Pitso Mosimane

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Pitso Mosimane
Personal information
Full name Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane
Date of birth (1964-07-26) 26 July 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Kagiso, South Africa
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mamelodi Sundowns
Youth career
Rockville Hungry Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 Jomo Cosmos 27 (7)
1985 Mamelodi Sundowns 19 (1)
1986 Jomo Cosmos 31 (9)
1987 Mamelodi Sundowns 9 (0)
1987–1989 Jomo Cosmos 14[1] (11)
1989 Orlando Pirates[2] 18 (0)
1989–1995 Ionikos 34 (5)
1995 Rita Berlaar II[3] 37 (15)
1996 Al Sadd[4] 22 (1)
Total 189 (49)
National team
1993–1994 South Africa 4 (1)
Teams managed
2001–2007 Supersport United
2006–2010 South Africa (Assistant coach)
2010–2012 South Africa
2012– Mamelodi Sundowns
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pitso 'Jingles' Mosimane (born 26 July 1964, Kagiso) is a South African football former player and coach and current manager of Mamelodi Sundows in the Premier Soccer League.

Mosimane is one of the longest serving and highly rated coaches in South African soccer, having won several major trophies with SuperSport United between 2001 and 2007.

He served as the care-taker coach of South Africa for seven games during 2007, before Carlos Alberto Parreira was appointed as head coach. He then served as an assistant coach to Parreira, and Joel Santana with South Africa.

On 15 July 2010, Mosimane was named as the new head coach of South Africa. He had been an assistant to former coach Carlos Alberto Parreira at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and was handed a four-year contract.[5]

He won his first game in charge in a 1–0 win over World Cup Quarter Finalists Ghana. South Africa failed to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations after Mosimane mistakenly played for a draw in the final qualifier, when in fact a victory was required.[6]

He won the 2016 CAF Champions League with Mamelodi Sundowns after defeating Egypt's Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate.[7]

In December 2016, Mosimane was ranked as the 10th best coach in the world for 2016, according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics[8] (IFFHS).

On 5 January 2017, Mosimane won the Coach of the Year accolade at the 2016 Glo-CAF awards in Abuja, Nigeria after guiding Mamelodi Sundowns to league glory in 2015/16 and claiming the Telkom Knockout trophy which meant Mosimane stood alone as the only coach to have made a clean sweep of all domestic trophies in the PSL era.[9]

Managerial stats[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 19 February 2017.

Team Nat From To Record
P W D L Win %
Supersport United South Africa June 2001 June 2007 184 83 53 48 045.11
South Africa South Africa August 2010 June 2012 18 6 9 3 033.33
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa December 2012 Present 120 73 29 18 060.83
Total 322 162 91 69 050.31

Note : Only Premier Soccer League matches were recorded for Supersport United & Mamelodi Sundowns. No Cups matches.


Domestic Titles[edit]

Supersport United

Runners-up: 2001-02, 2002-03

Winner: 2004

Winner: 2005

Mamelodi Sundowns

Winners: 2013-14, 2015-16, 2017-18 Runners-up: 2014-15 Runners-up: 2016-17

Winner: 2014-15

Winner: 2015

African Titles[edit]

Winner: 2016

Winner: 2017

Individual Awards[edit]

  • PSL Coach of the Month (10+)
  • PSL Coach of the Season

Winner (2): 2013-14, 2015-16

  • African Coach of the Year

Winner (1): 2016


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