeb), is a South African association football goalkeeper who plays for AmaZulu in the Premier Soccer League.
Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe is a South African former soccer player who played as a forward in several European leagues, and last represented AmaZulu FC in the Absa Premiership. Nomvethe represented the Bafana Bafana from his debut on 6 May 1999, and he played in the 2002 and 2010 World Cups. He is the highest all-time goal scorer in the PSL.
Dean Furman is a South African professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for SuperSport United in the Premier Soccer League.
Davide Enrico Somma is a South African footballer who works as a Junior Coach for Long Island United. He played for the South Africa national team as a striker and his most notable spell was at Leeds United. In November 2010 Somma made his debut for the South Africa national side against United States.
Neil Robert Tovey OIS is a South African football coach and former player and also brother of former footballer Mark Tovey. He was born in Pretoria. He holds the record for most appearances in the National Soccer League.
Bongani Sandile Khumalo is a South African professional footballer who plays as a centre back for SuperSport United and South Africa.
Thulani Caleb Serero is a South African footballer who plays as a midfielder for Al Jazira and the South African national team. Prior to joining Vitesse, he played for Ajax and for Ajax Cape Town in the South African Premier Soccer League.
Knowledge Musona is a Zimbabwean professional footballer who plays as a left winger or forward for Eupen in the Belgian First Division A, on loan from Anderlecht, and the Zimbabwe national team. Previously he has played senior football in South Africa and Germany.
Andile Ernest Jali is a South African footballer who plays for Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League and the South African national football team.
Thulani Hlatswayo is a South African professional footballer, who plays for and captains both Bidvest Wits and the South African national team as a defender.
Oupa Manyisa is a South African football player who plays as a midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. in the Premier Soccer League and South Africa.
Tokelo Anthony Rantie is a South African professional footballer who plays as a striker for the South Africa national team.
Lars Veldwijk is a Dutch-born South African professional footballer who plays as a striker for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in South Korean K League 1.
Group C of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations was played from 19 January until 27 January in Equatorial Guinea. The group consisted of Ghana, Algeria, South Africa, and Senegal. Ghana and Algeria advanced as group winners and runners-up respectively, while Senegal and South Africa were eliminated.
Percy Muzi Tau is a South African professional footballer who plays for Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, and the South African national team.