|Full name||Luther Singh|
|Date of birth||5 August 1997|
|Place of birth||Soweto, South Africa|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2008–2015||Stars of Africa|
|2016–||South Africa U20||13||(9)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2017|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:50, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Prior to making his senior international debut in 2017, Singh represented the South Africa national under-20 football team, with whom he won the Golden Boot award at both the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships and the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
Singh is an academy graduate of the famed South-African-based Stars of Africa football academy which he joined at the age of 11, after being scouted by Farouk Khan. Through the academy, Singh was afforded the opportunity to train in Brazil when he was 16 where he spent time with Vasco da Gama and Fluminense.
Singh's success at the Stars of Africa academy caught the attention of numerous clubs and in 2015 Swedish second-division side GAIS signed him. In his first season with GAIS, Singh was employed as a winger and netted two goals in eight league appearances for the club before his season was cut short through injury. For the 2016 campaign, he was converted into a forward and scored the first professional hat-trick of his career on 22 May in a 7-0 win over Ängelholm. In July, the player confirmed that the Real Madrid B side and Swansea had previously been in contact with his Khan, as his agent, over a potential transfer. GAIS rejected these advances, however, in a bid to hold on to Singh until his contract expired. In August of the same year, Singh rejected a move to Serie A side Pescara, claiming better options would become available to him once he was a free-agent. He ultimately made 28 appearances for the Superettan season and scored 9 goals as GAIS ended the campaign in eighth place.
Following the expiration of his contract with GAIS, Singh signed for Portuguese Primeira Liga side Braga on 21 January 2017. Following his arrival in Braga, Singh teamed up with the club's reserve side who played in the LigaPro, and scored his first goal on 15 February 2017, netting the fifth goal in a 5–0 win over Vizela. He featured nine times in total for the reserve side and scored once.
South Africa U-20
Singh represented South Africa at the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships and scored in nation's 8-0 win over Lesotho during the group stage. After winning all three of their group stage matches, South Africa progressed to the semi-final where they beat Angola 5-0, with Singh netting a hat-trick on the day. South Africa lost in the final, however, with an assist from Singh not enough to prevent the nation going down 2-1 to Zambia. At the conclusion of the tournament Singh was awarded the Golden Boot award for his tally of five goals throughout the competition. He then represented South Africa at the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations and scored a hat-trick in the nation's opening match against Cameroon. He scored once more against Senegal before South Africa were eliminated from the competition in the semi-finals, losing out again to eventual champions Zambia. Singh's tally of four goals for the tournament, coupled with two assists earned him the Golden Boot award and a spot in the CAF Best XI. In May the same year, Singh was named in South Africa's 21-man squad for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.
South Africa national football team
Following his impressive performances at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, Singh was called up by interim manager Owen Da Gama to the senior national team in March for friendlies against Guinea-Bissau and Angola. Though an unused substitute in South Africa's 3–1 win over Guinnea-Bissau, Singh made his debut for the national team on 28 March 2017, starting in a 0–0 draw with Angola. The following year he was named in Stuart Baxter's provisional squad for the 2018 COSAFA Cup.
1 Includes Svenska Cupen matches.
Singh is of South African and partial Indian descent, through his grandfather, and was raised in the Noordgesig township in Soweto. His father, uncle and cousins all played football at an amateur or semi-pro level.
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