Teko Modise‘s Net Worth, Cars and Why He Almost Lost His House

Teko Modise’s net worth is $5 million. The 41 years old former Bafana Bafana captain made the bulk of his money while he was one of the most popular football players of his time.

Modise played for top football sides in the country and worked with mega-brands to promote their products. His wealth has since afforded him a flamboyant lifestyle, including owning luxury vehicles and plush houses. The football player, however, once came close to losing his home. Here’s more about what happened and the lifestyle he lives.

Teko Modise’s Net Worth Was Mainly From His Football Career

For what it’s worth, Teko Modise had a productive and flourishing career during his playing days. The Meadowlands-born midfielder featured for quite a number of clubs in South Africa, starting from the days of his junior career.

Ria Stars

He began his youth career at the amateur football sides Coventry (South Africa) and City Rebels until 2001 when he was signed by the South African football team, Ria Stars. He made 6 appearances but scored no goal for the team until his exit the following year, being 2002.

City Pillars

Modise scored a total of 21 goals from 66 appearances for City Pillars between 2002 – 2006. During his days at the club, he was exceptional and greatly admired by many football lovers, especially with the way he connects with his teammates on the field and showcases his football talent. The following year, being 2006, he would move on to sign with Supersports United.

Supersports United & Orlando Pirates

He played a total of 33 games for the Supersports United team and scored no goal. One year later, he signed a 3-year contract with the Johannesburg-based football club Orlando Pirates. He scored 12 goals from 93 appearances for the side. He left the team in the year 2011 after an impressive career and joined the Mamelodi, Pretoria-based club, Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mamelodi Sundowns

The footballer made his longest football appearance with the Sundowns. He spent six fruitful years with the team (between 2011 and 2017), scoring 24 goals from 145 appearances – his highest as a professional footballer. Modise’s career at Sundowns was exceptional and impressive. He was a fan favorite and one of the players most people usually watched out for before any game.

Cape Town City

The South African giant team Cape Town City is the last football club Teko Modise played for as a professional player before his retirement. He made 20 appearances for the team between 2017 and 2019, scoring just one goal. The 1.69 meters tall footballer didn’t end his career without making an impact on the global football scene. Modise represented his motherland (South Africa) in international games between 2006 and 2012. He played 66 games for his country and scored 10 goals.

Some of the competitions that gave him the platform to score his international goals include COSAFA Cup (in a game against Mauritius), Friendly matches against Canada, Colombia (2010), Zambia (2009), as well as Nelson Mandela challenge – against Cameroon (2008).

Highlights Of The Clubs Teko Modise Has Played For

  • Ria Stars (1999 – 2001)
  • City Pillars (2002 – 2006)
  • Supersport United (2006 – 2007)
  • Orlando Pirates (2007-2011)
  • Mamelodi Sundowns (2011-2017)
  • Cape Town City (2017-2019)

Teko Modise‘s Salary As A Professional Footballer

Most footballers often shy away from talking about their salary and income. This is common and we totally understand why. In the case of Teko, his salary profile is not complete as the exact amount he was paid by some of the teams he played for is not open to public scrutiny. The worth of some of his contracts with some teams is yet to be publicized as well.

This apparently makes it difficult to trace the steady rise of his career salary from when he began his football career to where it is now. However, reports have it that while playing for Mamelodi Sundowns, Teko was paid R450, 000 on a monthly basis. Besides his monthly salary, the footballer and his teammates get heavily paid after winning major competitive games, some of which include the 2015 Telekom Knockout competition (R4, 000,000 winning prize), and the Nedbank Cup (R7, 000,000 winning prize).

Modise was also part of the team that won the MTN 8 in 2010. He and his Orlando Pirates teammates went home with the winning prize of R8, 000,000. In 2018, while playing for Cape Town City, the team won the 44th edition of the MTN8, winning a whopping R8, 000,000.

Other Sources Of Teko Modise‘s Net Worth

Gone are the days when footballers only rely on their professional careers to survive, even after retirement. These days, most of them make extra cash through businesses and other investments. Modise, like most of his mates, has made several investments to boost his financial condition over the years.


Besides his football career, Teko was able to his build his net worth through other financial sources. He has bagged several endorsements with notable brands, including but not limited to Coca-cola, Samsung, Nike, Heineken, Telekom, and Mc Donald’s.

Also during the FIFA 2010 World cup, Teko made millions without even kicking the ball. He was one of the most sought-after football stars and was most companies’ ideal athlete for advertisement. During the World Cup period, his face was splashed on billboards and banners both home and abroad.

Fashion Brand

The footballer reportedly has a clothing line that deals in men’s fabrics and accessories. The name of Teko’s fashion brand is Fashion Don. He has kept a low profile since his retirement. However, he still has a lot of people who are loyal to him and greatly impressed with his professional career.

Currently, Modise works with Cape Town City Football Club as the Executive Public Relations officer following his retirement from professional football. He is hardly in the news but is generally doing great.

Where Is Teko Modise’s House Located?

Teko Modise lives in a big mansion in South Africa. He purchased the multi-million Rand mansion situated in Fourways, Johannesburg, in the month of October 2016. The exquisite home is located in the elite suburb of Ruimsig and is surrounded by other beautiful mansions. However, the exact amount the footballer spent on the sprawling apartment is yet to be publicized. he hasn’t mentioned the specific amount yet.

Teko Modise’s mansion is a 2-storey Tuscan Style piece of architecture with finely cut stone walls, tile roofs, arched openings, porticos, and a contemporary exterior space that opens up the home. It also has a beautiful driveway, as well as a couple of aesthetic plants placed at strategic parts of the house. Indeed, the midfielder’s mansion is all shades of luxury, comfort, and class.

