Marks Maponyane Biography

Marks Maponyane a former South African football player who was born in Daveyton, South Africa. He currently serves as an analyst at SABC and was South Africa’s analyst during the FIFA World Cup in the year 2006. He is also the Sales Executive at Adidas South Africa.

Marks Maponyane Age

Maponyane was born on 16 February 1962 in Meadowlands, Soweto, South Africa.

Marks Maponyane Career

Maponyane joined Chiefs when he was 19 and started by earning R600 a month. He scored on debut on 12 April 1981 against Leceister City in Eldorardo. He is the only player to win Footballer of the Year three times, he won the award in 1984 and 1987 with the Chiefs. Maponyane captained the club from 1985 to 1988.

He is Kaizer Chief’s all-time top goalscorer with 85 goals. Maponyane had a seven-month spell with Vitoria Setubal. His teammates couldn’t speak English but only his coach Stuart Baxter could. When the season ended and everyone was leaving, he left for South Africa and never came back. Also, he went on a three-month trial to Grasshopper Zurich with Fani Madida during his spell. Maponyane left Chiefs for Dynamos in the year 1991.

In the year 1993, he joined Orlando Pirates from which he won the year 1994 league title and African Champions League in the year 1995. Also had a full-time job at Premier Milling. He began working for Adidas in the year 1984 and later had sponsorship deals and endorsements with them.

Maponyane is currently working as an analyst at SABC and was South Africa’s analyst during the FIFA World Cup in the year 2006. Also, he is also the Sales Executive at Adidas South Africa. He has been a motivational speaker since his spell at Chiefs since the year 1989. He has done motivational talks at Toyota as well as Nissan SA.

Marks Maponyane Net Worth

Maponyane has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million

Marks Maponyane Height and Weight

Maponyane stands tall at an average height and has an average body weight

Marks Maponyane Family

Maponyane information about his family are publicly unavailable. We will update this section as soon as this information is available.

Marks Maponyane Wife

Marks was previously married to Sylvia. The duo got married in 1985 and lived in the classy Marks Maponyane house in Midstream Estate, which is to the East of Johannesburg. The couple has two kids known as Katlego and Masego.

Marks and Sylvia later divorced, with the Maponyane wife accusing him of violence among other charges. In August 2017, Marks was found guilty of assault, and he was fined R3000 or six months imprisonment.

Marks Maponyane Son

Maponyane has two sons named as Maps Maponyane, a South African television presenter, actor, fashion designer, speaker, model, creative consultant, voice-over artist, philanthropist, and business entrepreneur and Katlego Maponyane.


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