John “Shoes” Moshoeu was born on 18 December 1965 in Diepkloof, Soweto, Transvaal (now Gauteng Province). Shoes or the ‘dribbling wizard’ as he was popularly known for his skills in the field of play, began his soccer career at Giant Blackpool, playing alongside other soccer stars like Fanie Madida, Geelbooi Masango and Jury Bantwana. In 1991 he helped Blackpool reach the JPS Cup Final where his team lost to Dynamos. He then moved from Blackpool and joined Kaizer Chiefs in the early 1990s.


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Mark Gleeson, Goodbye to 'Shoes' Moshoeu, one of the most gifted players ever, Mail & Guardian, 24 April 2015, [online], Available at [Accessed 24 April 2015]|

Jonty Mark, Shoes remembered in Turkey, The Citizen, 22 April 2015, [online], Available at [Accessed 24 April 2015]  

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