Thembinkosi Lorch – Player Profile 2024 & Career

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Player Profile
NameThembinkosi Lorch
NationalitySouth African
Date of Birth22 July 1993
ClubOrlando Pirates
PositionForward and Attacking Midfielder
Thembinkosi Lorch

History of Thembinkosi Lorch

This South African forward; Thembinkosi Lorch was born in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa in 1993. Bloemfontein, also known as Bloem, is one of South Africa’s three capital cities and the capital of the Free State province.

His excellent field skills are well-known in the professional world. He began playing quite young, and since then he has steadily advanced as one of the best soccer players in South Africa.

His father owned the Mountain Eagles football club in Ficksburg where he played. This was the club where he began his football career before going to college.

After a TVET College club discovered his talent, he became famous in 2013 when a Screamer Tshabalala noticed him while his team was playing Jomo Cosmos.

Nicknamed ‘Nyoso,’ this young athlete played soccer for Maluti FET College FC when he was a student. In the days following a match versus Jomo Cosmos, Screamer Tshabalala called him and said the Pirates were interested.

His next move was Buccaneers, where he was later loaned to Chippa United before he could even reach the first team. His PSL debut came for Chippa United against Free State Stars, while on loan from Orlando Pirates.

DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small’s 2019 song, titled Lorch, was inspired by and named after him.

Thembinkosi Lorch In South Africa

He has been associated with multiple South African clubs such as Chippa United, Orlando Pirates, and also the South African National team. He played at the Africa Cup of Nations once and multiple times in the Premier Soccer League including the League Cup.

Orlando Pirates

Lorch currently plays for Orlando Pirates as a forward. During the 2019 season, he was awarded the South African Player of the Season.

Orlando Pirates Football Club is a professional football club located in the Houghton suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, and participates in the top-tier Soccer league in South Africa. The team plays its home matches at Orlando Stadium, situated in Soweto.

As a player for the Orlando Pirates, Lorch held the title of highest-paid player. He earns approximately R110 000 every month now, ranking among the Top 5. Estimates place his net worth at around R15 million.

South Africaโ€™s National Team

On his first start for South Africa’s national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, he scored the winning goal that eliminated Egypt in the Round of 16. His performance was hailed as one of the highlights of the tournament.

Thembinkosi Lorch International Career

As far as his international career is concerned, he hasnโ€™t had a chance to play for an international team.

However, he did participate in some international events such as the CCC or the CAF Confederation Cup. Since 2004, the CAF has been organizing the CCC, a club association football competition.

Lorch also participated in CCL or the CAF Champions League. Taking place annually, it is a continental club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football and contested by all top-division African teams.

Thembinkosi Lorch International
Orlando PiratesCCC2021/2022
Orlando PiratesCCC2020/2021
Orlando PiratesCCL2018/2019

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Frequently Asked Questions about Thembinkosi Lorch

Following is a list of frequently asked questions about Thembinkosi Lorch.

What Does Thembinkosi Lorch Do for a Living?

Thembinkosi Lorch is a professional soccer player who currently plays for the Orlando Pirates and the South African National Team in the position of forward.

Who Does Thembinkosi Lorch Play For?

Currently, he plays for the South African National Team and the Orlando Pirates.

How Much Does Thembinkosi Lorch Earn?

The salary he receives is approximately R130 000 a month. Every year, Lorch makes a whopping R1.56 million.

Which Team Is Lorch Going To?

It is not currently known whether Thembinkosi will be moving to another club.

What Position Is Thembinkosi Lorch?

This South African professional football is playing as a forward and attacking midfielder

How Old Is Thembinkosi Lorch?

Born on 22 July 1993, Lorch is currently 28 years old.

Is Thembinkosi Lorch a Left or Right Footer?

With a 3-star skill moves rating, Thembinkosi Lorch is right-footed.

Where Does Thembinkosi Lorch Come From?

Thembinkosi Lorch comes from one of the three capital cities in South Africa called Bloemfontein or Bloem. This city is the capital of the Free State province.

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