Doctor Khumalo Biography: Age, Wife, Salary, Jersey Number, House, Cars, Son, Net Worth & Current Job

Basic Information

Stage Name: Doctor Khumalo
Real Name: Theophilus “Doctor” Doctorson Khumalo
Occupation:  Retired Footballer
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth:  Soweto, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married (to Blanche Garises)
Education:  University of the Witwatersrand

Doctor Khumalo Biography

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” That was Doctor Khumalo ruminating about life in early 2021. For one who has lived over 50 years on the material plane, he should know, perhaps.

Born in Soweto to a father known as Eliakim Khumalo, Doctor Khumalo had an abiding love for football and pursued it body and soul. Although his football career began with a known club called Swallows Reserves, most records show him as having started at Kaizer Chiefs.

Today, though, he’s known as one of the greatest footballers to have played for the chiefs and one of the best footballers of his generation.

A few years back, he was voted one of the greatest South Africans on a list of 100.


Doctor Khumalo was 55 at the time of writing (September 2022)


Doctor Khumalo is a happy polygamist married to a Namibian beauty. However, in 2017, a report popped online indicating he’s seeing a Pretoria entrepreneur called Tshwanelo Ntshudisane.


It’s unclear how much Doctor Khumalo earns, but it must be something okay with him.

Jersey Number

The iconic player wears the number 15. He’s also using the number as part of his Instagram handle.


Doctor Khumalo is not the loud type. In his younger years, he might have been different. But now, he would rather keep some things private, including his house.


Doctor Khumalo is not a car connoisseur. Still, he has a ride, of unknown make, that he’s okay with.


When people talk about Dr Khumalo, they often reference Diego Khumalo, the son he had for the Namibian beauty.

Net Worth

It’s unclear what exactly his net worth is. However, multiple sources put the sum at R70 million – a splendid sum by South African standards.

Current Job

Doctor Khumalo now works as technical director for Baroka FC, a  football club from Ga-Mphahlele near Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa.

Popular Questions

Here are some popular questions about Doctor Kumalo and the answers to them.

  • What happened to Doctor Khumalo?

After a memorable stint as a footballer, most famously as part of the Kaizer Chiefs team, he retired from football. He is now a commentator in the sport in which he was once famous.

  • How many goals did Doctor Khumalo have?

In the course of his football career, Doctor Khumalo played about 397 league and cup games and netted a total of 90 goals.

  • Why is Khumalo called Doctor?

He is “Doctor” for at least two reasons.  The first is merely a contraction of his given name, “Doctorson.” The second reason he’s called “Doctor” is his dexterity on the pitch. He was so good he was likened to a skilled surgeon in the theatre.

  • When did Doctor Khumalo start playing for Kaizer Chiefs?

Doctor Khumalo started playing for Kaizer Chiefs During the 1987/ 1988 season.

  • Does Doctor Khumalo have a child?

The retired footballer was a father to four kids, Diego Khumalo, Theonada Livin Khumalo, Troy Khumalo, and Carl Khumalo. He lost one of them, which means he now has three kids.

Theonada Livin Khumalo died at the age of 25 on 12 July 2017 after a fatal accident.

  • Does Doctor Khumalo have a wife?

Yes, Doctor Khumalo has a wife. He is one of the South Africans who looked to a neighbouring country for a wife. Her details are in the next paragraph.

  • Is Doctor Khumalo married?

Yes, Doctor Khumalo is married. So, if you have designs on him, you’d better bury them. He’s married to Blanche Garises, a Namibian beauty queen.

  • Where was Dr Khumalo born?

Doctor Khumalo was born in Soweto, one of the most important South African towns, given how deeply rooted it was in the resistance to the apartheid regime in South Africa.

  • Did Doctor Khumalo play overseas?

Not every great local player gets to play overseas. In the case of Doctor Khumalo, he had a brief stint overseas with the Argentinian side Ferro. It was his only known stint overseas.

  • Which teams did Doctor Khumalo play for?

The retired footballer had played for Kaizer Chiefs Youth, Kaizer Chiefs, Ferro, and Columbus Crew.

  • Did Doctor Khumalo win AFCON?

Doctor Khumalo won the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 1996. Four years earlier, in 1992, he had been named the South African footballer of the year.

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