|Full name||Nkosinathi Nhleko|
|Date of birth||24 July 1979|
|Place of birth||Ermelo, South Africa|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|School of Excellence|
|2008–2009||Thanda Royal Zulu||28||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Nhleko was a stocky built striker known for his pace and ability to hold up the ball and turn defenders not so much for his goal scoring exploits.
Nhleko began his professional career with South African club Jomo Cosmos, for whom he played from 1998 to 2002.
In 2002, Nhleko moved to Brann of Norway; although he appeared in 20 games, including two UEFA Cup matches, Nhleko had trouble adjusting to the climate and environment at Brann, and during the summer of 2003, was loaned to Major League Soccer's Dallas Burn for the rest of the season.
Nhleko performed well in 11 games with the Burn, showing strength and power possessed by few MLS forwards, registering two goals and four assists while teaming well with Eddie Johnson. The team bought Nhleko in the 2004 offseason for a nominal fee, and he played a larger role in the team's 2004 offense. Appearing either as a substitute for Jason Kreis or a starter with Eddie Johnson, Nhleko played in 23 games for Dallas in 2004, 13 of them starts, while scoring six goals and two assists. He left the team after the season, coming back to the Cosmos.
His third stint at Jomo Cosmos proved to be fruitless.He failed to score a single league goal in a team who weer struggling to find goals to fight off relegation. He did however score a cup goal in a 1–0 win over Golden Arrows in a Nedbank Cup Last 32 Round match.
After Jomo Cosmos relegation from the Premier Soccer League during the 2007/08 season, Nhleko signed for Thanda Royal Zulu on a Bosman free transfer.
|1||2001-04-29||Maputo, Mozambique||Mozambique||2–0||3–0||COSAFA Cup|
- Toni Nhleko at National-Football-Teams.com