They Found Love On The Pitch

Celebs who dated soccer players

By  | Feb 23, 2022, 03:42 PM

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There is no denying that soccer is a sport that millions enjoy. Fans from different corners of the world tune in week after week to keep up with their favorite teams. The sport gives them a thrill that only sport enthusiasts can explain and understand.

Soccer fans are known for their passion and for the pride and affection that they boast for their individual soccer teams. The excitement that comes with watching their teams score goals and beat rivals is what keeps them glued to the screens. However there is another set of fans who enjoy the game for a completely different reason - the players. Men in sports are physically fit, have stamina and are rich! So we all know what that means, they are the perfect men to drool over.

So for the love of the game, and it’s oh so yummy players - we have put together a list of some of our favs who have dated and married soccer players.

Sbahle Mpisane


Coming from a sporting family, it only makes sense that South Africa’s fitness bunny would date a soccer player. The fitness enthusiast and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune dated for sometime before eventually calling it quits after the oddest of circumstances. Before their breakup, the couple would flood our social media timelines with the heaviest couple and fitness goals and to an extent motivated many to join a gym.  

Sithelo Shozi


The DJ and mother of three who hails from Durban has been a media hot topic for as long as we can remember. Sithelo first caught the media’s attention when she fell pregnant with her first child after having an affair with a prominent South African businessman who was already married. She made her way back in the headlines when she began her relationship with Royal AM player and chairman, Andile Mpisane who was considerably younger than her. Despite the naysayers, the couple continued their relationship and had two beautiful children together. All seemed to be going well until Andile unexpectedly announced his wedding to a different lady via his social media accounts.

Minnie Dlamini 


Media personality and businesswoman, Minnie Dlamini also dated the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune. The pair began their relationship in 2010 and were so head over heels in love that Minnie even confessed she thought they would eventually get married. Unfortunately their on and off relationship ended in 2014.

Bokang Tshabalala


Former Miss South Africa 2010, dated and married the love of her life renowned Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana midfielder, Siphiwe Tshabalala. The two got hitched in 2016 and have two beautiful children together. The couple are passionate about giving back and positively impacting the lives of the less fortunate and are often found giving back to society.

Looks like love can be found on the field.