Without a doubt, Linda Motlhalo is among the most skilled soccer players in South Africa. She was part of the Banyana Banyana squad that made the Mzansi nation proud in the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup, having scored in a match against Argentina. At Linda Motlhalo’s age, the soccer player has achieved so much in her career. So, these are five things to know about her.
LINDA HAILS FROM A FAMILY OF SOCCER PLAYERS
Linda Motlhalo’s father, Johannes Motlhalo, played soccer, but not professionally. In addition, her brother Joseph Motlhalo was a goalkeeper for Kaizer Chiefs from 1970 to 1985.
LINDA GREW UP IN RANDFONTEIN, GAUTENG
The South African soccer player was born on 1 July 1998 in Randfontein, Gauteng. As of this writing, Linda Motlhalo’s age is 25 years and her star sign is Cancer.
LINDA ATTENDED TUKSSPORT HIGH SCHOOL
Motlhalo went to TuksSport High School and training at the South African High Performance Centre. While there, she was a forward for the South African women’s national under-20 football team.
LINDA PLAYS FOR GLASGOW CITY
Starting her soccer journey in 2018, Linda Motlhalo kicked off her career with the Houston Dash in the NWSL. Progressing from there, she made a transition to Beijing BG Phoenix F.C. in 2019. Subsequently, she embarked on a period with Djurgårdens IF in Sweden, spanning from 2020 to 2022. In the year 2023, an important move saw her joining Glasgow City in SWPL 1, securing a permanent contract that extends until June 2025.
On the global platform, Motlhalo proudly represented South Africa in the 2016 Olympics and also took part in the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. Notably, during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she achieved the feat of netting a goal for the South African team in the group stage.
LINDA 136K FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM
The football star is an active social media user. With over 136k and 41k followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively, Linda Motlhalo uses the platforms to share news about her career.