Phil Masinga

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Phil Masinga
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Personal information
Full name Philemon Raul Masinga
Date of birth 28 June 1969
Place of birth Klerksdorp, South Africa
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Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Kaizer Chiefs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Jomo Cosmos 88 (23)
1991–1994 Mamelodi Sundowns 108 (98)
1994–1996 Leeds United 31 (5)
1996–1997 St. Gallen 10 (0)
1997 Salernitana 16 (4)
1997–2001 Bari 75 (24)
2001–2002 Al-Wahda
Total 328 (154)
National team
1992–2001 South Africa 58 (18)
Teams managed
2006 PJ Stars
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Phil Masinga (born Philemon Raul Masinga; 28 June 1969 – 13 January 2019) was a South African professional footballer and manager who played as a striker from 1990 to 2002. His career peaked at Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club where he made 108 appearances and scored 98 goals, averaging 0,9 goals per match, a feat has never been repeated or surpass in South Africa. On 16 August 1997 in a match against Congo, Phil Masinga scored from 25 meters out - the only goal of that match - to secure South Africa's passage to the 1998 Fifa World Cup in France. Phil Masinga died on 13 January 2019 after he had been admitted to hospital the previous month, due to cancer.

References

  1. IOL, Bafana Bafana legend Phil Masinga to be laid to rest in Khuma, 24 January 2019
  2. IOL, Early medical care could have saved Phil Masinga, mourners told, 24 January 2019
  3. Sport24, SA soccer legend Phil Masinga hospitalised, 24 January 2019
  4. Briefly, Bafana Bafana’s Phil Masinga - a look at his life and career, 24 January 2019