Refiloe Jane profile

Refiloe Jane was determined to make a success of her talents, even if it meant going against her parents' wishes.

Refiloe Jane (born 4 August 1992) is a South African soccer player. She plays for the Italian Serie A club US Sassuolo and the South Africa women’s national team.

Jane had played for Tshwane University of Technology and Canberra United in the W-League in Australia. She captains the victorious Banyana Banyana team. 

Early Life

Refiloe Jane
Refiloe Jane biography
Refiloe ‘Fifinho’ Jane plays as a midfielder for the Italian Serie A club US Sassuolo.
Full Name:Refiloe Jane
Other names:Fifinho
Born:Kliptown, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Parents:Daniel (father), Nomvula (mother)
Heights:1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Current team:Sassuolo
Jersey number:6

Refiloe ‘Fifinho’ Jane was born on August 1992 in Kliptown, South Africa. Her parents, Daniel and Nomvula, have been her day-one supporters, though it took some convincing. He had always wanted to play football since her childhood days. 

Daniel, her father, would follow her to the games and places like Pimville (Soweto) to watch her play. She would return home bruised from the midfield battles, which worried her mother.



Refiloe Jane has played for clubs outside South Africa. Canberra United signed her for the 2018–19 W-League Season. She and Rhoda Mulaudzi, a South African player, joined the team. They made history as the first players from South Africa to play in the W-League.

In April 2019, she left the Australian team Canberra United. She joined the Italian Serie A Women’s League outfit AC Milan on a one-year deal. 

International career

Refiloe Jane South Africa captain
Refiloe led Banyana to South Africa’s first Wafcon title, beating hosts Morocco 2-1.

Refiloe Jane has a record on the international scene. She represented South Africa at the 2012 London Olympics. She was named to the roster for the 2014 African Women’s Championship in Namibia.

For the 2016 Summer Olympics, she was in the South African squad. She appeared for South Africa for the 100th time in February 2019.

Refiloe Jane’s Outreach Project visited Nkholi Primary School in Pimville, Soweto. She gave back the learning institution on Friday, 9 June 2023.

Personal Life

Football player Refiloe Jane is currently single. She is 5 foot 6 inches in height.


Colchester United
Mamelodi Sundowns
TUT Ladies
2018–2019Canberra United102
2019–2022AC Milan453
2012–South Africa10912

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