Ramahlwe Mphahlele biography, background, career, net worth

One of the best defenders in PLS Ramahlwe Mphahlele is well on his way to becoming a football legend. His skill is phenomenal and his attention to detail and determination is the driving force behind his career.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele Biography, Background, Education, Net Worth

Name: Ramahlwe Mphahlele

Nickname: Rama

Occupation: Footballer (Defender, Midfielder for Kaizer Chiefs)

Date of birth: 1 February 1990

Place of birth: Ga Mphahlele, Limpopo

Net Worth: R5 million

Height: 1.85m


Ramahlwe was born and raised in Ga Mphahlele in Limpopo. He grew up in a household that encouraged his football skills. His father is a primary school maths and history teacher encouraged Rama to get an education despite his football proclivities.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele Biography, Background, Career, Net Worth


Ramahlwe started his career in 2006 with the Moroka Swallows youth. He moved to the Moroka Swallows main team after a while.  Here he displayed his knack for being a star football player. This led to his departure from the swallows to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Before he got to play much for the Sundowns, Rama was loaned out to the University of Pretoria Football Club. He was on loan 2012 – 2013. When his loan ended he then went back to Sundowns where he led the team to a myriad of victories. Rama led Sundowns to the Championship for the 2015 – 16 season where he became one of the most important fixtures for one of the league’s top defenses. He played for the Sundowns until 2015 where he was scouted by the Chiefs.

He signed his contract with the Chiefs in 2016. Besides his club career he has also represented South Africa at Under-20, Under-23 and recently senior level. He’s established himself as regular figure under the head coach Shakes Mashaba.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele Biography, Background, Career, Net Worth


As of 2021 Ramahlwe is estimated to be worth R5 million rand. This comes from his monthly salary at the Chiefs as he is in the top 10 most paid players in the club. At the same time he is also a Nike athlete.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele Biography, Background, Education, Career, Net Worth 

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