Who is Teko Modise and what is his net worth 2018? Teko Modise is among the most popular footballers in the South African team. He is best known for his performances in the premier soccer league held in South Africa. He has been a footballer for many years now with an early entry into sports after the coach of the local team identified him as having unique shooting skills when he was just a boy. After training under a strict regimen for several months, he was able to be placed in one of the league teams, City Pillars after which there was no looking back for Modise.
Teko Tsholofelo Modise was born on 22nd December 1995 in the Soweto district of Gauteng, South Africa. At just 21 years old, he has achieved a whole host of records for his country and personally. He is one of the most sought after footballers in his country. Teko was born in Meadowlands but the family later moved to Diepkloof. Teko’s mom raised her three children as a single mother. Teko was the third child of his mother and he had an elder brother and an elder sister. Life was hard for Teko and his siblings as their mother raised them single-handedly.
Age was never a bar for Teko as his skills far eclipsed his age and he was soon selected to various teams. South Africa is a country where football is very prevalent and Teko obviously had a natural flair for the game. Teko’s big break came when the coach of the local team identified that Teko had skills to make it as a footballer and decided to train him further. During training, Teko learned the nuances of the game and found that he loved the game very much. This helped him see football as a passion rather than a career.
Modise started a career in football as early as 2005 with him participating in many leagues. He was a mere 10 years old at this time and he was actively participating in little leagues and sub-junior categories. He displayed skill and talent at this age itself and won several awards while playing for his team, City Pillars. He was part of the team for the 2005/2006 season and was voted by fans as ‘Mvela Golden League Player of the Season’.
In 2008, Teko joined the Orlando Pirates as a full-fledged team member and was a fan favourite for all of South Africa for his superb playing skills on the field. During his time with the Orlando Pirates, he assisted several goals and slotted in several more.
He was indeed a star player in his prime time and he would not be forgotten anytime soon. In 2009, he became popular internationally with rumours of him being offered a place in the big leagues alongside Manchester City, AC Milan, and Derby County. This was short lived as he did not get selected because h had a high asking price which the teams could not afford on a relatively new player.
Net Worth of Teko Modise
Teko Modise’s net worth stands at $11.3 million. This net worth is due to his various salaries under the teams he has played for. He was also offered endorsements with top MNC’s. In 2010, McDonald’s made Teko their ambassador for the FIFA World Cup in the same year and he was also made an ambassador by several other MNC’s such as Coca-Cola, Nike, and Samsung. Teko also has a superb car collection which includes some luxurious and sports cars as well. His garage has a whole lot of cars including the like of Bentley, Aston Martin, Audi, and BMW. He is also rumoured to have a Jeep Grand Cherokee. These cars make up a substantial portion of Teko’s net worth.
Being one of Africa’s popular footballers, Teko is truly living the life of a star what with his huge net worth and his collection of luxurious cars. He owes his career to his mother who singlehandedly raised him and his siblings. Teko is truly an inspiration to all of the young boys and girls in South Africa who are looking to take up a career in sports. Teko has shown that it is indeed possible.