Doctor Khumalo Biography
South African born retired soccer player Dr. Khumalo(Real name Theophilus Khumalo) also known as “16 valves”, is best known for being a star midfielder for Kaizer Chiefs and the South African national team.
Doctor Khumalo Early Life
Theophilus Doctorson Khumalo also known as “16 Valve” was born in Soweto, Johannesburg on 26 June 1967. His father Eliakim “Pro” Khumalo, was a renowned footballer in the 1970s and 1980s. When Khumalo began his soccer career, he was mentored by his father. His first team as a professional player was with Swallows Reserves in 1984.
Doctor Khumalo Career
He began his soccer career in 1984 playing soccer Swallows Reserves, before joining Kaizer Chiefs, where he initially played for the junior team. In 1985, he was promoted to the senior team, when he started a game against arch rivals Orlando Pirates.
In 1995, he signed with FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman who first took him to Argentinian club Ferro Carril Oeste for six months, while in 1996 he played for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.
He made his international debut in 1992 after the re-admission of South Africa to FIFA. He was to be a member of the South African squad for its first official international match in July 1992 against Cameroon. South Africa won the match 1–0, due to a penalty scored by Khumalo.
He represented the South African national team at the 1996 African Nations Cup. He also represented South Africa in the 1998 Football World Cup. Throughout his whole international career, he played for South Africa 50 times (twice as captain), scoring nine goals making him the 13th most capped South African footballer.
One of Doctor Khumalo’s most memorable games was perhaps the 1996 Mandela Cup match, where South Africa (Bafana Bafana) played against Brazil. Phil Masinga scored the first goal from Doctor Khumalo’s corner kick. Khumalo then scored the second goal to make the score 2–0 in favour of the South Africans. Unfortunately for Bafana, Brazil came back in the second half, scoring three goals, to win the encounter 3–2.
He retired as a football player in 2002 and then in 2004 as a player-coach. Since 2004, Khumalo served as a television soccer commentator and presenter, being named afterwards South African Under-17 national coach.
He has a SAFA Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 coaching licences, an English Football Association licence which he got in 2005 and a UEFA B licence through the German Football Federation in 2007. He previously worked as head coach for the Kaizer Chiefs Under-17 team and together with Khuse. He is the assistant coach for Kaizer Chiefs.
Khumalo made his film acting debut with the German/South African production Themba. He plays himself as the coach of the under 21s. The movie is about Themba, a young and ambitious football youth, who is faced with poverty, AIDS and violence, but eventually makes his way on to the South African national team. The film is based on a novel by Lutz van Dijk and premiered at the Berlinale 2010.
Doctor Khumalo Age
He was born on 26th June 1967 in Soweto,South Africa.He celebrates his birthday on 26th June every year.
Doctor Khumalo Family
Doctor Khumalo is the son of a footballer. His father, Eliakim “Pro” Khumalo, was a famous football player during the 70’s and early 80’s. He played a crucial role in shaping his son’s soccer career. His mother is known as Mable Khumalo.
He is the husband of Blanche Garises. The two built a family togetherand are blessed with four children. Unfortunately, they lost one of them. The names of their children are, Diego Khumalo, Theonada Livin Khumalo, Troy Khumalo, and Carl Khumalo.
His daughter Theonada Khumalo died in an accident on her way back home after having dinner with husband and friends.Theonada died on 12th July 2017 at the age of 25 years.
Dr Khumalo Body Measurements
- Height: 6 feet
- Weight: 77 kilograms
- Shoe Size: Not Available
- Body Shape: Not Available
- Hair Colour: Not Available
Dr Khumalo Salary
Doctor Khumalo has – for the first time – revealed that he was earning a remarkable R8000 a month when he signed for Kaizer Chiefs as a teenager.
Dr Khumalo Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million which he has earned through his football career.
Frequently Asked Questions About Khumalo
Who is Khumalo?
He is a South African retired soccer player.
How old is Khumalo?
He is 52 years old as of 2019. Khumalo was born on 26th June 1967.
How tall is Khumalo?
He stands at a height of 6 feet.
Is Khumalo married?
He is married to Blanche Garises.
How much is Khumalo worth?
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
How much does Khumalo make?
He was earning a remarkable R8000 a month when he signed for Kaizer Chiefs as a teenager.
Where does Khumalo live?
Details not available.
Is Khumalo dead or alive?
He is still alive and in good health.
Where is Khumalo now?
Details not available.
What happened to Khumalo?
He lost his 25 year old daughter in an accident.
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