We reveal the names of 9 idols today's PSL stars used to adore in their high school days, not knowing one day they would share the same field.
Like most of us, the current Absa Premiership stars grew up watching or reading about local football, at the same time admiring their PSL idols.
Find out who the heroes were for 9 current PSL players in the pictures above!
Cape Town City midfielder Mduduzi Mdantsane says he was very fond of Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana legend Siphiwe Tshabalala.
"It was Shabba, I really enjoyed watching him play and I always wanted to be like him or better you know," the former Baroka FC captain tells KickOff.com.
"He was my role model. I used to have dreadlocks growing up and so people used to call me Shabba Junior because I'm using same foot as him and I was playing left-wing too by that time with dreadlocks. So everything I was doing on the pitch, I used to copy from Tshabalala."
Meanwhile, SuperSport United's trusted defender Clayton Daniels reveals his favourite player was none other than the legendary Lucas 'Rhoo' Radebe.
"Wow, tough one but as a centre-back, I would always look at how centre-backs played so I learn from them because I wanted to play like that and be on that level," Daniels explains.
"There is Nasief Morris, Old-John [Mbulelo Mabizela] also. But above all I think Lucas Radebe. I didn't watch much of him at Chiefs but when he went to Leeds [United] he was great.
"He showed leadership, he had presence, he commands his team, he put his body on the line one v one. He wins his battles in the area, he wins his headers. He showed great personality for the game of football and that's what I admire about him. Hardworking. You can go to any war with him."
Daniels added that he was surprised the first time he met his idol in person.
"I was just looking at him and he always smiled off the field. I was like 'this player looks so happy off the field, you won't say the same on the field' because he competed for everything. So, I was just like shocked."