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|Full name||Philemon Raoul Masinga|
|Date of birth||28 June 1969|
|Place of birth||Klerksdorp, South Africa|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He played in the English Premier League for Leeds United, and Italian Serie A for Salernitana and Bari. He also played for Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns, St. Gallen and Al-Wahda. He represented South Africa in 58 international games, scoring 18 goals and in 2006 briefly managed PJ Stars.
He is a former player for Jomo Cosmos and Mamelodi Sundowns. He grew up playing for Jomo Cosmos. He played for South African major league with Mamelodi Sundowns and then left for England to play for Leeds United in a package deal with Lucas Radebe that his FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman did with Howard Wilkinson.
Masinga played ten games in Switzerland with St. Gallen and then moved to Italy to play for Salernitana, scoring four goals in 16 games. He then spent 4 years playing for Bari. In 2000, a return to English Football with Coventry City fell through after he failed to secure a work permit.
In a African Cup of Nations qualifier versus Zambia in 1992, Masinga became the first South African ever to be sent off in an international match. He was in the Bafana Bafana side when South Africa won the African Cup of Nations in 1996 and when they finished second to Egypt in the 1998 African Cup of Nations. “Chippa”, as he is affectionately known, scored the decisive goal in the 1997 game against the Republic of the Congo that took South Africa to the 1998 World Cup in France.
Masinga now runs a string of football academies in his native country.
- "Hat-Trick Heroes - Leeds United FC - LeedsUtdMAD". Leedsunited-mad.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
- Official Website
- Phil Masinga career stats at Soccerbase
- Klerksdorper.com The Number One Internet Site for Klerksdorp