Lucas Radebe is one of South Africa’s greatest ever footballers. He is a sporting icon where he is popularly known as Rhoo. He achieved legendary status as a captain and player with his English team Leeds United F.C., where he was known

as “The Chief” to players and supporters alike. His story – a boy born in Diepkloof, Soweto in apartheid-era South Africa to becoming captain of an English Premier League team and his country – is inspirational and moving.



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Lucas honoured in Leeds Centenary Celebrations

Lucas Radebe was one of several Leeds United legends to be honoured at the club’s centenary celebrations last week. Commenting on the occasion and what it meant to play for and captain Leeds United, Lucas shared that “It was the greatest honour to play for this club....

Lucas named in Africa’s Best XI

UK publication, The Sun, named Lucas in their Africa All Star XI team. The publication stated that Lucas is “Fondly remembered for his time at Leeds where he spent nine years, Radebe was one of the most versatile footballers of his generation”. The former Bafana...

Betway 12th Man Wraps Up With Graduation Ceremony

The Inaugural Betway 12th Man Programme officially came to an end on Wednesday evening with a graduation ceremony that celebrated the 10 participants’ journey over the past 6 months. As the Betway 12th Man Ambassador, Lucas played a key role throughout the programme,...




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