|Stage Name:||Manie Libbok, Magical Mannie|
|Real Name:||Immanuel Libbok|
|Occupation:||Professional Rugby Player|
Date Of Birth/Age:
|15 July 1997 (26 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Humansdorp, South Africa|
|Marital Status:||Verna-Lee Arries (Engaged July 2023)|
|Education:||HTS Daniël Pienaar, Uitenhage|
Hoërskool Outeniqua, George
Immanuel Libbok, best known as Manie Libbok or Magical Manie, is a South African International rugby union player for the Springboks and Stormers in the United Rugby Championship and the Western Province in the Currie Cup. He is a utility back who also plays as a fullback, fly-half, winger, or centre.
Libbok reportedly scored 18 points in the 2023 Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarterfinals, more than any other player. He made more try assists than anyone throughout the tournament.
Immanuel Libbok was born on 15 July 1997 in Humansdorp, South Africa. Humansdorp is in the Eastern Cape, part of the Kouga Local Municipality of the Sarah Baartman District.
The exact estimate of Manie Libbok’s net worth is unknown to the public. Neither he nor his team has revealed it. However, several outlets estimate his worth to be between $1 million to $5 million. This is still unconfirmed.
There are no reports of Manie Libbok’s salary online. However, according to an article on Briefly.co.za, “South African rugby players could earn $13,408 (R240,000) to $111,738 (R2 million) annually.” This means that he earns around that range.
Manie does not share photos of his house on social media.
Mannie has shared pictures of his car on social media. He drives an Audi.
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Manie Libbok is engaged to his high school sweetheart Verna-Lee Arries, whom he has dated for many years. According to reports, he announced their engagement in early July 2023 while on a break from the national Rugby team. Manie and Verna-Lee met at Outeniqua High School, which he joined in Grade 11. In an interview with The Insider SA in 2021, Verna spoke about how they met.
She said, “We were in the same business class, and that’s where we met. He was very shy and quiet, and I was bubbly, so I was the first one talking to him.” Libbok said, “She caught my eye from the word go, to be honest. I just wanted to be close to her.” She continued, “But I called him to sit behind me. I feel like I was more romantic on the first few dates. He invited me to a strawberry farm; we were still young, though.”
Verna-Lee is a ballroom and Latin dancer. She also did athletics in school. She played netball. She explained that they are both calm and do not like many people. She said about being with him, “Being a girlfriend of a Stormers Rugby player is quite normal to me. I love my normal life. But obviously, we’re in the limelight, and you have to get used to a lot of stuff, especially the media.”
There isn’t much information about Manie Libbok’s parents. However, on 3 April 2022, he announced the passing of his grandmother, Lena Libbok, who helped raise him. He wrote, “Last night was a bittersweet moment for me. I won #motm just to find out moments later that my grandma has passed her during my game. Thank you all for your messages of support, I appreciate it.”
Libbok was born and raised in Humansdorp, Eastern Cape, part of the Kouga Local Municipality of the Sarah Baartman District. He attended HTS Daniël Pienaar in Uitenhage, where he earned his first provincial selection in 2013. He represented Eastern Province at the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week, scoring tries in matches against the Blue Bulls and the Golden Lions. Libbok moved to George in 2014 and, there, attended Hoërskool Outeniqua.