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 Radebe is proud to support the Courage Cup 2016

As a Tournament Ambassador, Lucas Radebe is proud to support the Courage Cup 2016. With one hundred forty-four teams participating, the 5-a-side football tournament, in association with Campaign for Cancer and Discovery Soccer Park, will help generate funds to assist...

Lucas presents FIFA Fair Play 2015 award at Ballon d’Or ceremony

Lucas presented the prestigious FIFA Fair Play 2015 award in Zurich last night. The award, which Lucas himself received in 2001, one of only 12 individuals to have been honoured, recognises exemplary behaviour that promotes the spirit of play and compassion on and off...

Beyond Sport 2014: A Lasting Impact

As the Chair of the Host Committee, Lucas recently delivered the official opening welcome address in Soweto for the Beyond Sport Summit and Awards 2014. A founding ambassador of Beyond Sport in 2009, he said, “the organization has been close to my heart since its...




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