Portia Modise Biography: Age, Wife, Child, Book, House, Current Job & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Portia Modise
Real Name: Portia Modise
Occupation: Footballer, Athlete, Author
Date Of Birth/Age: 20th June 1983 (39 Years Old
Place of Birth: Soweto, South Africa
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African
Marital Status:


Portia Modise is a South African footballer and athlete. She was named Player of the Championship at the 2006 Women’s African Football Championship. Portia represented the South Africa national team at the London Olympics in 2012. She made history when she became the first African player to score 100 international goals.

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Portia started playing football with boys in her neighborhood. Her love for the sport grew more. She played for the Rangers Under-10, women’s section of Jomo Cosmos, and then moved to Soweto ladies in 1996. She worked as an academy coach for the Orlando Pirates (2005-2006). She was the captain of the South Africa Under-19 national team (Basetsane Basetsane) and later joined the senior team. In October 2012, Modise was named in the South African squad for the 2012 African Women’s Championship. After playing 124 matches and scoring 101 goals for South Africa, she retired from international football in May 2015.

Modise slammed Ria Ledwaba’s (head of the women’s committee at the South African Football Association) plans to send players to etiquette workshops and supply tighter kit to increase their femininity. She said,

“We need sponsors but all the committee does is raise less important issues because they have failed to transform the sport.”


Portia Modise was born on June 20th, 1983. She celebrated her 39th birthday in June 2022.


Portia Modise is not married. She has refused to share information on her sexual orientation, but she has stated that she is a “black lesbian.” She said, “I know how dangerous it is to live as a black lesbian in South Africa.” In 2011, Portia was featured in a television that focused on the condition of lesbians in South Africa.


Portia Modise does not have any children. She has not shared any intentions to have children in the future.

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Portia Modise is an author. She promoted her book “From Portia Modise With Love.” Published by Gingergoat Publishing, the book talks about her experiences as a top African footballer. SowetoUrban described the book as “fighting inequalities in an antiquated patriarchal system governing the beautiful game in Mzansi.” She hosted an interactive media tour to promote it.

Portia Modise has not shared any photos of her on social media. She once shared in a radio interview that she sold her BMW to help her family, who were living in a shack at the time. She has not shared any details of where she currently lives.

Current Job

Portia Modise is currently studying to become a certified coach.

Contact Details

You can connect with Portia Modise on social media by following her on Instagram @modiseportia. You can also send her an email

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