Phil Masinga

by MKhanal 17 Feb,2022
Phil Masinga
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 4 Inch
Weight in KG 85 kg
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Philemon Raul Masinga
  • Birth Country Klekersdorp
  • Children Sifiso and Teneko
  • Nationality South African
  • Net Worth $1 Million
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Religion Christian
  • Profession football player
  • University attended Nelson Mandela Bay university
  • Married to Carol Puleng

Phil Masinga is a late South African football player and a Manager. He played in numerous leagues in and around Europe in his prime days. Masinga started his professional career in 1990 and played until the 2001 season. Phil managed PJ Stars FC in the African football league for a season. 

Phila Masinga was born on June 28, 1969, in Kleerdorp, South Africa. he did not come from a reputed family and shared much about his parents and early life. After his retirement, Phil completed High School and studied management science at Nelson Mandela Bay university. Masinga stood six feet and four inches tall and weighed 85 kg. 

Phil Masinga's Death and Final Rituals

Phil passed away, leaving behind his family and friends on January 13, 2019. He had cancer for a long time. Phil was admitted to Tshepong hospital in Klerksdorp in November before being diagnosed with cancer. The President of the South African Football Association announced his death in public. 

PhilPhil played with Leeds United for two seasons SOURCE: Getty Images

Masinga died at the age of forty-nine. His body was cremated at a nearby cemetery. Many big news magazines reported his death as he was the the first black South African player to play in the Premier League. 

Net Worth, Earnings and Contracts

Phil Masinga had an estimated net worth of more than $1 Million at the time of his death in 2019. The player earned most of his net worth as his salary and contract with the clubs. Masinga moved to Leeds United for a record fee of £250,000. Phil must have earned a reasonable sum from his sponsorship and advertising deals. 

Phil never spoke about his contract details and economic life. Masinga also worked as a coach for a season. A player currently playing in the premier league is more than $3 Million. Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid player in the EPL for the 2021/22 season with an annual salary of £26,520,000.

Married Life and Children

Phil was married to Carol Puleng for a short time. The love birds exchanged their wedding vows in the late 1990s. They had two children, Sifiso and Teneko. The family of four lived a happy life. Masinga did not show much presence on social media and was private about his personal life.

Phil Masinga's Career and Stats

Phil started playing in his hometown for Jomo Cosmos and Mamelodi Sundowns. Leeds United shortly recruited him in 1994. Masinga had already played three seasons as a professional football player, appeared in almost two hundred games, and scored more than 120 goals. 

Phil appeared in thirty-one games for the club and then moved to St. Gallen in Italy for a season. In 1997, He moved to FC Bari. The player had decent stats with the club in the next three seasons before removing to Abu Dhabi with Al-Wahda. Masinga announced his retirement in 2002. 

Phil represented South Africa in numerous international events and matches. Masinga capped fifty-eight caps for the nation and scored eighteen goals. He played with the national team until 2001 and retired. 

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