When Fame Met Sports

Celebs who dated soccer stars

By  | Feb 23, 2022, 04:32 PM

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There is no disputing that soccer is indeed a popular sport among many people. Fans from all over the world tune in week in and week out to follow their favorite teams. The game gives them a rush that only sports fans can explain and comprehend.

Soccer fans are known for their passion, as well as their pride and affection for their favorite soccer teams. The thrill of watching their teams score goals and defeat opponents is what keeps them glued to their television screens. However, there is a separate group of fans who enjoy the game for entirely different reasons - the players. Men who play sports are fit and healthy, have stamina, and are wealthy! As a result, we all know what that means: they are the perfect men to drool over.

So for the love of the game, and it’s oh so yummy players - we have put together a list of some of our favs who have dated and married soccer players.

Sbahle Mpisane


Coming from a sporting household, it was only natural for South Africa's fitness model to date a soccer player. Itumeleng Khune, Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, and fitness enthusiast, Sbahle Mpisane dated for a while before calling it quits under unusual circumstances. Prior to their split, the two would flood our social media timelines with the strongest couple and fitness goals, inspiring many to join a gym.

Sithelo Shozi


The Durban-born DJ and mother of three has been a media darling for as long as we can remember. Sithelo first drew media attention when she became pregnant with her first child after an affair with a married prominent South African businessman. She resurfaced in the news when she began a relationship with Royal AM player and chairman, Andile Mpisane, who was much younger than her. Despite the skeptics, the couple remained together and had two beautiful children together. Everything seemed to be going swimmingly until Andile abruptly announced his wedding to a different lady on his social media accounts.

Minnie Dlamini 


Minnie Dlamini, a media personality and businesswoman, dated Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. The couple started dating in 2010 and were so in love that Minnie admitted she imagined they would eventually get married. Unfortunately, their on-again, off-again relationship came to an end in 2014.

Bokang Tshabalala


The 2010 former Miss South Africa, dated and fell in love with Siphiwe Tshabalala, a renowned Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana midfielder. The couple wedded in 2016 and have two lovely children together. The husband and wife are deeply committed to giving back and helping improve the lives of the less fortunate, and they are frequently seen giving back to society.

Looks like love can be found on the field.