Marks Maponyane Biography

( 1962 - )
December 28, 2018
First published on:January 12, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Marks Maponyane

Date of Birth: 1962, February 16
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: South Africa
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Sign:: aquarius
Birth Name Marks Maponyane
Famous Name Marks Maponyane/"Go Man Go"
Nationality South African
Ethnicity Black
Birth Place Soweto, South Africa
Salary Not Known
Net Worth Not Known
Currently Married Yes
Married to Sylvia
Children 2
Divorce No
Profession retired football player
Started career as a football player of Kaizer Chiefs
Full Name Marks Maponyane
Current team Retired football player
Position in Team Striker
Past Team Vitoria Setubal , Dynamos, & Wits University
Horoscope Aquarius
Birth Date 16 February 1962
University Team Bidvest Wits Football Club
Height 5 feet 11 inch

Marks Maponyane is a retired South African football player and the all-time top goal scorer for Kaizer Chiefs. Marks played professional football for 17 years and was awarded footballer of the year three times. He played in the position of striker for Kaizer Chiefs and he had scored almost 85 goals for it. During his football career, he earned the nickname “Go Man Go”.


Maponyane was married to Sylvia but the couple recently called off the relationship after 39 years. They have two sons together. Marks is an entrepreneur and is reported to have huge net worth as of 2018.

Marks Maponyane Bio and Early Life

Marks Maponyane was born on February 16, 1962, in Meadowlands, Soweto, South Africa. He is South African by his nationality. His ethnicity is Black and the birth sign is Aquarius. 

Marks matriculated at Kelokitso High School in 1981. During his school life, he was very fond of playing Football.

Marks Maponyane Professional Career

Marks turned to a professional football player in 1981 when he was spotted by South Africa’s Glamour Team, Kaizer Chiefs. He joined the Chiefs when he was 19 and started off by earning R600 a month. In 1983 Marks won the “Footballer of the year” award and he also won the South African Sports Hero of the Year award. He also captained the club from 1985 to 1988.

Later in 1991 Maponyane left Chiefs for Dynamos and joined Orlando Pirates in 1993. After his impressive games on Orlando Pirates, he led his team to 1994 league title and African Champions League in 1995. After Maponyane retired, he focused more on his motivational speaking which he had begun while still a football player.

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Now, he works as a sports commentator for the South Africa Broadcasting Co-operation (SABC) and owns clothing and a cooperate gifts Company, Maponyane & Associates cc.

Marks Maponyane Personal Life

Marks Maponyane is married to Sylvia since 1985 but the couple isn't together anymore. He has two sons Maps Maponyane and Katlego Maponyane. The couple called off their relationship in 2017 and there is no any record of divorce either but there was an argument between Sylvia and Marks.

Later, Sylvia filed an assault case of sex starvation at the Midrand Police Station to Marks. The case left Maponyane fuming and he allegedly accused police officer at the station of arresting him so they could sleep with his wife while he was in custody.

The Sunday World says Sylvia told police that her husband had not touched her romantically in years and also she had not seen Marks for four years. Sylvia also accused Maponyane of lying to police. Mark was dating his unknown girlfriend and Sylvia knew it. That was the reason for their argument. Mark even assaulted his wife with a coat hanger which leads them to serious controversy.

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Marks son Maps is a famous South African TV presenter, fashion designer, speaker, model, creative consultant, voice over artist, philanthropist and business entrepreneur.

Marks Maponyane Net Worth & Properties

Marks Maponyane is a man of talents. He has been involved with motivational speaking for most of his footballing career and has also been sales executive for two top sports brands Adidas and Reebok for 13 years.

He used to earn around R600 a month at the beginning of his career playing for Chiefs at 19.

Marks Maponyane is a successful businessman and now he runs his own business. He has put together a series of videotapes which illustrate certain messages that wish to share with others. Mark is socially organized person but he has not been implicated in charity and social contribution so far.

A soccer legend Marks Maponyane is 5 feet 11 inch tall which is approximately 178 cm. He has pretty maintained weight. Marks Maponyane is famous among millions of peoples however his net worth and salary is unknown.

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