Tshabalala playing for South Africa at the 2010 FIFA World Cup
|Full name||Lawrence Siphiwe Tshabalala|
|Date of birth||25 September 1984|
|Place of birth||Soweto, South Africa|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Current club||Kaizer Chiefs|
|Kaizer Chiefs juniors|
|Moroka Swallows juniors|
|2004–2007||Free State Stars||64||(31)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Lawrence Siphiwe Tshabalala (born 25 September 1984 in Soweto), known as Siphiwe Tshabalala, is a South African professional football midfielder who currently plays for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League.
Early life and club career
"Shabba" or "Ntho tse Monate" was born in Phiri - soweto to Isaac Tshabalala and Rebecca Hadifele Makhubu (d. 2010). Tshabalala played at the Kaizer Chiefs academy but only broke through to the senior team after spells with Alexandra United and Free State Stars. In early 2007 Chiefs brought back their own product. He has since been one of the most influential players locally leading the club to several cup wins. He has endorsements with Nike, Shield and Pro-Nutro.
Tshabalala made his national team debut in a friendly against Egypt on 14 January 2006.
On 11 June 2010, gaining his 50th cap for the nation of South Africa, he scored the first goal of the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Mexico in the 55th minute. The game went on to finish at a 1–1 draw. The goal later received a nomination for goal of the year by FIFA.
- 2006 Baymed Cup winner (Stars)
- 2010 Telkom Charity Cup winner (Chiefs)
- 2009 Vodacom Challenge winner (Chiefs)
- 2008 MTN 8 winner (Chiefs)
- 2007, 2010, 2011 Telkom Knockout winner (Chiefs)
- 2010 Safa Footballer of the Year
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