Tracing George Lebese Net Worth From His Career Salary and the Cars He Owns

George Lebese remains one of South Africa’s pride when it comes to the game of football. Growing up in the township of Mamelodi where football was a common sport, it was easy for him to pick up interest in the sport. Lebese has since gone on to become an outstanding player, garnering a net worth of about $1 to $5 million which puts him at the top of the earning list of footballers in South Africa. However, for the sake of his privacy, the exact sum he is being paid monthly is not yet public knowledge, but it surely spirals into some hundreds of thousand Rands monthly.

George Lebese Has Played For Several Clubs Since His Career Started In 2007

The 32 year old began his senior professional career in 2007 when he began playing for the Arcadia Shepherds. Prior to his time with the team, he played his youth career with Jusben and Khona Lapho.

The tall and averagely built player, who can play both the forward and left winger positions, has since gone on to play for heavyweight teams in the Premier Soccer League, including Kaizer Chiefs and his hometown team of Mamelodi Sundowns. The athlete distinguishes himself from his colleagues and this has earned himself lucrative contracts with the several clubs he has played for.

1. Arcadia Shepherds

  • Contract Period: 2007 – 2008
  • Salary: Unknown

George Lebeses was signed by Arcadia Shepherd during the 2007/2008 season but the details of his contract were not revealed. More so, it is not clear how many times he appeared for the club before leaving in 2008.

2. Kaizer Chiefs

  • Contract Period: 2008 – 2017
  • Salary: Unknown

After spending one year with Arcadia Shepherd, the talented player joined Kaizer Chiefs in the 2008/2009 season. He played mainly as a left-winger and appeared in 147 matches, a time during which he recorded 22 goals. His contract details for this team are also unknown, however, this remains one of the teams he stayed a very long time with as he left them in 2017 after 9 years.

3. Mamelodi Sundowns

  • Contract Period: 2017 – 2019
  • Salary: Unknown

After his long stint with Kaizer Chiefs, George returned home, singing for his hometown team, the Mamelodi Sundowns. A fee of around €200,000 was reportedly paid for his services. His time with the side was, however, a very brief one as he only managed to feature in 10 matches, scoring 2 goals along the way.

While his contract with the Mamelodi Sundowns was still running, he was given out on loan to another team in January 2019. After the loan spell, he exited the team entirely.

4. SuperSport Utd

  • Contract Period: 2019 (on loan)
  • Salary: Unknown

George Lebese maintained his left winger position on this club as well and played in a total of 7 matches, however, he did not record any goal in all the matches. In June of the same 2019, the loan ended and he went back to Sundowns and by September 2019, his contract with the team came to an end.

5. Colorado Springs Switchbacks

  • Contract: 2020
  • Salary: Unknown

When George Lebese began playing for Springs Switchbacks, he had already entered into his 30s and had a market value of about €250,000. He still played majorly as a left-wing forward, but occasionally, he would play central forward of right wing-forward. Colorado saw him play for them in 16 matches and he scored 2 goals during that period.

Unfortunately, he had to leave Colorado keeping with the Covid-19 related travel ban in the United States. The details of his contract with this team are also unknown likewise the salary he earned while plying his trade with them.

6. Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila

  • Contract Period: N/A
  • Salary: Unknown

In April 2021, after being without a club due to the Covid pandemic, George began training with TTM F.C for a couple of months. He was supposed to join the team officially during the season, however, things did not go as planned as he did not feature in any of the team’s games for the season.

How Much Does George Lebese Really Earn?

George Lebese has no doubt had quite a progressive career since he began his professional career in 2007. More so, beyond playing for clubs, he has also represented his homeland. The player earned his first cap for the Bafana Bafana in a match against Ivory Coast on November 11th, 2011.

As of now, he has a market value that is up to €250,0000 but the player has been quite frugal when it comes to details of his earnings on the various teams he has played on. However, it is speculated that he must have had a very lucrative salary and bonus packages.

The South African Player Earns Some Cool Bucks From His Investments

In 2020, George Lebese posted about his intention of launching or collaborating on a new product. By the looks of things, it seems to be an affiliation with Dream Cosmetics. This is an indication that the player is already preparing for life after football and is on the lookout for worthy investments.

In September of the same year, he and two other South African footballers, namely George Maluleka and Lehlohonolo Majoro, launched their exciting new business which was a fresh new men’s range within the Dream Cosmetics product.

More so, this notable player definitely knows how to spread his tentacles in the business world. Collaborating with Dino Ndlovu, another Sundowns’ star, the duo have opened an awesome Legacy Lifestyle Lounge – Casa De La Villa guesthouse in WillKoppies.

Does George Lebese Endorse Any Brand?

Being a notable sports personality, it is expected that George Lebese is among the lot that has landed a couple of endorsement deals and that is not far from the truth. As of now, he has an endorsement deal with one of the top football brands in the world – Puma. To show off as a brand ambassador for the company, he took to Instagram to post a video of himself just outside the store with several of the brand’s merchandise.

What Cars Does The SA Football Star Drive?

George Lebese is a lover of automobiles and he definitely did not shy away from owning one of the coolest rides anyone can think of, a Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 Coupe. He reportedly bought this car sometime in 2017. It is worth an estimated R700,000.

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This heavy metal comes with a horsepower of 385hp and it can go from 0 – 60mph in 4.60 seconds. More so, it has spectacular features which include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Antitheft alarm system
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Panorama roof
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
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