Is Portia Modise married? No, she isn’t. There are no past records of her relationship and is supposed to be single as of now. Modise hasn’t revealed her sexual orientation and has stated that her private life is her own business. She was included in the 2011’s television documentary which presented the plight of lesbians I living in South Africa. Scroll down to explore more interesting facts and biography of Portia Modise:
Who is Portia Modise?
Portia Modise was born on 20 June 1983, which makes her age be 37 years old as of 2020. She is a South African football player who is well recognized for being the Player of the Championship. She also represented her country at the 2012 London Olympics by being part of the South Africa women’s national football team. Modise set a record of being the first South African player to score 100 goals in the international matches.
Early Life and Education
The African footballer was born in 1983 and her place of birth is in Soweto, South Africa. Born to the South African parents, she has spent wonderful childhood memories with her two brothers. She was interested in sports from an early age where she used to play football with her neighborhood boys. She played for her school and later started playing under the 10-level platform for Soweto Rangers. Later, she played for Jomo Cosmos’s women section and finally moved to Soweto Ladies in 1996.
Career and Professional Life
Modise normally plays in mid-field of the forward role and is nicknamed after the name of male athlete Albert “Bashin” Mahlangu. She scored a total of 51 goals for Soweto Ladies during the 2001–02 regular season. She was invited to trials with Arsenal Ladies in the year 2003 during which she was able to impress Vic Akers. She was unable to sign for the English club because of the disputes over sponsorship and funding.
She made a deal with Fortuna Hjørring for two years in June 2007 in Denmark’s Elitedivisionen. She has represented Orlando Pirates, Palace Super Falcons and Jomo Cosmos Football Club in South Africa. Later, she signed a deal for six months with Palace Super Falcons in 2009 where she played there in 2012. Modise wasn’t included for the 2014 African Women’s Championship squad at the beginning as she was playing outside South Africa at that time. Later, she started playing for Croesus Ladies coming back to her country.
Talking about her national team career, she was the captain of the national under-19 team. She was featured in all South Africa’s games during the 2000 Women’s African Football Championship where she scored her first goal in the match against Zimbabwe. She and Nigerian footballer Perpetua Nkwocha became the two African players to receive the nominations for the Women’s FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009. However, their victory was limited to nominations as the award was received by German footballer Birgit Prinz who is already retired now.
Modise was named Player of the Championship at the 2006 Women’s African Football Championship. Further, she successfully became elected for being part of the 2006 CAF Women’s Footballer of the Year award. Having some working issues with coach August Makalakalane, she announced that she would not be playing for the national team in November 2008. The new coach of the national team named Joseph Mkhonza called her in 2012 and was back to the national team.
She went to the 2012 Olympic football tournament where the South African team started their victory against Sweden in Coventry with a win of 4–1. She scored her 100th goal against Algeria at the CAF African Women’s Championship where the South African won the match with a win of 5–1. The 100th goal made her became the first African player to reach the 100-goal barrier in the international format. Modise retired from international football which was announced on 19 May 2015.
South African football player Portia Modise isn’t married yet. She is too secretive about her private life and therefore people are eager to explore her partner or husband details. She has been rumored to be a lesbian but there are no sufficient proofs to declare her sexual orientation.
Modise has an average height of 5 feet and 4 inches or 1.63 m. She has an athletic build body structure weighing about 56 kilograms which means she has maintained her weight as per her height. She is in her regular training, workout and is highly conscious of her nutritional chart.
Salary and Net worth
The net worth amassed by the footballer Portia Modise is still under review. Almost all of her earnings come from her professional football career where she has played 124 matches for South Africa in which she has scored 101 goals in total. No doubt, Portia Modise is one of the greatest footballers in South African history for which she must have received an impressive amount of salary.
Wiki and Facts
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