Lebo Mothiba Player Profile 2024 and Career

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Lebo Mothiba
Player Profile
Name    Lebogang Mothiba
Nationality South African
Date of Birth   28 January 1996
Club    Troyes (on loan from Strasbourg)
Position Striker

History of Lebo Mothiba

Lebo Mothiba, regarded as one of the best soccer players in South Africa, was born on 23 January 1996 in Johannesburg. He played youth football with local club Mamelodi Sundowns but never progressed to the first team. He played for a while with Diambers Academy before signing with French club Lille.

As well as playing for the Lille first team he was also sent on loan to Valenciennes before earning a €4 million move to Ligue 1 side Strasbourg. In his first season, he helped the club win the Coupe de la Ligue, starting the penalty shoot-out victory in the final over Guingamp. At the beginning of 2022, he joined Troyes on loan until the end of the season.

Lebo Mothiba in South Africa

Although he spent his formative years at Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns, he didn’t go on to play for the first team and is yet to play a single professional game in his home country. He joined the Lille youth set up in France in 2017 and has played entirely in that country in his club career so far.

Lebo Mothiba International Career

Lebo Mothiba has played for a number of French clubs and has impressed everywhere he has gone so far.


Lebo Mothiba began his professional career at Lille in France’s Ligue 1 but was almost immediately sent out on loan to second-tier side Valenciennes. He did so well in the second half of the season that the club extended the loan period for another campaign.


Even though he started the next season impressively, he was recalled to Lille, who were struggling against relegation. His five goals in 14 games – including two on the last day of the season – helped the club stay up. Even though he was playing well, Mothiba was sold to Strasbourg just after the start of the 2018/19 season, as Lille struggled with financial problems.

Strasbourg and Troyes

Lebo Mothiba started his time at Strasbourg well, scoring his first goal in only his second appearance for the club. He won the Coupe de Ligue title in that first season, scoring 12 goals in 39 games in all competitions.

Although he played regularly the next season, he hardly featured at all for Strasbourg in the 2020/2021 season and made the move to Troyes on loan in January 2022 until the end of the season.

South Africa

After playing for South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Mothiba made the move up to the national team in 2018. He then went on to become the first player to score in three consecutive matches for South Africa from his debut.

Lebo Mothiba Teams
Lille 2016/17 – 2018/19
Valenciennes (on loan)  2016/17 –  2017/18
Strasbourg     2018/19 –
Troyes (on loan)2021/22 –
South Africa   2018 –

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lebo Mothiba

Who does Lebo Mothiba play for?

He currently plays for Troyes, on loan from Strasbourg.

What is Lebo Mothiba’s salary?

Mothiba earns around £12,000 a week, for a yearly salary of £624,000.

What position is Lebo Mothiba?

His position is a striker.

How old is Lebo Mothiba?

He is 26 years old.

Is Lebo Mothiba a left or right footer?

He is right-footed.

Where does Lebo Mothiba come from?

He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.

What is Lebo Mothiba’s South Africa jersey number?

Mothiba prefers to play in the number 9 jersey for his country.

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