Jimmy Tau (born 23 July 1980) is a retired South African professional footballer who last played for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League.
He also represented the South African men national team playing as a defender.
Jimmy Tau Age
He was born on the 23rd of July 1980 in Kimberley, Northern Cape. Jimmy Tau is 39 years old as of 2019.
He started his footballing career at Basotho Tigers in the 1999/00 Vodacom League season in the semi-pro ranks.
In the 2001/02 season, he made a move to Maritzburg City where he would play alongside Mabhuti Khenyeza. He featured in 28 games that season and helped the team finish to a 3rd place finish.
Ahead of the 2002/ 2003 campaign, Tau signed for Orlando Pirates and went on to win the league with the Buccaneers that season.
In 2005, Tau joined rivals Kaizer Chiefs. and made his debut in the SAA Supa 8 ¼ final on 20 August 2005 in a 2–1 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic.
He went on the captain the club in a trophy-laden eight-year stay that brought the club two Nedbank Cup trophies, two MTN8 cups, three Telkom Knockout winners’ medals, and the 2012/ 2013 Absa Premiership trophy.
His international debut for South Africa came on 8 October 2003 in a 3–0 win over Lesotho in Maseru. He also participated in the 2006 AFCON. Tau played his last international match on the 28th of March 2007 against Bolivia in a 1–0 loss.
His retirement from professional football was announced on his 33rd birthday at the Conference Centre, Soweto Hotel in Gauteng on 23 July 2013.
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million which he has earned as a professional footballer.