Unlike most celebrities, the footballer doesn’t often post pictures of his house or himself inside his house. It appears he wants to keep them away from the curious public. Also, it is not known if other celebrities do meet up with him in his apartment as he hasn’t shared pictures of him and them as well.

Some Features of the Mansion in South Africa

  • Beautiful cut stone walls
  • Tile roofs
  • Arched openings
  • Porticos
  • A modest and contemporary exterior space
  • Beautiful driveway
  • Aesthetic plants placed at strategic portions of the house

Teko Modise‘s Cars 

Teko Modise loves fast and luxury cars, like most rich footballers. A look at his fleet of cars will leave you fascinated and jaw-dropped. Some time ago, the former Ria Star football player bought an Aston Martin DB9 out of boredom. He reportedly mentioned this during the launch of the biographical book The Curse Of Teko Modise. The book was written by Nikolaos Kirkinis and published in the year 2017.

The Meadowlands native also revealed that he was paying a whopping R22, 000 per month for the car, a decision he claims he regrets. Though he didn’t mention the exact amount he bought the car, some sources pegged the price of his Aston Martin at R1, 000,000.

Sources of Teko Modise‘s Net Worth, His Cars And Why He Almost Lost His House
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He also has a BMW M3 with a customized license plate. His nickname, “THE GEN GP”, is clearly written on it. Other cars in his garage are Golf 7 GTI, Jeep Wrangler, Aston Martin DB9, BMW M3, Ford Mustang, Lexus, Jeep SRT8, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Porsche, and Volkswagen Scirocco R-line.

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The exact amount and the particular year the retired footballer bought all of his cars are not public knowledge. Some sources claim he sold some of his cars but the former Ria Star player hasn’t commented on the report.

Sources of Teko Modise‘s Net Worth, His Cars And Why He Almost Lost His House
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Highlights of Teko Modise’s Cars

  • Golf 7 GTI
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Aston Martin DB9
  • BMW M3
  • Ford Mustang
  • Lexus
  • Jeep SRT8
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Jaguar
  • Porsche
  • Volkswagen Scirocco R-line

Golf 7 GTI Special Features

  • Number of valves: 16 Valves
  • Maximum torque : 350 Nm or 258 lb.ft @ 1500-4600 rpm
  • Aspiration : Turbo + Intercooler
  • Maximum power – Output – Horsepower : 230 PS or 227 bhp or 169 kW @ 4700-6200 rpm

Aston Martin DB9 Special features

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows Front
  • Anti Lock Braking System
  • Air Conditioner
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel

Lexus Special features

  • 4 one-touch power windows
  • hands-free entry
  • Heated mirrors
  • Reverse tilt dual mirrors provide curb view when the vehicle in reverse

Jeep Wrangler special features

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows Front
  • Anti Lock Braking System
  • Air Conditioner
  • Driver Airbag

Volkswagen Scirocco R-line Special Features

  • Doors: 3
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 312l
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1,780kg
  • Wheelbase: 2,578mm
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1,300kg

Jaguar special features

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows Front
  • Anti Lock Braking System
  • Air Conditioner
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Engine Start Stop Button

Ford Mustang Special Features

  • ARAI Mileage: 13.0 kmpl
  • Engine Displacement: (cc) 4951
  • Max Power: (bhp@rpm) 395bhp@6500+-50rpm
  • Max Torque: (nm@rpm) 515Nm@4250+-50rpm
  • Seating Capacity: 4

BMW M3 Special Features

  • Engine Type: M Twin Power Turbo Inline 6-cylinder Engine
  • No Of Cylinder: 6
  • Power: 431 bhp@5500-7300 rpm
  • Torque: 550 Nm@1850-5500 rpm
  • Drive: Train RWD

Porsche special features

  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • SPORT Button
  • Active Air Intake Flaps
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes
  • 3.0L twin-turbo boxer 6 engine
  • Rear-wheel drive (All-wheel drive is available on certain models)
  • Sport exhaust system
  • 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission

Jeep SRT8 Special Features

  • 2 Front Headrests
  • 3 Rear Headrests
  • Auto Delay Off Headlamps
  • Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
  • Brake Drying
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps
  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front And Rear Head Airbags
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • High-Pressure Washers Headlamps
  • Post-Collision Safety System

A Look At Teko Modise’s House Brouhaha

The drama surrounding Teko Modise’s house started in 2019 when it was reported that the ex-Supersports player was about to be kicked out of his beautiful house because he was unable to make bond repayments. Reports have it that his negative credit profile in the previous years, (caused by the loss of his houses and cars) caused him to secure a home loan in the year 2015.

A South African company known as SB Guaranteecompany had presented documents in court showing that they provided a guarantee for Teko Modise to enable him to acquire a loan of more than R2.7 million to purchase his house in Fourways back in the month of October 2016. The agreement was for Teko Modise to pay R32, 000 monthly for 240 months but the footballer defaulted.

There were records that showed the former footballer had defaulted in payments for 14 months and although he was given written notices asking him to update his payments, there was no positive response from him. The company was then forced to ask the court of law to grant it an order to auction off Modise’s mansion.

Some sources reported that a mystery buyer surprisingly came to the rescue a day before the auction while others claim that Teko’s lawyers informed the bank’s lawyers that they had secured a “private buyer” for the property. The buyer was said to have made an offer of R2,000,000, which was accepted and the public auction was then canceled.

It was gathered that the mystery buyer did not kick Teko out of the house as both parties entered an agreement for the retired footballer to keep living in the house. During that period too, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) was reported to have named Modise among 10 prominent South Africans who have not complied in filing their tax returns.

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